Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Vitro Cristalglass, Vitro’s affiliate in Europe, has signed a cooperation agreement with Dream Glass to distribute in Spain its range of Intelligent Glass / Privacy Glass from this company that specializes in high technology glass products.“With this agreement we will reach the true potential for commercialization of the DreamGlass product line through new projects in which the...
  • Cardinal Glass Industries will receive a $500,000 loan to help finance an upgrade to the company's photovoltaic glass production facility in Portage.Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act loan Tuesday at the opening of the Cardinal Solar Technologies facility in Mazomanie, a 180,000-square-foot plant that will grind, drill and temper two types of glass for...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. gained the most in three weeks in Tokyo trading after the Nikkei newspaper reported the Japanese glassmaker’s solar cell-related sales probably increased in the first half.The shares rose 3.4 percent to close at 337 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the largest increase since Aug. 11. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 0.4 percent.
  • Tenants who paid as much as $3 million to live in a luxury building in Manhattan are being told to stay off their balconies. Fifth Avenue in Midtown is a prime location, with luxury high-rises and amenities. But at the building located at 325 Fifth, which is 42-stories tall, a black mesh and plywood surround the balconies.
  • Builders covet LEED certification — it stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — as a way to gain tax credits, attract tenants, charge premium rents and project an image of environmental responsibility. But the gap between design and construction, which LEED certifies, and how some buildings actually perform led the program last week to announce that it would begin...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, announced its Technical Publication TM-3100-09, Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units. The publication provides advisory guidelines to assist in achieving long-term performance of sealed insulating glass units. These guidelines are intended for use by those who...
  • Investigators say a pane of glass that crashed onto a downtown street from a building under construction may have been cracked or an object could have flown into it.Kevin Griffiths, the city's chief building official, said the glass had been installed near the top of the Sky Tower building, an office and residential development, about two weeks ago.
  • Officials of small businesses, asserting that the government has repeatedly failed to meet its obligation to set aside work for them, are demanding that the Obama administration dramatically increase federal contracts awarded to their firms.Federal law requires that the government set aside 23 percent of its contracts to small businesses. But small businesses in fiscal 2008 received 21.5 percent...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., announced today that the energy portion of the GANA Fall Conference, the @Glassnational Energy Seminars sponsored by Solar Glazing Magazine, will be broadcast live on GANA’s website.  The program features presentations by John Lewis of NFRC discussing the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Program, Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson...
  • Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd., [India] one of the leading players in architectural glass solutions, today commenced operations in its newly set up Rs 588-crore float glass manufacturing plant here [Jhagadiya]. "This is India's first ever plant, which meets international standards. With the start of this venture, we expect the division to contribute 90 per cent to the company's topline...
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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...