Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Vacuum insulated window glass from V-Glass LLC in Pewaukee, Wis., won the advanced manufacturing category award in the 2013 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest, according to a July 15 Journal Sentinel report. Company officials plan to have the product on the market in 2016, and are looking to Wisconsin's window industry infrastructure to get the product to market. 
  • Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets released its new report, “Worldwide Smart Windows Markets 2013-2020,” which analyzes and forecasts opportunities for smart windows in commercial real estate, residential buildings, automobiles and trucks, and aircraft and public transportation. The report also includes detailed market projections. Technology coverage of film and glass products includes: passive...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council's Virtual Committee Week Meeting drew to a close July 20 when the board of directors approved 10 action items, according to the organization's NFRC News Now blog. For a full list of approved motions, click here.Attachments CertificationAmong the topics of discussion at the July meeting was attachments certification. Results of a recent NFRC...
  • During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference in Minneapolis, Marc LaFrance of the U.S. Department of Energy provided an update on the key research and development areas at the DOE regarding high performance, energy efficient windows. LaFrance, manager for Building Envelope and Windows R&D programs at the DOE in the Office of Building Technology,...
  • International Aluminum Corp., the closely held Monterey Park, Calif., producer of windows, doors, frames and related products for residential and commercial applications, said late on Monday [Jan. 4] that it filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of U.S. bankruptcy law. The "unprecedented downturn in both residential and commercial construction sectors" has caused "a severe decline...
  • A new exterior film for glass has been developed which can be seen by birds but not humans. It could be used to help prevent the needless deaths of billions of birds which collide with windows annually.As reported by The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, and discovered by researcher Daniel Klem Jr., the best window covering for the job was an exterior film with evenly spaced ultraviolet UV-...
  • Rocky Mountain Sun Control has opened in Berthoud [Colo.]. The company focuses on installing window film on windows in homes and commercial buildings. Owner Blake Parish says window film can cut a building’s energy costs by up to 50 percent.
  • Riots in Greece leave hundreds of businesses cleaning up heavy damage, but, one business remains booming.Glaziers.They're on-call 24 hours a day, barely able to keep up with the demand for replacing windows, according to a Dec. 14 keyc.com report.
  • Marv Degerness is the glass doctor. He fixes your panes. That’s the marketing slogan for his business, Harmon Glass Doctor, which has stores at 1100 2nd Ave. S., Moorhead, 1220 23rd St. S., Fargo, and in Grand Forks, N.D.Each store has three employees.The Fargo-Moorhead franchise was named the 2008 Small Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead, according to a...
  • Butterfly wings could be used to develop new self-cleaning windows, scientists said.French researchers have developed a technique for replicating the microscopic surface of the insects' wings, which repel water and dirt.
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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...