Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • PGT Inc., [Venice, Fla.], one of the nation's leading manufacturers of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, today announced the acquisition of the operating assets of Hurricane Window and Door Factory of Fort Myers, Fla. Hurricane Window and Door Factory designed and manufactures The Protector Series, one of the highest air, water and structurally rated vinyl impact product lines for...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, added three new architect specification tools to its PPG IdeaScapes Web site: PPG Glass Configurator, ASTM E 2129-05 Completed Questionnaire and Photo Gallery, according to an Aug. 17 PPG release.Read full release.
  • A panel of experts in decorative glass will provide a comprehensive overview of the business benefits of designed glass, review new products and applications in the field, and offer their insights into the latest trends in design during a seminar at GlassBuild America in Atlanta.Read the full release.
  • Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd. has announced that the board of directors of the company at its meeting held on Aug. 17, 2009, has accorded their approval to the issue of 50,00,000 warrants to promoters / promoters group shareholders on preferential basis in terms of Section 81(1A) of the Companies Act 1956 subject to approval of the Shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.The allottees include...
  • A factory with the capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of glass per day is due to be built in the first quarter of 2010, in Luanda, by the Lee E. Nsumbo company, the company’s chief executive, Abílio Cabral said Thursday [Aug. 13].Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Abílio Cabral added that the factory unit, to be built in the Viana municipality, would produce clear, mirrored...
  • Critics of the Dems' carbon-capping climate legislation are stoking fear that it would kill jobs and raise energy prices if it goes ahead this fall.Instead of town halls and angry confrontations with lawmakers, farm and fossil fuel groups are using tractor pulls and county fairs and national advertising campaigns to spread their message that a climate bill will hurt the economy, according to an...
  • Senator Arlen Specter, the self-described “decisive vote” on a union organizing bill stalled in Congress, reversed his position and said he will support efforts to bring the so-called card-check legislation to a vote.Specter, a Pennsylvania Democrat who left the Republican Party in April, said he expects a vote to occur on a “modified” Employee Free Choice Act, which would...
  • The National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., and the American Council for Capital Formation, Washington, D.C., today unveiled a comprehensive study on the impact of The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill (HR 2454), according to an Aug. 12 NAM release. The bill aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to cap the...
  • President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats haven't been able to deliver on one of labor's top priorities: passage of a bill that would make it easier for unions to organize more workers.The Employee Free Choice Act is stalled in the Senate because of opposition from Republicans and moderate Democrats, plus many employers who say it would cost them money and in some cases force them to...
  • Oversupply and glut are the order of the day in the solar cell market as production rises while demand sinks. That may well lead to some companies going to the wall.That's according to the latest report from Displaysearch on the market for solar cells.Solar cell capacity will grow by 56 percent during this year amounting to 17GW, and that trend will continue at a compound annual growth rate of 49...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...