Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • GrayGlass, queens Village, N.Y., now expands on architectural and specialty glass introducing a complete line of laminated glass. Custom laminated glass patterns and styles are now available in a myriad of combinations. Rice paper, imagery and metal mesh patterns can be added to glasses, providing great design versatility for architects and project designers, according to a Jan. 13...
  • Heinaman Contract Glazing, Lake Forest, Calif., will offer online training to its employees through an innovative training alliance between the State of California and the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.Heinaman becomes the latest California-based glass firm to benefit from a new Employment Training Panel contract that streamlines the process by which NGA members can qualify for, and...
  • Since Jerry Maycock became the boss of CSR just over 20 months ago, the beleaguered sugar, aluminum and building materials conglomerate is understood to have received a number of serious restructuring proposals - including a few put forward by one of its larger shareholders, Sir Ron Brierley's Guinness Peat Group.CSR will release its full-year results on May 13 and, barring a big turnaround in...
  • A glass wall wrapping around the outside of Central Library and the Hamilton Farmers' Market [Ontario] is the most striking feature of the face-lift designed by architect David Premi.The wall, with color-changing LED lights built in, will also create an indoor walkway and cafe connecting the library and market. Sliding glass panels will open the market to a widened sidewalk in summer.A new...
  • Al Fajer Properties has announced orders worth AED 245 million [$66.8 million] for aluminum and glass for its world class Jumeirah Business Centre towers projects.Al Fajer said in the statement that by using the latest technologies and materials, its latest towers will be in compliance with the Green Building Regulations promoting a brighter, cleaner Dubai.Work is well underway on its phase...
  • Bisazza S.p.A. has imbued glass mosaic tile production with a sense of contemporary fashion and, in the process, has turned around one of Italy's centuries-old manufacturing fields.In this 22nd installment in a series on the world's high-end brands, Yomiuri Shimbun Rome Correspondent Kazuki Matsuura interviews Piero Bisazza, chief executive officer of the postwar-founded firm, asking him about...
  • On Jan. 15, the Glaston Corp. subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing Ltd. will initiate statutory employer-employee negotiations under the Act on Co-Determination within Undertakings (YT negotiations) in respect of the adjustment of architectural glass operations to the present market situation.Architectural glass operations currently employ around 110 people in Tampere and Lempääl...
  • Norwegian industrial company Vetro Solar intends to build the world's largest factory for solar glass production and processing in Thalheim, Germany, at an estimated cost of Euro 400 million [$545,672,000].Vetro Solar, a Norwegian based company says in a press release that it aims to be a world leading supplier of PV-glass to the solar industry.
  • Private investors sold the industrial facility at 1795 Riverview Drive in San Bernardino to Giroux Glass, Los Angeles, for $3 million, or $77 per square foot. The 38,965-square-foot distribution building was built in 1981 in the Southeast Industrial Park. The buyer, a glazing contracting company, plans to allocate $100,000 toward improving the property.
  • Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., communicated to its employees this week a reduction of approximately 250 positions at the company’s Owatonna facility, according to a Jan. 8 company release. This accounts for 15 percent of the Owatonna work force. This announcement comes after the company informed employees at meetings in December that workforce adjustments would be necessary in responses to...
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  • 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...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...