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  • Quality Metalcrafts LLC/Americlad acquired a second site in Rogers, Minnesota, providing the company a total of over 130,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Rogers. The office portion of the new facility is currently under renovation and will serve as the company’s headquarters beginning in early 2015.“This expansion is necessary so that we can continue to efficiently support our customer...
  • The Firestone Metal Products facility in Anoka, Minn., received the Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety by the Minnesota Safety Council, a Governor’s Safety Award for superior performance in workplace safety and health, according to an Oct. 10 Firestone release. Meritorious Achievement is awarded based on incident rates that are better than the industry average for at least three...
  • International Aluminum Corp., the closely held Monterey Park, Calif., producer of windows, doors, frames and related products for residential and commercial applications, said late on Monday [Jan. 4] that it filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of U.S. bankruptcy law. The "unprecedented downturn in both residential and commercial construction sectors" has caused "a severe decline...
  • The Hot Springs Intermediate School, located in Hot Springs, Ark., may appear to be an everyday, two-story school. But in taking a closer look at the aluminum, glass and brick building it is apparent that there is much more to the building than meets the eye.Sustainability was a key factor in creating the new school. It was important that the Intermediate School incorporate solutions that help...
  • Eddie Bugg, director, Sustainable Solutions for Kawneer and Alcoa Building and Construction Systems, will discuss aluminum’s role in sustainable building design at Metalcon International 2009, Oct. 6-8, in Tampa, according to an Oct. 1 Alcoa release. Bugg will talk about “Aluminum and Sustainable Building Design” at 3 p.m. Oct. 6. His presentation is sponsored by the U.S....
  • Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Atlanta, will offer aluminum extrusions, sheet and services for designers, installers and manufacturers of renewable energy equipment and support structures, according to an Aug. 4 company release. According to a REN21 Renewables Global Status Report released this spring, most sectors of the renewable energy market have increased by double digits despite a...
  • Today Sapa, Sweden, completed its purchase of U.S. aluminum extrusion company, Indalex, in accordance with the terms of the asset purchase agreement entered into between them on June 16, 2009, according to a July 31 release.As a part of the purchase, Sapa acquired Indalex’s 11 active plants, six in the U.S. and five in Canada, with two cast houses and 29 presses and a total...
  • Alcoa Inc., the largest U.S. aluminum producer, may report its third consecutive quarterly loss today as lower demand from automakers and the construction industry keeps the metal at about half of last year’s prices.Alcoa, the first company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to announce results for the three months through June, is expected to report a loss excluding some items of 38 cents...
  • Sapa, Sweden, entered into an asset purchase agreement with U.S. aluminum extrusion company Chicago-based Indalex for the possible purchase of substantially all of Indalex’s assets in the U.S. and Canada, according to a June 17 release.Under the agreement, Sapa would acquire Indalex’s 10 active plants, six in the U.S. and four in Canada, with 29 presses and a total capacity...
  • Atlanta-based Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. introduces an acid etch process that meets or exceeds all AAMA 611 specifications to its aluminum anodizing services, according to a May 27 release. The acid etch process is more environmentally friendly and yields better color consistency than traditional caustic soda etch.Acid etched aluminum is expected to better meet the needs of SAF’s...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....