Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., started a task group to create a standard for manufacturers to follow when creating Building Information Modeling models for their products. The BIM Modeling Task Group held its first meeting June 2 during the AAMA National Summer Conference 2009, May 31-June 3. “We want to supply a base entryway for manufacturers,...
  • The Royal Albert Hall [London] is an instantly recognizable world famous venue. Unfortunately, in the current climate, that also means it has to be protected from any potential terrorist attacks. Key to this is making the venue's 188 windows blast proof, which is why the Hall has installed Armorcoat, an innovative product by Bekaert (manufacturer of Solar Gard) that affords protection to all of...
  • Spending on construction in the U.S. unexpectedly rose in April as the housing slump eased and more commercial projects got under way.The 0.8 percent gain was the biggest since August and followed a revised 0.4 percent increase the prior month, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. Residential construction climbed 0.6 percent and work on power plants and factories propelled commercial...
  • One week to go before the opening of Glass Performance Days Finland. Registration will close by the end of this week, therefore, now is your final chance to register for the 11th decision makers' summit.Register now.Glass Performance Days, June 12-15, 2009, calls the world´s solar and glass specialists for a rally around renewable energy sources and energy saving. In view of the powerful re...
  • New economic structure to emerge in wake of recession Economic indicators show the U.S. economy bottoming out and starting to grow in the next six months, said Bill Greiner, executive vice president, chief investment officer and manager for the Trust Investment Division of UMB, Kansas City, Mo. Greiner spoke June 1 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National...
  • During the Codes Working Group meeting June 1 at the AAMA Summer Conference, Julie Ruth, P.E., consultant to American Architectural Manufacturers Association, based in Schaumburg, Ill., provided an update on AAMA’s activities in the 2009/2010 code change cycle for the International Code Council, Washington, D.C.AAMA is bringing several code change proposals forward during the cycle...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released AAMA 109-09, a guide to be used within AAMA’s Certification Program for the certification of polymeric profiles.The 18-page document is titled Procedural Guide for the AAMA Fenestration Exterior Profile Certification Program.
  • In April, seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 44 states and the District of Columbia and rose in six states, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 22. Compared to April 2008, nonfarm employment decreased in 48 states and increased slightly in North Dakota, 0.6 percent; D.C., 0.1 percent; and North Dakota, less than 0.1 percent. according to a May 29 AGC report.
  • The Australian glass industry is ploughing on into the 21st century with the production of low-E glass, now manufactured after a major technology upgrade at the Viridian glass-making plant in Victoria.Following the successful commencement of glassmaking in October 2008, the final stage of the technology upgrade is the implementation of a chemical vapor deposition coater.This ensures that energy...
  • News of a potentially interesting development in North Africa has emerged, where the Azizia Glass Manufacturing Company has opened its new glass processing factory in Libya.Opened on May 20, 2009, the factory has installed and commissioned the latest state-of-the-art computerized glass processing technology, to meet the large demand for specialist glass requirements.gasworld understands that a...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...