Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., held the 2010 Southeast Region Spring Meeting March 30-31 in San Antonio, Texas, according to an April 9 release. The meeting drew attendees from a variety of companies and geographic locations and brought together industry experts to provide information and education on important issues.Scott Norville, professor of...
  • On March 4, 2010, Senators Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Mark Pryor of Arkansas introduced legislation to create the Building Star program, which would offer incentives and rebates for energy efficiency improvements to commercial buildings. The creators of the bill argue that it would create 150,000 jobs with $6 billion in federal investment, and leverage $2–$3 in private funding for every...
  • Efco, Monett, Mo., a Pella company, will launch a new Super Service Center in centrally-located Springfield, Mo., creating new jobs in the process, according to an April 9 release. According to Efco’s director of storefront, James Bateman, the facility will manufacture and provide coast-to-coast access to stock lengths, fabricated materials, and Efco entrance doors for commercial...
  • General Glass International, Secaucus, N.J., announced its newly formed A&D department and launched an updated company Web site, according to an April 1 release.In response to the growing market opportunities in the architecture and design fields, GGI added four new members to this team and is now positioned to provide the creative services and support that architects and designers...
  • Finland-based Glaston's joint venture, the glass processing company Interpane Glass Oy, has today been sold to Rakla Finland Oy, according to an April 9 release Interpane Glass Oy began its operations on April 1, 2009, and was owned jointly by  A A A Glass & Design Finland Oy and a subsidiary of Glaston Corp. The shareholders of Interpane Glass have agreed on rearranging their...
  • After almost two decades of delays, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday [April 8] that it was on track to implement a regulation requiring the construction industry to help prevent cases of lead poisoning among children.The agency said it expected more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained and certified in lead-safe work practices by April 22, when...
  • 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...
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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...