Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Keynote speaker, Russ Huffer, chairman and CEO, Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, spoke on the State of the Glass and Glazing Industry.“North America was a very protected market,” Huffer said during the speech, which was available as a live podcast. “A lot has changed. We’re affected by the global market where any standard item can be imported at low cost;...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., kicked off its Fall Conference, Sept. 8 at the DWF Wyndham, Dallas, with the board of directors meeting. The highlight of the day was the Fire Rated Glazing Council meeting chaired by Jerry Razwick, president, Technical Glass Products,  Kirkland, Wash. The primary points of discussion were sprinkler systems, labeling...
  • Our city is molting.  Bricks flake away. So do brittle fire escapes, terra-cotta encrustations, old paint, cracked stoops, faded awnings, sash windows, and stone laurels fashioned a century ago by Sicilian carvers. New York is shucking off its aging walk-ups, its small and mildewed structures, its drafty warehouses, cramped stores, and idle factories. In their place, the city is sprouting a...
  • Bridgeport Township, [Mich.,] leaders have approved a tax break to help a glass maker expand operations.Members of the township Board of Trustees approved the 12-year, 50 percent personal property tax abatement for new equipment at Central Insulated Glass, 6739 Dixie Highway.The abatement will save the company $550,000.
  • Ron Bovard of Bovard Studio Inc. Stained Glass, Fairfield, Iowa, announced that Bovard Studio Stained Glass Company has developed exterior protective glazing systems designed for the preservation of stained glass windows, which have passed hurricane code tests designed to withstand 150 mph wind loads and large missile impact, according to a Sept. 5 Market Watch report.
  • Colonial Glass and Mirror, Brooklyn, N.Y., will form a business alliance with Goldray Industries, headquartered in Calgary, Canada, according to a Colonial announcement Sept. 5.Goldray will use Colonial as a local platform to manufacture and market its decorative glass products in the northeastern United States. These products will include ceramic frit imaging, wall cladding and spandrel...
  • An unidentified man in his 40s was taken to Duke Medical Center by helicopter after falling through a skylight at David Westcott Automotive Group on South Church Street in Burlington, N.C., Thursday afternoon, according to a Sept. 4 TimesNews.com report."Evidentially he stepped on one of the skylights and fell right through to the concrete floor of the shop," Sammy Watkins of...
  • Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, will visit Schott Glass in Duryea today.“We were told Sen. Obama will be at Schott Glass at 11:45 a.m. Friday morning,” said state Rep. John Yudichak, D-Nanticoke. “He will hold a town meeting for the employees to ask questions, then he will tour the plant,” according to a Sept. 5...
  • During the period of 2007 to 2008, more and more glass producers [in China] have introduced and will introduce low-E glass production lines. It is expected that China´s demand for low-E glass by 2010 will amount to 97 million square meters, and meanwhile, China´s output of low-E glass will reach 50 million square meters at the end of 2010 based on the current growth rate of capacity...
  • Shares of Nippon Electric Glass and Asahi Glass Co. tumbled on Thursday after rival Corning Inc. cut its outlook on slower-than-expected demand for glass used in flat TVs.Asahi Glass closed the morning down 3.6 percent at 1,065 yen [$9.80], underperforming a 0.4 percent fall in the benchmark Nikkei average. 
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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...