Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • After a weak January, construction starts in February rebounded 7 percent. However, total construction for the first two months of 2007 still sits 15 percent lower than it did during the same period last year...
  • Grand Canyon Skywalk bridge set to open

    Tomorrow, the laminated glass bridge over the Grand Canyon will open to the public, allowing visitors to pay $25 for an unobstructed view 4,000 feet down to the Colorado River...
  • Frederico Broccoli, president and chief executive officer of Biesse America, announced the company acquired the distribution and service branch of AGM Glass Machinery Inc. during a news conference March 22 at Biesse headquarters in Charlotte, N.C...
  • The European Union issued antitrust charges against Japan’s Asahi Glass Co. and its Belgian subsidiary Glaverbel; Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass Co. and its subsidiary Pilkington, of the United Kingdom; and Saint-Gobain of France, according to a March 15 article from Bloomberg...
  • The average annual turnover rate for trucking companies exceeds 120 percent. While the turnover rate in the specialized divisions that handle glass hauling is about half that, companies face huge costs associated with hiring and training new workers...
  • The National Fenestration Ratings Council of Silver Spring, Md., will move forward on an insulating glass certification program, despite concerns about the effect on smaller manufacturers that don’t currently certify...
  • Twenty-five years ago, Go-Glass Corp. in Salisbury, Md., started as Salisbury Glass Co. with five employees. Today, the now Go-Glass employs about 90 and operates eight locations in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia...
  • For last week's coverage of BEC, click here.

    Attendees of the Building Envelope Contractors Conference March 4-6 in Las Vegas heard several presentations about technological developments in the glass industry, including electronically tintable glazing and structural wall systems...

  • During its Spring Meeting March 5-8 in Austin, Texas, the National Fenestration Ratings Council of Silver Spring, Md., addressed about 220 negatives in the most recent ballot version of the Component Modeling Approach...

  • Executives from Apogee Enterprises Inc. in Minneapolis announced in February that the company exited the auto replacement windshield market...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
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