Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The first glass factory of its kind in Ethiopia has reportedly begun producing samples of its produces. According to Du Seng Shan, General Manager of Ethiopia Hansom International Glass PLC, the factory which has been under construction with 280.5 million birr is exerting efforts to provide construction materials for the rapidly expanding construction sector in the country.
  • Her hair — all those writhing, slithering serpents, undulating in freakish asymmetry — seems to have been transplanted to the Sol Lewitt Gallery at the New Britain Museum of American Art, according to a July 20 Republican American article.
  • A cutting-edge residential facility at SUNY Cortland was recently awarded a prestigious designation by the nation’s leading evaluator of environmentally sustainable and energy efficient buildings.Constructed in 2005, the Glass Tower Hall is one of approximately 40 newly constructed buildings in New York State to win Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the...
  • A teenager died after falling from the roof of a swimming pool, police said.The 18-year-old male plunged from the roof after clambering on to the building in the early hours of Monday morning.It is thought he smashed through a skylight and fell inside, landing in the cafe area of Girvan Swimming Pool in Ayrshire, according to a July 21 The Press Association report.
  • Zhejiang Glass Co Ltd said its first-half to June net profit is expected to be up over 100 pct from the year-earlier level, mainly due to high returns from its 78.69-pct owned unit Qinghai Soda Ash Co., according to a July 21 Quamnet report.
  • The Glass Guru Franchise Systems Inc., Roseville, Calif., launches its 14th franchise location. Based in Santa Rosa, Calif., this newest location is owned by Pat Powers whose company Professional Window Services has served the North Bay Area for two decades. In addition to traditional glass and window replacement services, The Glass Guru locations offer unique money-saving restoration services...
  • Fieger Louvre Australia offers the new range of Fieger all glass louvre windows. Fieger Louvre Australia’s goal in developing this system was to reinvent the conventional louvre window and give it a new face.In the design process, Fieger Louvre Australia placed ideal emphasis on harmonising the well-proven elements of its FLW System with the newly developed components, according to a July...
  • Colorful beams shoot off in sharp angles along the airy ceiling of the new Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel near Traverse City, evolving into shades of hot pink, tangerine, turquoise, cerulean, lime green and more.A skylight runs down the center of it all, above a 30-foot-tall wall of falling water, changing the building's mood with the changing light outside. Just the lighting alone creates enough...
  • It's not being billed as such, but the opening Friday of AMC's luxurious 16-screen multiplex at Westfield Southcenter in Tukwila is a milestone event in local movie history. It's the first large-scale cinema in the Northwest in which every projector is digital.Unlike most recent multiplexes, this new movie temple, which employs a staff of 75, is not a cookie-cutter model. It is designed to its...
  • The recently completed MFB Training & Community Safety Complex in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Burnley is a good example of just how ideal curved and flat glass combinations can be. All façade window installations in the complex are double glazed and constitute approximately 45 percent of the entire exterior surface. DMS Glass , a part of Viridian, has supplied the flat double glazed...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • 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...