Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Solyndra Inc., a Fremont [Calif.] company that designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems, is getting the backing of Uncle Sam to expand its operations, adding as many as 3,000 jobs.The U.S. Department of Energy says it will offer a $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra, according to a Sept. 4 CVBT report.
  • After importing a glass curtain wall from China, the private developer of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, will soon get 42 Chinese workers to install it at the under-construction terminal building, T3.The 42 Chinese nationals have been issued temporary work visas, officials said, according to a Sept. 7 Express India report.
  • AGC, Brussels, will present its full range of glass, electronic and chemical products that empower solar efficiency at EU PVSEC, or European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, in Hamburg, Sept.21-25, according to a Sept. 2 release.For photovoltaic thin film silicon, the focus will be on AGC’s advanced online TC (Transparent Conductive Oxide) range...
  • Construction workers nationwide continued to bear the brunt of the recession, accounting for almost one-third of jobs lost this August, according to an analysis of new construction employment figures released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The new figures underscore how the current economic climate is having a disproportionate impact on the construction industry, the Associated...
  • A towering North Korean hotel which Esquire magazine once dubbed "the worst building in the history of mankind" has come back to life with a facade of shiny glass windows affixed to one side of the concrete monolith.But few expect the North will ever finish construction of its 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, started in 1987 and halted for 16 years because it could have bankrupted the...
  • Bekaert Specialty Films LLC today announced it has earned ISO 14001:2004 certification, further solidifying BSF’s commitment to minimizing the manufacturing impact of its leading energy saving window films, sold under the Solar Gard, Panorama and Quantum brands. ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management systems whose goal is to reduce the ecological footprint of a...
  • The incoming president of the AFL-CIO signaled Wednesday his union could accept a card-check bill that preserves an employer’s right to demand a secret-ballot election.
  • On 8 September 2009, the Glaston Corporation subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing Ltd will initiate statutory employer-employee negotiations under the act on Co-determination within Undertakings (YT negotiations) on stopping its solar energy glass manufacturing operations as the current customer hasn't placed any new orders.
  • PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) said Robert J. Dellinger, a former chief financial officer for Delphi Corp. (DPHIQ) and also what is now Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), was named CFO of the paint, glass and chemicals maker.He will take the position Oct. 15, replacing the retiring William H. Hernandez, who announced in May he would leave by year's end.
  • Construction spending in July totaled $958 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), 0.2% less than the downwardly revised June total and 10.5% less than in July 2008, the Census Bureau reported today.Private nonresidential spending fell for the fifth month in a row, slumping 1.2% in July, after tumbling 2.2% in June. Losses were most acute for developer-financed categories: lodging, -...
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  • 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...
  • 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...