Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Israel on Tuesday [Dec. 29, 2009] allowed the first shipment of glass into the Gaza Strip in years, a Palestinian official said."Three trucks carrying glass sheets went through Kerem Shalom crossing" in southeast Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, Said Ra'ed Fatouh, a liaison officer at the Palestinian side of the crossing.The three trucks are part of 100 truckloads of glasses Israel...
  • 2009 was a tough year for the construction industry. McGraw Hill Construction estimated the value of new construction starts at $419 billion, a 25 percent decline that followed shortfalls of 13 percent in 2008 and 7 percent in 2007. The earlier retrenchment was led by single-family housing, but in 2009, multifamily housing and commercial buildings showed substantial weakness. Even typically...
  • The Glass Association of North America announced today it is a new member of theZero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium, a group of organizations interested in advancing energy efficient commercial building technologies, practices and policies. The Consortium is working with the United States Department of Energy to develop and deliver technology, policies, and practices to achieve a market...
  • This year designers and engineers looked at the product pages on Inventables.com nearly one million times in the hopes of finding the right ones for their projects. We are proud to announce with over 167,000 pageviews the most popular material for 2009 was temperature-sensitive glass from Moving Color.
  • Committed to serving the growing demand from its key customers and strategic markets, Bonnell Aluminum, North America's premier aluminum extrusion supplier to the building and construction markets, announced the startup of the industry's first and largest aluminum extrusion press specifically engineered to produce architectural-quality profiles for prominent exposed applications up to 16 inches...
  • Dec. 6, Norshield Corp., Montgomery, Ala., was acquired in a transaction with management by Norshield Holdings LLC, owned by members of Spell Capital Partners, a private equity group out of Minneapolis, and our management team, according to a Dec. 17 release. The company will continue to operate the existing business and all business going forward under the name of Norshield Security Products LLC...
  • The 21th China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition (China Glass 2010) will take place at the China International Exhibition Center, Beijing on June 4-7, 2010. The China Glass exhibition has been growing steadily, and the 2010 event will for the first time cover an exhibition area of more than 200,000 square feet, according to a Dec. 6 release from show organizers, the Chinese...
  • Following President Obama’s speech detailing the need for nationwide energy-efficient home improvements, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has high expectations that a newly proposed government program will encourage consumers to invest in energy-efficient windows by applying appropriate criteria for these products.On Dec. 15, President Obama spoke at an Alexandria, Va.,...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., joined other industry associations in submitting comments in the public review for American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard 90.1, according to a Dec. 17 release. The revision to ASHRAE 90.1 aims to increase building energy efficiency by 30 percent by the year 2030. See story. The standard, ...
  • In April 2010, new Environmental Protection Agency rules go into effect requiring that contractors "take the proper precautions to work lead-safe, including minimizing the dust, containing the work area, and conducting a thorough cleanup to reduce the potential exposure associated with disturbing lead-based paint." The rules will affect companies doing window and door replacements, and...
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