Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • All interested participants are invited to attend a virtual organizational meeting for a new ASTM International activity on solar glass on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. EDT. Representatives from the United States Department of Energy, ASTM International Committee E44 on Solar, Geothermal, and Other Energy Sources, and ASTM International Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products will be among the...
  • Glass maker Apogee Enterprises Inc. [Minneapolis] said its fiscal 2010 second-quarter profit rose 7 percent and beat analyst expectations despite a decline in sales amid a weaker commercial construction market.On Wednesday [Sept. 16], the company said quarterly earnings climbed to $13 million, or 47 cents per share, up from $12.2 million, or 43 cents per share in the prior-year period, according...
  • Bruce Wilby, president and chief executive officer of Greenfield, Mass.-based Argotec Inc., a producer of thermoplastic polyurethane optical interlayer film for the glass lamination industry, today unveiled the company’s new 95,000-square-foot world headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, according to a Sept. 16 release.The addition of this new facility on Silvio O. Conte...
  • As the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act enters its eighth month on the books, the General Services Administration’s $5.5-billion ARRA-funded program to build or upgrade scores of federal buildings finally has taken off.As of July, it had awarded contracts totaling nearly $1.1 billion for projects involving about 120 buildings. At least 20 of those are already under way, according to...
  • Applied Materials Inc., [Santa Clara, Calif.] announced today that it has received a 2009 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The annual awards recognize the country`s leading green power purchasers for theircommitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation`svoluntary green power market. EPA presented Applied Materials with...
  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 1 percent, not seasonally adjusted (1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted) in August, but dropped 4.3 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today [Sept. 15]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries climbed 1.1 percent for the month but fell 7.4 percent from August 2008. Three items accounted for much of the up-and-down...
  • YKK AP America, Austell, Ga., announced enerGfacade, its new family of energy-efficient products, as part of the YKK Group’s 50 year anniversary in the architectural products business, according to a Sept. 25 release. enerGfacade includes products such as Luminance, ThermaShade and YOW350T. These flagship products are now available on the market, and new products will be...
  • AGC Flat Glass Philippines Inc., formerly called Asahi Glass Philippines, filed a petition with the order to slap additional duties on foreign-made float and figured glass set to expire in December, according to a Sept. 15 BusinessWorld Online report.The commission will begin an investigation today [Sept. 15] after the Trade department endorsed the firm’s petition last Sept. 2.
  • Emirates Float Glass, wholly owned by Dubai Investments, has awarded Austria-based RHI a contract for the construction and supervision of a second float glass manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi. The furnace will have a production capacity of 600 tonns per day, destined for the automobile and mirror industries.
  • Messe Düsseldorf officials announced Sept. 15 that the group will launch solarpeq, a trade show for the solar energy industry, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, 2010. To be held in conjunction with glasstec in Germany,  the event will showcase state-of-the-art production equipment and technology for thin-film and crystalline photovoltaic applications. At glasstec in...
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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...