Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • “Seamless transition” is a term Kathy Harkema, corporate spokesperson for the Pella Corp., uses frequently in talking about Pella’s acquisition of Efco Corp. in Monett ...
  • Nonresidential construction posted more gains in July, despite the fall of the subprime mortgage market that many economists expected would hurt all segments of the building industry ...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will set new records when it opens its doors next Monday in Atlanta, organizers report. Running from September 10-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center, the event will feature more than 500 exhibitors for the first time ...

  • Glass Magazine announces the winners of its 2007 Crystal Achievement Awards program. The awards recognize significant achievements in architectural glass technology, manufacturing and marketing ...

  • On Aug. 28, Pella Corp., of Pella, Iowa, purchased Efco Corp. of Monett, Mo., for an undisclosed amount. On that same day, long-time Efco CEO and 33-year company veteran Chris Fuldner retired from the business his father co-founded in 1951 ...

  • More than 20 glass industry companies earned places on the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States. The companies number among the 1,076 construction and manufacturing business to make the list, a higher than expected percentage of the list ...
  • Customers respond to rumored Efco-Pella deal
    While representatives from both companies aren’t talking, many industry players are already responding to the much-rumored deal between Efco Corp. of Monett, Mo., and Pella Corp., of Pella, Iowa ...

  • Nonresidential segment remains strong
    New construction starts fell 11 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.1 billion, according to an Aug. 22 release from McGraw Hill Construction of New York. The value of construction from January to July reached $363.2 billion, 13 percent below the same period last year ...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association of Schaumburg, Ill., met the Aug. 20 deadline to bring a revised proposal to allow AAMA 507 as an alternative thermal performance rating back to the International Code Council for consideration at the 2008 code hearings ...
  • As early as October, the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., will release a bidding tool for commercial component manufacturers, similar to the software under development for its nonresidential rating program, the Component Modeling Approach ...
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