Latest News in Retail Glass

  • 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. ...
  • The United Kingdom’s 180-year-old glass company, Pilkington, officially became part of Japan’s Nippon Sheet Glass Co. June 16. The deal makes NSG a leader in the worldwide flat-glass market, competing alongside giants including Japan’s Asahi Glass Co. and France’s Saint-Gobain...
  • During much of the 20th century, bath-enclosure products from G.M. Ketcham Co. stood out as the Rolls-Royce of the market. However, the last several decades proved difficult for the Glen Cove, N.Y., company...
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