Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Solar energy capacity in the United States grew by 17 percent in 2008, according to a preliminary report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association.But Rhone Resch, the president of the solar group, warned that the financial crisis has hit the industry hard, since financing for projects has largely dried up.“We’re not immune to the recession at all,” he said at a...
  • 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.

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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...
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