Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The millions in cost cuts made by DuPont drove profits higher in the third quarter. Now all the chemical maker needs is for sales to rebound.Outside of China, DuPont Co. saw double-digit sales declines almost everywhere, though conditions were better than in the first half of the year, the company said.Chemical makers were among the first to be hit by soaring crude and energy costs last year....
  • Construction costs, which had been relatively low for much of the past year, are beginning to climb at an increasing rate, signaling the end to the "limited-time" sale for construction, according to a new analysis of the latest producer price index released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today [Oct. 20].The analysis by Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General...
  • A new publication developed by ASTM International Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products and the Glass Association of North America provides architects, engineers, specifiers, manufacturers and professionals in the building envelope industry with one comprehensive source featuring the latest standards that govern the glass and glazing industry, according to an ASTM release.
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, Flushing, N.Y., in a major move to increase its market presence has initiated steps to integrate its Chicago-based affiliate manufacturer Crystal Windows & Doors Illinois Manufacturing (Crystal Chicago) operations into the New York-based company’s national operations, according to an Oct. 19 release. The move will combine the 80,000-square-foot Chicago...
  • "The level of construction starts in 2010 is expected to climb 11 percent," McGraw-Hill Construction forecasted on Friday [Oct. 16], "following the 25 percent decline predicted for 2009. 'The U.S. construction market in 2010 will be helped by growth for several sectors, following three straight years of decline that brought total construction activity down 39 percent from its mid-...
  • A New York company plans to open a solar panel manufacturing facility in Millville that would employ 282 people, many of them local glassworkers.IPP Solar confirmed plans Thursday [Oct. 15] to partner with Italian producer MX Group and unnamed investors in Taiwan and China to produce the panels at a retrofitted glass factory in Millville."We are shovel-ready and ready to go," said...
  • Centrosolar's Glas unit has increased its annual solar glass manufacturing capacity to 6 million square meters at its factory in Fürth, Germany, and has a new anti-reflective nanocoating process set to go into volume production before the end of the year. The company says that it has invested €10 million over the past two years to double its production output because of the addition of...
  • The Tariff Commission has declared that the country’s sole glass pane manufacturer — which constitutes the local "industry" — has complied with a requirement that it implement a program to boost its competitiveness, in exchange for the safeguard duty slapped on competing imports.This is one of the two conditions the industry must fulfill for the safeguard duty to...
  • Even as the solar-cell industry struggles through its first decline in demand in more than a decade, flatbed trucks are hauling about $100 million in equipment to Ascent Solar Technologies Inc.'s new plant in Thornton.Even as solar-panel prices dropped 40 percent in 2009 to about $2.25 a watt on average, Abound Solar Inc.'s Longmont plant is rolling out its first photovoltaic panels.While it may...
  • Nearly a year ago, Florida Power & Light Co. began construction on a solar-thermal plant in western Martin County [Fla.] that it said would "chase the sun," using mirrors to collect its energy and, in turn, powering thousands of homes. In Martin County, where the largest and most expensive of Juno Beach-based FPL Group's three solar projects is being built, 192,000 mirrors will be...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...