Latest News in Retail Glass

  • During the second day of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference, Bill Lingnell, president of Lingnell Consulting Services, Rockwall, Texas, and technical consultant to IGMA, presented a progress report for ASTM E 2431, a standard to reduce thermal stress breakage. Lingnell has been leading a project to extend the standard that currently covers single-glazed units to include...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference kicked off Feb. 3 in San Diego with an update of the organization’s possible merger with the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The motivation for the proposed merger is to: consolidate advocacy efforts, consolidate industry technical expertise and resources, provide joint marketing efforts and reduce duplicate...
  • Despite a presentation by window film installers Tuesday night, some Main Street storeowners are still on pins and needles about possibly taking down their security bars.
  • Officials at Glass Doctor, Waco, Texas, announced the grand opening of the first Canadian Glass Doctor franchise, Glass Doctor of Kawartha Lakes. Owned by Joe and Wendy Barrieau and Brian Stephens, the franchise is located in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Glass Doctor plans to open another franchise in Ontario this spring, according to a Feb. 3 release. The company expects to add as many as 10 Canadian...
  • GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., launched its Distance Learning Program Feb. 2. The glass repair education, training and certification program is delivered to customers via Gconnect, a proprietary online communications platform utilizing Adobe Connect technology.The on-demand training modules in the program’s initial release include introductory information on new repair techniques using GlasWeld...
  • During a Jan. 27 Webinar, two leading construction economists answered the question, “Have we hit bottom?” Jim Haughey, chief economist for Reed Construction Data, forecasted the U.S. economy will hit bottom in late summer or early fall of 2009.

  • Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass said on Thursday it would cut 5,800 employees, or about 15 percent of its global work force, by March 2010.Read a company release on revised forecast for FY2009.
  • A crisis of confidence has struck chief executives round the world, according to a survey presented in Davos that captures the chastened mood and changed priorities of business on the eve of one of the most anticipated gatherings of the World Economic Forum.Just 21 percent of the 1,100 executives interviewed by PwC across 50 countries were very confident that their revenues would increase this...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., elected Tracy Rogers, technical director, Edgetech IG, Cambridge, Ohio, as chair of its Insulating Division, according to a Jan. 28 GANA release. The division comprises insulating glass unit manufacturers and suppliers.Rogers brings more than two decades of experience and knowledge of the fenestration industry to the position. While...
  • Oldcastle Glass will shut down its distribution office at 5010 Mesker St. [Schofield] today, according to a statement released by the company, according to a Jan. 23 report in the Wausau Daily Herald.The closing does not affect the manufacturing office at 5103 Janice Ave. in Weston, which will stay open. It’s unknown at this time how many employees will be affected.Oldcastle Glass also...
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  • Don Friese, chairman and CEO of C.R. Laurence, will retire at the end of September, after 58 years with the company. His successor, Lloyd Talbert, has been with the company for over 25 years and will maintain his role as president along with assuming CRL’s leadership. “Don’s leadership and contribution over almost six decades has been instrumental in expanding the business from a small...
  • At the Annual Conference in April, the National Glass Association dissolved the legacy Glass Association of North America divisions to form three core committees—Forming, Fabricating, Installing—under its newly combined structure. Now, the NGA is pleased to announce the volunteer leaders for the three committees for the 2018-2020 term: Forming Chair - Mark Cody, AGC Glass Co. Fabricating Chair -...
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