Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • ResearchInChina, the vertical portal for Chinese business intelligence, announced the release of a new report, "China Low-E Glass Industry Report, 2009." Details are available here. China is a big consumer of energy. Its construction energy consumption reaches 500 million tons of standard coal annually, accounting for 27 percent of the total; besides, it is still...
  • Bystronic glass has indicated that this year’s EU PVSEC conference and exhibition should lead to new orders being placed with company, which include its new module sealing technology for copper-indium-gallium-diselenide and cadmium telluride thin-film panels, according to an Oct. 12 PV-tech.org report.
  • The next Glass Performance Days China conference will be held in Beijing, June 2-3, 2010, according to an Oct. 12 release. Organized in conjunction with China Glass exhibition, GPD China will explore current hot topics on architectural glass and solar applications.The organizers of GPD China are now calling for papers. Abstracts for both theoretical and practical presentations should be submitted...
  • NürnbergMesse, the organizer of fensterbau/frontale, the international trade fair for the window, door and facade industries, will expand its relationship with ift Rosenheim, an international test, research and certification center based in Rosenheim, Germany.  The two organizations will develop more joint services targeted at internationally operating companies.“Following...
  • New York has been and continues to be the most populous and economically powerful city in the U.S. Its expansive global reach and political prowess has given it an edge over cities like Chicago and LA and now it is also hoping to get an edge in the green market and more specifically solar energy.Governor of New York, David Patterson is looking to cut down on greenhouse emissions and energy costs...
  • Across the USA, states are falling short of their goals to increase the use of renewable energy as Congress weighs a national renewable-energy standard.Thirty-five states have set goals to use more electricity from solar panels, windmills and other renewable forms of energy, according to a database funded by the Energy Department. There is no central clearinghouse of states' compliance records,...
  • The Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C., in conjunction with Dr. Usha Haley of Harvard University, released a report, "Through China’s Looking Glass: Subsidies to the Chinese Glass Industry from 2004-2008," Oct. 8. Specific findings include:Since 2003, glass production in China has more than doubled. Concurrently, production capacity in China has doubled since 2003...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., elected Kevin McMahon to the office of chairman of the board.McMahon, president, K-Man Glass Corp., Bethel, Conn., has been a supporter of the NGA for many years. He has been a member of the board since 2004. He took the office of chairman Oct. 1 at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Atlanta. He...
  • Angola's minister of Industry, Joaquim David, has considered that the creation of Kikolo glass factory fills an existing gap in the country.According to the minister, who was speaking to ANGOP, this gap has been filled by imports, according to an Oct. 7 Agencia Angola Press report.
  • Reportlinker.com announced that a new market research report is available in its catalog.The market for flat glass has always been driven by the demand for building glass and automotive glass, which in turn depend on economic growth, according to the report. Both the automotive and construction sector have been impacted by the current global economic recession. The real estate market is...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...