Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Israel Berger & Associates, LLC and IBA Consultants, Inc. (Innovative Building and Architecture Consultants) announced a settlement agreement on litigation involving the use of the IBA initials for marketing and branding purposes.Both parties, who are competitors in the field of building envelope engineering and consultation, have achieved strong brand identity and international reputations...
  • Rainbow Solar Inc. announced its transparent, photovoltaic-glass window that generates 80 to 250 watts of electricity. This is the next-generation of BIPV (building integrated photovoltaic), an enclosed super-tempered glass window system, with a patent pending, fully integrated, multi-tier PV and heat insulation technology. Up to 9' x 9' size with comprehensive options to meet design, weather,...
  • Building Information Modeling is the all-encompassing theme at this year’s Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-11.“Whether you’re just starting out with BIM or are a power user, our event has become the most comprehensive source of BIM education,” said Laura Edwards, director of marketing, Ecobuild America,...
  • A Colne Valley, UK, glass company expects to turnover about $6 million this year after investing in new equipment, according to a Dec. 9 article from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Specialist Glass Products, formed in 2003, operates from a 25,000 square-foot facility and has worked on major projects including Manchester and Gatwick airports.Last year, the business spent about $1.3 million on...
  • Daniel Libeskind recently unveiled a soaring green skyscraper for New York that is constructed of mostly glass and stands to be the city’s tallest residential structure at 900 feet. Dubbed the New York Tower at One Madison Avenue, the 54-story apartment building features a series of ‘sky gardens‘ cut out from its facade that provide green space and terraced balconies for...
  • The smell of fresh paint drifts through an almost empty warehouse. Near the back researchers inspect a solar panel that's lighter and more flexible than traditional models.Within the last year, the number of employees at Xunlight Corp. has grown from 16 to 64. And there's plenty of room for more. 
  • Glass manufacturer Pilkington is ending production in Plymouth [U.K.] with the loss of 52 jobs.The firm blamed the economic downturn which had led to a drop in demand for replacement windows which it makes on site at Estover.Manufacturing operations will be transferred to Pilkington's factory in Bristol from the end of December, according to a Dec. 5 BBC News report. 
  • The Department of Labor and Industries recently completed its study and discovered that Cardinal CG Tumwater [Wash.] had two serious safety violations following the death of an employee in the Thurston County facility four months ago.“The purpose of our investigation was to look at the requirements,” said L&I spokesperson Elaine Fischer. “It doesn’t reflect on the...
  • The sudden downturn in the automotive and construction industries has given AGC Flat Glass Europe, Brussels, the opportunity to bring forward the planned repair of one of its thee float glass furnaces in Teplice, Czech Republic, according to a Dec. 5 AGC release. The furnace will be shut down at the beginning of December, after 12 years of uninterrupted production. It will be fully rebuilt,...
  • Turkey exported glass and glass products worth $887 million in the first 10 months of this year, as compared with $681 million in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 1 report from Turkey’s State Statistics Institute. Turkish imports of the same types of commodities in the January to October period this year were worth $521 million, as against $508 million in the corresponding...
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  • 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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...