Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The Dow Chemical Co. announced on Feb. 3 that it has picked Midland, Mich., as the site for the first full-scale production facility for its Dow Powerhouse solar shingle, if the company obtains sufficient local, state, and federal funding. That became more likely on February 25, when the Michigan Economic Development Corp. awarded $61.3 million in tax credits over 15 years to Dow for a variety of...
  • Standard & Poor's Ratings Services upgraded its ratings on Solutia Inc. [St. Louis] today [March 2], changing the corporate credit rating from B+ to BB-, with a stable outlook, according to a March 2 Market Watch report.
  • Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, has selected Serious Materials, Sunnyvale, Calif., to super-insulate more than 6,500 windows for the Empire State Building’s energy efficiency retrofit project, according to a March 3 release.Serious Materials will provide its SeriousGlass technology through a sustainable production process that will directly reduce energy costs by more than $400,000 per...
  • Construction spending fell in January to $884 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, down 0.6 percent from December, down 9.3 percent from January 2009 and the lowest rate since June 2003, the Census Bureau reported today [March 1]. November and December totals were revised down by 1.4 percent each, and the 2009 total, $937 billion, was 13 percent below the 2008 level. Private...
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of WinterGreen Research Inc.'s new report "Photovoltaic Solar Panel Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010 to 2016" to its offering.Large solar farms are more popular initially, but solar is anticipated to be built out on commercial roof tops in increased quantity. The electricity generated will be fed to local...
  • Solutia, St. Louis, today [March 2] announced that it will commence a $1.05 billion senior secured financing to replace its existing senior secured term loan facility due February 2014 and its existing senior secured ABL facility due February 2013. A portion of the net proceeds from the refinancing may be used to partially fund Solutia's recently announced acquisition of Etimex Solar...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., one of the world's largest producers and distributors of glass products, today [March 2] announced 4Q'09 unaudited results. Year-over-year consolidated net sales declined 20.2 percent affected by lower volumes and the deconsolidation in December 2008 of Comegua --  the Company's glass container venture in Central America. Consolidated EBITDA increased 3.1 percent YoY...
  • Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga., entered into a strategic partnership with Forster Profile Systems, Switzerland, a manufacturer of steel and stainless steel framing systems for fire-rated and non-rated applications, according to a March 2 release. Through this exclusive partnership agreement, Kawneer will distribute Forster’s framing systems through its customer network. By...
  • Construction spending in January fell by $5.5 billion to $884 billion, its lowest level since June 2003, according to an analysis of new federal figures by the Associated General Contractors of America. Declining investments in private-sector nonresidential construction and public construction at all levels of government drove the 0.6 percent decline, the association's chief economist Ken...
  • YKK AP America, Austell, Ga., expanded its presence into Michigan by partnering with Troy, Mich.-based Statre Corp. engineers. Company customers now have local professionals to support YKK AP America’s commercial fenestration products, according to a March 1 release.“We have serviced the Michigan area for over 40 years now and affiliate only with firms we have the utmost...
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  • 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...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...