Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • As a consequence of the overcapacity that still exists in the European glass industry, the NSG Group has announced that it will put the CH2 float line at the Cowley Hill plant in the United Kingdom on hot hold, beginning January 3, 2013. NSG officials expect the line will remain on hot hold for three months, according to a December 14 release."This action will allow the company to reduce stock...
  • Vitro announced, December 17, that it has started the process to recover damages caused by lawsuits filed by dissident funds to put Vitro and 17 subsidiaries into involuntary bankruptcy in Mexico, which were dismissed on appeal. Under the applicable legal framework in Nuevo Leon, the amount claimed could reach $1.59 billion, according to a Vitro release.Under Vitro's Mexican restructuring plan--...
  • PPG Industries announced, December 14, that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the North American architectural coatings business of AkzoNobel, in a deal valued at $1.05 billion. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close in early second quarter 2013, subject to regulatory approvals, according to a PPG release.“This...
  • Guardian Industries reached an important milestone at its float glass plant in Krasny Sulin, Russia, where officials participated in the initial “ribbon pull”, December 11, to mark the beginning of production. The $220 million plant is Guardian’s largest to date, producing 900 tons of glass per day, and will include a technologically advanced glass coater, according to a release. The Rostov...
  • Brad Thurman has been named director of sales and marketing, strategic accounts, for C.R. Laurence Co. Most recently, Thurman was vice president of strategic accounts for DORMA Americas, where he developed and implemented strategies that provided national accounts with comprehensive turnkey solutions, according to a CRL release. His prior experience includes five years as sales manager for...
  • A U.S. judge ordered that 10 units of Mexican glassmaker Vitro SAB be put into U.S. bankruptcy and found that several of them had taken secret steps to prevent creditors from collecting money owed to them, according to a December 5 Reuters report. The order follows the November 28 ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans that upheld a decision refusing to grant...
  • Guardian Industries has launched a Spanish version of its global website, www.guardian.com, in addition to enhancing the site's navigational tools and content.  According to Guardian officials, the improved navigation allows visitors to easily search for products and solutions under the company’s Glass, Automotive and Building Products sections. The expanded drop-down menus are intuitively...
  • Gamma, a division of the Far East Global Group Ltd., confirmed that it acquired CBO Glass this August, which ranked #15 on Glass Magazine's 2011 Top 50 Glaziers list with annual sales of $30 million to $40 million. Gamma officials also announced the company has opened five new sales offices in the United States and Canada, in addition to an international office in London.Now rebranded under the...
  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems announced Kelly Townsend as its architectural sales representative in Texas. Townsend brings more than 30 years' experience in the commercial glazing and architectural products industries to the position. Most recently, he served as national sales director of Columbia Commercial Building Products in Rockwall, Texas. Prior to that, he was an estimating manager and...
  • Several curtain-wall companies have asked the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's decision regarding the subsidizing and dumping of unitized wall modules from China into the Canadian market.The Canada Border Services Agency terminated its investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidizing of Chinese unitized wall modules this fall,...
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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...