Today’s News

Saint-Gobain Commemorates 350 Years with Futuristic Global Exhibition

Saint-Gobain is celebrating its 350th anniversary with a touring exhibition called “Future Sensations,” which highlights innovations throughout the last three and a half centuries and looks at the innovations of the future. The exhibition will make four stops across the … Continue reading

Posted in Today's News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 Welcomes Kawneer

Kawneer of Norcross, Ga., is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15. The two-day architectural glass event will be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. Stop by booth #89 to talk … Continue reading

Posted in Today's News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Swiss Takeover Board Upholds Sika’s Opt-Out Clause

Glass globe with dollar signs on background with money symbol.

The Swiss Takeover Board has upheld Sika AG’s “opt-out clause,” which allows French conglomerate Saint-Gobain to buy Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) and majority voting rights in Sika without having to make an offer for the remaining shares. SWH is owned by … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Throwback Thursday: Seal the Deal

Every Thursday leading up to USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration in August, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, we’re taking a look at a … Continue reading

Posted in Today's News | Tagged | Leave a comment

February Construction Spending up for Year but Down for Month

Construction spending dipped slightly in February compared to January, but it increased year-over-year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Spending in February totaled $967 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, less than 0.1 … Continue reading

Posted in Today's News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ellison Bronze Names James Chau Purchasing Manager

Falconer, N.Y.-based Ellison Bronze Inc. announced the promotion of James Chau to purchasing manager. Chau started with Ellison in 1995 as a stockroom assistant and was later promoted to inventory control manager. Now in his new position, Chau is the … Continue reading

Posted in Today's News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 Welcomes C.T.W.

C.T.W. of Orlando, Fla., is set to exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. C.T.W. will showcase its wood and … Continue reading

Posted in Today's News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Vistamatic Expands into Larger Facility

Vistamatic, a designer and manufacturer of privacy glass for observation control, has expanded into a 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Fla. According to the company, expansion plans include a showroom dedicated to a variety of its vision panels and … Continue reading

Posted in Today's News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fenestration a Key Factor in New Passive Building Standard

The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) has introduced climate-specific building standards for more than 1,000 more locations in North America, from major metros to rural areas. Passive buildings generally are buildings that are built so air-tight and energy efficient that … Continue reading

Posted in Featured News, Today's News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Viracon Adds Two Architectural Sales Representatives

Owatonna, Minn.-based glass company Viracon announced the appointments of Thomas Cater and Tyler Firme as its two newest architectural sales representatives. Cater’s territory includes Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Previously, he worked as a project manager for Quality Structures and … Continue reading

Posted in Today's News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment