Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Washington, D.C.-based International Code Council voted down several fire-rated glazing code change proposals during its May 21-26 final action hearings in Rochester, N.Y...
  • Officials from St. Louis-based Solutia Inc. announced a reorganization plan that will position the company to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. "We … have filed a plan that positions Solutia to emerge from Chapter 11 with an improved cost structure, strengthened balance sheet, and greatly reduced risk profile," said Jeffry N. Quinn, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Solutia ...

  • During last week’s meeting of the International Code Council, a committee voted against a proposal that would have allowed for an alternative thermal performance rating procedure...
  • Globalization is moving faster than we realize, but the U.S. economy remains one of the most vibrant in the world, said Stuart Varney, a financial journalist with Fox News Network ...

  • Energy saving products and production process efficiency were the key issues at the 18th China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition May 16-19 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre...
  • The Chinese building material industry saw big production gains in 2006 as manufacturing facilities country-wide implemented efficiency changes, according to a May 22 report from China Economic Net ...
  • Nonresidential construction starts for January to April reached $97.6 billion, with April alone reaching the highest in 18 months, according to a May 10 release from Reed Construction Data ...
  • When the 1,776-foot tall Freedom Tower opens at Ground Zero in New York, it will feature about a million square feet of glass and glazing from fabricator Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., and curtain wall company Benson Industries of Portland, Ore...
  • Daylighting helps schools do more than save energy
    Innovative Design Inc., Raleigh, N.C., builds new high performance sustainable schools, incorporating daylighting. Michael H. Nicklas, one of the owners of Innovative Design, said that the schools his company builds have the highest attendance in their counties, and absenteeism is about half of what it is in other schools ...

  • Alcoa-Alcan merger could increase prices
    Officials from the world’s second largest aluminum producer, Alcoa of Pittsburgh, announced May 7 the company planned to issue an unsolicited bid of almost $27 billion for rival Alcan Inc. of Montreal ...

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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...