Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • A renewable energy company announced plans Wednesday to build its corporate headquarters in New Mexico, drawing praise from elected officials who are trying to establish the state as a leader in the green economy.Green2V chief executive officer Bill Sheppard said the company's research, development and manufacturing operations will also be located in Rio Rancho. The company plans to hire 1,500...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., will host the Glazing Executives Forum  in Las Vegas Sept.14. As always, the forum will be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.This year's event will feature the glazing industry's top experts leading interactive breakout sessions on the most important...
  • Solutia Inc. [St. Louis] announced today [April 8] that it has successfully designed and completed a new, state of the art regional testing facility at the company's Saflex Polyvinyl butyral manufacturing center located in Suzhou, China.  The new facility will support the company's laminate testing service program for customers located in the Asia Pacific region serving the...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, will record a one-time aftertax charge in the first quarter 2010 of approximately $85 million, or 51 cents per share, as a result of a change in U.S. tax law that is part of the recently-enacted U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), according to an April 8 release.Under the prior tax law, the total amount paid for prescription drug costs for...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, today [April 7] announced fiscal 2010 fourth quarter and full-year results. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries.Read the full release.
  • Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., appointed Robert (Bob) Ford as a field sales representative, according to an April 7 release.  In his new role, he will work closely with architects & Viracon customers in Northern Florida, including Tampa and Orlando; Alabama; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Valdosta, Ga.    “Bob has been active in the glass industry for many years,” said...
  • Only 10 out of 337 metropolitan areas added construction jobs between February 2009 and 2010, the Associated General Contractors of America reported today [April 6] citing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even worse, 230 metro areas experienced double digit declines in construction employment while only two cities experienced a double digit increase, association officials...
  • The New York City/Long Island chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is spearheading an April 15 protest in Washington, D.C., to ask for a delay and modifications to new lead paint rules set to go in effect April 22.  Organizers have reached out to numerous other NARI chapters and other groups "hoping for thousands" of contractors to turn out for the event....
  • Solar panels on the Burj Khalifa will heat 140,000 liters of water a day, the building’s developers have claimed.Ahmad Al Matrooshi, the managing director of developers Emaar, said that the world’s tallest building – which re-opened to tourists on Monday [April 5] – would be a benchmark for urban developments seeking sustainability in the region, according to an April...
  • Colleagues of the man killed by falling glass at an industrial site on Auckland's North Shore [New Zealand] on Tuesday [April 6] evening say he was experienced and well respected.The man was killed while unloading large sheets of glass from a container at approximately 6.20 p.m., according to an April 7 TVNZ report.
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
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