Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The economic recovery seems on track for slow but steady gains after new reports Tuesday showed growth in manufacturing activity, construction spending and contracts to buy homes.The batch of new economic data lifted spirits on Wall Street. But analysts cautioned that the economy won't come roaring back from the worst recession in seven decades. Some say the rebound's modest growth could falter...
  • Previously, reports on the International Code Council code development hearings that ended earlier in November focused on significant energy related proposals that could impact the window and door industry and the approval of a proposal to reference the Association of Millwork Distributors' side hinged entry door standard in the International Residential Code. This article summarizes the results...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., will conduct a free Webinar Dec. 3 on the use of its Component Modeling Approach for rating the energy performance of commercial fenestration system in California.  The Webinar will be held from 10 a.m. to noon PST (1 - 3 p.m. EST), according to a Dec. 2 Window & Door report.
  • Edgetech I.G. celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday [Dec. 1], bringing together past and present leaders of the company at its headquarters in Cambridge, Ohio.  The manufacturer of Super Spacer, wholly owned subsidiary of New Philadelphia, Ohio-based Lauren Mfg., also marked the occasion with the ribbon-cutting on a new dedicated extrusion line, according to a Dec. 2 Window & Door...
  • Fenestration manufacturers and architects now have a comprehensive resource for protective glazing systems design analysis and performance testing at Architectural Testing’s new ISO/IEC 17025-accredited Security Research Center at the firm’s York, Pa., headquarters, according to a Dec. 1 release.“The Security Research Center focuses on the key threats of bomb blast, ballistic...
  • Spending on nonresidential construction activity tumbled 1.5 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, to the lowest annual rate since July 2007, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. The data showed that nonresidential construction spending slumped to $652 billion, an 11 percent decline compared to October 2008, the...
  • Glassline Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, announces the acquisition of the glass processing technology of Aisa S.p.A. , Ticengo, Italy, according to a Dec. 1 release. Aisa produces silkscreen printing machines and paint drying systems, both UV and infrared styles. The Aisa technology includes screen printing accessories, such as squeegee sharpeners, as well as Aisa’s well respected glass handling...
  • Q&A with Leon SilversteinArch Aluminum & Glass, Tamarac, Fla., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Nov. 25. Read the news article. Leon Silverstein, Arch president and CEO, said the economy and the resulting loss in sales led to the filing. Read a Q&A with him below.Please describe the situation leading up to the bankruptcy.It’s really the economy. We’ve been in...
  • Gov. Ed Rendell says a Greek company that makes solar panels will open a new manufacturing facility along the Philadelphia waterfront.Athens-based Heliosphera plans to open the plant in Philadelphia's redeveloped Navy Yard, according to a Nov. 30 Chicago Tribune report. 
  • Glass Performance Days will launch in South America, according to a Dec. 1 release. The first GPD South America will be held May 6-7, 2010. GPD has teamed up with the organizers of the Glass South America trade fair, the Nürnberg Messe, for this pilot conference.The GPD organization also is gearing up for a continuation of its successful traditions in both China and Finland. GPD China is...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...