Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Some operations have resumed at PPG Industries' glass manufacturing operation in Wichita Falls, Texas, after torrential rains caused flooding and closed the plant temporarily Aug. 19, according to a company release Sept. 2.Float glass line No. 1 and the magnetron sputtering vacuum deposition coater used to make energy-efficient, high-performance glass are operating fully. The tempering line is...
  • Nonresidential construction spending continued growing in July, despite the weak economy and housing slump, said Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., in a Sept. 2 release. "But Congress must act promptly to avert layoffs in power and highway construction." Simonson's comment followed the release of construction spending data from...
  • Taiwanese glass manufacturers are teaming up to bid for the contract to supply glass to the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, it was reported Sunday.An estimated 110 Taiwan glass manufacturers plan to form a consortium to bid for the contract for the Dubai Tower, which will stand at more than 800 meters when it is unveiled in 2009, and replace the 508-meter Taipei 101 as the world's tallest...
  • A Rossford glass manufacturer was penalized by the Ohio EPA for failing to submit a risk management plan, authorities said.Pilkington North America must pay a $15,150 civil penalty for failing to submit a timely emergency plan for its automotive glass manufacturing facility at 140 Dixie Hwy., according to a Sept. 1 toledoblade.com report.
  • Wall-to-wall windows have become a signature of chic urban living, from Minneapolis to Miami. Home magazines and real-estate ads depict fashionable people in glass-walled towers lounging in front of endless views. But some residents say the reality can be less glamorous. Their windows often are streaked or spotty, even when washed regularly. The sun fades not just furniture but also kitchen...
  • Shares in laminated glass maker Asahi India Glass Ltd. reversed losses to jump 16.77 percent to 63 rupees [$1.4] after 5.82 million shares of the company, or 3.63 percent of the equity, changed hands in a block deal on the NSE.
  • Belarus’ Construction Ministry reported that the development of the domestic glass industry is a priority, with modernization of the construction materials industry to take place this year and in 2009, according to the Belta news agency Aug. 26. Georgia exported 4 tons of glass mirrors worth $69,000 in 2007. Georgia imported 19,881 tons of “float glass and surface ground or...
  • In 18 to 20 months the Bulgarian town of Razgrad will again have a plain glass plant. This announced Li Wei, vice-president of the Chinese holding Luoyang and Denis Barekov, owner of the Bulgarian company Via properties, which one year ago bought the bankrupt plant in Razgrad, Diamond.The investment is between 80 million EUR [$117.6 million] and 120 million EUR [$176.4 million]. The construction...
  • Kömmerling, Germany, a subsidiary of Adco Global Inc., Lincolnshire, Ill., signed agreements with Nanjing High Technology Zone to build and operate a plant in Nanjing, China, according to an Adco release Aug. 27. That plant will manufacture sealants and adhesives for the construction and transportation markets in China and the rest of Asia.Kömmerling already has...
  • The new Norwegian company Vetro Solar plans to build the world's largest factory for producing special glass for solar panels in Thalheim, Germany. Vetro Solar plans to invest an estimated NOK 3 billion [$555.9 million] in the facilities, NRK reports. The factory will cover 300,000 square meters and create more than 500 new jobs, according to a report in The Norway Post Aug. 22.
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