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  • In another example of convergence in the industry, Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, purchased Tubelite Inc., Walker, Mich., at the end of December, to grow its presence in architectural markets ...
  • Despite the United States’ residential slump and the subprime mortgage crash, the nonresidential construction market should experience growth in 2008. However, growth will not be as strong as in 2007, according to a Dec. 13 forecast from the Associated General Contractors, Arlington, Va...
  • U.S. companies and associations that attended Fenestration China 2007 in November say the event provided a stepping stone into the skyrocketing Chinese fenestration and glass industry. “For the industry, China is the biggest market in the world—the fastest growing,” says James Gao, director of sales and marketing, Asia, for Edgetech IG ...
  • Demand for flat glass in China is expected to climb 8.6 percent per year through 2011 to 2.2 billion square meters, according Flat Glass in China, a Freedonia study released Dec. 5. Measured in value, flat glass demand will expand 15 percent per year to about $1 billion, driven by a shift in the mix toward higher value fabricated glass in many applications ...
  • Ecobuild Fall: Sustainable, Green and High-Performance Solutions for the Built Environment, and AEC-ST Fall: Science & Technology for Architecture, Engineering & Construction took place Dec. 10-13 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. About 150 exhibitors showed their products, services and technology, as against 100 last year ...
  • Chicago’s Spertus Museum of Jewish Studies opened Nov. 30 to the public with Dr. Howard A. Sulkin, president, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, exclaiming, “Like the multifaceted programming inside, the innovative architecture of this new facility is a welcoming gift to all people who are eager to learn.” ...

  • Part four of the e-glass regional construction report
    Read Glass Magazine’s 2008 forecast here

    Contract glaziers say impact market continues grow
    Although the South was voted to have the healthiest construction market in a Nov. 13 e-glass poll, recent economic indicators show growth is beginning to slow in the region. Architectural billings, which serve as a six-month forecast for construction activity, have started to weaken ...
  • During the last week, a number of glass company managers contacted e-glass weekly about an apparent spree of ordering scams that could cost companies thousands of dollars if not detected ...

  • Part three of four

    The Northeast has one major asset in the face of the nationwide residential construction slump: New York. The 23-square-mile city that never sleeps has been resilient to the housing decline affecting the rest of the country and has even experienced a luxury residential building boom ...

  • About 100 people attended the Annual Symposium by the Protective Glazing Council of Topeka, Kan., at the Crystal City Marriott, Arlington, Va., Nov. 28-29. Sessions were chock-full of information on the history as well as updates on codes and standards, insurance practices, and new products and trends in the market...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...