Latest News in Auto Glass

  • From October 27-28, 2017, Messe Düsseldorf will introduce tasc 2017, Trade Fair for Car Glass, Smart Repair and Car Detailing, at the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf, Germany. Approximately 34,500 square feet of exhibition space will offer an ideal platform for exhibitors to present their newest products and solutions for this sector in an auto shop atmosphere.By combining the topics car glass, smart...
  • Binswanger Glass welcomed Aimee Leeper to the company’s marketing team as digital marketing strategist. Leeper will be responsible for conceiving and executing marketing strategies and tactics that drive growth. In addition, she will help overall brand development and messaging in the marketplace.“I’m excited for Aimee to join the Binswanger team” says Tim Curran, CEO. “Her integrated marketing...
  • The global flat glass market is expected to grow at a 5.5 percent compound annual growth rate through 2021, according to a recent report from market research firm Lucintel. The report, “Growth Opportunities in the Global Flat Glass Industry 2016-2021: Trends, Forecast, and Market Analysis,” also predicts above average growth for automotive glass and specialty glass markets, as well the continued...
  • PPG announced July 21 that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., a leading producer of flat glass and specialty products. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, PPG will divest its entire flat glass...
  • glasstec, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing, Products, will host the sectors’ leading international companies. With the strong exhibitor registrations three months before the start of the event, the number of exhibitors and occupied exhibit space already exceeds previous events’ levels (at the last staging of glasstec in 2014, 1,217 companies occupied...
  • In a Nov. 14 article from Automotive News, John Gauthier, the president of Fuyao Glass America, discussed the company’s rapidly growing North American operations. Last year, Fuyao purchased the Mount Zion, Illinois, float plant from PPG Industries and invested $200 million to restart one of the two glass furnaces at the plant. Additionally, the company is investing $400 million to convert a...
  • After more than 42 years in the glass fabrication and distribution industry, Ricky Shaw officially retired from the glass business on Oct. 29. Shaw was president of Solar Seal/Shaw Glass before selling the company to Consolidated Glass Holdings in 2012. He stayed on as a senior vice president for CGH until his retirement. Shaw has been leading professional in the glass industry and...
  • Glaston Corp. reported consolidated net sales of $32 million for the first quarter, a 28 percent increase year-over -year, according to the company’s interim report, released April 23. Earnings during the quarter were $1.8 million, up from $440,000 during the same period last year. And operating profits were positive for the quarter—$870,000, compared to losses of $760,000 during the same period...
  • Officials from Central Glass Co., a parent company of Carlex Glass, announced that it has finalized pending acquisitions to expand Carlex’s business operations, according a company release. Central Glass has officially acquired all of the outstanding shares of two subsidiaries of Guardian Industries Corp.: Guardian Automotive Products Inc., formerly headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan,...
  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
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  • The National Glass Association, Vienna, Virginia, and the Glass Association of North America are now one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry. The associations embarked on the combination quest in spring 2017 with the NGA and GANA memberships voting to approve the deal in less than a year. The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have taken the next step to finalizing the combination, resulting in a new, larger, more financially sound association. Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors to combine the associations, the members now vote to ratify, according to a joint press release. 
  • Glass Magazine’s 2017 top headlines reflect an industry experiencing strong demand and market confidence, while facing capacity challenges made worse through supply disruptions. During the year, the North American industry witnessed unexpected production stoppages at three float glass lines throughout the year. Other main stories included business expansions, with announcements of major capital...