Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The city of Mesa is partnering with SolFocus Inc. to build a concentrated solar power array with federal stimulus money.Mesa is looking at a $558,180 solar array to be built with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that would go at its Central Arizona Project Water Treatment Plant near Red Mountain Park, according to a Sept. 11 Phoenix Business Journal report.
  • All interested participants are invited to attend a virtual organizational meeting for a new ASTM International activity on solar glass on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. EDT. Representatives from the United States Department of Energy, ASTM International Committee E44 on Solar, Geothermal, and Other Energy Sources, and ASTM International Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products will be among the...
  • Glass maker Apogee Enterprises Inc. [Minneapolis] said its fiscal 2010 second-quarter profit rose 7 percent and beat analyst expectations despite a decline in sales amid a weaker commercial construction market.On Wednesday [Sept. 16], the company said quarterly earnings climbed to $13 million, or 47 cents per share, up from $12.2 million, or 43 cents per share in the prior-year period, according...
  • Bruce Wilby, president and chief executive officer of Greenfield, Mass.-based Argotec Inc., a producer of thermoplastic polyurethane optical interlayer film for the glass lamination industry, today unveiled the company’s new 95,000-square-foot world headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, according to a Sept. 16 release.The addition of this new facility on Silvio O. Conte...
  • As the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act enters its eighth month on the books, the General Services Administration’s $5.5-billion ARRA-funded program to build or upgrade scores of federal buildings finally has taken off.As of July, it had awarded contracts totaling nearly $1.1 billion for projects involving about 120 buildings. At least 20 of those are already under way, according to...
  • Applied Materials Inc., [Santa Clara, Calif.] announced today that it has received a 2009 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The annual awards recognize the country`s leading green power purchasers for theircommitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation`svoluntary green power market. EPA presented Applied Materials with...
  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 1 percent, not seasonally adjusted (1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted) in August, but dropped 4.3 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today [Sept. 15]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries climbed 1.1 percent for the month but fell 7.4 percent from August 2008. Three items accounted for much of the up-and-down...
  • YKK AP America, Austell, Ga., announced enerGfacade, its new family of energy-efficient products, as part of the YKK Group’s 50 year anniversary in the architectural products business, according to a Sept. 25 release. enerGfacade includes products such as Luminance, ThermaShade and YOW350T. These flagship products are now available on the market, and new products will be...
  • AGC Flat Glass Philippines Inc., formerly called Asahi Glass Philippines, filed a petition with the order to slap additional duties on foreign-made float and figured glass set to expire in December, according to a Sept. 15 BusinessWorld Online report.The commission will begin an investigation today [Sept. 15] after the Trade department endorsed the firm’s petition last Sept. 2.
  • Emirates Float Glass, wholly owned by Dubai Investments, has awarded Austria-based RHI a contract for the construction and supervision of a second float glass manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi. The furnace will have a production capacity of 600 tonns per day, destined for the automobile and mirror industries.
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  • 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...
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