Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • With demand declining for automotive and residential window glass, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, realigned its performance glazings business, according to a Sept. 24 company release. The company will cease production at its Owen Sound, Ontario, glass manufacturing facility in the first quarter 2009. Shipping and distribution of products there will continue until inventory is depleted, according to...
  • The upheaval in credit markets has cut off the flow of funds to some developers, and a few contractors have stopped work on jobs, according to scattered reports. “In the short term, businesses in partnership with Lehman Brothers Holdings and American International Group, which had over $50 billion invested in commercial real estate around the country, had their deals threatened,” the...
  • Bill Moule Jr., founder of Moule’s California Glass in Redding, and his wife, Lynne, were seriously injured in a two-car accident in Sierra County that killed one person.The Moules were traveling to go hiking in Sierra City when the head-on collision occurred 5:20 p.m. Sept. 19 on the Gold Lake Highway, Bill Moule’s daughter, Laura Moule-Ware, said in a Sept. 22 Redding.com...
  • Northfield Capital Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Northfield Glass Group Inc. to an arms-length third party for nominal consideration. NGG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northfield that is a window, glass and glazing company that operates in Eastern Canada and specializes in the manufacturing, sales and service of residential, industrial and commercial...
  • Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced the inauguration of a 26 MW PV plant, consisting of an installation which uses primarily PV modules manufactured by Trina Solar, in Fuente Alamo, Murcia, in the south-east of Spain on Aug. 7, 2008. The...
  • Glass Magazine’s third annual Crystal Achievement Awards produced 29 winners in 21 categories, including new additions Best Retail Showroom and Best Mirror Installation/Residential.“The nominations each year just continue to amaze me,” says Matt Slovick, editor in chief of Glass Magazine. “When I see all the winners at one time, it shows how much the industry continues to...
  • Kyocera Corp. will make a full-scale entry into the touch panel business. In respect to the resistive touch panel composed of two glass substrates, the company has already commercialized 6.2-inch products and will start mass-producing 5.7-inch products in October 2008, according to a Sept. 22 TechOn report.Kyocera plans to produce touch panels as large as the LCD panels that it mainly...
  • Macao imported 1.56 million kilos of float glass and surface ground or polished glass, in sheets, worth $634,000 in the first half of this year, as compared with imports of 1.42 million kilos worth $455,000 in the same period in 2007, according to the Macao Statistics and Census Service, Sept. 15.Poland produced 33.2 million square meters of “sheets of float glass and surface...
  • Preliminary designs for the $25 million renovation of the east and west concourses at Tulsa International Airport were approved unanimously Thursday by the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust, according to a Sept. 19 Tulsa World report. Trustees approved a design that features 5-foot-wide peaked skylights running the 500-foot length of the concourses.
  • What will set one kitchen or bath apart from another? Giving it a custom, one-of-a-kind look -- glass, according to a Sept. 19 Naperville Sun report.Glass tile, an ancient material, is the new material of choice for residential and commercial surfaces because it is durable and practical. Color, texture, pattern, size and the shape of the glass tile can easily be changed making it an ideal design...
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  • 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...
  • 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...