Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Elderly residents had a lucky escape when a glass dome shattered and fell on them as they were playing cards in a north Hampshire [U.K.] sheltered housing scheme.Tony Kinge, 67, who lives in a residential flat at Bishopswood Court, in Hangar Road, Tadley, was playing his regular card game with fellow residents when the glass cascaded around their ears, according to a Nov. 1 Basingstoke...
  • Anara Tower, a planned skyscraper in Dubai, is set to feature a glass pod at 2,150 feet, according to Gizmodo.com. The tower will be 500 feet shorter than the world's largest, the Burj Dubai.
  • PGT Inc., North Venice, Fla., the hurricane-resistant window and door maker, lost $1.63 million in the third quarter on revenues that dropped nearly 25 percent and hinted at more job cuts if the economy weakens further.The loss at Sarasota County's largest manufacturer equated to 5 cents per share and compared with a profit of $1.07 million, or 4 cents per share, during the same quarter a year...
  • It is the building material of the 21st Century, thanks to advances in computer-aided design and glazing techniques. So now just about every landmark building includes some tricksy use of glass.At Westfield [mall, west London] the glazed roof dips and dives and the stores within feature far more glass than traditional frontages warrant. In fact, there are 3,361 glass panels in the entire complex....
  • Hundreds of workers in Huddersfield [U.K.] have been assured that their jobs are safe following the collapse of a glass supply firm.Liverpool-based Greenberg Group Ltd., trading as Greenberg Glass Contracts, has gone into administration in the face of worsening market conditions. But a separate business, Greenberg Glass Emergency Ltd., which employs 300 people and is based at Crosland Moor,...
  • Global market for soda ash is projected to reach 49 million metric tons by 2012, reflecting a CAGR of 3.56 percent for the period 2008-2012. Asia-Pacific represents the largest as well as fastest growing market for soda ash with an estimated 17.2 million metric tons in 2008. Soda ash is primarily used in the manufacture of glass bottles and other glass containers. It also finds use in the...
  • Ohio general contractor Brian Burgett today told members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to recommend to the full House economic stimulus activities that would have an immediate positive impact on economic activity, according to release from the Associated General Contractors of America, Oct. 28."An infusion of federal infrastructure...
  • Starting next year, Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India will jointly stage the new trade fair Glasspex India, Dec. 2–4, 2009, in New Delhi. The event will be supported by the Indian Glass Industry Association, the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), according to a Messe Dusseldorf North America...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., one of the world's largest producers and distributors of glass products, today announced 3Q'08 unaudited results. Year over year consolidated net sales rose 8.9 percent while EBITDA increased 11.4 percent. The consolidated EBITDA margin increased to 14.5 percent from 14.1 percent in the same period last year despite a 68 percent increase in natural gas prices, according to...
  • H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, officially inaugurated the new $150 million float glass plant of Guardian RAK at a function held at Al Jazeera Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah.The Guardian RAK plant, which began full production in September 2007, produces 700 tonnes of glass per day, used in automotive, commercial, residential and furniture...
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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...