Latest News in Retail Glass

  • AAMA 520-09, a voluntary specification for windows, doors and unit skylights has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., according to a June 12 release.  The publication, titled Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights provides an optional rating of the ability of...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., announced it had submitted comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in response to the Federal Register notice, dated April 10, 2009, 74 Fed. Reg. 16448, soliciting public comments on the proposed regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require annual reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. The 15-page...
  • The government has allowed the Vietnam Glass Association to set stricter construction glass import standards to protect struggling local companies.The move is expected to help prevent cheap and low quality glass products from entering the domestic market.Vietnam’s glass inventory had surged to 34 million square meters, or 42 percent of the total annual output of the industry, by the end of...
  • The Asahi Glass Co. recorded revenues of JPY1,444,300 million (approximately $14,009.7 million) during the financial year ended December 2008, a decrease of 14.1 percent compared to FY2007. The operating profit of the company was JPY154,000 million (approximately $1,493.8 million) during FY2008, a decrease of 22 percent compared to FY2007. The net profit was JPY39,200 million (...
  • Associations will collaborate on window, door and skylight courses on MyWindowClass.comLeaders of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced a new alliance where the two organizations will provide a series of online training modules specifically for the residential and commercial window, door and...
  • The first of a series of educational Webinars for the glass and glazing industry, titled Thermal and Energy Modeling of Two Fenestration Systems in Hot and Cold Climates, is now available on the Glass Association of North America's Web site, according to a June 8 release. The webbing focuses on obtaining and maintaining long-term energy savings and sustainability, and was written by...
  • Unemployment in the construction sector climbed to a “horrendous” 19.2 percent (not-seasonally adjusted) as an additional 59,000 construction workers lost their jobs in May according to new federal data, said construction economist Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., today, according to a June 5 release.Simonson, who discussed...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, Chicago, have jointly released the updated 2008/2009 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers accurate and timely information on window, door, skylight and curtain wall market trends, dynamics and product relationships for both residential and...
  • Officials at CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, and a producer of LLumar and Vista commercial window films, announced the launch of one-of-a-kind energy audit tools including an online energy savings estimator called the One Minute Challenge, according to a June 4 release.Based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s DOE-2 energy simulation...
  • “Considerable business improvement for second quarter is imminent despite unsatisfactory performance in the first quarter of 2009,” said Gerry Tung, CEO and managing director, Xinyi Glass, Markham, Ontario. “Production plant utilization rate has increased to 85 percent to 90 percent  from previous levels of 75 percent to 80 percent. The price for float glass has risen to...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...