Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Despite a toughening construction market, exhibitors at the Solar Power International 2008 convention in San Diego, Calif., say the solar industry is booming and offers numerous possibilities for glass companies.

  • The Teningen screen-printing specialist ThiemeGmbH Co. KG joined hands with Jonas Redmann Photovoltaics Production Solutions GmbH  to establish a joint subsidiary named JRT Photovoltaics GmbH & Co. KG. The new enterprise will develop and market innovative solutions for the production of crystalline solar cells.
  • New York Gov. David Paterson recently gave the go-ahead to the State Green Building Construction Act, which will require future state building to conform to green building practices.At the same time, the governor signed the green residential building grant program, which will provide incentives to residents who build green houses.
  • Designers wanting to reduce the environmental footprint of their buildings are in fact often adding to the environmental load by overglazing their structures, a Toronto architect says, according to an Oct. 16 Daily Commercial News report.Many designers are upping the amount of glass in their facades in order to increase daylighting and provide good views, explained Jenny McMinn of Halsall...
  • Various internationally renowned architects are set to compete for the prestigious Emirates Glass LEAF [Leading European Architects Forum] Awards 2008, to take place in London on Oct. 23. Emirates Glass LLC, the leading processors of premium architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments, will be sponsoring and participating...
  • PPG said net income was $117 million, or 70 cents a share, compared with $191 million, or $1.15 a share, for the same period a year ago. Sales for the glass and paint supplier were $4.2 billion vs. last year's $3.1 billion, according to an Oct. 16 Market Watch report.PPG's earnings were adversely affected by a number of unusual items, without which earnings would have been $227 million, or $1.37...
  • Serbia’s Privatisation Agency has invited bids in a tender for the acquisition of 100 percent of the total registered capital in the Glass Company Pancevo, according to an agency report Oct. 9. The deadline is Dec. 19. Bidders must satisfy certain criteria, including minimum revenues and capital. The company, established in 1930, manufactures glass for use in the automotive, construction...
  • A blue star of light reached from Rodney Livingston's welding torch like a glowing insect across the factory floor.As the glare receded, the 45,000-square-foot factory on Merced's south side came into view: stacks of windows leaned against one another. Silver aluminum skylight frames were stacked on the ground.The busy sounds of manufacturing filled the air. Saws chewed at glass, drills punched...
  • The TKTS booth in Times Square has a new updated look that fits in with its neon-bright neighborhood, according to an Oct. 16 newsday.com report.The new booth, which sits on a traffic island at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue, is a fiberglass shell encased by an all-glass structure that sits under a glowing red glass staircase.  
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, today reported record sales for the third quarter of $4.2 billion, surpassing the prior year's third quarter results by 37 percent. Third quarter reported net income was $117 million, or 70 cents per share. Adjusted net income excluding unusual items was $227 million, or $1.37 per share, according to an Oct. 16 Market Watch report."Our financial performance...
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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...