Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • A man died when he fell on a large shard of glass after throwing a woman through a shop window in a street row.The 30-year-old victim was seen arguing with the woman in the Regent Street area of London's West End shortly after 2 a.m. this morning. Witnesses told police he hurled the woman against the window of a branch of Banana Republic, after several blows the glass shattered and the couple...
  • The benchmark Nikkei average rose 0.2 percent and the broader TOPIX inched up 0.1 percent on Tuesday.Nippon Sheet Glass, a major sheet glass maker, surged 8.6 percent to 353 yen [$3.62] after Bank of America (BAC - news - people) Merrill Lynch initiated coverage with a 'buy' rating, citing expectations of a significant earnings contribution from price hikes on European construction-use glass...
  • Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar visited the high-tech solar panel plant in Longmont, Colo., to call attention to a reinvigorated U.S. high-tech manufacturing sector. Salazar met with employees of an innovative solar panel company that has created more than 200 ‘green jobs’ in two years and expects to double employment by next year.“Abound Solar and hundreds of...
  • Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based XsunX is scrapping plans to build a $40 million amorphous silicon thin-film solar module manufacturing facility. But its new plan comes at one-fourth the cost, the company’s CEO Tom Djokovich told the Cleantech Group.The company is repositioning itself, with a new business model that could even bring the company back to its roots in the building-integrated...
  • On one of the fields where students learn about agriculture, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will soon be planting a new kind of crop with a constantly renewable yield: 20 acres' worth of photovoltaic panels, the largest solar farm in the state.The 2.1-megawatt system, to be built by Beltsville-based SunEdison, will generate electricity for the 4,100-student campus in Princess Anne, Md...
  • Ten Senate Democrats whose votes are pivotal to the success of climate legislation urged the Obama administration on Thursday [Aug. 6] to support levying tariffs on goods from countries that don't limit their greenhouse-gas emissions.President Barack Obama has resisted the idea, saying it would send "protectionist signals" to the world.In a letter to Obama, the lawmakers said it was...
  • Unsafe glass canopies have forced the closure of six disabled parking bays in the center of High Wycombe [Buckinghamshire, U.K.].Concerns were raised over the safety of the glass canopy covering the bays in Desborough Road behind the House of Fraser after some of the panels shattered in the past.The bays behind the Eden Centre were closed on July 16 for repair works, according to an Aug. 6 Bucks...
  • The vice president of operations, an assistant manager and a former employee of a Jacksonville-based glass installation and repair company have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into thousands of fraudulent insurance claims.Vice President Scott Cates of Lee and Cates Glass Inc., Assistant Manager David Williamson and former employee Jennifer Lamunyon Cribb were arrested Wednesday...
  • With the Chinese real estate market recovering in the first half of the year, the glass industry–which supplies float glass for windows, doors and other household construction uses–is riding the wave.Li Bing, owner of a small float glass enterprise in Wuhan, said his business grew at a surprisingly rapid pace during the second quarter.“The price of float glass is up almost...
  • Glaston Corp.'s board of directors has appointed Arto Metsänen as the new president and CEO of the company. He will start at his new position Sept.1, 2009, according to an Aug. 5 release.Metsänen's predecessor, Mika Seitovirta, and Glaston Corp. agreed that he'd resign Aug. 5.Chief Financial Officer Kimmo Lautanen takes CEO responsibilities for the company Aug.6-31....
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  • 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...
  • 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...