Feb. 18, 2009 – Goldray Industries Ltd. of Calgary, Alta., and Colonial Glass Solutions, located in Brooklyn, N.Y., have formed a business venture to combine the capabilities of the two architectural glass companies.
Glass companies are trying to keep up to a rapidly changing industry in a rapidly changing world. There are several issues facing the glass industry and Glass Canada  is the only Canadian trade magazine dedicated to addressing the factors that impact glaziers, suppliers and manufacturers in this industry.
With a cool climate and most of its land closer to the North Pole than the equator, many may overlook the strong opportunities for using daylighting designs in Canada’s buildings. However, architects, glaziers and other building professionals can take advantage of daylighting benefits that are commonly realized in more southern locations.
How is it for you? A few months ago I wrote in this column that the U.K., window industry was going to hell in a handcart, well now it seems we are all following it at a rate of knots. It seems to me though that we in the U.K., are given a somewhat warped view of the situation.
If you operate an auto glass shop, there is a pretty good chance you have various tools and equipment to make your job quicker and easier. You probably also have an extensive inventory of windshields, or at least have quick access to whatever windshields you may need.
Operating under the cloud of a looming economic recession Win-door North America showed that there is a bright spot in the fenestration and door industry. Although slightly down in overall attendance exhibitor support was strong, with 145 exhibiting companies occupying 120,000 square feet, taking a proactive lead in keeping themselves at the forefront of the industry.
Glass and Energy was a theme high on the agenda at the 20th Glasstec show in Düsseldorf in October 2008. More than 1,300 exhibitors from throughout the world presented their innovations in the fields of glass industry, glass machinery and equipment construction as well as the glazier trade. For the first time Glasstec occupied in excess of 73,000 square metres of net exhibition space.
CR Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL), has published a brand new Transaction and Security Hardware Catalog – the TH10. This full-colour, 208-page catalog is available online at, as well as in print.
Operating under the cloud of a looming economic recession Windoor North America showed that there is a bright spot in the fenestration and door industry.
November 11, 2008 - Washington, D.C.—“Today’s unemployment report--grim reading on all counts--is especially bad for construction and shows the urgency of enacting infrastructure spending as part of a stimulus bill,” Ken Simonson,
November 6, 2008 - With this year's holiday season coinciding with increasing worries by consumers about the state of the economy, many people are beginning to get a bit more creative with their gift-giving habits.
November 5, 2008 - Growth in the soda ash industry continues to be influenced by three key factors -- economy, prices, and supply and demand scenario of chemicals.
November 3, 2008 - New Zealand - Changes to the way glass is used during the past 10 years have put pressure on firms involved in the industry.
That is the UK window industry, off to hell in a hand-cart. At least you would think so listening to some people. Currently we have a few problems. Fuel prices through the roof, rising food prices and the banks refusing to lend money to anyone (more about them later).
A lot of furore from the vinyl guys lately. It’s complicated. There is an organisation called The Building Research Establishment, BRE for short. It sounds very scientific doesn’t it? Well recently, after much consultation, it published The Green Guide to Specification intended to help specifiers select products based on their green credentials.

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