Latest News in Retail Glass

  • New construction starts surged 6 percent to reach $588.8 billion in July, according to McGraw Hill Construction. Nonresidential construction increased 7 percent during the month to $229 billion, following gains of 12 percent in June.By segment, commercial building starts saw an 11 percent increase, with hotel construction increasing 29 percent increase, store construction up 12 percent, and...
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum will present an Express Learning session at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo on how contract glaziers can boost profit margins by taking advantage of the labor savings associated with unit-glazed systems. The session, “Bridging the Gap Between Unitized Curtain Walls and Traditional Window Walls,” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Express...
  • Petersen Aluminum has named Rob Heselbarth as director of communications. Heselbarth will be responsible for overall marketing communications including public and media relations, promotional material, social media, website content, and print and online advertising.Heselbarth has significant experience in the construction industry in both the residential and commercial markets. He most recently...
  • Officials from Greco Aluminum Railings announced the official launch of the company's newly developed website, www.grecorailings.com. The site targets and engages architects, designers, contractors and industry professionals with a focus on the building envelope and architectural railings.The new site provides a variety of useful information for the design professional including an extensive...
  • MG McGrath Architectural Sheet Metal has hired Aaron Taylor as a Drafter. Taylor, a registered architect in Minnesota, brings nine years of experience to MG McGrath, and has a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.Taylor’s drafting and construction experience includes project submittal packages, overall system design, fabrication models, vendor coordination and shop and field...
  • Last week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Glaz-Tech Industries President Pete Fazlollah announced Glaz-Tech will make a $4 million capital investment and create 50 new direct jobs in Baton Rouge with the establishment of a new glass manufacturing facility. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in an additional 97 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 140 new jobs...
  • 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'...
  • Officials from Alumax Bath Enclosures announced that Williams Sales Company Inc. will now represent the company.Williams Sales Company was founded in 1981 by John Williams, and represents manufacturers in the building products industry. The agency sells products on behalf of manufacturers in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Today, Williams Sales includes John, Josh and Jess Williams.
  • PPG Industries’ flat glass business has launched GlassNET, a fully redesigned and updated version of its online order entry, inventory review and shipment tracking system for clear, tinted and coated PPG glass products.Within the GlassNET website from PPG Industries, orders can be created for both inventory and non-inventory products. Customers can customize an inventory search of PPG products...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • 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...