Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • 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,...
  • Unwilling to wait for Congress to act, the Obama administration announced on Wednesday [Sept. 30] that it was moving forward on new rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from hundreds of power plants and large industrial facilities.President Obama has said that he prefers a comprehensive legislative approach to regulating emissions and stemming global warming, not a piecemeal application of...
  • About 120 attendees gathered in Atlanta Sept. 30 for the fourth annual Glazing Executive Forum, where the economy and energy efficiency were top of mind.The group heard a panel discussion on the state of the industry and an economic forecast from Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst, Institute for Trend Research, Concord, N.H., that offered good and bad news.“Looking back at the last four...
  • D. Michael Hartley, owner of Standard Bent Glass, Butler, Pa., and Global Security Glazing, Selma, Ala., is in negotiations to buy Coastal Glass Distributors, Charleston, S.C., reported Jeff Nichols, vice president of sales and marketing for Standard Bent Glass, Sept. 30. “We expect the deal to be completed Oct. 16,” he said. Read related story ... 
  • China announced sweeping curbs on surging investment in steelmaking, cement and other industries, warning that chaotic overexpansion was raising the danger of job losses and trouble for banks.Under Wednesday's [Sept. 30] order, new aluminum production projects are banned for three years and regulators will limit spending on factories to make steel, cement, glass, polysilicon used in solar panels...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...