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  • Q&A with Jim Benney
    Work on the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Component Modeling Approach for nonresidential systems is nearing completion, says Jim Benney, executive director of the Silver Spring, Md.-based organization. Read the exclusive e-glass weekly interview with Benney below to learn more about the CMA as well as NFRC’s investigation into an insulating glass certification program...
  • High-performance products to drive demand in 2007
    Even in an environment of high fuel costs, rising material prices, growing overseas competition and a suffering housing market, 2006 proved successful for many U.S. commercial glass companies. And this trend will only continue in 2007, according to predictions from several commercial glass fabricators...
  • The Architecture Billings Index jumped six points in November, reaching the second highest levels of 2006, according to a Dec. 20 release from the American Institute of Architects of Washington, D.C...
  • Officials from Asahi Glass Co., of Japan, cut the company’s 2006 profit forecast by almost half due to rising costs and falling demand, according to a Dec. 21 company release. They revised their previous net income outlook of $643 million to $347 million, a 46.1 percent decrease...
  • The recent downturn in the housing market has forced many glass companies, including AFG Industries Inc. of Kingsport, Tenn., to reorganize and reevaluate their market focus. AFG officials announced in a Dec. 8 release that the company would stop production at the Cinnaminson, N.J., float facility on or before Feb. 5...

  • This past week marked two international investments for Guardian Industries of Auburn Hills, Mich...
  • Energy efficiency takes center stage at India glass show
    Day one seminars at the 4th International Glass Technology Seminar & Trade Show in India reflected a popular trend in the U.S. glazing industry: green architecture...
  • AFG Glass of Kingsport, Tenn., will cease production at its Cinnaminson, N.J., float plant on or before Feb. 5 due to the slipping housing market, company president and chief executive officer Brad Kitterman announced in a Dec. 8 release...
  • 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...
  • New construction starts in October fell 4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $601.8 billion, according to a Nov. 29 report from McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw Hill Cos...
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