Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • French glass and building materials maker Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA's chief executive Thursday [June 3] said overall business in April and May confirmed an improvement seen in March, according to a June 3 report in The Wall Street Journal.
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., offers two new brochures detailing the Glazing Executives Forum, to be held Sept. 14, and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance Forum, to be held Sept. 15, available here: WDD Forum e-brochure and GEF e-brochure. Both forums will take place during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, in Las Vegas. The GEF is a...
  • International glass producer Pilkington is partnering with U.K. R&D on two separate projects to follow the progress of new solar materials that can be coated onto glass. In one project, which has received funding from the U.K. government, Cambridge-based Polysolar is working with Pilkington to develop a demonstrator made of a large pane of glass with spray-coated organic photovoltaics (OPVs...
  • The global flat glass market operates in a cyclic pattern, according to the industry experts, as the demand for flat glass increases in the times of expansionary economic conditions and falls during the periods of financial crunch. However, despite the worldwide recession, the demand for glass has shown a constant growth, mainly due to the rising demand for building glass and automotive glass...
  • Construction spending increased 2.7 percent in April, the largest one-month percentage gain in a decade, to $869 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday [June 1]. Nevertheless, the total was 10.5 percent lower than a year earlier. Public construction climbed 2.4 percent for the month but fell 4.4 percent year-over-year. Private nonresidential...
  • Three recognized glazing industry professionals – Bill White, Kirk Johnson and Mike Guarino – have moved into new positions with Vitro America, Memphis. William “Bill” White became national fabrication director, a newly created position. This group includes fabrication and information technology professionals dedicated to the creation of new and enhanced procedures,...
  • Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, has planned another crowd-pleasing booth for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept, 14-16, in Las Vegas, featuring its Edgetech 360 value promise “We’re there for you at every turn,” according to a June 2 release. With new products, new partnerships and a new theme, Edgetech will provide hands-on and...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will hold its first GANA Solar Symposium, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.,  June 30, at the Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo., in conjunction with the ASTM E44.20 Glass for Solar Applications meeting, according to a June 2 release. The symposium will feature several presentations from experts in the newly energized solar glazing...
  • AGC Glass Europe, Brussels, and Traxon Technologies, Hong Kong, global leader in LED lighting systems and solutions, have signed an agreement to develop their worldwide business of innovative LED-glass solutions, according to a June 2 release. They will combine their knowledge and experience in glass and LED design to market unique solutions for lighting up buildings and interiors....
  • International Aluminum Corp., Monterey Park, Calif., United States Aluminum's parent company, has received confirmation on its Plan of Reorganization, according to a June 1 release. Pursuant to the company's Plan of Reorganization, International Aluminum Corp. will now be called International Architectural Group, LLC. The company's brands--United States Aluminum, RACO Interior Products,...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...