Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Sept. 13, officials from PPG Industries of Pittsburgh announced the company is selling its automotive glass business for $500 million. Yesterday, company officials announced it will sell its fine chemicals business for about $65 million ...
  • Saint-Gobain and CRH affected
    Financial analysts from Fitch Ratings in New York say they expect the European building industry to see modest growth through the end of 2007. However, the residential building slowdown in the United States will have negative effects on the U.S. divisions of the European companies ...
  • Organization hosts educational seminar in Atlanta
    One of the largest areas of growth for the Ottawa, Ontario-based Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is taking place outside of North America ...

  • Margaret Webb, executive director, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, and Jim Benney, director, National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., engaged in “Point-Counter Point” as part of the second annual Glazing Executives Forum ...
  • More show coverage at:
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    The largest glass show in North America opened Monday with a record number of exhibitors at the second largest convention center in the United States ...

  • “Seamless transition” is a term Kathy Harkema, corporate spokesperson for the Pella Corp., uses frequently in talking about Pella’s acquisition of Efco Corp. in Monett ...
  • Nonresidential construction posted more gains in July, despite the fall of the subprime mortgage market that many economists expected would hurt all segments of the building industry ...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will set new records when it opens its doors next Monday in Atlanta, organizers report. Running from September 10-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center, the event will feature more than 500 exhibitors for the first time ...

  • Glass Magazine announces the winners of its 2007 Crystal Achievement Awards program. The awards recognize significant achievements in architectural glass technology, manufacturing and marketing ...

  • On Aug. 28, Pella Corp., of Pella, Iowa, purchased Efco Corp. of Monett, Mo., for an undisclosed amount. On that same day, long-time Efco CEO and 33-year company veteran Chris Fuldner retired from the business his father co-founded in 1951 ...

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