Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Ridgefield Glass has expanded its operation into Danbury [Conn.]. The custom glass retailer recently opened a new 3,500-square-foot shop and warehouse — Elegance in Glass at 12 Backus Ave. behind the Danbury Fair Mall.“We’ve been fortunate in that we’ve been able to diversify our product mix with both traditional replacement glass and custom designs,” said John...
  • Officials at the Philadelphia-based brokerage firm of Binswanger, announced Jan. 5 the sale of AGC Flat Glass North America Inc.'s 378,000-square-foot facility in Cinnaminson, N.J., to Sea Box, East Riverton, N.J. The sale price was $4.7 million, according to an EarthTimes article. The building was formerly used by AGC for the manufacture of glass for residential windows. The new owner...
  • The Glass Doctor of the Ozarks franchise in Nixa, Mo., is now open at 1609 N. Hwy. CC. Owned by Coy Pepper, the company offers mobile residential, automotive and commercial glass services to Branson, Nixa and other communities in Christian and Taney Counties.
  • Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s board of directors recently appointed Gary Curtis of ECOS Consulting as the newest voting member on the board, according to a Jan. 5 release. He will fill the Public Interest category seat vacated by Roland Temple, who announced his retirement last fall.Curtis will serve in this interim role until the 2010 board of directors...
  • Glasstech Asia 2010, the 8th International Glass Products, Glass Manufacturing, Processing & Materials Exhibition will take place, June 29-July 1, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd. organizes the event.
  • The Canadian Glass Association, Surrey, BC, is reaching out to solidify its status as a national association for glaziers, according to a Jan. 5 release. At its recent board meeting, held in Pickering, ON, the CGA decided to help set up local associations for glass companies in provinces and territories that currently do not have an association representing them.Zana Gordon, the...
  • Construction spending fell 0.6 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900 billion, down 13 percent from November 2008 and the lowest total in six years, the Census Bureau reported on Monday. Private nonresidential spending was flat for the month but down 21 percent compared to a year earlier. Private power construction (power plants, renewable power, transmission lines...
  • The Department of Energy's Highly Insulating R-5 Window and Low-E Storm Window Volume Purchase Program is now seeking proposals from manufacturers interested in participating.  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is managing the program for DOE, issued a request for proposal on December 16, 2009, along with specifications, a sample memorandum of understanding, bid sheets, and other...
  • International Aluminum Corp., the closely held Monterey Park, Calif., producer of windows, doors, frames and related products for residential and commercial applications, said late on Monday [Jan. 4] that it filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of U.S. bankruptcy law. The "unprecedented downturn in both residential and commercial construction sectors" has caused "a severe decline...
  • On Jan. 28, the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will host a Webinar to explain new certification and labeling requirements imposed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, according to a Jan. 4 release.On Feb. 9, 2009, the CPSC postponed the date for compliance with the CPSC’s new certification rules, applicable to architectural glazing materials installed in...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • 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...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...