Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Efco's new location at 451 Mirror Court, Henderson, Nev., will provide careers for about 15 team members who serve customers in the Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Southern California and Las Vegas areas, according to a Jan. 5  company release. The company will fabricate products and provide estimating and customer service from the center. The grand opening will take place this month....
  • CPFilms Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., and the world's leading producer of professional window films for automotive, residential, and commercial markets, has announced that its Vista, LLumar and Gila energy-saving window films will qualify for a federal tax credit in 2009. Homeowners can now earn up to a $500 tax credit by installing these energy-saving window films during the...
  • Here is an interview with Jim Stathopoulos, CEO of Ajay Glass and Mirror Co., Rochester, N.Y.Is it difficult to sustain growth in an industry like this one?Yes. For us, it's going to be difficult to sustain that type of growth because we're a very cyclical business. We're tied to the economy pretty strongly.What measures have you taken to combat the downturn?We don't like to take a lot of money...
  • GTS, Portland, Ore., a division of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC, attained Microsoft Business Solutions Competency for Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Microsoft Partner Program, according to a Jan. 2 company release. The company is now a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The Microsoft Business Solutions Competency is designed for partners with expertise in designing and/or...
  • As we say farewell to 2008 and greet 2009, Glass Magazine editors take a look back at the events that impacted the glass industry the most last year.The economy, clearly, influenced all industry segments in 2008. Wall Street rang out its worst year since the Great Depression on Dec. 31, 2008, leaving shareholders $6.9 trillion poorer, according to an article in The Washington Post. The S...
  • Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Boston] have developed a special kind of dye that can transform windows into photovoltaic solar panels, according to an article published in the journal Science.The new technology could be in commercial production within the next three years, researchers say. Beyond simply powering individual homes, it could even be used to...
  • Two Chinese companies have proposed a massive, 1-gigawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in China's northwest, one that would be the worlds biggest if it's completed.The China Technology Development Group Corp. and Qinghai New Energy Co. announced this week that they had formed an agreement with local Chinese officials to start the project, according to a report from research firm JL McGregor...
  • Heavy snow shattered a skylight above the lobby of the Davenport Hotel in Downtown Spokane Saturday night.No one was hurt.Matt Jensen from the Davenport Hotel said at around 9:05 p.m., heavy snow slid off the main roof of the hotel and shattered part of the first of two skylights above the lobby. The first, thicker skylight bore the brunt of the impact, according to Jensen.A second, thinner,...
  • The wait for Apple's first retail store in the nation's capital will reportedly drag on, as local preservationists have been unable to see eye-to-eye with the Mac maker on a design for the new shop.Concern that Apple's design may be too radical for the surrounding neighborhood appears to be the primary issue. [The] most recent proposal calls for a glass first story "with a solid-stone upper...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., released estimates on Tuesday of the impact of construction investment on jobs, gross domestic product and personal earnings for the U.S. and each state. The estimates show that $1 billion of infrastructure spending supports $3.4 billion of GDP, $1.1 billion of personal earnings and 28,500 jobs. Approximately 9,700 (34 percent)...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...