Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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...
  • Barratt has sold out the first phase of 15 homes at Parkside, a spectacular new apartment development overlooking a 55-acre park in south-west London.Parkside is centred around a 23-storey curved glass tower in Wandsworth, London SW18. Designed for Barratt by architects Squire & Partners, Parkside is taking shape on a prime site alongside St George's Park, on the edge of Wandsworth town...
  • The past and present of Darwen [England] has been captured in a £12,000 [$19,042.7] stained-glass window unveiled at St Peter’s Church.Fundraising for the window started three years ago, and it has just been installed on the south side of the building, overlooking the road.The window was paid for entirely through donations and replaces plain glass.
  • Greenberg Glass Emergency [U.K.] has collapsed into administration just days after its sister company, Greenberg Glass Contracts, suffered the same fate.Both companies are part of the Liverpool-based Greenberg Group which has operated glass businesses in the city since 1936.However, most of the 300 people employed by Greenberg Glass Emergency are now based in Huddersfield.The division...
  • Vietnam produced 32.9 million square meters of glass in the first 10 months of this year, a year-on-year decrease of 4.1 percent, according to a Nov. 2 report from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.The Spanish glass industry produced 346,600 tons of glass waste in 2006, of which 346,200 tons was nonhazardous waste and 400 tons was hazardous waste, according to an Oct. 27 report from...
  • At the Ratings Committee meeting Nov. 5 during NFRC Fall Meeting, Jacksonville, Fla., members approved the Component Model Approach Product Certification Program ballot and moved it to the NFRC board of directors, according to NFRC News Now report. Additionally, the Ratings Committee approved the following:the successful PCP ballot – permanent label forward for approval for...
  • As architects and designers are looking for resources to help with affective daylighting practices, Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie, Wash., has provided a convenient educational tool available 24 hours per day. TGP now offers Web access to its AIA-registered course: "A Bright Future: Daylighting for Tomorrow's Buildings." Design professionals can access the free course...
  • More than 40 jobs have been lost as the economic slump claimed another industrial scalp.Glass merchants Greenberg Glass Ltd., based on Kingsway North in Gateshead’s Team Valley trading estate [U.K.], was put into administration yesterday.This morning workers arrived at the site to be formally told they no longer have jobs.Most already knew after rumours of the closure spread through the...
  • The Research Subcommittee met Nov. 4 at the NFRC Fall Meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. NFRC Technical Services Manager Ray McGowan gave an update on the research budget and the status of active and potential future projects. Project task group chairs then gave a more detailed report of ongoing research, according to a report on NFRC News Now.Willie duPont of Sunergy Consulting gave a full report of...
  • CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, and the world's leading producer of automotive, residential, and commercial window films, today announced its plans to introduce several innovative marketing tools and industry-leading products for window film dealers at the Specialty Equipment Makers Association trade show (booth 11813), Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas. In...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...