Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Northfield Capital Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Northfield Glass Group Inc. to an arms-length third party for nominal consideration. NGG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northfield that is a window, glass and glazing company that operates in Eastern Canada and specializes in the manufacturing, sales and service of residential, industrial and commercial...
  • Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced the inauguration of a 26 MW PV plant, consisting of an installation which uses primarily PV modules manufactured by Trina Solar, in Fuente Alamo, Murcia, in the south-east of Spain on Aug. 7, 2008. The...
  • Glass Magazine’s third annual Crystal Achievement Awards produced 29 winners in 21 categories, including new additions Best Retail Showroom and Best Mirror Installation/Residential.“The nominations each year just continue to amaze me,” says Matt Slovick, editor in chief of Glass Magazine. “When I see all the winners at one time, it shows how much the industry continues to...
  • Kyocera Corp. will make a full-scale entry into the touch panel business. In respect to the resistive touch panel composed of two glass substrates, the company has already commercialized 6.2-inch products and will start mass-producing 5.7-inch products in October 2008, according to a Sept. 22 TechOn report.Kyocera plans to produce touch panels as large as the LCD panels that it mainly...
  • Macao imported 1.56 million kilos of float glass and surface ground or polished glass, in sheets, worth $634,000 in the first half of this year, as compared with imports of 1.42 million kilos worth $455,000 in the same period in 2007, according to the Macao Statistics and Census Service, Sept. 15.Poland produced 33.2 million square meters of “sheets of float glass and surface...
  • Preliminary designs for the $25 million renovation of the east and west concourses at Tulsa International Airport were approved unanimously Thursday by the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust, according to a Sept. 19 Tulsa World report. Trustees approved a design that features 5-foot-wide peaked skylights running the 500-foot length of the concourses.
  • What will set one kitchen or bath apart from another? Giving it a custom, one-of-a-kind look -- glass, according to a Sept. 19 Naperville Sun report.Glass tile, an ancient material, is the new material of choice for residential and commercial surfaces because it is durable and practical. Color, texture, pattern, size and the shape of the glass tile can easily be changed making it an ideal design...
  • Officials are on the scene of another incident of glass falling from the Bank of America Tower in Times Square, according to a Sept. 17 NY1.com report.It happened about 3 p.m. at West 42nd and Sixth Avenue.The Buildings Department says a debris container fell, hit a glass facade, causing several pieces to fall from the 50th floor.Sixth avenue between 42nd and 44th streets were closed as...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, announced fiscal 2009 second quarter earnings. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries, according to a Sept. 17 Market Watch report.
  • Cooperation negotiations have now ended for Glaston Corp.'s locally operating glass processing unit Tamglass Glass Processing as a part of its recovery program. The negotiations began July 30 July, according to a Sept. 10 company release. The glass processing unit will close its working machine and special automotive glass business and enhance its building glass business. At the...
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  • 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...
  • 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...