Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Rising producer prices for glass through the last 12 months matched a steep rise in product prices for overall nonresidential buildings, according to data released Aug. 15 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Labor...
  • In the future, nonresidential fenestration system manufacturers could have a choice of two thermal performance rating procedures, if a proposal backed by several industry associations passes through the International Code Council’s code hearings in September...
  • While residential private construction spending dipped 1 percent in June, nonresidential private spending rose 2.7 percent to an annual rate of $303.1 billion, according to an Aug. 1 report from the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • Talks have failed between officials at the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association in Topeka, Kan., and the Americas Glass Association in Placerville, Calif. They were striving to reach a consensus on whether to create standards or building codes for the bath-enclosure industry...
  • Analysts from the Tokyo-based Rating and Investment Information Inc. maintained their AA issuer rating for Asahi Glass Co., of Japan, according to a July 31 article in The Nikkei Weekly...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s Certification and Education Committee has started developing coursework on IG manufacturing quality...

  • Members of the National Fenestration Rating Council of Silver Spring, Md., have been meeting for years to develop a rating program for nonresidential fenestration products and systems. However, members of the design community, and building owners and managers, have been largely absent throughout this process...
  • In the midst of a busy nonresidential construction season, many glazing contractors nationwide face growing backlogs that stretch personnel resources and force managers to more carefully consider what projects they accept...
  • Mexico’s Vitro S.A. de C.V., France’s Saint-Gobain and Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass released quarterly earnings reports in the last week with mixed results...
  • Average diesel prices nationwide increased 2 cents last week to $2.95 a gallon, according to data released July 24 from the Energy Information Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy...
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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...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...