Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • General contractors want glass suppliers to deliver products faster, on time and at the right price, according to a survey commissioned by Vitro Architectural Glass. The survey, which the company reports was conducted by a leading construction industry research firm, encompassed 146 decision-makers from general contractor, construction management and design/builder firms. All participants have...
  • Be sure to join the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, presented by Nicole Harris, president and CEO of the National Glass Association. The 30-minute sessions are held the third Thursday of each month, offering a break for education and information covering a wide range of industry trends and issues. Join the next webinar, NGA Update, presented by Nicole Harris,Thursday, Nov. 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET....
  • (pictured) GlassRenu completing demo inside ADI’s stand at glasstec 2018. GlassRenu LLC and ADI Srl, entered into a global distribution partnership following a successful showing at glasstec 2018, according to company officials. This exclusive global distribution partnership will primarily be for the OEM and glass fabrication industries as well as associated adjacent market spaces. The...
  • Forty-seven percent of those participating in Dodge Data & Analytic’s World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report say they expect a majority of their projects—more than 60 percent—will be green construction by 2021. The new industry report indicates that the international market for green construction projects has grown significantly in the last 10 years and demand for green...
  • The National Glass Association released the schedule for the 2019 Building Envelope Contractors Conference. The event, hosted by NGA, will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, March 3-5, 2019.Find the full schedule below: Sunday, March 3, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration Desk 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Installing Committee Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception [sponsored...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index fell for the third month in a row. October’s reading of 150.5, compiled by Dodge Data & Analytics, represents a 4.2 percent decrease from September’s revised score of 157.0. 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...
  • Glaston refined its strategy for 2018–2021 to better meet its customers’ needs, say company officials. While the core of the strategy remains unchanged, the company made some refinements and adjustments. Glaston will: Focus on its core heat treatment technologies and services and evaluate divestment opportunities of non-core businesses. Continue to look for new emerging...
  • American Insulated Glass LLC acquired Innovative Glass of America, a North Carolina-based glass fabricator and wholesale distributor. This deal enables AIG to expand its market reach and product capabilities across the southeastern United States.IGA is a Guardian Select Fabricator and a stocking distributor for Kawneer. The company offers an array of fabricated glass solutions, including...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document describing minimum requirements for various factors pertaining to rigid polyvinyl chloride exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-18, Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride Exterior Profiles, was first released in 2000 and was last updated in 2012. This voluntary specification...
  • “In every airplane safety demonstration, you hear, ‘for your safety and the safety of those around you.’ It’s the same in the glass plant,” says Mike Burk, chair of the IGMA Glass Safety Awareness Council and North American Technical Representative for Sparklike. “You have to think of the safety of everyone around you when you’re in a glass plant. It’s everybody’s job to tell others if they see...
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  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...
  • 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...