Latest News in Retail Glass

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
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  • The National Glass Association announced official dates for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event will be held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Details of the event, including speakers, accommodations and how to register, will be announced in the coming months. Check GlassMagazine.com or glass.org, and follow @glassnation and @GlassMag on Twitter for the latest updates. 
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. Join us Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas.Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return...
  • CRH’s Americas Products Division acquired privately held Coral Industries Inc., effective April 10, 2018. Coral is a fabricator of framed and semi-frameless glass shower enclosures, custom frameless glass shower doors, and architectural glass and aluminum products, primarily in the southern United States.  “Our acquisition of Coral demonstrates our renewed focus on growth in our glass...