Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Reflecting the trend in the rest of the construction industry, prices for aluminum have gone through the ceiling in the past couple of years. The upward price trend looks to continue to into 2009, according to a recent forecast from Goldman Sachs. ...
  • Although consolidated sales increased 6.1 percent in the first quarter over last year for Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization fell 15.6 percent, according to an April 28 Vitro earnings report. ...

  • Glaziers report that glass prices are up between 7 percent and 10 percent depending on the product since April of last
    year. ...
  • First quarter orders increased 25 percent for Finland’s glass machinery company Glaston Corp., with the Middle East leading growth and Asia developing positively, according to Glaston’s April 23 interim report. ...
  • The first Glass Performance Days India will be held Dec. 3-4 in conjunction with the Zak Glasstech 2008, Dec. 4-7. Both events will be in New Delhi. ...

  • AGC Flat Glass North America of Alpharetta, Ga., will close three factories and a production line in the next six months, according to a company release April 16. ...

  • Officials at Saflex, a unit of Solutia Inc. of St. Louis, Mo., announced April 8 price increases of up to 40 percent on its Saflex polyvinyl butyral sheet products, depending on grade and
    location. ...
  • AGC economist offers advice on coping with rising
    material costs

    Steel and diesel costs have skyrocketed in recent months, says Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. ...
  • Zeledyne, a newly formed, privately-held company led by Tulsa investor Robert Price, finalized the purchase of Ford Motor Co.’s glass business April 14. The sale includes glass plants in Nashville and Tulsa, in addition to subsidiary Vidriocar in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Also included are the leases for a warehouse in Lebanon, Tenn., and engineering offices in Allen Park, Mich.  “...
  • With nearly all the halls of the NürnbergMesse filled with exhibitors and crowded aisles and stands throughout, fensterbau/frontale enjoyed another record year, April 2-5. ...
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  • 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...
  • 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...
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