Posts Tagged ‘ glass ’

Windows are Now More Dynamic Than Ever

Feb 29th, 2024

I am unable to make the International Builders Show this year, but from what I gather from talking to friends that are there, glass is getting smarter every year. Dynamic glass is one of the hottest new technologies that is making its way into doors and windows. One such type of dynamic glass is dubbed […]

Glass, Glazing and Fenestration Companies Named Among World’s Best Employers

Nov 1st, 2022

Forbes has released its sixth annual World’s Best Employers for 2022 and several glass, glazing and fenestration companies made the list. The winners were chosen based on an independent survey by Statista Inc. Statista polled 150,000 full- and part-time workers across 57 countries about their employment experience, including working conditions, salary, the potential for growth, […]

Northwest Ohio Declares August 2 as ‘International Year of Glass Day’

Aug 5th, 2022

The United Nations announced in May 2021 that 2022 will be the International Year of Glass. The distinction allows for a worldwide celebration of glass to recognize the essential role glass plays in our global society. On August 2, the state of Ohio jumped in on the action. In honor of the global celebration, officials […]

Pilkington Ordered to Share Documents in Insurance Payout Case

Apr 15th, 2022

In its ongoing case against Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI), Pilkington North America, was ordered to share documents with the insurance company after experiencing a $60 to $100 million loss caused by a tornado striking its glass manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Ill., on February 28, 2017. In early 2021, Nippon Sheet Glass, parent company of Pilkington, […]

CES 2022 Features Some Very Smart Doors

Jan 11th, 2022

CES 2022 took place last week in Las Vegas, and while reports show lower attendance than previous years due to COVID-19, a few players in the door hardware space, and glass, still came armed with their latest innovations. The annual event is one that unveils the newest consumer electronic technology. The biggest introduction came from […]

Glass Plays a Starring Role in Iconic Christmas Tradition

Dec 14th, 2021

Since 2018, the massive tree in Rockefeller Center has featured a star topper with a design that could have only been accomplished using glass. The star, designed by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, was brought to life with the help of glass manufacturer HMI Glass, based in Louisville, Ky. HMI Glass was contracted to work on […]

Michigan’s House of Rep. Introduces Energy Efficiency Legislation Impacting Glass and Glazing

Oct 14th, 2021

Rep. Mark Huizenga introduced a bill to amend the “Property assessed clean energy act” during a session for Michigan’s House of Representatives on October 5. The bill, No. 5357, referred to the Committee on Energy, aims to amend the title of 2010’s Act No. 270 and introduce a new section which discusses how glass, glazing […]

What’s the Problem? Industry Companies Continue to Grapple with Supply and Labor Issues

Oct 8th, 2021

The ongoing pandemic and strengthening delta variant continue to be major factors impacting industry. That’s according to the fourth in a series of Construction Inflation Alerts from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) this year, as the association seeks to inform project owners, government officials and the public about cost increases and supply-chain disruptions. […]

United Expanding Manufacturing Facility

Apr 29th, 2021

Officials for United Window and Door announced their company is expanding one of its manufacturing facilities. An additional 156,000 sq. ft. of space at the company’s operations in Wayne, N.J., will be used to produce two product lines of double hung windows, as well as two patio door lines and a new line of glass. […]

Are We There Yet? Why Yes, We Are.

Feb 25th, 2020

I remember when I bought my first house. It was a two-bedroom bungalow in one of Richmond’s early suburbs, overlooking a small meadow and one of Bryan Park’s two-acre ponds. This is a rare setting to find in the middle of the city. And to go with that pond view (a feature we came to […]