Latest News in Retail Glass

  • The producer price index (PPI) for finished goods tumbled 1.6 percent before seasonal adjustment (-0.9 percent seasonally adjusted) in August but rose 9.6 percent over the past 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, according to The Data DIGest Sept. 16. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of materials used in every...
  • Arch Aluminum and Glass Co., Tamarac, Fla., has developed innovative new mirror manufacturing techniques to meet the demand for lower cost and more efficient concentrator photovoltaic units in the burgeoning renewable energy industry.The Arch parabolic mirrors optically focus sunlight onto a concentrator containing active solar cell materials that convert the intense light into electricity. The...
  • Bridgeport Township, [Mich.,] leaders have approved a tax break to help a glass maker expand operations.Members of the township Board of Trustees approved the 12-year, 50 percent personal property tax abatement for new equipment at Central Insulated Glass, 6739 Dixie Highway.The abatement will save the company $550,000.
  • Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Industrial equipment industry is available in its catalog, according to a Sept. 2 Market Watch report. World Flat Glass Market analyzes the worldwide markets for flat glass in thousands of metric tons.The major product segments analyzed are float glass, sheet glass and rolled glass. The report also analyzes the market for...
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2007 Chinese Glass Market Research Report" report to their offering.In September of 2007, the glass prices have hit a new high level since 2003 in China. In September 2007, the average price of float glass was 78.7 yuan (RMB)/WB [$11.5], rose 6.3 yuan/WB [$0.92] than last month; up by 13.9 yuan (RMB)/WB [$2.03] than the...
  • The value of new construction starts advanced 6 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $578 billion, it was reported by McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York. Led by the start of two massive electric power plants plus healthy gains for several public works categories, the nonbuilding construction sector climbed sharply. In addition, residential...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, declared force majeure on architectural, residential and specialty glass products as a result of torrential rains earlier in the week at its Wichita Falls, Texas, glass manufacturing facility, according to a company release Aug. 22. The rain flooded the plant’s basement and damaged critical process equipment. The company is currently assessing the extent of...
  • Schmidt & Associates Inc. has completed the first two "Zero Energy Green Homes" at 9560 and 9562 South Marquette in Chicago. It is the Midwest's first all Zero Energy Community called Solar Verde Estates and the first development east of the Rocky Mountains to offer a roof-top photovoltaic system as a basic design feature, according to a PR-inside.com report, Aug. 14.  
  • Two scientists are one step closer to explaining the nature of glass and its transition from liquid to solid, says a study. Peter Harrowell and Asaph Widmer-Cooper, theoretical chemists from the School of Chemistry along with colleagues from Columbia University, have been studying the transition of a fluid into a rigid glass in an attempt to understand stress relaxation in a disordered state.
  • Officials of Glaxis, Pittsburgh, announced July 30 that the technology provider recently certified Quest Software, Saint Johns, Mich., to offer parts availability and ordering technology in the latest version of its point-of-sale software for auto glass repair and replacement retailers. “We are very happy to certify Quest Software to offer ordering through Glaxis technology,”...
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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...