Posts Tagged ‘ Glass shortage ’

BEC Keynote Addresses the Question: Is a Glass Shortage on the Way?

Feb 25th, 2016

What’s in store for the glass industry? That was a question Serge Martin, vice president of marketing, building and industrial products with AGC Glass Co. North America, addressed during his keynote presentation on Monday. Martin spoke during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, which is taking place in Las […]

PPI: Flat Glass Prices Finish 2015 Notably Higher Than 2014

Jan 15th, 2016

Flat glass prices jumped nearly a full percent in December, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. According to the report, prices increased 0.9 percent for the month and are up 5.6 percent from December of 2014. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling […]

PPG Declares Force Majeure for Glass in Western U.S., Canada

Sep 14th, 2015

PPG Industries has had production issues at its Fresno, Calif., flat glass manufacturing facility since the end of August, and it isn’t exactly sure when things will get back to normal. The company announced Thursday it has declared a force majeure on the production of architectural, residential and specialty glass products for customers in western […]

What Will A Glass Shortage Mean to the Fenestration Industry?

Jul 16th, 2015

In recent travels it seems that everyone is talking about an impending glass shortage. During the big downturn, many of our industry’s domestic float plants were shut down and now several more will soon need to be shut down for upgrades, which will exacerbate the situation. So what will this glass shortage mean to our […]