Latest News in Retail Glass

  • The National Glass Association announced the election of Robert Brown to the office of chairman of the board.  Brown, of Brown’s Glass in York, Pa., has served on the board since 2009. He took the office of chairman on September 11, 2013, at GlassBuild America in Atlanta.  He will serve a one-year term. New executive officers are Chairman-Elect Bryan Bush of City Glass Co., Omaha,...
  • Grey Mountain Partners, parent company of Consolidated Glass Holdings, purchased the assets of Dlubak Corp., Sept. 23, during a court auction. The private equity firm outbid GGI and Oran Safety Glass Israel for Dlubak, submitting a high offer of $3.25 million, according to court documents. According to the terms of the purchase, Grey Mountain will also “pay and be...
  • Construction employment increased in 26 states between July and August, and in 35 states for the year, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America, published in a Sept. 20 report. The AGC remains cautious, however, as construction employment remains below peak levels in most states.“While we would all like to see even more robust growth, it...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported improved second quarter results in a Sept. 18 press release, with architectural glass segment revenues of $70 million up by 11 percent year-over-year. The segment's operating income of $800,000 improved from a $2 million operating loss in 2012, and its operating margin increased by 1.1 percent, compared to a decrease of 3.2 percent in 2012.“The biggest contributor...
  • Glass Doctor hired Thomas “Tommy” Patterson as its newest Sure Start Coordinator, according to a Sept. 19 company release. Most recently, Patterson was the market manager for Mygrant Glass Co., where he developed and built market share. Patterson also worked as the senior sales manager for Pilkington North America where he oversaw the market development of the company, according to the release....
  • The glass industry has become a value-added business, with everything from new decorative glass, to high-performance glass coatings, to more efficient equipment and trucks on display at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta. “We’re seeing more complex projects, such as tempered, laminated, insulating units with silkscreen,” said show attendee Kirk Johnson, COO, Hartung...
  • McGraw Hill Construction will host the Outlook Executive Conference, its annual forum for construction and economic leaders, Oct. 24-25 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Along with the release of the 2014 Dodge Outlook Report, the event will also include seminars with several industry leaders.  The more than 300 expected attendees will receive a first-hand view of industry trends and...
  • A+W Software, the supplier of software for glass and windows, and Smart-Builder, the supplier of glass design software, have formed a strategic partnership. As part of the agreement, both A+W and Smart-Builder have developed a certified interface that allows for seamless integration from the Smart-Builder configurators into the A+W ERP and production systems, allowing customers to design...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo took place September 10-12 in Atlanta, where the mood was upbeat among the more than 6,200 attendees and 360 exhibitors on the show floor.

  • The global flat glass market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 9.34 percent from 2012 to 2016, driven by increased demand from the construction and automotive sectors, according a forecast report from TechNavio, released Sept. 6. The report covers market trends, market drivers, challenges to growth, market opportunities and threats, and additional information about key vendors in the...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...