Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Hartung Glass Industries said it’s acquired ACG Flat Glass North America Ltd. of Vancouver, BC, for an undisclosed price.Seattle-based Hartung said the company, acquired from Asahi Glass Co. of Tokyo, will operate as Hartung Glass Canada. Hartung also operates Lami Glass and Agalite Shower & Bath Enclosures in British Columbia, according to a Jan. 6 Puget Sound Business Journal report.
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • 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...