Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Saint-Gobain SA’s record 896 million-euro ($1.2 billion) cartel fine may be reduced by European Union regulators within weeks as officials seek to correct a calculation error, according to a Jan. 30 Bloomberg report. Regulators will make small reductions in the penalty because they made a mistake in the way they evaluated auto glass sales, said two people familiar with the decision, according to...
  • At approximately 3 a.m on Tuesday, Jan. 29, a leak from a glass furnace was reported at PPG’s Carlisle, Pa., flat glass plant. Molten glass leaked from the furnace into the plant’s basement area. The PPG emergency response team worked to contain the leak, and they called the local fire department to assist. The leak was stopped and contained, and the incident is under investigation,...
  • Gamco Corp., the New York City-based fenestration and architectural metals fabricator, recently completed a major redesign of its corporate website, www.gamcocorp.com. The redesign effort was sparked by Gamco’s recent addition of several new product lines and a desire to enhance user-friendliness, according to a release.The website offers several new features for architects, product specifiers,...
  • Nicholas Peake, architectural design specialist with Viracon, has earned accreditation as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a company release. In his current role, Peake works with architects to specify Viracon products that meet their aesthetic and functional needs. “Viracon’s Architectural Design Department...
  • PPG Industries reported fourth-quarter 2012 net sales of $3.6 billion. The company's annual sales for 2012 were $15.2 billion, an increase of 2 percent versus 2011, according to a Jan. 14 release. Despite the record fourth-quarter results, glass segment sales were down $15 million from the prior year, landing at $241 million for the quarter. Higher flat glass sales were offset by lower...
  • Hartung Glass Industries has named Kirk Johnson chief operating officer. A 17-year industry veteran, Johnson joined the company in September 2011 as regional sales manager before being promoted to director of sales in January 2012. In his new position, Johnson will have overall sales and operational responsibility for Hartung Glass Industries and its divisions, including Agalite Shower & Bath...
  • DORMA has named Kimberly Baker senior manager of customer relations, responsible for leading the access solution provider's newly formed Customer Relations department comprising customer service, technical service and inside sales. Baker will oversee further development of inside sales and implement enhanced customer relations management programs and tools, according to a release.
  • Guardian Industries officials confirmed the company has completed the previously announced sale of a minority stake in the business to a subsidiary of Koch Industries. According to a recent Reuters report, Koch now owns a 44 percent share of the glass manufacturer.Guardian also announced that Koch Industries' former VP of Business Development, Ron Vaupel, will serve as Guardian president and...
  • Coastal Industries will implement Glassco Solutions' online ordering software in January 2013 at its main branch in Jacksonville, Fla., as well as its distribution centers in Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; and Houston, according to a Glassco Solutions release.“ In today’s fast-paced environment, this gives our customers the ability to give accurate, real-time pricing to their accounts, giving...
  • Apogee Enterprises, parent company of Viracon, Harmon, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Linetec, and Tubelite, announced that revenues for the fiscal third quarter were up 9 percent to $190.4 million. Operating income was $11.4 million, up from $7.2 million, and backlog was $300.4 million, compared to $299.0 million in the second quarter and $225.1 million in the prior-year period. “We...
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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....