Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Construction started last month on the Shard of Glass skyscraper at London Bridge. The 80-story tower will be one of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe when it is completed in 2012, according to an April 13 SmartBrief report.
  • Liberty Glass and Glazing, formerly known as Willing Glazing Contractors, has moved to a new location at 3420 S. Dort Highway, just north of Bristol Road in Burton [Mich.].Owners Lisa Odette and Mark Corcoran have more than 30 years of combined experience in the glass and glazing business. They specialize in commercial glass, aluminum storefronts and door and glass repair and replacement,...
  • Climate czar Carol Browner said she wants Congress to establish a broad U.S. greenhouse-gas policy before global climate-change talks near the end of the year.Speaking at a conference Monday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Browner said she is confident Congress can move forward on a climate-change policy, citing hearings scheduled for next week on sweeping legislation proposed by...
  • As the economy sheds jobs, community colleges across the country are reporting a surge of unemployed workers enrolling in courses that offer training for "green-collar" jobs.Students are learning how to install solar panels, repair wind turbines, produce biofuels and do other work related to renewable energy."I think the opportunities in this field are going to be huge," said...
  • Corsicana Glass and Mirror has been an institution in Corsicana [Texas] since 1964, but on April 1, 2009, new owner Paula Jones purchased the business, and just celebrated 10 years.The shop does picture framing, residential service calls to repair windows and storm doors, shower installations, mirrors and glass tops for desks and vanities. For commercial business customers, they replace...
  • The fight over a stalled bill that would make it easier for unions to organize workers is entering a new round, with the nation's largest business association and big labor unions gearing up competing efforts to sway a small group of senators.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a $1 million television advertising campaign that takes a new line of attack against the Employee Free Choice Act...
  • The aluminum industry has been hit hard by the global economic crisis with sharp falls in sales across the automotive, construction and aerospace industries.Prices have crashed, with the benchmark London Metal Exchange three-month contract dropping 62.2 percent, from a record $3,375 a ton in July of 2008 to a seven-year low of $1,275 in late February.However, a recovery has emerged in recent...
  • Bekaert Specialty Films LLC today announced it has received the status of Climate Action Leader by the California Climate Action Registry, the country’s most rigorous voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program. The company’s carbon footprint, which was defined earlier this year, had to be verified by independent auditorsBureau Veritas before being accepted by CCAR. Bekaert Specialty...
  • The 16th Vitrum, international exhibition specializing in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass processing, to be held Oct. 28-31 in Milan, will host Vitrum Energy 2009, according to an April 8 Vitrum release. Vitrum Energy will be the first Italian and international showcase to present the latest technologies and materials for energy savings and utilization of renewable...
  • Watch the video: Southwest and South Central Regional Finalist - Mammen Glass & Mirror The U.S. Chamber of Commerce selected M3 Glass Technologies, Irving, Texas, as one of seven finalists for America’s Small Business of the Year Award, according to a March 16 U.S. Chamber release. The company be honored during America’s Small Business Summit 2009, May 11-13,...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...