Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Emirates Glass, a subsidiary of Glass LLC, which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, has installed a state-of-the-art coating line to meet increased global demand for energy-efficient architectural glass. The move is part of an AED 160 million investment under phase 1 of the company's expansion program.With the installation of the multi-million dirham Terra-G sputter-coating line, the...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills., Mich., has made its money through glass, particularly building and automotive glass, over many years and done so quite successfully. Now the Auburn Hills firm is placing its bet on solar technology and expects it will pay big dividends soon.Over the last 4-5 years, Guardian has been developing and manufacturing mirrors used in high-powered solar panels,...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, today reported sales for the second quarter of $3.5 billion, an increase of 11 percent versus the prior year’s second quarter, according to a July 15 release. Second quarter reported net income was $272 million, or $1.63 per share. Second quarter 2009 sales were $3.1 billion and reported net income was $146 million, or 89 cents per share.“PPG’s strong...
  • GIMAV 2009 reportGlass processing machinery and accessories posted a difficult 2009, as did all the machinery industry, but the good news is that China and Brazil are racing ahead and boosting Italian exports, according to a July 14 release.Gimav – Italian association of suppliers of glass processing machinery and accessories - has completed and presented its 2009 survey for the industry (...
  • After the May International Code Council Group A+ final action hearings, an AAMA member remarked to me, “I can’t remember the last time we had such a high rate of success at a code hearing.”I could. It was before energy conservation codes became as prominent as they are now.Codes were less a source of division within our industry. We were able to focus more on what we...
  • A coalition of housing industry groups, including the National Association of Home Builders and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, are filing a suit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for removing the "opt-out" provision from its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. The group is challenging EPA's action on the grounds that the agency...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Southeast Region Fall Meeting will be held Aug. 5-6 in Orlando, Fla., and will begin with a tour of the University of Florida Wind Engineering Lab in Gainesville, Fla., according to a July 13 release. Forrest Masters, University of South Florida, will provide demonstrations of the hurricane simulator, cyclic test chamber (AAMA 520),...
  • Officials at Keymark Corp., Lakeland, Fla., announced that their new 14-inch circle size press is fully operational, according to a July 8 release. The press will enable architects and engineers to design larger, more detailed extrusions, with the width and precision not previously available in the marketplace. The extra capacity and size also will propel Keymark into additional markets that...
  • You want to ask him: How many do you break?That's because Anthony Concepcion does windows — lots of windows.He's working at the Empire State Building. As part of an effort to become certifiably green, the office tower is removing, retrofitting and replacing each of its 6,514 double-hung, dual-pane windows. That's 26,056 panes of glass, according to a July 12 USA Today report.
  • Xinyi Glass [China] has six manufacturing bases, with manufacturing floor areas well over 20 million square feet. Three solar glass manufacturing facilities, with four designated lines for solar glass production, are located at Dongguan, Wuhu and Tianjin, according to a July 13 PR Newswire report.
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...