Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Use of architectural glass in advanced building structures and the finer points of security glass processing form the base of the first ever Glass Performance Days Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil, May 6-7. The final program of the conference has been released and is available here. Registration for the conference is now in progress, according to an April 15 release.The two-day GPD event is part...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, today [April 15] reported sales for the first quarter of $3.1 billion, an increase of 12 percent vs. the prior year’s first quarter, according to an April 15 release. First quarter reported net income was $30 million, or 18 cents per share, which included a significant charge related to a change in U.S. tax law. Adjusted net income was $117 million, or...
  • AGC Glass Europe, Brussels, has acquired 70 percent of the shares in FGT Polska, Netherlands, a key player in architectural glass in Poland, according to an April 16 release.Fassaden Glas Technik-Polska is a producer of high-end architectural glass components for the building projects market. The company operates one of the largest glass bending furnaces in Europe besides producing double...
  • Moody's Investors Service said the commercial real-estate market continued to improve in the first quarter across the U.S. as project demand grew and the pipeline of new projects dissipated.
  • EFI, an industry leader in designing and manufacturing original glass and aluminum interior products, announces its partnership with Italy-based Omni Décor to distribute its exclusive, contemporary, and ISO 14001 environmentally-certified (100% recyclable) etched satin-finish glass to the North American market.
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co named former DuPont executive Craig Naylor as its new president and CEO on Thursday, making him the second non-Japanese to head the Tokyo-based glass maker.Nippon Sheet Glass had been searching for a new chief executive to replace Stuart Chambers, a British national who stepped down in October after a 15-month stint at the helm, citing the desire to spend more time with his...
  • Officials at the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., and Efco Corp. announced that NFRC has issued the first label certificate under the new Component Modeling Approach program to the Monett, Mo.-based commercial window and door company, according to an April 14 release.Efco, a Pella company, pulled the first certificate in March for 5600 2¼ Curtain Wall supplied to...
  • The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday [April 13] bestowed landmark status on the Springs Mills Building, a tower clad in green glass at 104 West 40th St., just west of Avenue of the Americas, which was built in 1963 and named for a pillowcase maker.The building is the eighth mid-century Modernist building given the status in the last seven years, said Elisabeth de Bourbon,...
  • The Veterans Glass City Skyway is going green. Solar panels will be placed within the highway, to power the lighting system on the bridge. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur was with ODOT and UT officials to announce the $1.5 million project dubbed Ohio's first solar highway. Kaptur says the project is a great investment, according to an April 13 FoxToledo.com report
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is on target to implement the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule on April 22. The agency announced last week it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by the effective date for the rule requiring such training. The calls to delay implementation of the new rules have...
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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....