Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The Glass and Glazing Federation (Gulf) is aiming to target a 25-strong membership to form a body and lobby the UAE Government for standardization of glass codes, according to its chief executive. "One of the issues here is that manufacturers and processors work to very high technical standards but they are all different - American, Japanese, British or European. The idea of the federation...
  • Kawneer Co. has made a significant investment in the expansion of capabilities at its 52,000 square foot Austell, Ga., facility, according to a Feb. 9 release. This marks an important step for the company as it continues to invest in the business for long-term growth. The new improvements, costing approximately $1 million, will provide customers with a broader range of resources, as well as...
  • French construction materials and solar equipment producer Saint Gobain has bought the remaining 70 percent of shares it did not already own in solar panel manufacturer Solarwood Technologies for an undisclosed sum.Solarwood Technologies manufactures PV roof tiles at its facility in Foetz, Luxemburg. The plant has an annual capacity of 15MW, which Saint Gobain intents to increase to 30MW....
  • On Feb. 1, officials from Arch Aluminum & Glass Co., Tamarac, Fla., announced the company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, following the asset purchase by Arch Glass Acquisition Corp., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. Below is an exclusive interview with Arch President and CEO Leon Silverstein about the bankruptcy process, the status of the company and the 2010 outlook. ...
  • Asahi Glass just released its Q3 earning results yesterday [Feb. 4]. It is always difficult to judge if the performance was strong because Japanese companies do not give guidance for Q1 and Q3. However, the company has announced an upward revision to FY12/09 full year guidance, which implies Q4 sales of JPY328bn. The new Q4 sales expectations are not that impressive, which implies a strong...
  • Overall U.S. job growth continued to be undermined by the severe downturn affecting the construction industry as another 75,000 construction workers lost their jobs in January 2010 and the industry's unemployment rate jumped to 24.7 percent, according to federal employment figures released today [Feb. 5]. Excluding construction job losses, nonfarm payroll employment actually rose for the second...
  • Looking to gain more financial and operating flexibility, PGT Inc., N. Venice, Fla., has announced a special dividend consisting of rights to purchase shares of the window and door manufacturer's common stock with an aggregate value of about $30 million, according to a Feb. 3 Window & Door report.
  • Alcoa [Pittsburgh] announced today a re-alignment of its Engineered Products and Solutions business to accelerate its growth. The EPS business is composed of Alcoa units that serve the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, building and construction, and oil and gas markets. The EPS businesses reported revenues totaling nearly $4.7 billion in 2009.As part of the restructuring, two new...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will host its second Webinar in the 2010 monthly Webinar series at noon, Feb. 26. The hour-long Webinars, created primarily for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community, are free and focus on various industry topics, according to a Feb. 3 release.John Bush, industry...
  • Van Huët Glass Logistics, Tiel, Netherlands, member of the Emons Group, Milsbeek, Netherlands, has taken over the glass activities of the Austrian company Interliner retroactively as of Jan. 1, 2010, according to a Feb. 3 release. Interliner got into financial problems in the course of last year, finally leading into bankruptcy.With this take-over, Van Huët increases its market...
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