Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • A Rossford glass manufacturer was penalized by the Ohio EPA for failing to submit a risk management plan, authorities said.Pilkington North America must pay a $15,150 civil penalty for failing to submit a timely emergency plan for its automotive glass manufacturing facility at 140 Dixie Hwy., according to a Sept. 1 toledoblade.com report.
  • Wall-to-wall windows have become a signature of chic urban living, from Minneapolis to Miami. Home magazines and real-estate ads depict fashionable people in glass-walled towers lounging in front of endless views. But some residents say the reality can be less glamorous. Their windows often are streaked or spotty, even when washed regularly. The sun fades not just furniture but also kitchen...
  • Shares in laminated glass maker Asahi India Glass Ltd. reversed losses to jump 16.77 percent to 63 rupees [$1.4] after 5.82 million shares of the company, or 3.63 percent of the equity, changed hands in a block deal on the NSE.
  • Belarus’ Construction Ministry reported that the development of the domestic glass industry is a priority, with modernization of the construction materials industry to take place this year and in 2009, according to the Belta news agency Aug. 26. Georgia exported 4 tons of glass mirrors worth $69,000 in 2007. Georgia imported 19,881 tons of “float glass and surface ground or...
  • In 18 to 20 months the Bulgarian town of Razgrad will again have a plain glass plant. This announced Li Wei, vice-president of the Chinese holding Luoyang and Denis Barekov, owner of the Bulgarian company Via properties, which one year ago bought the bankrupt plant in Razgrad, Diamond.The investment is between 80 million EUR [$117.6 million] and 120 million EUR [$176.4 million]. The construction...
  • Kömmerling, Germany, a subsidiary of Adco Global Inc., Lincolnshire, Ill., signed agreements with Nanjing High Technology Zone to build and operate a plant in Nanjing, China, according to an Adco release Aug. 27. That plant will manufacture sealants and adhesives for the construction and transportation markets in China and the rest of Asia.Kömmerling already has...
  • The new Norwegian company Vetro Solar plans to build the world's largest factory for producing special glass for solar panels in Thalheim, Germany. Vetro Solar plans to invest an estimated NOK 3 billion [$555.9 million] in the facilities, NRK reports. The factory will cover 300,000 square meters and create more than 500 new jobs, according to a report in The Norway Post Aug. 22.
  • Stock by stock, public solar companies are returning to the sunlight, and soon a German star hopes to shine. German glass maker Schott is planning on making a public offering of its solar subsidiary, Schott Solar, aiming to raise around €500 million (about $739 million), according to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (via Reuters).The exact size and date of the IPO have not...
  • The southbound lanes of High Street are closed in downtown Columbus, [Ohio,] after a glass pane fell from the Huntington Bank building Wednesday morning.The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m., 10TV News reported Aug. 27.
  • When [Washington,] D.C., libraries director Ginnie Cooper presented Shaw [NW] residents with plans for a translucent, glass-encased, jewel of a new library, the reaction was generally enthusiastic. But the celebration didn't last very long. With the cost of construction materials soaring by the minute, and with the libraries facing yet another budget crunch, Cooper has had to go back to her...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...