Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Fenzi Group, Milan, will showcase several innovations at Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28-31, Milan, according to a July 15 release.In the stand dedicated to Glass Alliance--an international network that Fenzi belongs to and that produces and distributes worldwide items necessary for industrial production of insulating glass units--trade professionals can take a close-up view of state-of-the-...
  • Pointing to the Web site of the Environmental Defense Fund, which includes lists of companies that the group suggests would benefit from passage of cap and trade legislation, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association sent out an alert to members last week urging them to make their positions on the legislation known to their representatives.The Web site includes state maps that...
  • The producer price index for finished goods jumped 1.8 percent in June, seasonally adjusted (1.9 percent, not seasonally adjusted), but was still down 4.6 percent from the June 2008 level, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported [July 14]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of materials used in all types of construction plus items consumed by contractors (such...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has licensed its DuPont SentryGlas Expressions digital interlayer technology to Sharda Glass Ltd., West Drayton, United Kingdom, according to a July 14 DuPont release. Established in 2006 by Neil Sharda, Sharda Glass specializes in the production of high-performance structural and architectural glass products.The agreement allows Sharda Glass to produce and...
  • The New York City Police Department released a 100-page book, "Engineering Security: Protective Design for High Risk Buildings," to assist the New York City building community in preventing and mitigating the effects of a terrorist attack on a building. The study also creates a three-tier system designed to categorize buildings based on risk, according to a July 13 Protective Glazing...
  • Efco, Monett,  Mo., added three new distribution centers in Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City, according to a July 10 release.“Efco knows how important it is for today’s glazing contractors to obtain materials quickly, consistently, and cost-competitively,” said Mike Farquhar, president and chief operating officer, in the release. To expand accessibility to its...
  • As Congress writes legislation to fight climate change, a prominent coalition in the debate is divided over the fine print.The U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a broad group of businesses and environmental organizations, was instrumental in building support for capping U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. Legislation to accomplish that goal recently passed the House and is now before the Senate....
  • When the owners of the Empire State Building decided to blanket its towering facade this year with thousands of insulating windows, they were only partly interested in saving energy.They also needed tenants.After 78 years, Manhattan's signature office building had lost its sheen as one of the city's most desirable places to work. To get it back, the owners did what an increasing number of...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment shrank by 467,000 jobs in June, seasonally adjusted, bringing the 12-month total loss to 5,664,000 (-4.1 percent), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday [July 2]. The unemployment rate rose to 9.7 percent, not seasonally adjusted (9.5 percent, seasonally adjusted). Construction again had the highest industry unemployment rate, 17.4 percent, not seasonally...
  • Scheuten has opened the doors of its new head office. The office provides space for nearly two hundred employees of Scheuten Solar and Glass. The new site in Venlo, Netherlands, is fitted with a glass façade combined with more than 230 Optisol solar panels. The office has been built on the site of the future Sunrise campus.Scheuten Glas, Scheuten Solar and Scheuten Absoluut Glastechniek...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...