Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The value of nonresidential construction starts in June "decreased 71 percent from May, more than offsetting the 27 percent increase the previous month," Reed Construction Data Chief Economist Jim Haughey reported on Thursday [July 16], based on Reed's compilation of starts. "Every construction category declined significantly in June. ... The May-June boom/bust is...
  • Biesse S.p.A. will host Windays Oct. 9-10 at the Biesse headquarters in Pesaro, Italy, according to a July 21 company release. The event will focus on door and window production technologies, and will feature innovative high-tech solutions that reduce costs, materials and space required for production, while simultaneously improving internal flows and processes.Windays will unveil the Winline...
  • Anthony International, a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based investment firm Aurora Capital Group, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VAL S.p.A., a European manufacturer of curved tempered glass and refrigerator doors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.AI is a leader in the U.S. commercial refrigeration industry and the world’s largest...
  • Cornwall Glass & Glazing [England] has bought the assets of Seleda Ltd. out of administration, saving more than 20 jobs at the Saltash [England]-based glass manufacturer in the process.Cornwall Glass moved quickly to agree to a deal with administrators Begbies Traynor, after Seleda entered administration on July 17.A new company has been formed–Westcountry Glass–which will...
  • A glass panel fell from what appears to be the fifth story of the Point Zero building's Tower I downtown [Montreal, Quebec] on St. Antoine Street at the corner of Mansfield Street yesterday, according to a July 22 report in The Gazette.
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council Research and Technology Committee completed the morning meetings July 21 by approving $7500 in funding to support a research project that will be carried out by the Insulated Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario.Greenbelt, Md.-based NFRC is hosting its summer meeting  in Baltimore July 20-23.IGMA’s project will assist in developing an...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 24th Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its Web site, according to a July 21 release. Titled Installation Techniques Designed to Prolong the Life of Flat Glass Mirrors, the GIB gives several tips on handling and installing mirror when in the field....
  • Japan may suffer from a drastic lack of oil, minerals and young people, but there is one natural resource that the country will never run out of: adoring, moist-eyed references to Mount Fuji.The country’s tallest mountain, a 3,776 metre high volcano, is technically dormant but relentlessly productive. For the past 1,000 years it has been the snow-capped inspiration for proverbs, etchings,...
  • Internationally renowned Internet marketing expert Andy Beal will provide hands-on Web site analysis and marketing strategies at a clinic during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct."We are thrilled to be able to offer this highly practical seminar that will dissect participants’ Web sites from top to bottom,...
  • John Lewis, senior manager of business and outreach for National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., provided a progress report on the Component Modeling Approach on the first day of NFRC Summer Meeting, July 20-23, Baltimore.Two of the key improvements CMA offers over the Site Built Program are that 1.) Approved components do not require re-certification, and 2.) A single label...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...