Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Glass Performance Days conference and expo will get underway this week, drawing an expected 1,000 attendees from about 60 countries to Tampere, Finland, for the five-day event ...

  • The Washington, D.C.-based International Code Council voted down several fire-rated glazing code change proposals during its May 21-26 final action hearings in Rochester, N.Y...
  • Officials from St. Louis-based Solutia Inc. announced a reorganization plan that will position the company to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. "We … have filed a plan that positions Solutia to emerge from Chapter 11 with an improved cost structure, strengthened balance sheet, and greatly reduced risk profile," said Jeffry N. Quinn, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Solutia ...

  • During last week’s meeting of the International Code Council, a committee voted against a proposal that would have allowed for an alternative thermal performance rating procedure...
  • Globalization is moving faster than we realize, but the U.S. economy remains one of the most vibrant in the world, said Stuart Varney, a financial journalist with Fox News Network ...

  • Energy saving products and production process efficiency were the key issues at the 18th China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition May 16-19 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre...
  • The Chinese building material industry saw big production gains in 2006 as manufacturing facilities country-wide implemented efficiency changes, according to a May 22 report from China Economic Net ...
  • Nonresidential construction starts for January to April reached $97.6 billion, with April alone reaching the highest in 18 months, according to a May 10 release from Reed Construction Data ...
  • When the 1,776-foot tall Freedom Tower opens at Ground Zero in New York, it will feature about a million square feet of glass and glazing from fabricator Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., and curtain wall company Benson Industries of Portland, Ore...
  • Daylighting helps schools do more than save energy
    Innovative Design Inc., Raleigh, N.C., builds new high performance sustainable schools, incorporating daylighting. Michael H. Nicklas, one of the owners of Innovative Design, said that the schools his company builds have the highest attendance in their counties, and absenteeism is about half of what it is in other schools ...

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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
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