Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • French construction materials group Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA Monday [April 26] said its unit Saint-Gobain Sekurit has signed a memorandum of understanding for a 50-50 joint venture with Turkish flat glass company Trakya Cam Sanayii AS, according to an April 26 report in The Wall Street Journal.
  • H.B. Fuller Co. [St. Paul, Minn.] announced today [April 26] that it will exit the polysulfide-based insulating glass sealant product line in Europe by the end of calendar year 2010.H.B. Fuller is a market leader in providing sealant solutions for the residential insulating glass market in the United States and has a growing presence in Asia. The company's leadership position is maintained...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature two full-day forums and two seminars. Highlights include:• 5th Annual NGA Glazing Executives Forum, Sept. 14: A full day of interactive breakout sessions, expert speakers, peer-to-peer sharing and networking.• 1st Annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, Sept. 15:...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy announced [April 21] that up to $28 million in funding is available to help states lower the cost and increase the availability of energy efficiency retrofits. These programs will reduce energy use and save money for families and businesses across the country.The funding opportunity, administered by DOE's State Energy Program, will also assist states in developing...
  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rules went into effect yesterday without the all-important “opt-out” provision demanded by the glass industry. Preservation of the opt-out provision in the final LRRP rule was a priority of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.  “We are very disappointed in this decision, for...
  • The Component Modeling Approach Technical task group met during the Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s Spring Meeting, April 12-15, in New Orleans. There, Charlie Curcija, president, Carli Inc., Amherst, Mass., the developers of the Component Modeling Approach Software Tool, raised the need for rating and labeling of spandrel systems on buildings.Some participants...
  • As the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule takes effect, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., continues to express its concerns, according to an April 22 release. The association urges government officials to ensure the opt-out provision be allowed for homeowners without children under 6 or a pregnant woman living in...
  • The nation's buildings and infrastructure will become more efficient, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy consumption, according to a new green construction plan released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The plan outlines measures designed to stimulate demand for green construction projects, boost infrastructure capacity, and improve building...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its 23rd Annual Glass Expo on April 21 at Martin’s Crosswinds, Greenbelt, Md. Seventy companies exhibited at the show, and 809 people attended. Last year, 73 companies exhibited and 815 people attended.Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., showed its high-performance, low-E coated products, the Satin Deco line and other specialty coated products...
  • Two months after she vowed to help a local glass manufacturing company form a partnership with the University of Connecticut and create about 80 jobs, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has withdrawn her application for federal funding to help the company, according to an April 22 Republican American report.DeLauro, D-3rd District, withdrew her $2 million earmark request after the Washington, D.C.-based...
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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...