Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • As the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule takes effect, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., continues to express its concerns, according to an April 22 release. The association urges government officials to ensure the opt-out provision be allowed for homeowners without children under 6 or a pregnant woman living in...
  • The nation's buildings and infrastructure will become more efficient, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy consumption, according to a new green construction plan released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The plan outlines measures designed to stimulate demand for green construction projects, boost infrastructure capacity, and improve building...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its 23rd Annual Glass Expo on April 21 at Martin’s Crosswinds, Greenbelt, Md. Seventy companies exhibited at the show, and 809 people attended. Last year, 73 companies exhibited and 815 people attended.Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., showed its high-performance, low-E coated products, the Satin Deco line and other specialty coated products...
  • Two months after she vowed to help a local glass manufacturing company form a partnership with the University of Connecticut and create about 80 jobs, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has withdrawn her application for federal funding to help the company, according to an April 22 Republican American report.DeLauro, D-3rd District, withdrew her $2 million earmark request after the Washington, D.C.-based...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., is so proud to mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Glass companies invest millions of dollars every year in better glass technology that has improved the energy efficiency of everything from the windows in our homes to the glass facades on commercial buildings to the windshields in our vehicles.Among other environmental initiatives, the NGA is an...
  • Jack Farber, president of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., from 1976 to 1978, passed away March 28 following a long illness. He was 89.Farber moved to Southern California from Chicago in the early 1940's with his wife Ethel and enlisted in the Army. He served in the Italian campaign in World War II with the 88th Infantry Division. He was wounded in Italy and awarded the Purple Heart....
  • Construction employment expanded in 26 states and the District of Columbia between February and March 2010, fell in 22 and was unchanged in Montana and Rhode Island, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [April 16]. Many states with gains may have experienced rebounds from unusually harsh February weather that delayed project startsand hiring. March employment levels exceeded January...
  • Greg Silvestri, president, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., announced in an April 20 release that Bradley J. Austin, vice president of sales and marketing, has been appointed president of Harmon Inc., Minneapolis. Harmon services the building glazed exterior for new construction, repair, replacement and renovation. Both Viracon and Harmon are owned by Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises.In...
  •  Modernfold, Greenfield, Ind., part of Dorma Group North America, has begun collaborating with Joel Berman Glass Studios, Vancouver, BC, to bring designer glass options to Modernfold space division products, according to an April 21 release.The new collaboration will enable architects and designers to integrate a wide array of custom textures, colors and resins into Modernfold...
  • New York contractors and other industry representatives gathered at the U.S. Capitol yesterday [April 15] to protest the Environmental Protection Agency lead paint laws set to go in effect April 22. “I am determined to everything I can to delay this law," said Congressman Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., at the event, offering some hope by saying, "I think we have a real shot,”...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • 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...