Posts Tagged ‘ glass ’

PPG to Sell Mt. Zion Plant to Fuyao

Jul 18th, 2014

PPG Industries announced today that it will sell all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill. glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. According to PPG, the sale is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014. PPG will continue to operate the plant for up to one year, producing [...]

Give Me an Attitude … Please!

Jul 10th, 2014

When I was growing up, my dad would tell me more often that I care to admit, “Son, don’t give me an attitude!” It was usually when I was doing something that was contrary to what he wanted me to do. If he wanted the grass cut and I thought that I had a better [...]

AGC Teams up with Obeikan for Solar Control Glass Coating Venture

Jul 7th, 2014

AGC announced its consolidated subsidiary, AGC Glass Europe (AGEU), has signed a letter of intent with Obeikan Glass Company, a Saudi Arabian glass manufacturer, to establish a solar control glass coating joint venture. The processing line for temperable solar control glass coating will be built in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, where Obeikan Glass already operates the [...]

Plastpro Launches Contest for California Homeowners

Jul 1st, 2014

Plastpro Inc., a supplier of fiberglass entry doors and building products, announced the official launch of its Doorability Sweepstakes, an eight-week long contest where two California homeowners will win a custom made and installed front door entry system of their choice. The contest kicks off July 1st, 2014 and runs through Aug 25th, 2014. To [...]

Architects Have Plenty of Pull in Window-Related Product Development

Jun 27th, 2014

Give the people what they want. Or more precisely, give the architects what they want. More than 700 exhibitors re-convened Friday at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the second day of the American Institute of Architects’ national convention, AIA Convention 2014. Many of the exhibitors at the show are directly affiliated with the glass and glazing [...]

BLS Reports Import Prices Continue to Trend Down While Export Prices Head Up

Jun 16th, 2014

Import prices for glass and glassware edged down for the third straight month, seeing a 0.1 percent decrease from April to May, according to the latest release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Import and Export Price Indexes. Import prices saw a 0.3 percent drop the month prior, following a 0.2 percent dip [...]

Guardian Issues Price Increase

Apr 22nd, 2014

Guardian Industries issued a letter to customers recently informing them of a price increase to take effect May 19, 2014. The company implemented a similar price increase last November. Several products are listed in the letter, signed by Bill Widmann, vice president of sales and marketing. “Guardian continues to experience higher costs for the materials [...]

Guardian to Close California Glass Fab Plant

Apr 11th, 2014

Guardian Industries announced that it is closing its Reedley, Calif., glass fabrication plant because of ongoing economic challenges. The company anticipates a May 2 closure date. The facility provides mirror and laminated glass for residential, commercial and interior applications. Reedley currently has 36 employees, some of whom will transition to the company’s Kingsburg, Calif., float [...]

Glass Companies Work to Educate on Using Proper Glass Selections

Mar 24th, 2014

With glass technology, building codes, and even the makeup of the architecture field all experiencing significant change during recent years, the need for information and education about low-E glass and solar control options—as well as how those choices interact—is increasing, say some industry members. “Architects now are being asked to meet ever-increasing energy codes,” says [...]

BLS Reports Glass Import, Export Prices up for Latest Four-, 12-month Periods

Mar 17th, 2014

Import prices for glass and glassware rose 1.4 percent between February 2013 and February 2014, while export prices increased 0.6 percent during that time period, according to the latest release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Import and Export Price Indexes. More recently, import prices are up 0.4 percent between October 2013 and [...]