Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s Certification and Education Committee has started developing coursework on IG manufacturing quality...

  • Members of the National Fenestration Rating Council of Silver Spring, Md., have been meeting for years to develop a rating program for nonresidential fenestration products and systems. However, members of the design community, and building owners and managers, have been largely absent throughout this process...
  • In the midst of a busy nonresidential construction season, many glazing contractors nationwide face growing backlogs that stretch personnel resources and force managers to more carefully consider what projects they accept...
  • Mexico’s Vitro S.A. de C.V., France’s Saint-Gobain and Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass released quarterly earnings reports in the last week with mixed results...
  • Average diesel prices nationwide increased 2 cents last week to $2.95 a gallon, according to data released July 24 from the Energy Information Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy...
  • Participants at the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Membership Meeting July 24-27 in Minneapolis face a looming November deadline for technical procedures in the rating program for nonresidential fenestration products and systems...
  • With second quarter net income of $280 million, or $1.68 a share, on sales of $2.82 billion, officials at PPG Industries of Pittsburgh reported an all-time record first quarter sales in a July 20 release.

    Source: PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh


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  • The results of a recent study could lead to statewide and eventually national adoption of windborne-debris requirements in building codes that factor in terrain as well as wind speeds...
  • Closing prices

    Source: Marketwatch.com

    Impact-resistant-glass maker PGT Inc. in North Venice, Fla., launched its initial public offering of stock June 28, in part, to expand its sales base beyond the Gulf Coast market and to better leverage its recent sales growth...
  • 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...
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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...