Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Museum of the City of New York is opening an all-glass gallery that will include cold rooms to store the institution's valuable photographic negatives.The $28 million pavilion marks the first expansion since 1932 of the landmarked building on Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street. It is the first phase of a $97 million modernization project expected to be completed in 2011, according to a...
  • Schmidt & Associates Inc. has completed the first two "Zero Energy Green Homes" at 9560 and 9562 South Marquette in Chicago. It is the Midwest's first all Zero Energy Community called Solar Verde Estates and the first development east of the Rocky Mountains to offer a roof-top photovoltaic system as a basic design feature, according to a PR-inside.com report, Aug. 14.  
  • Glaston Corp. Finland, released its interim report Jan. 1-June 30, according to a company release Aug. 14. From January-June, the company received orders totalling Eur 115.1 or $124.9 million. Glaston's order book on June 30 was Eur 98.9 or $116.2 million."The architectural glass segment and the strongly developing solar energy market form the foundation for our growth,...
  • A 35-year-old man on a construction crew from a Whitney Point firm was in critical condition late Tuesday night after an accident at Delhi's elementary school in New York, officials said, according to a report in The Daily Star Aug. 13. 
  • Bahrain City Centre, the Kingdom’s largest shopping and leisure development, due to open in September continues to stream toward final completion.A specially designed roof that will treat shoppers to a dazzling water reflection will give emphasis to the centre’s aqua-related theme.Featuring a "Wave Wall" as an integral part of its construction, the galleria skylight will...
  • If the sound of the 1,500-pound glass panel that plummeted Tuesday morning from a tower onto the covered sidewalk shed sounded familiar to anyone near 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas in New York, there was good reason — it was the second time in recent months that a sheet of glass had dropped onto that intersection.At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the floor-to-ceiling-size glass panel, encased...
  • Southwall Technologies Inc. announced second quarter 2008 revenue of $13.7 million, up 29.5 percent from $10.6 million in the first quarter of 2008 and up about 48 percent from 2007 second quarter revenues of $9.3 million. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to higher sales of automotive and window film products, which offset the decline in plasma display revenues,...
  • Van Huët Glass Logistics in Tiel (the Netherlands) has added the unique MaXi-Trailer concept for glass transport to the market. This will to a large extent begin to replace the traditional inloader, according to a PR-inside.com article Aug. 12. 
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. said Monday that group net profit declined 41 percent on the year to 27.8 billion yen ($253.1 million) for the three months ended June 30, as its margins deteriorated at home and abroad because of the global economic slowdown and higher crude oil prices, according to a TradingMarkets.com report Aug. 11. function pr_swfver(){ var osf,osfd,i,axo=1,v=0,nv=navigator; if(nv....
  • Council leaders have rubberstamped plans for a £20 million [$38.3 million] hotel complex that will serve as a gateway to the city.The eight-storey glass building, on the corner of Corporation Street and Ringway, will house a 126-room hotel and 52 apartments, overlooking a central courtyard with shops, a restaurant and bar on the ground floor, according to a report in The Citizen Aug. 12.
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...