Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The 47 employee-owners of Salem, Winston-Salem, N.C., announced the appointment of Michael Willard as the company’s new president, according to a July 9 release. Willard brings 25 years of glass sales management experience, the last 11 years as Salem’s national sales manager and executive vice president, to his new position.As EVP, Willard directed 23 field sales people located...
  • As noted by ifoAppleStore earlier today, Apple has begun removing the wraps from the cylindrical glass tower at its new retail store in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Like the company's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the Pudong store is located below ground level and utilizes the glass tower as an iconic entryway with a glass stairway descending to the store below, according to a...
  • The shares of Guangdong Golden Glass Co., Sichuan Kexin Mechanical & Electrical Equipment Co. and Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co. are scheduled to trade at 9:30 a.m. for the first time on Shenzhen’s ChiNext stock exchange, according to a July 7 Bloomberg report.China’s government plans to impose a unified pricing system for rare-earth minerals in Jianxi, Fujian, Guangdong,...
  • Finland-based Glaston Corp.'s Senior Vice President, Human Resources, and member of Glaston's Executive Management Group, Manne Tiensuu will leave Glaston by theend of September 2010 to new opportunities outside the company, according to a July 8 release. He will continue with his current HR responsibilities and as a member of the Executive Management Group until he leaves Glaston.The process to...
  • The International Conference on Building Systems and Technology 2010 took place June 27-30, in Vancouver, BC. Started in Singapore in 1994, the ICBEST conference is held in a new international host city every three years and is organized by the British Columbia Building Envelope Council, in cooperation with the National Research Council of Canada.ICBEST provides a worldwide forum for the...
  • Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault, Minn., has partnered with Advanced Building Solutions, Detroit, David Adamson Sales Inc., Uxbridge, Mass., and Designbasis Inc., St. Cloud, Fla., to market and sell SageGlass products in North America, according to a July 7 release.SageGlass uses a nanotechnology-developed coating to change tint in response to changing sunlight and heat...
  • Glass Performance Days, the largest international conference on architectural, solar and automotive glass, will be held June 17-20, 2011, in Tampere, Finland. Abstract submission and speaker pre-registration are now open.Check Call for Papers to find out more information about important deadlines, how to submit abstracts and speaker fees. If interested to become a speaker, submit your...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., recently announced that PPG Industries, Cheswick, Pa., and ADCO Products, Michigan Center, Mich., have become the first spacer manufacturers to submit products into NFRC’s Component Modeling Approach Software Tool database, according to a July 6 release.PPG has placed both its tin-plated steel spacers and its stainless steel...
  • Seasonally adjusted construction industry employment slipped in June to the lowest total since July 1996 while the industry's unemployment rate remained at 20.1 percent, more than double the average for all workers, according to analysis of new federal figures by the Associated General Contractors of America."The recession may have ended a year ago for most of the economy, but for...
  • Despite the widespread troubles in the financial markets, the solar photovoltaic sector experienced only a temporary slide in demand in the second half of 2009 - and the outlook has since become far more positive.U.S. films producer Solutia [St. Louis] suggests the global PV market should grow at 25 percent /year in the coming years, whereas compatriot chemical giant DuPont is targeting a 50...
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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...