Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Recent government data and forecasts from industry economists bode well for nonresidential construction in the remainder of 2006 and into 2007. While material costs will likely continue their climb, nonresidential construction will rise an estimated 6.3 percent in 2006 and 6.2 percent in 2007...
  • Earlier this month, David Griffin, project manager for DGB Glass Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas, re-quoted an over-budget job because the owner needed to cut costs. The unfortunate solution—less glass, Griffin says...
  • After skyrocketing 30 percent from January to May, aluminum prices have made an about face. The first several weeks of June saw prices slide about 15 percent from May’s highs...
  • Producer price index

     

    Producer prices for glass continued their rise in May, according to indexed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released June 13.

    p = preliminary
    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C.

     

  • In a seemingly sudden transition May 16, Brad Kitterman, 47, replaced John Litzinger as president and chief executive officer of AFG Industries Inc. in Kingsport, Tenn., promising to hold the line on changes for three months while honing a strategic plan...
  • After about 15 years in the glass-hauling business, Schneider National Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., is calling it quits. Last week, the company sold its glass division, Schneider Specialized, to Maverick USA Inc. ...
  • Faced with rising prices and fuel surcharges from glass manufacturers, fabricators nationwide look for ways internally and externally to cover extra costs in what can sometimes be a frustrating process...
  • The United Kingdom’s 180-year-old glass company, Pilkington, officially became part of Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass Co. June 16. The deal makes NSG a leader in the worldwide flat-glass market, competing alongside giants including Japan’s Asahi Glass Co. and France’s Saint-Gobain...
  • Architects see dramatic changes afoot in the way contract glaziers erect typical building envelopes...
  • A recent 7 percent price increase by several glass manufacturers may force many fabricators to recalculate the surcharges they pass along to their own customers. These recalculations, however, can prove tricky for contract glaziers...
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