Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • City workers had a narrow escape yesterday when a giant plate glass window fell 17 storeys, shattering on the street below. The 15ft high pane just missed office workers enjoying an early lunch and a group of people standing at a bus stop on Threadneedle Street in the heart of London's financial district.
  • At a building dedication ceremony held today to celebrate the completion of the Southface Eco Office, Southface executive director Dennis Creech announced that the Eco Office, a demonstration and training facility, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It has also qualified for Energy Star and EarthCraft Light...
  • New-home construction unexpectedly declined last month, despite continued improvement in the market for single-family homes, according to government data released Tuesday [Aug. 18], according to an Aug. 18 article in The Washington Post.Privately-owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 581,000. This is 1.0 percent (±8.5 percent) below the revised June...
  • PGT Inc., [Venice, Fla.], one of the nation's leading manufacturers of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, today announced the acquisition of the operating assets of Hurricane Window and Door Factory of Fort Myers, Fla. Hurricane Window and Door Factory designed and manufactures The Protector Series, one of the highest air, water and structurally rated vinyl impact product lines for...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, added three new architect specification tools to its PPG IdeaScapes Web site: PPG Glass Configurator, ASTM E 2129-05 Completed Questionnaire and Photo Gallery, according to an Aug. 17 PPG release.Read full release.
  • A panel of experts in decorative glass will provide a comprehensive overview of the business benefits of designed glass, review new products and applications in the field, and offer their insights into the latest trends in design during a seminar at GlassBuild America in Atlanta.Read the full release.
  • Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd. has announced that the board of directors of the company at its meeting held on Aug. 17, 2009, has accorded their approval to the issue of 50,00,000 warrants to promoters / promoters group shareholders on preferential basis in terms of Section 81(1A) of the Companies Act 1956 subject to approval of the Shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.The allottees include...
  • A factory with the capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of glass per day is due to be built in the first quarter of 2010, in Luanda, by the Lee E. Nsumbo company, the company’s chief executive, Abílio Cabral said Thursday [Aug. 13].Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Abílio Cabral added that the factory unit, to be built in the Viana municipality, would produce clear, mirrored...
  • Critics of the Dems' carbon-capping climate legislation are stoking fear that it would kill jobs and raise energy prices if it goes ahead this fall.Instead of town halls and angry confrontations with lawmakers, farm and fossil fuel groups are using tractor pulls and county fairs and national advertising campaigns to spread their message that a climate bill will hurt the economy, according to an...
  • Senator Arlen Specter, the self-described “decisive vote” on a union organizing bill stalled in Congress, reversed his position and said he will support efforts to bring the so-called card-check legislation to a vote.Specter, a Pennsylvania Democrat who left the Republican Party in April, said he expects a vote to occur on a “modified” Employee Free Choice Act, which would...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....