Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Driven by a booming construction economy and strong growth in vehicle production, the demand for flat glass in China is expected to surpass demand in all other parts of the world by 2011, according to a forecast released Aug. 7 from the Bharat Book Bureau in Mumbai, India ...
  • Energy efficiency tops conference agenda in Finland


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    Glass suppliers, architects, equipment makers and everyone else in between seemed to have one thing on their minds during this year’s Glass Performance Days: energy efficiency ...
  • The Chinese building material industry saw big production gains in 2006 as manufacturing facilities country-wide implemented efficiency changes, according to a May 22 report from China Economic Net ...
  • Alcoa-Alcan merger could increase prices
    Officials from the world’s second largest aluminum producer, Alcoa of Pittsburgh, announced May 7 the company planned to issue an unsolicited bid of almost $27 billion for rival Alcan Inc. of Montreal ...

  • In an informal poll of glass shop owners specializing in shower enclosure installations, e-glass weekly compiled a "what's in, what's out" list in the bathroom...
  • Demand could drive costs up in 2007
    Cash prices for aluminum experienced major fluctuations in 2006, with the lowest price of $2,271 per ton recorded on Jan. 1 and the highest price of $3,275, a 44 percent increase, recorded on May 11. On Nov. 30, cash price closed out at $2,685 per ton, 18.2 percent higher than Jan. 1...
  • Three of the four industry leaders who will attend Glass Processing Days in June 2007 spoke during a GPD news conference Oct. 26 during Glasstec in Dusseldorf, Germany...
  • The structural committee for the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va., disapproved a set of proposed amendments backed by the America’s Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., that would have toughened the hardware and glass requirements for frameless shower doors...

  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo hit the mark in Las Vegas. A record 10,000 glass, window and door industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the three-day event...
  • Greg Abel, chairman for Advocates for Safe Glass of Eugene, Ore., said that a North Carolina college student’s untimely death last February could have been prevented if impact-resistant glass had been specified for a window in his dorm...
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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...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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