Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Glaston Corp.'s annual general meeting was held April 13 in Helsinki. The meeting approved the financial statements and  consolidated financial statements for 2009 and released the board of directors and the president and CEO from liability for the accounting period Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2009, according to an April 13 release.          ...
  • Prices for numerous construction materials have risen recently. The national average retail price of on-highway diesel fuel hit a 17-month high of $3.07 per gallon Monday [April 12], up 84 cents (38 percent) from a year ago, the Energy Information Administration reported. The agency “projected annual average retail diesel fuel prices … at $2.95 and $3.12 per gallon in 2010 and 2011,...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., will present the next Webinar in its educational Webinar series, How to Effectively Resolve Customer Objections (Saying "No") in Your Business, at 1 p.m. (EST) May 4. The Webinar, presented by ContactPoint, will show how to take closing ratios from 37 percent to more than 80 percent. When customers say "no" to buying...
  • Construction Industry Scientist Larry Carbary will present, “Comparisons of Thermal Performance and Energy Consumption of Facades Used in Commercial Buildings” at the Building Enclosure Science & Technology Conference: A New Design Paradigm for Energy Efficient Buildings, April 12-14, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Ore., according to an April 12 release...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., held the 2010 Southeast Region Spring Meeting March 30-31 in San Antonio, Texas, according to an April 9 release. The meeting drew attendees from a variety of companies and geographic locations and brought together industry experts to provide information and education on important issues.Scott Norville, professor of...
  • On March 4, 2010, Senators Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Mark Pryor of Arkansas introduced legislation to create the Building Star program, which would offer incentives and rebates for energy efficiency improvements to commercial buildings. The creators of the bill argue that it would create 150,000 jobs with $6 billion in federal investment, and leverage $2–$3 in private funding for every...
  • Efco, Monett, Mo., a Pella company, will launch a new Super Service Center in centrally-located Springfield, Mo., creating new jobs in the process, according to an April 9 release. According to Efco’s director of storefront, James Bateman, the facility will manufacture and provide coast-to-coast access to stock lengths, fabricated materials, and Efco entrance doors for commercial...
  • General Glass International, Secaucus, N.J., announced its newly formed A&D department and launched an updated company Web site, according to an April 1 release.In response to the growing market opportunities in the architecture and design fields, GGI added four new members to this team and is now positioned to provide the creative services and support that architects and designers...
  • Finland-based Glaston's joint venture, the glass processing company Interpane Glass Oy, has today been sold to Rakla Finland Oy, according to an April 9 release Interpane Glass Oy began its operations on April 1, 2009, and was owned jointly by  A A A Glass & Design Finland Oy and a subsidiary of Glaston Corp. The shareholders of Interpane Glass have agreed on rearranging their...
  • After almost two decades of delays, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday [April 8] that it was on track to implement a regulation requiring the construction industry to help prevent cases of lead poisoning among children.The agency said it expected more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained and certified in lead-safe work practices by April 22, when...
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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...
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