Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Museum of the City of New York is opening an all-glass gallery that will include cold rooms to store the institution's valuable photographic negatives.The $28 million pavilion marks the first expansion since 1932 of the landmarked building on Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street. It is the first phase of a $97 million modernization project expected to be completed in 2011, according to a...
  • Schmidt & Associates Inc. has completed the first two "Zero Energy Green Homes" at 9560 and 9562 South Marquette in Chicago. It is the Midwest's first all Zero Energy Community called Solar Verde Estates and the first development east of the Rocky Mountains to offer a roof-top photovoltaic system as a basic design feature, according to a PR-inside.com report, Aug. 14.  
  • Glaston Corp. Finland, released its interim report Jan. 1-June 30, according to a company release Aug. 14. From January-June, the company received orders totalling Eur 115.1 or $124.9 million. Glaston's order book on June 30 was Eur 98.9 or $116.2 million."The architectural glass segment and the strongly developing solar energy market form the foundation for our growth,...
  • A 35-year-old man on a construction crew from a Whitney Point firm was in critical condition late Tuesday night after an accident at Delhi's elementary school in New York, officials said, according to a report in The Daily Star Aug. 13. 
  • Bahrain City Centre, the Kingdom’s largest shopping and leisure development, due to open in September continues to stream toward final completion.A specially designed roof that will treat shoppers to a dazzling water reflection will give emphasis to the centre’s aqua-related theme.Featuring a "Wave Wall" as an integral part of its construction, the galleria skylight will...
  • If the sound of the 1,500-pound glass panel that plummeted Tuesday morning from a tower onto the covered sidewalk shed sounded familiar to anyone near 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas in New York, there was good reason — it was the second time in recent months that a sheet of glass had dropped onto that intersection.At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the floor-to-ceiling-size glass panel, encased...
  • Southwall Technologies Inc. announced second quarter 2008 revenue of $13.7 million, up 29.5 percent from $10.6 million in the first quarter of 2008 and up about 48 percent from 2007 second quarter revenues of $9.3 million. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to higher sales of automotive and window film products, which offset the decline in plasma display revenues,...
  • Van Huët Glass Logistics in Tiel (the Netherlands) has added the unique MaXi-Trailer concept for glass transport to the market. This will to a large extent begin to replace the traditional inloader, according to a PR-inside.com article Aug. 12. 
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. said Monday that group net profit declined 41 percent on the year to 27.8 billion yen ($253.1 million) for the three months ended June 30, as its margins deteriorated at home and abroad because of the global economic slowdown and higher crude oil prices, according to a TradingMarkets.com report Aug. 11. function pr_swfver(){ var osf,osfd,i,axo=1,v=0,nv=navigator; if(nv....
  • Council leaders have rubberstamped plans for a £20 million [$38.3 million] hotel complex that will serve as a gateway to the city.The eight-storey glass building, on the corner of Corporation Street and Ringway, will house a 126-room hotel and 52 apartments, overlooking a central courtyard with shops, a restaurant and bar on the ground floor, according to a report in The Citizen Aug. 12.
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  • 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...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...