Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Recent government data and forecasts from industry economists bode well for nonresidential construction in the remainder of 2006 and into 2007. While material costs will likely continue their climb, nonresidential construction will rise an estimated 6.3 percent in 2006 and 6.2 percent in 2007...
  • Earlier this month, David Griffin, project manager for DGB Glass Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas, re-quoted an over-budget job because the owner needed to cut costs. The unfortunate solution—less glass, Griffin says...
  • After skyrocketing 30 percent from January to May, aluminum prices have made an about face. The first several weeks of June saw prices slide about 15 percent from May’s highs...
  • Producer price index

     

    Producer prices for glass continued their rise in May, according to indexed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released June 13.

    p = preliminary
    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C.

     

  • In a seemingly sudden transition May 16, Brad Kitterman, 47, replaced John Litzinger as president and chief executive officer of AFG Industries Inc. in Kingsport, Tenn., promising to hold the line on changes for three months while honing a strategic plan...
  • After about 15 years in the glass-hauling business, Schneider National Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., is calling it quits. Last week, the company sold its glass division, Schneider Specialized, to Maverick USA Inc. ...
  • Faced with rising prices and fuel surcharges from glass manufacturers, fabricators nationwide look for ways internally and externally to cover extra costs in what can sometimes be a frustrating process...
  • The United Kingdom’s 180-year-old glass company, Pilkington, officially became part of Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass Co. June 16. The deal makes NSG a leader in the worldwide flat-glass market, competing alongside giants including Japan’s Asahi Glass Co. and France’s Saint-Gobain...
  • Architects see dramatic changes afoot in the way contract glaziers erect typical building envelopes...
  • A recent 7 percent price increase by several glass manufacturers may force many fabricators to recalculate the surcharges they pass along to their own customers. These recalculations, however, can prove tricky for contract glaziers...
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  • The National Glass Association announced official dates for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event will be held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Details of the event, including speakers, accommodations and how to register, will be announced in the coming months. Check GlassMagazine.com or glass.org, and follow @glassnation and @GlassMag on Twitter for the latest updates. 
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. Join us Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas.Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return...
  • CRH’s Americas Products Division acquired privately held Coral Industries Inc., effective April 10, 2018. Coral is a fabricator of framed and semi-frameless glass shower enclosures, custom frameless glass shower doors, and architectural glass and aluminum products, primarily in the southern United States.  “Our acquisition of Coral demonstrates our renewed focus on growth in our glass...