Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Reportlinker.com announced that a new market research report is available in its catalog.The market for flat glass has always been driven by the demand for building glass and automotive glass, which in turn depend on economic growth, according to the report. Both the automotive and construction sector have been impacted by the current global economic recession. The real estate market is...
  • Two years ago Ron Crowl, president of Ohio-based FeneTech Inc., said that FeneTech would simply refuse to participate in the pending economic downturn, according to an Oct. 6 release. During GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Atlanta, FeneTech had a record number of visitors in its booth compared to previous years, which led the company to conclude and sign...
  • Officials at ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa., including members of ASTM International Committee E44 on Solar, Geothermal, and Other Energy Sources, and ASTM International Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products, got together with U.S. Department of Energy representatives, Sept. 29, for an organizational meeting for a new ASTM International activity on solar glass.Objectives of...
  • Many in the commercial and residential window and door industry fear energy efficiency policy is outpacing the technology itself and that buyers, particularly in the commercial market, need more education on the subject.These were just two of the concerns raised at the Energy Efficiency Town Hall Forum held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo Sept. 29-...
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll job losses in September totaled 263,000, barely half the average of the last 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Oct. 2]. (Seasonal adjustment takes into account normal monthly variations in weather and numbers of work days.) But construction, particularly nonresidential, continued to hemorrhage jobs. Construction lost 15 percent ...
  • Saint-Gobain Glass India’s new float glass plant in Rajasthan, which was to have gone on stream in the first quarter of 2010, will now come up a year later.The company is waiting for the state Government to acquire all the land required for the project, before it begins construction on the plant. Much of the 150 acres required for the project have been acquired, according to the company.The...
  • Vistamatic, Miami, an international designer and manufacturer of observation window systems, has partnered with Western Maryland Health System to supply vision panels for its new, and eagerly anticipated, $225 million Regional Medical Center due to open in November, according to an Oct. 1 release.This state-of-the-art regional medical center is a seven-story, 600,000-square-foot, 275-bed hospital...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America unveiled a new plan today [Sept. 30] designed to revive the hardest hit sector of the economy, the nation's construction industry. The plan, "Build Now for the Future: A Blueprint for Economic Growth," is designed to reverse predictions that construction activity will continue to shrink through 2010, crippling broader economic growth."...
  • While the non-residential construction market isn’t expected to return to growth until 2011, it hasn’t stopped attendees and exhibitors alike at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, from investing in new product lines, services and equipment in preparation for the economic rebound. “Investing at the bottom of the economic cycle so...
  • The panel discussion, Solar Panel Industry: Where We Go From Here, saw a full house with 132 attendees, Oct. 1, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.Russ Ebeid, Glass Group president, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills. Mich., moderated the panel that included Steve Coonen, solar design consultant, Applied Solar, San Diego; Gerald Fine,...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...