Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • On-site coordination and problem-solving that traditionally landed on the desks of general contractors has increasingly become the responsibility of the subcontractors, glazing contractors say...
  • Officials from Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises reported overall revenue growth and increasing margins for the company in the first quarter of fiscal year 2007...
  • The bid process has turned into a guessing game for contract glaziers as they attempt to compensate for rising prices and a shorter amount of time that suppliers will “hold” their prices at a certain level...
  • 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.

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    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...
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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...
  • 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...