Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • New economic structure to emerge in wake of recession Economic indicators show the U.S. economy bottoming out and starting to grow in the next six months, said Bill Greiner, executive vice president, chief investment officer and manager for the Trust Investment Division of UMB, Kansas City, Mo. Greiner spoke June 1 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National...
  • During the Codes Working Group meeting June 1 at the AAMA Summer Conference, Julie Ruth, P.E., consultant to American Architectural Manufacturers Association, based in Schaumburg, Ill., provided an update on AAMA’s activities in the 2009/2010 code change cycle for the International Code Council, Washington, D.C.AAMA is bringing several code change proposals forward during the cycle...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released AAMA 109-09, a guide to be used within AAMA’s Certification Program for the certification of polymeric profiles.The 18-page document is titled Procedural Guide for the AAMA Fenestration Exterior Profile Certification Program.
  • In April, seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 44 states and the District of Columbia and rose in six states, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 22. Compared to April 2008, nonfarm employment decreased in 48 states and increased slightly in North Dakota, 0.6 percent; D.C., 0.1 percent; and North Dakota, less than 0.1 percent. according to a May 29 AGC report.
  • The Australian glass industry is ploughing on into the 21st century with the production of low-E glass, now manufactured after a major technology upgrade at the Viridian glass-making plant in Victoria.Following the successful commencement of glassmaking in October 2008, the final stage of the technology upgrade is the implementation of a chemical vapor deposition coater.This ensures that energy...
  • News of a potentially interesting development in North Africa has emerged, where the Azizia Glass Manufacturing Company has opened its new glass processing factory in Libya.Opened on May 20, 2009, the factory has installed and commissioned the latest state-of-the-art computerized glass processing technology, to meet the large demand for specialist glass requirements.gasworld understands that a...
  • Land allotment for the ambitious Rs 1,000 crore Saint-Gobain greenfield float glass making plant slated to come up in Bhiwadi [India] has been completed. If the state industries department is to be believed the project will take off in three months' time. However, head finance T Bhaskaran, Saint-Gobain India, refused to specify a date for the beginning of the plant and said, "We have...
  • A girl falls 30 feet through a skylight and New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman knows that this is a lucky fall. A 30-foot drop has the potential to cause far more severe injuries then only the broken arm and leg suffered by the 8-year-old. A fall like this can be fatal.The girl, whose name was not released, was walking towards a staircase to retrieve a ball that had fallen to the...
  • Lawrence D. Carbary, construction industry scientist for Dow Corning, Midland, Mich., will discuss glazing methods for long-term energy savings and sustainability on June 5 in a free web seminar organized by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan..“Concerns over energy usage, carbon emissions and global warming in the developed world have risen steadily over the past few years...
  • This year’s Glass Performance Days Finland, June 12-15, in Tampere, will focus on the role glass plays in energy management. Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, manufacturer of the Super Spacer warm edge spacer system and related fenestration products, will take part in the dynamic conference with a presentation titled ‘Challenges of Bent Insulating,’ June 15. Joe Erb, product...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...