Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Renewable-energy technology will be less affected by the global economic downturn than other technologies, according to research by analyst company Gartner.The analyst house has predicted that the photovoltaic market will grow at a 17 percent compound annual growth rate between 2008 and 2013, reaching a $34bn (£24bn) revenue in 2013.
  • Advanced Solar Photonics LLC, a laser technology provider for solar panel makers, will build the first solar panel module plant in Florida, creating up to 200 new jobs.The $40 million-plus project includes a 100,000-square-foot buildout of Advanced Solar’s 318,000-square-foot Lake Mary headquarters factory off Rinehart Road, according to a March 13 Orlando Business Journal report.
  • A factory to help build solar panels is about to open in Mazomanie, [Wis.] without a dime of federal stimulus so far.But industry leaders believe Cardinal Glass' new plant could lead to the financial boost the stimulus package is designed to deliver. "We're producing the clear piece of glass for the solar component of the (solar) panels," plant manager Jeff Valek told 27 News....
  • Flabeg, a Germany-based manufacturer of high-tech glass and mirror applications, is building a facility at a 240-acre site here, near Pittsburgh International Airport, where it will build parabolic solar mirrors.The company will create an estimated 200 manufacturing jobs for the Pittsburgh metro beginning next year, with the goal of growing that number to at least 300, according to the company....
  • Executives from several of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, energy firms and a leading glass manufacturer have agreed to participate in a high-profile, interactive panel discussion during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window...
  • There is some good news for those looking for work: a new company is setting up shop in Albuquerque and bringing green jobs with it. Experts say the future of America’s energy lies in alternative energies like wind and solar power. A company on the cutting edge of that technology has made a permanent home in Albuquerque.Diane Moseley, a production supervisor at Schott Solar, said...
  • Sales nearly tripled and profits doubled last year at solar panel manufacturer First Solar Inc., of Tempe, Ariz., company officials said yesterday.  The Toledo-born firm, which has its lone U.S. plant and manufacturing re-search operations in Perrysburg Township, reported revenues of $1.3 billion, up from $504 million in 2007. The firm had a profit of $348 million, or $4.24 a share, in 2008...
  • Ed Wegener, manager of the AGC Flat Glass' North American Strategic Business Unit, had an upbeat outlook for workers at AGC's Kingsport plan while talking to a Memphis Commercial Appeal reporter about President Obama's stimulus bill this week.He said he expects that the Kingsport plant's workforce will grow from 290 to 400 when the effects of the stimulus bill kicks in. What prompted the response...
  • The green movement, including the solar rush, will change the way glass companies do business, said Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., during a Feb. 16 presentation at the Building Envelope Contractors Conference in Las Vegas.

  • The largest solar power system ever mounted on a building in the southern hemisphere has been switched on in the red heart of Australia. The rooftop solar photovoltaic installation is expected to generate 40 percent and 80 percent of the energy requirements of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Alice Springs. Speaking from the desert town on Wednesday, hotel general manager Adam Glass said the system...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...