Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Toledo is one of America's old-line industrial cities that has seen decades of decline. Known in the last century for glass production and as a hub for the automotive industry it is on a mission to reinvent itself. As those industries faltered and jobs disappeared, a few executives looked for the next growth industry. They think they have found it in solar energy technology. Half a dozen solar...
  • Mexican glass manufacturer Vitro SAB (VTO) said Tuesday [July 28] that its second-quarter net profit rose to $62 million from $5 million a year ago on lower financial costs, while sales and operating profits were lower.Vitro said in a press release that sales fell 36% to $464 million, with flat glass sales down 35.1 percent to $210 million and glass container sales down 36.4 percent...
  • The willingness of some Democrats to drop the "card check" portion of a union organizing bill has led opponents of the measure to intensify their attack on another major provision: Binding arbitration if a new union and management can't agree on a first contract within 120 days."We suspected from the beginning that the binding arbitration was packaged with the elimination of the...
  • Construction employment declined in all but 19 communities nationwide this June as compared to June-2008, according to a new analysis of metropolitan-area employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The analysis, which ranks the 12-month construction employment change reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 352 metro areas, shows that few places in...
  • Ever wonder how your solar panels are held together, just silently doing their job day in and day out, taking a beating from all of the seasons, while up on your roof? Sundar Damodaran, Global Business Manager for Tapes & Adhesives under the Renewable Energy Division, lets us in on the sticky little secret.3M has been in business for over 100 years, but has only recently consolidated their...
  • Joe Hayden, senior project engineer of certification, Pella Corp., Pella, Iowa, and the National Fenestration Rating Council’s chairman of the board, greeted remaining attendees and opened NFRC’s board meeting promptly at 8 a.m. on the last day of the NFRC Summer Meeting in Baltimore, July 20-23. The group quickly undertook its business, which included reviewing many...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts in June "decreased 71 percent from May, more than offsetting the 27 percent increase the previous month," Reed Construction Data Chief Economist Jim Haughey reported on Thursday [July 16], based on Reed's compilation of starts. "Every construction category declined significantly in June. ... The May-June boom/bust is...
  • Biesse S.p.A. will host Windays Oct. 9-10 at the Biesse headquarters in Pesaro, Italy, according to a July 21 company release. The event will focus on door and window production technologies, and will feature innovative high-tech solutions that reduce costs, materials and space required for production, while simultaneously improving internal flows and processes.Windays will unveil the Winline...
  • Anthony International, a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based investment firm Aurora Capital Group, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VAL S.p.A., a European manufacturer of curved tempered glass and refrigerator doors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.AI is a leader in the U.S. commercial refrigeration industry and the world’s largest...
  • A glass panel fell from what appears to be the fifth story of the Point Zero building's Tower I downtown [Montreal, Quebec] on St. Antoine Street at the corner of Mansfield Street yesterday, according to a July 22 report in The Gazette.
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
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