Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., is so proud to mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Glass companies invest millions of dollars every year in better glass technology that has improved the energy efficiency of everything from the windows in our homes to the glass facades on commercial buildings to the windshields in our vehicles.Among other environmental initiatives, the NGA is an...
  • Jack Farber, president of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., from 1976 to 1978, passed away March 28 following a long illness. He was 89.Farber moved to Southern California from Chicago in the early 1940's with his wife Ethel and enlisted in the Army. He served in the Italian campaign in World War II with the 88th Infantry Division. He was wounded in Italy and awarded the Purple Heart....
  • Construction employment expanded in 26 states and the District of Columbia between February and March 2010, fell in 22 and was unchanged in Montana and Rhode Island, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [April 16]. Many states with gains may have experienced rebounds from unusually harsh February weather that delayed project startsand hiring. March employment levels exceeded January...
  • Greg Silvestri, president, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., announced in an April 20 release that Bradley J. Austin, vice president of sales and marketing, has been appointed president of Harmon Inc., Minneapolis. Harmon services the building glazed exterior for new construction, repair, replacement and renovation. Both Viracon and Harmon are owned by Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises.In...
  •  Modernfold, Greenfield, Ind., part of Dorma Group North America, has begun collaborating with Joel Berman Glass Studios, Vancouver, BC, to bring designer glass options to Modernfold space division products, according to an April 21 release.The new collaboration will enable architects and designers to integrate a wide array of custom textures, colors and resins into Modernfold...
  • New York contractors and other industry representatives gathered at the U.S. Capitol yesterday [April 15] to protest the Environmental Protection Agency lead paint laws set to go in effect April 22. “I am determined to everything I can to delay this law," said Congressman Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., at the event, offering some hope by saying, "I think we have a real shot,”...
  • The government is reaching out to more than 4 million small businesses and tax-exempt groups to make sure they know about a new tax credit offered as part of the nation's health care law.The Internal Revenue Service on Monday [April 19] began mailing postcards to get the word out, according to an April 19 AP report.
  • Peter J. Weith, 68, of San Diego, passed away late last week, according to an April 20 release.Weith founded Hegla’s U.S. operations in 1995 and had led the global company’s growth into the U.S. market until his retirement a few months ago. Although semiretired, he was still actively involved in both sales and product development projects and was scheduled to retire on June 30.Weith...
  • According to Tracy Rogers, technical director, Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, condensation is the third thermal performance parameter alongside U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient. In his Glass Processing Days China presentation, Rogers will cover health concerns and the effects of condensation on the integrity and long-term performance of fenestration systems, according to an April 19...
  • February’s massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake destroyed nearly $1 million worth of glass being held in the storage facilities of Chile’s major glass companies.  Making matters worse, Chile’s largest glass producing plant, Lirquén, has been temporarily closed due to earthquake damage, prompting a nationwide glass shortage. The shortage is being managed with imports from...
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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...