Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Women Construction Owners and Executives USA reaffirmed Jane Hilboldt, chairman and chief executive officer of Hilboldt Curtainwall Inc., as Board of Directors' secretary during the WCOE 30th Anniversary Leadership Conference recently held in Washington, D.C.   WCOE is a national organization representing women owners and executives in the construction industry. Its goal is to help...
  • In an April 17 letter to North American customers, Guardian Industries announced it would increase prices, effective with shipments beginning May 19, 2014. The price increases are as follows:15 percent on clear glass from 1 millimeter to 2.2 mm in thickness9 percent on clear glass from 6 mm to 19 mm in thickness7 percent on clear glass from 2.3 mm to 5 mm in thickness9 percent on all tinted float...
  • The Wagner Cos. named David Chermak as accounting manager. Chermak comes to Wagner with more than 11 years of accounting experience, serving at companies including U.S. Bancorp, Penzeys Ltd. and most recently Robert Half International. In his role as accounting manager, Chermak will be responsible for financial reporting, and directly supervise accounts receivable, billing and accounts payable....
  • The global flat glass industry is expected to reach an estimated $66.6 billion by 2019, according to global management consulting and market research firm Lucintel. Lucintel analyzed the global flat glass industry by segments and region, and released the data in "Global Flat Glass Industry 2014-2019: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis." Based on its research, Lucintel forecasts the...
  • Glass fell from a downtown Atlanta office building, Tuesday, prompting fire rescue officials and police to block off part of Marietta Street near Centennial Tower while they investigated, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. Details of the cause of the fall or what floor the glass fell from were not immediately available. No injuries were reported as a result of the event.
  • The industry report "Low Iron Glass for Concentrating Solar Power: Market Shares, Strategies and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020," published by WinterGreen Research, concludes that worldwide markets for low-iron glass for Concentrating Solar Power are poised to achieve significant growth based on an expectation of rapid adoption of CSP worldwide.Low-iron glass CSP represents 3 percent of the...
  • In Western developed countries, the popularizing rate of low-emissivity glass exceeds 80 percent. In China, this rate is less than 10 percent, making the country a prime target for major growth in Low-E during the next several years, according to a recent Research and Markets report.According to the report, “In-depth Research on China’s Low-E Glass Market, 2013-2017,” the volume of Low-E glass...
  • Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference. Those interested can register by Wednesday, May 14, to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $875. 
  • Tracy ForresterKim AlexanderQuanex Building Products hired Tracy Forrester as director of quality and Kim Alexander as vice president of operations for Window & Door Systems. Both Forrester and Alexander will be located at the Richmond, Ky., location. Forrester has more than 20 years of experience driving sustainable growth in quality and operations. He will be focused on overseeing...
  • After a judge approved the demolition of Harmon tower last August, Clark County Districy Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez has ordered that the Las Vegas Strip icon be demolished floor-by-floor. The demolition of the glass-clad building will begin once opposing lawyers collect what evidence they can for the high-stakes trial this fall surrounding the tower's faulty construction, according to an LA Times...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...