Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Saint-Gobain Containers Inc. will pay more than $2.2 million in civil penalties and install emissions controls at furnaces, including two furnaces in Milford, under an agreement with the federal government and 10 states to settle environmental allegations. Saint-Gobain Containers will pay $1.15 million to the United States and $1.1 million to states and agencies, including $100,000 to...
  • The board of directors of Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0815 per share, payable on Feb. 24, 2010, to shareholders of record on Feb. 9, 2010. The company has approximately 28.0 million shares outstanding.Apogee Enterprises Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass...
  • The housing market remains a significant risk to the economy, data Wednesday showed, as bad weather across much of the country hammered the construction industry.Along with icy storms, the real estate recovery is facing man-made headwinds. On Wednesday, the government said buyers will face higher fees and tougher standards for home loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, a popular...
  • Nearly nine in 10 contractors say there will be no recovery in 2010 as part of a new national construction hiring and business outlook forecast released today [Jan. 20]  by the Associated General Contractors of America. As a result, fewer contractors plan to purchase construction equipment and after a year of near-record industry layoffs, many doubt they'll be able to hire new staff this...
  • Cardinal Solar Technologies was awarded a $7.7 million tax credit under President Obama’s stimulus plan to re-tool its Northfield, Minn., facility, according to a Jan. 7 release. The credit is available upon progression from residential window and door coating operations to production of thin film coatings for use in the manufacturing of solar modules.The tax credit is part the recovery act...
  • The new Glazing Industry Code Committee of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., has retained Thomas Culp, president, Birch Point Consulting LLC, La Crosse, Wis., to act as a consultant for the group, as it becomes actively engaged in the energy code process. The group, which formed at the beginning of 2010, becomes part of the ongoing GANA: Advocacy effort by the...
  • With its dimension of 1570 x 1900 mm, the new solar mirror RP4 for parabolic trough solar power plants covers nearly three square meters. Therewith RP4 is one-third larger than former mirrors for this application. RP4 is designed for the new Heliotrough collector.Both, the inner and outer mirror has got the same dimensions. The larger collector units allow materials savings and a smaller solar...
  • On Jan. 18, Abound Solar Inc. of Loveland, Colo., announced that it would be getting $12.6 million in the form of a tax credit from the U.S. Energy Department, via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the economic stimulus program, or ARRA).The credit was reportedly awarded through a competitive selection process that examines how many “green” jobs a firm...
  • The California Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted yesterday the first-in-the-nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen) requiring all new buildings in the state to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Taking effect on Jan. 1, 2011, the regulations are designed to achieve major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and water...
  • While Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis is more widely known for his enthusiasm for exhaust-spewing race cars, the 26-year-old is showing a decidedly green streak these days, although not everyone is happy with the new color.Albert, the world's youngest billionaire according to Forbes magazine, wants to take some 195 hectares (482 acres) of farmland owned by his family in Bavaria and build a huge...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...