Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Greg Abel, chairman for Advocates for Safe Glass of Eugene, Ore., said that a North Carolina college student’s untimely death last February could have been prevented if impact-resistant glass had been specified for a window in his dorm...
  • While the U.S. economy will grow through 2008, glass company managers need to prepare for a downturn in 2009 and 2010, according to Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst for the Institute for Trend Research...
  • The doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center will open today for GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo, running through Thursday...
  • New legislation on greenhouse gas emissions in California will force glass manufacturers to find ways of limiting emissions in an energy-intensive industry while remaining competitive in the global market...
  • Articles in several top newspapers nationwide address the state of architecture five years after the Sept. 11 attacks and the reconstruction of Ground Zero…
  • GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window & Door Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 19-21, will buzz with energy as attendees and exhibitors from across the world gather to teach, learn and show their wares in the architectural glass and residential fenestration industries...

  • As owners require architects to stick to tight budgets despite rising material prices, architects rely on contract glaziers to come up with economical solutions for glass and glazing that don’t compromise their original design visions...
  • The latest version of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Beige Book, released Sept. 6, reported strong commercial development and construction in most of the 12 geographic districts nationwide...
  • 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...

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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...