Posts Tagged ‘ glass ’

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 [...]

Glass Can Withstand 200 mph Winds, But What about Flying Debris?

Nov 18th, 2013

Finding a glass that can withstand 200 mile-per-hour (mph) winds is one thing, but somehow finding the kind that can also withstand the wind-borne debris that accompanies such a powerful storm is another matter entirely, say several experts. The topic is a timely one now, given the swath of destruction left in the Philippines last [...]

Full EPDs Could Soon Be Headed to the Glass Industry

Nov 15th, 2013

The chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) working group on whole building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) says he thinks it’s not if the glass industry officially embraces a specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) that would compare and contrast every building’s environmental footprint. Just when. Wayne B. Trusty, who is also a [...]

Heliatek and AGC Sign Development Agreement to Integrate Organic Solar Films

Sep 30th, 2013

Heliatek GmbH, a manufacturer of solar films, has signed a joint development agreement with AGC Glass Europe, already active in traditional building-integrated photovoltaics. The agreement is focused on researching and developing the integration of glass and solar films, targeting the delivery of integrated solutions for the glass envelope of buildings. This will enable the entire [...]

Flat Glass Prices Down Slightly, According to Latest Producer Price Index Report

May 17th, 2013

Flat glass prices saw a slight decrease—just 0.9 percent—from March to April, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report from the U.S. Labor Department. The index was listed at 115.8 for April, compared with 116.8 for March. The price of construction materials remained stable—with only a slight change from March to April, according to [...]

ICC Approves Glazing Code Change

Apr 25th, 2013

“Keep it simple. Keep it energy-efficient.” These were the words of Craig Conner of Building Quality in his proposal to revise the International Residential Code to remove a provision that defines the “glazing area” as “The proposed glazing area; where proposed glazing area is less than 15 percent of the conditioned floor area” and “15 [...]

Senate Committee Passes Bill to Provide Grants for School Safety Improvements

Mar 14th, 2013

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to pass legislation designed to provide grants to local communities and schools throughout the United States to improve safety within the schools. The School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 (S.146) is sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D – Calif.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R – Maine). If passed [...]

Flat Glass/Lumber Prices Up Slightly, According to Latest Producer Price Index

Feb 22nd, 2013

Flat glass prices increased slightly by 0.4 percent from December to January, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile lumber prices increased as well. For glass, the index was listed at 115.7 for January, compared with 115.2 in December. The latest report follows several recent drops, [...]