Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Summer temperatures are going beyond hot to scorching as a heat wave crosses the United States, breaking or tying records in more than 20 cities ...
  • With near-unanimous backing from its membership, the Aluminum Extruders Council of Wauconda, Ill., completed an investigation of Chinese aluminum extrusion imports to identify whether Chinese companies are using unfair trade practices ...
  • In 2002, office construction starts were falling, and the residential building market led growth in the building market. During the past five years, the situation reversed ...
  • Officials at Efco Corp., the manufacturer of commercial and architectural fenestration products, told employees July 30 the company is in the midst of “very serious” negotiations with a potential buyer ...

  • Leading economic indicators report overall construction market improvement in June, with steady growth predicted for the rest of the year ...
  • Earlier this month, Sage Electrochromics Inc. of Faribault, Minn., secured $16 million in Series B financing from several leading renewable energy companies, with provisions for additional investment of $13 million ...
  • About 100 industry representatives gathered in Denver July 23-26 for the Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s summer meeting. As with meetings for the past few years, the NFRC’s nonresidential rating program led group discussions ...
  • Low-emissivity, reflective and smart glass products are expected to drive global flat glass demand to reach more than 39 million metric tons by 2010. Worldwide demand was estimated at 31.4 million metric tons in 2006 ...
  • IG certification tops task group discussion

    Since its last membership meeting in March, the board of the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., released two communiqués: one regarding the proposed fee structure for the organization’s nonresidential component modeling approach rating system; and another regarding across-the-board increases in membership dues ...

  • Faour Glass Technologies of Sarasota, Fla., applied for a patent in early July on a butt-glazed system it developed that passes Miami-Dade’s stringent hurricane impact building codes ...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...