Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • “We see some headwinds coming,” said economist Connor Lokar of ITR Economics during his forecast presentation at the 13th annual Glazing Executives Forum, held Sept. 12, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. “We expect it to be a speed bump—a pause in growth. This will not be the Great Recession.” Lokar said that key economic indicators point to a...
  • More than 200 glazing professionals gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday for the 13th annual Glazing Executives Forum. Hosted by the National Glass Association and held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, the full-day education and networking event presented a dynamic program addressing the top issues facing glazing contractors, from...
  • Glass with exposed edges is becoming increasingly popular, as architects, designers and building owners look to minimize framing and hardware, and maximize transparency and views in their glazing systems. However, the trend toward more glazing systems with exposed edges creates a challenge for glass fabricators as they work to balance safety and aesthetics, according to Bill Lingnell, owner of...
  • On Thursday, Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m EDT, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a webinar on glazing systems' performance during Hurricane Irma.Chris Matthews, vice president and senior consultant of GCI Consultants, will present. Matthews worked extensively in the construction of new projects and the investigation and correction of existing...
  • Technoform introduced a global brand identity. Technoform is now the singular name and brand identity for its business units in the Americas, as well as for all of its global operations. “Our new, different look presents one unified, unique and strong Technoform brand,” says Technoform's Helen Sanders. “It exemplifies a renewed purpose to provide leading solutions that improve business by...
  • During GlassBuild America 2018, in Las Vegas Sept. 12-14, Forel will display products that are new to the American market at booth #3127. On the list of new products are Forel’s sorting system, its drilling and milling machine and its seaming machine.The Art. SS sorting system is designed to optimize the handling and storage of glass within the production line. It is equipped with software for...
  • Nonresidential building projects in planning dropped 2.9 percent, according to the Dodge Momentum Index, compiled by Dodge Data & Analytics. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first, or initial, report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The commercial component...
  • Kensington Glass Arts Inc. achieved certification to ISO 9001:2015 | Standards for the Fabrication and Tempering Processes for Architectural Glass Scope. "ISO 9001:2015 Certification communicates to our current and potential clients that the products we produce and distribute are consistent in quality,” say company officials. “An ISO 9001:2015 certified company has developed and implemented a...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s building retrofit strategy team promoted Kevin Robbins to director. He served as a national account manager with Apogee’s retrofit team for the last four years.Drawing from decades of experience in the fenestration industry, Robbins leads Apogee’s retrofit team in a nationwide effort, in conjunction with Apogee’s businesses, to assist building owners and property...
  • The National Glass Association's new installling committee will have its inaugural meeting during Fall Conference, convening on Monday, Sept. 12 at 8:45 a.m. in Las Vegas. Glazing contractors or members of full-service glass companies registered for the Glazing Executive Forum or Fall Conference are invited to attend the meeting, as well as the breakfast and presentation beforehand,...
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  • On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200-billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. The action comes at the direction of President Trump and will take effect on Sept. 24, beginning at 10 percent and increasing to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. The list of more than 5,700 products includes float glass and...
  • Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m.Four people were shot this morning at WTS Paradigm in Middleton, Wisconsin, according to Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke, speaking in a statement to the press at about 1:15 p.m. According to Foulke, at 10:25 a.m. the police department was notified of an active shooter at WTS Paradigm, an ERP software company that serves the glass and fenestration industries.“We know that...
  • Glass Magazine has announced the winners of the 2018 Glass Magazine Awards. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer. To determine the winners in the product and project categories, Glass Magazine submitted nominations to a panel of judges representing all segments of...