Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Officials from EnduroShield announced the company’s protective coating was applied glass on the spire of One World Trade Center in New York City.EnduroShield glass treatment was applied to the glass panels in the factory before they were installed into the spire’s steel frame structure. EnduroShield chemically bonds to the glass substrate, turning the glass into a high performance, hydrophobic...
  • Photo by Bryan SteingardPresident Barack Obama spoke at the Oct. 5 dedication of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C., a monument consisting of three oversized decorative glass walls. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and actor Gary Sinise also spoke at the dedication for the memorial, which was more than 15...
  • Architect Frank Gehry’s glass cloud, nicknamed The Iceberg, was unveiled last week in Paris. The building, commissioned by France’s wealthiest man Bernard Arnault, includes an auditorium, art galleries and a stepped waterfall, according to an Oct. 17 article from the Guardian.Saint-Gobain produced the 3,600 glass panels for the project out of its factory in Italy. The framing for the complex...
  • PPG Industries donated Solarban 67, Solarbronze and Sungate 500 glasses to Pittsburgh-based Angels’ Place to enable the installation of 142 new energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility.Located on Woodstock Ave., the building’s original windows were installed when the former elementary school was constructed more than 50 years ago. John Arch, president of Angels’ Place board of directors...
  • View has named Mark Mendenhall as its chief commercial officer. An accomplished executive with more than three decades of innovation and leadership experience in the energy and electronics industries, Mendenhall will be responsible for leading View’s commercial expansion.“We are thrilled to have Mark join the View team at an exciting time,” says Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View. “View Dynamic Glass is in...
  • SAGE Electrochromics’ SageGlass will be included in expansion plans for the planned $325 million expansion project at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. The electronically tintable glass will be installed in the large oval rotunda that covers the grand new entrance to the Mall, providing solar control and comfort. Groundbreaking for the project started in May 2014 and is expected to be...
  • Eastman Chemical Co., manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System for laminated glass, announced the winners of the third Vanceva World of Color Awards. The international competition honors architects, interior designers, and other industry professionals who have demonstrated innovative and liberal use of Vanceva color interlayers for laminated glass in their work between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31,...
  • The window-lined and glass-clad Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh recently became the first project to earn a four-star rating through The Sustainable Sites Initiative program. The building was constructed using Solarban 60, Sungate 500 and Starphire ultra-clear glass from PPG Industries. Architect Chris Minnerly, principal of The Design Alliance...
  • Northern Architectural Systems was commissioned to provide more than 3,000 custom windows for the renovation of Manhattan's 42nd Street McGraw-Hill Building, according to a company release.Northern’s design team worked closely with the building architect and the landmark commission to design a new window system that would replicate the original steel Campbell windows in close detail, and...
  • Another glass panel cracked and shattered at the entrance of the new Chennai Airport domestic terminal in India on Jan. 21, bringing the number of such incidents to 13 since the commissioning of the airport last year, according to a Jan. 27 Deccan Chronicle report. No one was injured and no flights were delayed as a result of the incident.A statement from Chennai airport’s assistant general...
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  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...
  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...