Latest News in Retail Glass

  • So far in 2006, bath-enclosure manufacturers have been hit with price increases for their glass and aluminum commodities. In August, the manufacturers reported spiking hardware prices as well...

  • Aug. 22, the Florida Building Commission instituted windborne-debris building codes in the Panhandle that require shutters or storm glazing in areas predicted to sustain winds of 130 miles per hour during a hurricane...

  • U.S. retail construction activity fell 10 percent and retail renovations dropped 30 percent in the first six months of 2006, compared to the same period last year, according to research from the International Council of Shopping Centers, with U.S. offices in New York...
  • A mid-July survey of U.S. float-glass manufacturers about the health of their glass supplies produced a range of opinions on inventory levels, and consensus on a singular fact: Don’t expect to pick up the phone and order with the same lead time you had in the past, suppliers advise...
  • 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...
  • ASTM International officials moved forward on drafting a voluntary standard for glass furniture, a proposal many manufacturers say could hurt an already struggling sector of the industry...
  • Representatives from the Americas Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association of Topeka, Kan., participated June 28 in their first joint conference call to address proposed standards or building codes for glass bath enclosures...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by:Michael Albert, S. Albert GlassAngelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEOJerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel...
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...