Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • A local glass manufacturing company is seeking a federal grant to help it expand, create dozens of jobs and form a partnership with the University of Connecticut to train students in green energy technology.Flabeg Solar U.S. Corp., the former Naugatuck Glass Co., plans to add about 80 jobs to its work force of 92 employees, according to a Feb. 19 Republican-American report. 
  • The Utility Solar Assessment Study estimates that solar energy will account for 10 percent of electricity use in the U.S. by 2025.But like any other consumer product, solar panels have a limited shelf life and disposing of old panels will eventually come into play.So what do you do when you need to get rid of an obsolete panel? With a life expectancy of more than 25 years, even the trailblazers...
  • At a nondescript office park on Zanker Road in San Jose, solar panels from manufacturers in Silicon Valley and around the world are going through tests of extreme endurance to make sure they are safe to put on your roof.High-powered lamps expose panels to the intensity of "One Sun—" the universally accepted standard for simulating the most extreme amount of sun exposure a solar...
  • Sejal Glass, India`s first integrated player in flat glass, has announced that its float glass manufacturing plant at Jhagadia, Bharuch, has commenced the commercial operations.Amrut Shivaji Gada, chairman and managing director of the company said, "I along with my colleagues take immense pride in announcing the commencement of the commercial operations from the one of its kind float glass...
  • In 2008 the group purchased a brand new 20,000-square-foot warehouse in Wigan [U.K.] to substantiate our growth in the north. This building has now become our Innovation Centre where an increasing number of manufacturing processes are being put into production. This has created new jobs for sales, production and warehouse staff.Managing director, Gwain Paterson, says: "We made the...
  • Taiwan Glass Industrial Corp. shares surged the most in more than a month on speculation it may get AU Optronics orders, said Randy Chang, a trader at KGI Securities Co.Taiwan Glass climbed by 6.9 percent daily limit, the biggest advance since Jan. 6, to NT$28.60 as of 10:13 a.m. in Taipei trading, while Taiex index advanced 1.9 percent, according to a Feb. 21 Bloomberg BusinessWeek report..
  • Officials of Helios Energy Systems, Flushing, N.Y., announced Feb. 16 that the company has entered into an agreement with an international manufacturer of thin-film solar photovoltaic panels, BeyondPV, to develop and market building integrated photovoltaic products in the Eastern United States. Helios Energy Systems, a subsidiary of window and door manufacturer Crystal Window...
  • A quick-thinking glass worker who happened to be driving by when a pilot with a grudge smashed his plane into a Texas building is being hailed as a hero after helping many people escape the inferno that followed the crash.Robin Dehaven, a glazer at Binswanger Glass, was on his way to a job site when he saw the small plane approaching the seven-story building that houses the Internal Revenue...
  • The trade department has agreed to continue imposing duties on imported flat glass for another four years to protect local manufacturer AGC Flat Glass Philippines, Inc., according to a Feb. 17 BusinessWorld Online report.Adjusted safeguard duties will be slapped on imported float glass this month according to copies of department orders made available to BusinessWorld. Duties on figured...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., named Scott Thomsen group vice president for North American flat glass operations, a new position at the company. He will oversee all aspects of flat glass including facilities, fabrication, marketing, sales, financial, business development and services, according to a Feb. 19 release. Additionally, he will continue to oversee Guardian’s...
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