Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The American Institute of Architecture Students and Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga., announce the winners of the third annual national student design competition, according to a Jan. 15 release. The competition, sponsored by Kawneer and administered by AIAS, challenged students to learn about building materials, specifically architectural aluminum building products and systems, in the design...
  • Colorado is well positioned to take advantage of new growth in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, creating long-term opportunities in rapidly growing fields. The renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, or RE&EE, generate $10.2 billion in annual revenue and provide more than 91,000 jobs in Colorado (2007) with potential for these industries to grow sixfold by...
  • "Toledo is becoming the epicenter of America with the struggles of the Rust Belt. Toledo is trying to transform itself with things like solar energy. The sand in Lake Erie is what made Toledo such a great place to make glass. We hope we can reinvent ourselves, just like the Carolinas did with the textile industry," [said Tony Packo III, owner, Tony Packo's, a hot dog eatery in the...
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, Flushing, N.Y., launched its newest subsidiary, Helios Energy Systems, according to a Jan. 14 company release. The new firm will focus on the solar generation of electric power through the use of photovoltaic technology. Helios will provide residential, commercial, multifamily and institutional building owners and distributors of PV technology with...
  • Bonnell Aluminum, Newnan, Ga., will invest $1.1 million in the conversion of all of its existing anodizing product lines to the acid etch process, according to a Jan. 14 company release. Acid etched anodic coatings will be available exclusively starting April 1, 2009.Available in Class I and II, clear, bronze, and black finish, acid etched anodic coating has superior characteristics for finish...
  • PGT Inc. reduced its work force by about 10 percent as the company restructures to weather economic troubles caused by the failing housing industry.The company, based in North Venice, also restructured last March and in October 2007.In a statement, Rod Hershberger, president and chief executive officer, described the restructuring as “essential” for the long-term health of the company...
  • A 37-year-old cargo handler died crushed under a sheet of glass weighing almost two tonnes which fell on top of him as he was helping to move it yesterday morning.Carmelo Balzan, of Marsascala, [Malta] was standing on a road in Żebbuġ as the heavy glass, encased in a wooden frame, was being maneuvered out of a container by a fork lifter, sources said.
  • Binswanger, Philadelphia, has been named exclusive agent by AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., for the sale of a magnificent one-story, 603,494-square-foot facility on 66 acres in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec, according to a Jan. 13 MSNBC report.
  • As Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, celebrates its first 20-plus years of innovation, the company announces enhancements to Super Spacer nXt, according to a Jan. 13 company release. Among its many benefits, the spacer is engineered with a unique hybrid desiccated elastomeric foam technology, proprietary core and pre-applied side adhesive that can reduce IG production time and energy usage by...
  • Solamatrix Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., is pleased to announce its new affiliation with Windowtinting.com Training School. Based in San Diego, Windowtinting.com offers a full-range of hands-on window film training seminars for automotive, architectural and safety/security film dealers. Whether someone is just getting started and trying to learn a new trade or has been an installer for years,...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...