Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • As of Sept. 16, 1,262 exhibitors from 48 countries have registered to participate in glasstec 2008 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 21–25. Exhibitors have reserved 68,493 square meters  of net exhibit space in nine halls, according to a Messe Düsseldorf North America release.To date, 857 exhibitors are from countries other than Germany...
  • A 43-year-old man died Sunday, three days after crashing through a skylight while working on the roof of a Southwest Side building, according to a Sept. 17 Southtown Star report.The man fell from a skylight while working on a roof at 4601 S. Tripp Ave. [Chicago] at 2:17 p.m. on Sept. 11, according to police News Affairs Officer David Banks. 
  • Hours after Hurricane Ike's eye passed over Houston, debris continues to fall from the Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas, according to a Sept. 13 chron.com report.Witnesses described seeing glass flying horizontally down the streets of Houston as the windows starting blowing out in the building at around 3 a.m.
  • Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s iconic glass box house in Plano, Ill., has flooded–again, according to a Sept. 16 Wall Street Journal article.For the sixth time in 60 years, the Farnsworth House, one of the most famous examples of Modernist architecture, has been overtaken by a swollen Fox River. Record rainfall caused flood waters on Sunday to rise nearly two feet above the...
  • Iowa City will dedicate its most recent art acquisition--a hand-painted, tempered glass sculpture by artist B.J. Katz [founder and director, Meltdown Glass Art and Design LLC, Chandler, Ariz.]--at noon Thursday at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St., according to a Sept. 17 press-citizen.com report."Dancing Water," which includes 22 separate 2-foot-by-...
  • Glasstech Inc., Perrysburg, Ohio, will feature the following glass processing systems at Glasstech Asia 2008, Nov. 20-22, at booth H04, the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, according to a company release Sept. 16.The Cylindrical Radius Bender – Solar Parabolic Shapes (CRB-S) processes parabolic trough reflector glass shapes for concentrated solar power....
  • The producer price index (PPI) for finished goods tumbled 1.6 percent before seasonal adjustment (-0.9 percent seasonally adjusted) in August but rose 9.6 percent over the past 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, according to The Data DIGest Sept. 16. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of materials used in every...
  • On Sept. 12, Mike Hovan, president, Edgetech IG, Cambridge, Ohio, met the Ride 4 Hope team, a team of 23 cyclists, in Circleville, Ohio, and presented a $2,500 check for its cause, according to a Sept. 15 company release. The Ride 4 Hope team started on a 3,000-mile cross-country journey from San Diego to Atlantic City in September collecting donations for the United Kingdom’s Hope House...
  • Taiwan Glass Industrial plans to invest an additional $62.7 million in the next three years in its plant in Changpin Industrial Park in central Taiwan to produce glass products for the solar cell industry, according to data provided by the Industrial Development Bureau of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, according to a Sept. 15 DigiTimes.com report.
  • At the Glasstec 2008 exhibition Oct. 21-25 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Glaston will show an enlargement to the widely respected flat tempering machine family, the Tamglass CHF, according to a Glaston release Sep. 15.The new CHF Pro will also be presented at the GlassBuild America show  Oct. 6-8 in Las Vegas.The Tamglass CHF Pro model is an improved version of the Tamglass CHF which has been...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...