Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Faour Glass Technologies of Sarasota, Fla., applied for a patent in early July on a butt-glazed system it developed that passes Miami-Dade’s stringent hurricane impact building codes ...
  • The photovoltaic industry is expected to see annual growth between 40 percent and 50 percent during the next several years. Glass manufacturers and processors will be required to serve a critical role in the developing industry ...
  • A working group for the International Standards Organization of Switzerland is nearing completion of ISO 18292: Energy performance of fenestration systems – calculation procedure ...
  • Developments in photovoltaic technology and in mass production of solar cells are beginning to drive down costs and increase cell efficiencies, according to several solar industry representatives ...

  • After several months of rumors, Oldcastle Glass finalized its acquisition of The Vistawall Group June 29 ...
  • Some speculate the fabricator will go to installations next
    Oldcastle Glass of Santa Monica, Calif., became a major player in the aluminum curtain wall, skylight and window wall market ...
  • Texas first state to sign bill
    Read a Q&A with Virginia Lee, executive director of the Texas Glass Association, about the contingent payment bill, SB 324, to be effective Sept. 1...
  • Part one of two

    What that means for glazing professionals The Indian glazing community’s reaction to the implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code is not clear yet. The code is the first of its kind in India ...

  • Industry frustration with the National Fenestration Rating Council’s new program for commercial products dominated much of the discussion at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance meetings ...
  • Energy efficiency tops conference agenda in Finland


    Read our GPD blogs here.

    Glass suppliers, architects, equipment makers and everyone else in between seemed to have one thing on their minds during this year’s Glass Performance Days: energy efficiency ...
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  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...
  • 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...