Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Officials at the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., put the association's name in support of a position paper, released by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., calling for proposed improvements for commercial windows and glazing in the Building Star Energy Efficiency Rebate Act of 2010. The paper addresses the concerns of the glass and glazing industry regarding...
  • One piece of the American effort to find a way to make solar energy cheap enough that everyone will want it is unfolding in a modest redbrick building in this Midwestern city once known as one of the nation's top makers of glass.Xunming Deng, a physicist, started a solar company in Ohio eight years ago as a spinoff from his research at the University of Toledo. He's attracted $40 million in...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., supports President Barack Obama’s $6 billion Homestar program designed to create jobs and reduce home energy consumption, according to a March 11 release.Guardian is one of the country’s largest manufacturers of fiberglass insulation and energy-saving glass products.“The president has stressed the importance that Homestar products...
  • The construction workforce was smaller in every state and the District of Columbia in January 2010 than it was just 12 months earlier, according to a new analysis of federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The data indicated just how widespread the construction downturn is, association officials said, noting that 38 states and D.C. experienced a double digit...
  • With so much focus on U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient in the fenestration industry, little attention has been paid to the third thermal performance parameter: condensation resistance. According to Tracy Rogers, technical director for Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, condensation can lead to health concerns and affect the integrity and long-term performance of building components. Rogers...
  • Melting vinyl siding is getting its share of media attention in Charlotte, N.C.That’s where homeowners have experienced warped and melted vinyl siding, which caught the attention of Charlotte’s WCNC Newschannel 36.Reporter Stuart Watson did not respond to an e-mail request for comment. WCNC’s I-team was asking viewers to contact the team if they, too, had melting vinyl siding....
  • Sun Bear Solar Sdn Bhd will invest RM5.2 billion in Malaysia to produce solar glass for the photovoltaic industry, said its chief executive officer/chairman, Lee Holt Judd.Judd said an initial investment of RM2.2 billion would be utilized under phase one to produce float and pattern line in the middle of this year, as well as for the construction of the plant and equipment, according to a March...
  • Fuyao Group Glass Industries Co. said 2009 net income rose 354 percent to 1.1 billion yuan as the company cut costs, according to a filing to Shanghai’s stock exchange.Sales last year increased 6.3 percent to 6.08 billion yuan, according to the statement. The maker of glass for automobiles said it targets sales of 6.94 billion yuan this year, according to the statement.
  • Veka Inc. Fombell, Pa., recently contracted Architectural Testing Inc., York, Pa., to perform Shock Tube blast load simulation testing for its Euroview Window Systems, according to a March 8 release.Veka’s commercial grade profiles, manufactured at its North American headquarters, are available to its fabricator base and potential customers for window production.The Shock Tube...
  • Applied Materials Inc., the global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar industries, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 17 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.07 per share, payable on June 16, 2010, to stockholders of record as of May 26, 2010. Previously, the quarterly cash dividend was...
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  • 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...
  • 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...