Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Construction Industry Scientist Larry Carbary will present, “Comparisons of Thermal Performance and Energy Consumption of Facades Used in Commercial Buildings” at the Building Enclosure Science & Technology Conference: A New Design Paradigm for Energy Efficient Buildings, April 12-14, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Ore., according to an April 12 release...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., held the 2010 Southeast Region Spring Meeting March 30-31 in San Antonio, Texas, according to an April 9 release. The meeting drew attendees from a variety of companies and geographic locations and brought together industry experts to provide information and education on important issues.Scott Norville, professor of...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., will host the Glazing Executives Forum  in Las Vegas Sept.14. As always, the forum will be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.This year's event will feature the glazing industry's top experts leading interactive breakout sessions on the most important...
  • Construction usually follows employment, and employment will improve throughout the rest of 2010, said Bill Greiner, president and CEO of Scout Investment Advisors, Kansas City, Mo. Greiner spoke March 28 during the BEC Conference at the Paris Las Vegas, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. Unemployment was at 9.69 percent at the end of February, Greiner said, and it...
  • During the BEC Conference in Las Vegas, March 28, Hugo Lara, president, Vitro Vidrio Plano S.A De C.V., Mexico, presented some opportunities for the glass industry in the midst of the current tough market. The North American market is overcapacity by eight float tanks, even after the plant closures of recent years. The construction market is not likely to return to the peak demands...
  • Standards dominated discussion at the Energy Committee meeting March 27 during Glass Week, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The 2010 version of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers 90.1, the Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, limits the window to wall ratio to 30 percent, down from 40 percent...
  • Energy and climate change dominated the conversation on the third day of Glass Week at the Paris Las Vegas, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The conference runs through March 30. During the GANA membership meeting March 27, Keith McCoy, vice president, energy and resources policy, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., provided an update on...
  • Some important industry code and standard changes are underway, according to presenters during a joint meeting for the Insulating Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., and the Technical Services Committee of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario. The meeting was held March 26 at the IGMA Annual Conference and GANA Glass Week conference. The...
  • “With the health care bill mostly behind us, cap and trade is coming back to the forefront,” said Bill Yanek, executive vice president of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan, during the Flat Glass Manufacturing Division meeting, March 25, at the Paris Las Vegas Resort. The meeting kicked off GANA’s Glass Week conference that runs through March 30.Nationally,...
  • The Thermal Stress Committee of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, is soliciting information about thermal stress breaks in the field. The committee created a thermal stress field service inspection form that industry representatives can submit, providing information about thermal breaks in the field. All submissions remain anonymous and will be used to create a library...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...