Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Steve Rosenstock resigned from the National Fenestration Rating Council board prior to the organization's meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., according to a Nov. 11 NFRC release.Rosenstock cited his inability to commit the time required to effectively fulfill his duties as the reason for his decision. The NFRC board replaced Rosenstock with Roland Temple of AZS Consulting Inc., Gainesville, Fla....
  • United Glass Corp., Oakdale, Pa., recently installed a brand new, state-of-the-art, full convection oven at its Pdc Glass location in Pittsburgh, according to a Nov. 11 company release. The new furnace produces heat treated glass up to 100-inch-by-180-inch in size, 1/8 inch to ¾ inch in thicknesses, with low levels of roller wave distortion. The LiteSentry equipment, installed on the...
  •  Cardinal Glass in Durant [Okla.] says their business is booming. They currently employ about 300 people mostly from Durant, Sherman and Denison, and they're looking for more.A slow down in the economy hasn't caused the Cardinal Glass plant in Durant to slow down. Each day the plant manufactures 600 tons of flat glass for windows, according to a Nov. 7 KTEN report. 
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell by 240,000 in October, and the unemployment rate rose from 6.1 percent to 6.5 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, according to a Nov. 7 Data DIGest report. Worse, 179,000 more jobs vanished in August and September than was estimated last month. In the past year, payroll employment has decreased by 1,078,000 (-0.8 percent...
  • Vitro, Mexico, recently reached an agreement with Bancomext, in which non performing real estate assets were placed in a trust pending future sale, according to a N .Under the terms of this agreement, Vitro will receive $100 million, using these funds to restore its liquidity to normal levels of operation.This agreement allows Vitro to make these assets liquid immediately to restore its...
  • Solar Gard is pleased to announce its Armorcoat 8Mil safety and security film has met one of the most stringent hurricane mitigation tests. These test standards, ASTM 1886/1996 Large Missile Impact Level “C” or 4.5lb missile, ensure that Solar Gard Armorcoat 8Mil safety and security films offer the best protection money can buy. Conducted on 3/16 inch tempered glass, the anchored film...
  • Arabian Aluminum Co. (part of Al Ghurair Construction Industries), has started installing glass on the façade of the Dh600 million [$163,407,593] Emirates Financial Towers, which is located at Dubai International Financial Centre. Construction work has progressed to the 15th floor, according to a Nov. 9 Emirates Business 24/7 report.
  • Most of the 300 people employed by the collapsed Greenberg Glass Emergency [U.K.] have lost their jobs, administrators say.The firm is part of the Liverpool-based Greenberg Glass Group although its main base is in Liverpool. The group’s other division - Greenberg Glass Contracts - was put into administration two weeks ago.David Whitehouse and Philip Duffy, partners at MCR Corporate...
  • Officials at Quality Metalcrafts LLC, Ramsey, Minn., announced the expansion of its new manufacturing facility in Rogers, Minn., according to a company release Nov. 6.The plant expansion increases the size of the facility to nearly 60,000 square feet to accommodate the company’s growth and the additional equipment expected in 2009. The additional space will allow for improved...
  • Thousands of burglaries mean lots of extra business for window replacement companies like Binswanger."Probably in sales anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000 per month in additional sales for the branch here," said manager Dennis Leister. "Yes, it's helped us. We haven't had any layoffs this year. We've got everybody employed and everybody busy."Other window companies report a 20...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • 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...