Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Bunch reviewed steps the company took in 2009 to respond to the global financial crisis that began at the end of 2008 and continued through the year in 2009, according to an April 15 release.“The strategic vision we have established is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty...
  • Use of architectural glass in advanced building structures and the finer points of security glass processing form the base of the first ever Glass Performance Days Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil, May 6-7. The final program of the conference has been released and is available here. Registration for the conference is now in progress, according to an April 15 release.The two-day GPD event is part...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, today [April 15] reported sales for the first quarter of $3.1 billion, an increase of 12 percent vs. the prior year’s first quarter, according to an April 15 release. First quarter reported net income was $30 million, or 18 cents per share, which included a significant charge related to a change in U.S. tax law. Adjusted net income was $117 million, or...
  • AGC Glass Europe, Brussels, has acquired 70 percent of the shares in FGT Polska, Netherlands, a key player in architectural glass in Poland, according to an April 16 release.Fassaden Glas Technik-Polska is a producer of high-end architectural glass components for the building projects market. The company operates one of the largest glass bending furnaces in Europe besides producing double...
  • EFI, an industry leader in designing and manufacturing original glass and aluminum interior products, announces its partnership with Italy-based Omni Décor to distribute its exclusive, contemporary, and ISO 14001 environmentally-certified (100% recyclable) etched satin-finish glass to the North American market.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is on target to implement the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule on April 22. The agency announced last week it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by the effective date for the rule requiring such training. The calls to delay implementation of the new rules have...
  • Glaston Corp.'s annual general meeting was held April 13 in Helsinki. The meeting approved the financial statements and  consolidated financial statements for 2009 and released the board of directors and the president and CEO from liability for the accounting period Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2009, according to an April 13 release.          ...
  • Prices for numerous construction materials have risen recently. The national average retail price of on-highway diesel fuel hit a 17-month high of $3.07 per gallon Monday [April 12], up 84 cents (38 percent) from a year ago, the Energy Information Administration reported. The agency “projected annual average retail diesel fuel prices … at $2.95 and $3.12 per gallon in 2010 and 2011,...
  • Officials at F. Barkow Inc., Milwaukee, announced that the company has reduced prices on its van and pickup truck glass racks, according to an April 12 release."We feel the soft economy just like almost everyone in the glass industry," said John R. Weise, president, in the release. "Our customers will still receive the highest quality racks, but now at an even better value."...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., will present the next Webinar in its educational Webinar series, How to Effectively Resolve Customer Objections (Saying "No") in Your Business, at 1 p.m. (EST) May 4. The Webinar, presented by ContactPoint, will show how to take closing ratios from 37 percent to more than 80 percent. When customers say "no" to buying...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • 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...