Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Serbia’s Privatisation Agency has invited bids in a tender for the acquisition of 100 percent of the total registered capital in the Glass Company Pancevo, according to an agency report Oct. 9. The deadline is Dec. 19. Bidders must satisfy certain criteria, including minimum revenues and capital. The company, established in 1930, manufactures glass for use in the automotive, construction...
  • A blue star of light reached from Rodney Livingston's welding torch like a glowing insect across the factory floor.As the glare receded, the 45,000-square-foot factory on Merced's south side came into view: stacks of windows leaned against one another. Silver aluminum skylight frames were stacked on the ground.The busy sounds of manufacturing filled the air. Saws chewed at glass, drills punched...
  • The TKTS booth in Times Square has a new updated look that fits in with its neon-bright neighborhood, according to an Oct. 16 newsday.com report.The new booth, which sits on a traffic island at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue, is a fiberglass shell encased by an all-glass structure that sits under a glowing red glass staircase.  
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, today reported record sales for the third quarter of $4.2 billion, surpassing the prior year's third quarter results by 37 percent. Third quarter reported net income was $117 million, or 70 cents per share. Adjusted net income excluding unusual items was $227 million, or $1.37 per share, according to an Oct. 16 Market Watch report."Our financial performance...
  • Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass said on Thursday it has been modifying its U.S. plants to boost solar cell glass output but voiced concerns about missing business chances as demand will likely grow faster than it can keep up with, according to an Oct. 16 Reuters report.Nippon Sheet Glass, which competes with Japan's Asahi Glass Co Ltd., France's Saint-Gobain and U.S.-based Guardian, sees glass used to...
  • In an effort to educate security professionals in and around New York City on glass retention and window protection films, Jordan Frankel, vice president of ShatterGARD Inc. and a world-renowned glass protection expert, was asked to speak at a special Times Square Security Association Meeting, according to an Oct. 15 azobuild.com report.The Times Square Security Association Meeting included...
  • Sunlight flooded the State Capitol's House [Cheyenne, Wyo.] and Senate chambers Monday at the unveiling of the completed skylight, according to an Oct. 14 Wyoming Tribune Eagle report.Six months and $1.2 million dollars later, the chambers again have the amount of light they were intended to have.The project was spearheaded by the Select Committee on Legislative Services. 
  •  DuPont, Wilmington, Del., acquired Coastal Training Technologies Corp., a global producer and marketer of cutting-edge training programs, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., according to a DuPont release Oct. 14 This transaction is expected to fuel significant growth for DuPont Safety Resources, a safety consulting business within the DuPont Safety & Protection segment. Terms of...
  • Kyocera Corp. announced that it will begin mass producing glass/glass touch panels for liquid crystal displays this month, a move that fully engages the company in both the LCD and touch panel markets. Kyocera's new touch panels feature a unique glass/glass structure which provides superior visibility and durability compared with the film/glass structure of conventional LCD touch panels.
  • Members of the Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C.,  today urged House Democrats to develop an economic recovery plan that includes provisions to boost construction activity during an Economic Forum with leading economists, according to an Oct. 13 AGC release."A significant boost to construction in the form of increased infrastructure investment will create...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...