Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s inaugural Virtual Committee Week Meeting drew to a close this afternoon [July 21] with the board of directors meeting.Chairs from the Research and Technology, Technical, and Ratings Committees addressed the BOD, which approved all 11 motions that were presented, according to a NFRC New Now report.
  • In addition to the exhibits, glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing, Products, will offer a high-quality comprehensive supporting program geared specifically toward architects, construction engineers, façade designers and related professions, according to a June 21 release.The glasstec special show “glass technology live” with the motto “Energy...
  • Despite fears that the financial crisis might affect GPD China 2010, attendance was just as high as always with registration reaching almost 400 participants, according to a June 17 release. The attendance list contained an impressive number of glass processors, architects, façade designers, construction professionals, researchers and glass media professionals."A significant factor of...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., will hold its first Virtual Committee Week meeting July 19-21. The meeting takes the place of NFRC’s usual in-person summer membership meeting, according to a June 16 release.“We are excited to host our first online conference this summer,” said NFRC CEO Jim Benney, in the release. “Virtual Committee Week...
  • Officials from Schott North America, Elmsford, N.Y., announced June 10 during the AIA 2010 National Convention, June 10-12 in Miami, that the company’s Pyran Platinum earned Cradle to Cradle certification Silver by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, Charlottesville, Va. Cradle to Cradle certification is an eco-label that evaluates the impact of a product and its manufacturing...
  • The AIA 2010 National Convention and Design Exposition kicked off June 10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida. 

  • During the AIA 2010 National Convention, June 10-12, in Miami, Safti First, San Francisco, promoted its continuing education offerings for architects. “We’re really expanding our education focus,” said Diana San Diego, director of marketing. Safti is presenting its educational material in several formats for architects. The company introduced a CD ROM, “Designing with...
  • Topping the agenda at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference 2010, June 6-9, were talks about the association’s strategic plan, work on the green products certification, and codes and standards discussion. Strategic plan In January, the AAMA board met to review the 2009 strategic plan for the association, and update the objectives and priorities based on...
  • The Desertec Initiative as well as the visions and competencies represented by the consortium behind it will be one of the special attractions of the Glass Performance Days June 17-20, 2011 in Tampere, Finland, according to a June 8 release. Ralf Christian, CEO, Power Distribution Division of Siemens AG Energy Sector, has offered and confirmed that Siemens will provide a Smart Grid & Desertec...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference 2010 kicked off June 6 in Oak Brook, Ill. About 200 industry representatives pre-registered for the event that runs through June 9. Green building, building information modeling and code changes were all topics of discussion during the first two days of the meeting. During the Green and Sustainability Committee meeting...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
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