Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Glaziers still call Sin City a good bet

    In 2004, developers flooded Las Vegas with plans to build about 90,000 luxury high-rise condominium units. But more than half may never be built due to high construction costs, rising interest rates and a labor shortage...

  • After two months of declines, the Architectural Billings Index edged up in July, thanks to large gains for commercial and industrial firms, according to an Aug. 23 release from The American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C...

  • Aug. 22, the Florida Building Commission instituted windborne-debris building codes in the Panhandle that require shutters or storm glazing in areas predicted to sustain winds of 130 miles per hour during a hurricane...

  • After years of lawsuits, officials from the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va., and the National Fire Protection Association of Quincy, Mass., reached a settlement on three disputes, according to an Aug. 14 NFPA release...
  • Not as good as in the 1990s
    Analysts project that demand for advanced flat-glass products will expand nearly 6 percent per year to generate sales of $7.7 billion by 2010, according to a study released Aug. 21 by the Freedonia Group of Cleveland...
  • U.S. retail construction activity fell 10 percent and retail renovations dropped 30 percent in the first six months of 2006, compared to the same period last year, according to research from the International Council of Shopping Centers, with U.S. offices in New York...
  • The study of fractology rarely makes headlines, but when glass breaks, falling onto people, everyone wants to know why...
  • A mid-July survey of U.S. float-glass manufacturers about the health of their glass supplies produced a range of opinions on inventory levels, and consensus on a singular fact: Don’t expect to pick up the phone and order with the same lead time you had in the past, suppliers advise...
  • Rising producer prices for glass through the last 12 months matched a steep rise in product prices for overall nonresidential buildings, according to data released Aug. 15 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Labor...
  • In the future, nonresidential fenestration system manufacturers could have a choice of two thermal performance rating procedures, if a proposal backed by several industry associations passes through the International Code Council’s code hearings in September...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...