Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The 71st Outlook 2010 Executive Conference opened Oct. 15 at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. Presented by McGraw Hill Construction, New York, the event will continue through today [Oct. 16].Tucker Carlson, contributor, Fox News, and senior fellow, The Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., delivered the keynote address during lunch.“Washington is one of those places that’s in a...
  • C.R. Laurence of Europe, Ltd., is expanding its European operation with the construction of a new headquarters, office and warehouse building at Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park, located in a prime industrial/commercial area near Manchester, England, according to an Oct. 15 release. The ground breaking for the 71,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to take place...
  • A manufacturing facility slated to open at month's end will create 200 "green jobs" in the region, and could employ up to 300 people when it is running full-bore.Flabeg Solar US Corp., a new subsidiary of German glass finishing firm Flabeg GmBH, is building the 230,000-square-foot plant in Clinton Commerce Park in Findlay to make solar mirrors for power stations that use sunlight to...
  • In the three-year period leading up to the current recession, gross billings at U.S. architecture firms increased nearly $16 billion from 2005 and totaled $44.3 billion in 2008. This equates to 54 percent growth over the three-year period with annual growth of about 16 percent. These findings are from the American Institute of Architects Business of Architecture: AIA Survey Report on Firm...
  • San Clemente, Calif.-based Diamon-Fusion International Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced today the signing of a new license agreement in Spain with Cristec Vipla, a highly reputable Catalunya-based company. This agreement provides a significant increase in DFI’s market penetration in architectural markets...
  • QComp Technologies Inc., a leading robotics integrator, today announced it plans to showcase its newest suite of automatic glass and module load/unload and palletizing systems at the Solar Power International Show in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 27-29. To be unveiled at the show is the company’s Glass and Module Load and Unload Systems which help reduce labor, increase safety and productivity on...
  • Southwall Technologies Inc., the worldwide innovator of energy-saving films and glass products, announced today that it will supply the high-performance insulating glass for Innovision Windows, a new line of residential and commercial-grade fiberglass windows introduced last week by Owens Corning Inc., the world`s leading manufacturer of fiberglass insulation and building materials. Southwall...
  • New orders for U.S. manufactured goods (excluding semiconductor manufacturing) fell 0.8 percent in August, seasonally adjusted, after four consecutive monthly increases, the Census Bureau reported on Friday [Oct. 2]. Orders for construction materials and supplies rose 0.6 percent in August, following increases of 0.8 percent in July and 1.7 percent in June. Orders for construction machinery...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., in conjunction with NGA alliance partner ContactPoint, St. George, Utah, launched five customer service courses on MyGlassClass.com. These audio courses cover inbound sales and customer service: Introduction to Customer Service and Sales, Create a Connection with Your Customer, Questions: Communicate that You Care, Entice the Customer to see Value...
  • Scheuten Solar's BIPV project at a school of agriculture in the French region of Bourges is now complete. The company delivered 334 PVB glass-glass solar modules to the school in time for completion.Scheuten also gave technical support to its customer regarding the country specific building codes, which are due to get more detailed based on the new BIPV regulations brought in with feed-in tariff...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...