Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Vistamatic, Coral Springs, Fla., a designer and manufacturer of observation window systems, announced a strategic partnership with The SLAM Collaborative, Boston, and Suffolk Construction, Boston, to supply vision panels for the Caritas Project, a $136 million renovation and expansion project for five leading hospitals in Massachusetts, according to an April 5 release.This contract...
  • The oil giant Chevron has transformed an old refinery site in California into a test bed for seven advanced photovoltaic solar technologies, which the company is evaluating for use at its facilities worldwide, according to a March 22 article in The New York Times.
  • Solyndra [Fremont, Calif.] has got some work to do in the pricing department and its own auditors have their doubts about the company.In the company's amended S-1 statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Solyndra says that the cost of its cylindrical solar panels is $3.24 per watt, including mounting, or 66 percent higher than the average cost of a crystalline silicon solar...
  • Construction spending tumbled in February by $11.6 billion, or 1.3 percent, to $846 billion, a low last recorded in 2002, according to an analysis of new federal figures by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. Declines occurred relative to both the month before and February 2009 in most categories of private residential and nonresidential construction, as well as public...
  • Officials of JE Berkowitz, Pedricktown, N.J., announced that Timm Walker, AIA, has been appointed business development manager, representing its new division: Renovate by Berkowitz. Walker will direct the new product line in the business development and marketing efforts. He will also be responsible for managing the dealer/installer distribution channel for this product line.Walker...
  • Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd. has announced that the production activities from the company's newly set up float glass manufacturing at Jhagadia, Bharuch, have been suspended temporarily on account of certain teething issues which have occurred in the glass manufacturing plant at the initial stage of production.The technical team of the equipment supplier, M/s. Fives Stein [France], along with...
  • Guardian Industries has confirmed it plans to close a small glass fabrication plant in Walled Lake later this month.Amy Hennes, Guardian spokeswoman, said Wednesday [March 31] the Walled Lake plant was closing because of continued reduction in business and the ongoing slowdown in the economy.The plant will close by April 22, she said. After the plant closes, Guardian’s other fabrication...
  • On Thursday [March 25], Congress completed action on a reconciliation bill that modifies the newly enacted health care legislation and also replaces private lending for college student loans with direct lending from the U.S. Department of Education. President Obama was expected to sign the bill on Tuesday [March 29].The reconciliation bill eliminates the discriminatory definition of small...
  • The construction industry is signaling that industry conditions may begin to improve over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a survey in today's issue of Engineering News-Record magazine and on ENR.com, published by McGraw-Hill Construction, New York City. The ENR Construction Industry Confidence Index (CICI) for the first quarter of 2010 shows that construction and design firm executives are...
  • The growing trade deficit between the United States and China eliminated or displaced an estimated 2.4 million jobs in the U.S. between 2001 and 2008, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.The report, "Unfair China Trade Costs Local Jobs," shows that every state in the country, as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, suffered jobs lost or...
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  • 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....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...