Latest News in Retail Glass

  • John De Gorter, 81, of Charlotte, N.C., died peacefully Sept. 16 surrounded by his family. A well-known and respected figure in the flat glass industry for more than 60 years, De Gorter was a member of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., since its inception in 1948. He and his father, Daniel, were responsible for the importation of glass from Belgium and France. De Gorter was president...
  • Code ready standards such as Standard 189 may have some serious competition. In collaboration with The American Institute of Architects and the American Society for Testing and Materials, the International Code Council recently announced its new International Green Construction Code initiative. The result of the initiative will be “IGCC: Safe and Sustainable By the Book,” a stand-...
  • Originally the distribution arm of Gardner Glass Products Inc., a U.S. coatings-to-glass manufacturer since 1962, Dreamwalls OnGlass Experts opened Sept. 21.Visit the new Web site.Read a related story.
  • The cost of natural gas in the third quarter of 2009 was lower than in the second quarter of 2009, as a result there is a decrease in the natural gas surcharge per truckload for the fourth quarter of 2009, according to a Sept. 28 letter to its customers from PPG Indusutries, Pittsburgh. Read the letter.
  • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he hopes to break the "deadlock" in global climate talks with evidence that 10 million jobs could be created by 2020, if developing nations agree to big cuts in greenhouse gases.Blair, heading up a climate initiative, released a report that also shows a global climate agreement could increase the world's GDP by 0.8 percent by 2020, as...
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Co., the listed subsidiary of Taiwan Glass Group, plans to set up a sodium carbonate plant in Huaian, Jiangsu Province, to tap into the glass upstream materials business.The new plant, with a total investment of $485 million, is jointly funded by Taiwan Glass, venture capital firms and other shareholders. Taiwan Glass holds a 30 percent stake in the JV, according to a...
  • Construction employment saw significant declines in all but two states this August compared to last year according to an analysis of new state-by-state employment figures released today [Sept. 18] by the federal government. The analysis, conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, however did show that the number of states gaining construction jobs increased slightly in...
  • Millennium Control Systems LLC, Eastlake, Ohio, a control systems integrator and a specialist for glass handling control systems, and Grenzebach Corp., Newnan, Ga., will share a booth in two major glass industry events this year: Solar Power International in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 27-29, and Glassbuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, according...
  • Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Mirage Mirror and Glass store in the village tonight, a dispatcher said.The blaze began at around 10 p.m. at at 28 Main St. Half an hour later, firefighters had brought the flames under control and were checking for possible hidden pockets of fire, according to a Sept. 16 LoHud.com report.
  • The Glass Doctor of Frederick [Md.] franchise owned by Kevin and Jennifer Cuozzo is now open and ready to “fix your panes!”Glass Doctor of Frederick offers mobile residential, automotive, and commercial glass services in Frederick County and the surrounding area. The shop is open 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday. For businesses, 24-hour...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
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