Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 1.2 percent in January, not seasonally adjusted (1.4 percent, seasonally adjusted), and 4.6 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday [Feb. 18]. The PPI for material and supply inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of all materials used in every type of project plusitems consumed by contractors...
  • Having outgrown its 1960 embassy, a Kennedy-era modernist design by Eero Saarinen, the U.S. State Department has decided that London is too important to build one of its conventional insults to local sensibilities.Sometime in 2013, a glass cube rising 12 tall levels atop a shrubbery-fringed mound and estimated to cost $500 million will sprout on the south bank of the Thames, according to a Feb....
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association [Schaumburg, Ill.] concluded its 73rd Annual Conference [at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.,] last week looking at changes expected in the next edition of the North American Fenestration Standard.  Also on the agenda was a review of pending code changes and discussions on which matters AAMA should take a position.Ray...
  • Indevco - Chu Lai Float Glass JSC has opened a $100 million glass factory in central Vietnam, state media said Tuesday [Feb. 23].The plant, located in Quang Nam province, has a daily capacity of 900 metric tons, reported Voice of Vietnam radio.The plant will export 30 percent of its output and sell the remainder in the domestic market, the report said, according to a Feb. 23 Nasdaq report.
  • Consolidated Glass Corp., New Castle, Pa., partnered with C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, to provide a full line of heavy glass hardware with its Diamond Tempered glass, according to a release. CGC is now a one-stop-shop when it comes to frameless shower doors and glass entrance ways, and can now provide the technical support utilizing CRL’s showers and entrance online...
  • Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, has entered into an agreement with Helsinki-based Sparklike Ltd. to be the exclusive distributor for the Gasglass argon and krypton gas detector and Spyglass glass analyzer in the Americas, Europe and Australia, according to a Feb. 23 release. Prior to the invention of the Gasglass technology, manufacturers had to virtually destroy units to test gas fill...
  • 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...
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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'...