Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Glass buildings in Boston are often seen as shiny interlopers in a city that prides itself on its historic look and its natural materials: brick town houses, granite wharves, wood triple-deckers.Maybe that’s changing. Glass, like anything else, can be done well or badly. In two buildings that opened on Thursday, it’s done well. The principal designer of both was the same architect,...
  • The climate-change bill that has been moving slowly through the Senate will face a stark political reality when it emerges for committee debate on Tuesday [Nov. 3]: With Democrats deeply divided on the issue, unless some Republican lawmakers risk the backlash for signing on to the legislation, there is almost no hope for passage, according to a Nov. 2 article in The Washington Post.Read a Glass...
  • Dorma Entrance Systems, Reamstown, Pa., has opened an office dedicated to servicing all brands of manual and automatic swing doors, balanced doors, sliding and folding automatic doors, ICU doors and revolving doors in the metropolitan Chicago market, according to a Nov. 1 release.The Lake Bluff, Ill.-location will sell also Dorma-branded products, including Crane Revolving Doors and...
  • Based on a report by Federmacchine, it seems that the first half of 2009 was marked by a 31.9 percent collapse in Italy’s industrial production, with a 9 percent reduction in the second quarter, compared to the first, according to an Oct. 29 Vitrum release. The blow to businesses, and to the nation’s economy, is shocking given that this sector is one of the mainstays of...
  • The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Chicago, is using Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Serious Materials' super-insulating, high R-value SeriousWindows for the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program, according to an Oct. 30 release. Use of these windows will enhance energy efficiency and increase savings for income-eligible families on their heating...
  • Flabeg, [Germany,] global leader in high-tech glass and mirror applications, is opening a new production facility for solar mirrors which are used to help generate electricity at large-scale solar power plants. The new 209.00-square-foot manufacturing facility is erected in the Clinton Commerce Park near Pittsburgh International Airport, according to an Oct. 29 Reuters report. 
  • The opening day of Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28, saw an increase in the number of visitors, according to an Oct. 29 release. The international glass trade show, at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition complex, Milan, continues through Oct. 31.Daily statistics show a 2.65 percent  rise in the number of visitors compared to the 2007 Vitrum show, for a total of 3,635 visitors,...
  • Alumco Group, the aluminum contractor, has announced that it has bagged a major contract in order to provide aluminum facades to Meena Plaza Project in Abu Dhabi.The contract secured by Alumco Group (UAE branch) will see the setting up of 36,000 square meters of curtain walls and glazing. Work on the four towers commenced in March 2008 and will be finalized by September 2010, according...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V.,  one of the world's largest producers and distributors of glass products, today announced 3Q'09 unaudited results. Year-over-year consolidated net sales declined 36.9 percent affected by a 25 percent peso depreciation during last twelve months, lower volumes and the deconsolidation in December 2008 of Comegua - the Company's glass container venture in Central America....
  • Southwall Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., the worldwide innovator of energy-saving films and glass products, partnered with Milgard Windows, Tacoma, Wash., to incorporate Heat Mirror insulating glass into energy-saving windows used by Team California in the U.S. Department of Energy's fourth Solar Decathlon competition held in Washington, D.C. Southwall Insulating Glass, a joint...
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  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...