Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries will present the newest addition to its line of solar glass products at the third annual Concentrated Solar Power Summit US, June 30-July 1 in San Francisco, according to a June 23 Guardian release. Guardian will feature its EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, laminated parabolic mirrors for concentrating solar power applications, which provides best-in-class...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, held its Summer Technical Meetings June 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal (Quebec). IGMA provided the following meeting results and comments:The Certification & Education Committee reviewed the PowerPoint presentation for TM‐4000, an introductory overview on how to use the manual and implement a quality control program for a...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released the 2009 edition of the GANA Laminated Glazing Reference Manual, according to a June 22 release. The new edition is the third update of the manual since it's first release in 2000, and the first since April 2006."As one of the most successful publications offered by GANA, the manual contains information that covers a broad...
  • The construction employment picture brightened slightly with 18 states adding construction jobs from April to May according to a new analysis of data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, construction employment overall continued to decline, noted Ken Simonson, the chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America."Projects funded by the stimulus...
  • National emergency glazing company Solaglas Windowcare, U.K., has become a preferred supplier to the membership of the British Hospitality Association, according to a June 22 release.Part of the Saint-Gobain Group, the company has been granted patron supplier status by the BHA which represents some 9,000 hotels, 11,000 restaurants and 19,000 contract catering units."We are delighted to...
  • Despite the ups and downs in the market, Vitrum 2009, the 16th international exhibition specializing in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass, and glass and processed products for industry, has responded well to the economic crisis in recent months.The leading Italian glass exhibition has been enriched with new contents this year, according to a June 22 release. Vitrum Lab,...
  • The [Australian] government has released key details of help for eight industries under its emissions trading scheme before a crucial vote on the legislation next week.The draft regulations released yesterday outline how the government will determine which industries get what rate of help to cushion them from the effects of the emissions trading scheme.The Department of Climate Change has decided...
  • Sapa, Sweden, entered into an asset purchase agreement with U.S. aluminum extrusion company Chicago-based Indalex for the possible purchase of substantially all of Indalex’s assets in the U.S. and Canada, according to a June 17 release.Under the agreement, Sapa would acquire Indalex’s 10 active plants, six in the U.S. and four in Canada, with 29 presses and a total capacity...
  • Throughout the week of June 8, Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, hosted its nearly 40 worldwide sales and marketing executives in Cambridge for a meeting to discuss best practices, future trends in the industry and ideas for enhancing the customer experience around the globe, according to a June 17 release. This year’s meeting brought about one surprise–the unveiling of Edgetech...
  • St. Louis-based Solutia's Saflex SilentGlass Technology advanced acoustic interlayer is now approved for use in Dade County, Fla., according to a June 17 release. The technology has passed the weathering and flammability requirements that have been set and mandated by Dade County to allow the lawful sale of the product in the windborne debris zone. This acceptance allows the Saflex...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...