Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Officials from Mexico’s Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. announced May 2 the company’s first quarter 2007 unaudited financial results, according to a company release the same day...

  • Although construction spending increased 0.2 percent in March compared to last month, spending still sits 2 percent less than March 2006, according to an April 30 report from the U.S. Census...

  • Prices for construction materials increased 1.2 percent in March compared to February, and increases will likely continue for several more months, according to an April 23 article from Reed Construction Data...
  • A 36-year-old carpenter from Curtice, Ohio, died April 19 at the site of the Veteran’s Glass City Skyway bridge project in Toledo after the platform he was working on collapsed...

  • About 170 industry representatives gathered in Pittsburgh April 16-18 for Glass Fabrication, an annual educational conference from the Glass Association of North America of Topeka, Kan. Discussions on green building, glass industry trends and emerging standards topped the agenda...
  • Last year, China ranked third among importing countries for flat glass, capturing 17 percent of the U.S. glass import market at a value of $142 million...
  • Southwall Technologies, a thin film company out of Palo Alto, Calif., has joined the ranks of United States-based glass companies bringing energy-efficient glass and glazing products to China...

  • Company set to complete exit of auto glass market with sale of RV and bus windshield business
    Revenues increased 17 percent in the final fiscal quarter of 2007 over the same period last year for Apogee Enterprises Inc. of Minneapolis, according to an April 11 company release. Total year revenues for the company reached $778.8 million, also 17 percent above fiscal year 2006...
  • Genstar Capital LLC of San Francisco bought International Aluminum Corp., Monterey Park, Calif., in a deal worth $228 million, according to an April 2 Genstar announcement...
  • Officials from Santa Monica, Calif.-based Oldcastle Glass say its planned Atlanta facility, set to start operations in September, will help serve increasing demand for hurricane-resistant glass in the Southeastern United States...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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