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  • 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...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported its fiscal 2015 third-quarter results on Dec. 18, with revenues of $244.4 million up 23 percent versus the prior-year period.“Architectural glass operating income tripled, and the architectural framing systems...saw approximately 30 percent growth in operating income,” said Joseph F. Puishys, Apogee chief executive officer. “Operating income in the architectural...
  • Construction companies added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia from November 2013 and November 2014 while construction employment increased in 26 states and D.C. between October and November, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The list of states gaining jobs has varied significantly from month to month in a variable...
  • Participant registration is open for GPD Finland 2015, to be held June 24 to 26, 2015 in Tampere, Finland. Show organizers have revamped the 2015 event, featuring the subjects “Business – Innovation – Design,” to include new interactive elements, increased presentations and speeches, with panel discussions, round table dialogues, polls and message boards introduced alongside them, and additional...
  • According to "Electrochromic Glass and Film Markets – 2014-2021" a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, the market for electrochromic glass will reach $2.2 billion in revenue by 2020, growing to over $3 billion by 2022.The biggest market for electrochromic glass remains smart windows, however, new applications in smartphones and displays may emerge, according to the report. The...
  • Glasspex India 2015, the fourth International Exhibition for Glass Production – Processing – Products, will take place March 13 to 15, 2015 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center in Mumbai, India. During the 2013 event, more than 180 exhibitors from 22 countries presented their innovations to 3,347 trade visitors from India and abroad.Demand for glass from the beverage, infrastructure and...
  • Global demand for flat glass is forecast to advance 8.6 percent per year to 11.5 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $112 billion, according to Freedonia's World Flat Glass Market report, released Dec. 15. The largest improvements are expected in developed countries, as rebounds in building construction activity in these regions of Europe and North America will support rising demand for...
  • Construction industry employment hit a five-year high in November as the sector added 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest rate for November in seven years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The latest figures, however, include signs that demand for public-sector and non-residential construction may be weakening."November...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released AAMA 904, "Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications." The document describes methods of test, procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of this type of hinge used for opening and closing casement, projected and parallel opening windows. The 904 specification...
  • The International Code Council and the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation formalized the consolidation of the two associations. SRCC is now part of the ICC Group that includes the ICC Evaluation Service and the International Accreditation Service.“SRCC is an industry leading association with big ideas and limited resources,” said SRCC Executive Director Eileen Prado, who will serve as...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...