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  • As with float glass, capacity for fabricated glass and aluminum products also downsized during the Great Recession. However, capacity in those arenas can be brought online much faster and for a much lower cost than for that of a primary float glass plant, sources say. In the past year, numerous glass fabricators have announced expansions, including Viracon’s relaunch of operations at its St....
  • Glass companies celebrate the busiest year since before the recession, while preparing for the challenges of higher demand
    The North American glass industry—first mired in the Recession and then in the construction market’s unsteady, sluggish recovery—is at last headed for a year of significant growth. U.S. employment has rebounded, confidence is high, and commercial construction is headed for double-digit growth, according to forecasts. “For the first time in 10 years or more, all of the economic segments [affecting...
  • The basics: Future home of the 2016 Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium features nearly 45,000 feet of railing, including a custom rolled glass and handrail at the hall-of-fame grand stair, glass and stainless steel LED rails going up each of the stadium’s monumental stairs, and approximately 1,500 feet of USB-connected stainless steel and glass drinkshelf encircling both the...
  • The basics: The Novartis U.S. headquarters in East Hanover, New Jersey, features the world’s largest photovoltaic skylight, at 27,500 square feet. Novartis set out to create a building that set architectural milestones for green building, and in 2014, it won Engineering News-Record’s Best Regional Project in New York 2014 in the Green Project category. The pharmaceutical company’s new campus...
  • In late December, Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. Glass Magazine has confirmed that 10 AGC fabrication locations were affected by the deal: Alvarado, Texas; Carbondale, Pennsylvania.; Fall River, Massachusetts.; Hebron, Ohio; Houston; Knoxville, Tennessee.; Lithia Springs, Georgia.; Richmond,...
  • The basics: Utah State University’s recently completed 32,744-square-foot Wayne Estes Training Center, which houses the campus’ basketball practice facility and 1,400-seat volleyball court, features a glass-encased lobby and office area offering gorgeous views of Cache Valley and the Wellsville Mountains.The expansive glass and metal façade that characterizes the facility gives the building the...
  • On Dec. 29, 2014, officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC announced the company acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets were not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.Glass Magazine has confirmed that 10 AGC fabrication locations...
  • The basics: The new Topfer Theatre in Austin, Texas, is the latest addition to ZACH Theatre, the oldest continuously operating theatre in Texas and one of 10 original resident theatre companies in America. Named after former Dell executive Mort Topfer and his wife Bobbi, the 26,000-square-foot, $22 million building accommodates 427 spectators. The Topfer Theatre is LEED Silver-certified thanks,...
  • As the construction economy continued to ramp up in 2014, the industry’s top headlines included news of company expansions and reopened facilities, high-profile mergers and acquisitions, and material price increases. While 2014 passed without any major bankruptcies or company closures, architectural float capacity did decline during the year, with one float plant moving to the automotive glass...
  • Long-haul truck drivers represent one segment of the workforce on which all glass and glazing companies rely. Drivers move glass loads throughout the country, connecting all levels of the supply chain—from manufacturers to fabricators to glaziers and glass shops. But that segment of the workforce is facing a serious labor shortage that could affect all companies throughout the supply chain. I...
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