Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Messe Düsseldorf officials announced Sept. 15 that the group will launch solarpeq, a trade show for the solar energy industry, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, 2010. To be held in conjunction with glasstec in Germany,  the event will showcase state-of-the-art production equipment and technology for thin-film and crystalline photovoltaic applications. At glasstec in...
  • In a Sept. 14 letter to its customers, Wilkesboro, N.C.-based Gardner Glass Products Inc. President Randy Brooks stated that as of Sept. 12, the company's distribution locations in Phoenix, Indianapolis and Springfield, Va., have suspended operations until Sept. 21 in order to implement changes to help better serve its customers."In order to avoid any potential confusion...
  • Ohio-based FeneTech Inc., producer of the FeneVision ERP software solution, reports a significant increase in sales and market share, according to a Sept. 14 release."Not only because of our new international markets we are able to achieve such a growth, but we have also been very successful in acquiring new customers here in North America, especially in the glass processing sector,"...
  • Geotechnical construction work is underway in Botswana in a major project expected to boost the country's economy.Botswana Development Corp. is hoping to establish a glass manufacturing plant in Palapye, with preparatory work having begun in July, according to a Sept. 14 CareerStructure.com report. 
  • A Santa Monica architect known for his high-rise designs is working on what may be the ultimate "spec" building -- a 224-story skyscraper with green ambitions that would be the tallest structure in the world.The tower is envisioned for a man-made island in Abu Dhabi, if leaders of the oil-rich emirate decide they want to make a statement to rest of the world and perhaps one-up...
  • The Macao Pavilion is under rapid construction and has taken an initial shape, according to the website for the Shanghai 2010 Expo. The seven-story pavilion sits under the China National Pavilion and is shaped like a "rabbit lantern."Covering an area of 1,000 square meters, the main building of the pavilion is 19.99 meters high, symbolizing the return of Macao to Chinese Government rule...
  • The chairman of ASAS Co. for Industrial Projects said that the company's subsidiary Zujaj will soon set up an $11.78 million glass factory in Qatar, the Peninsula reported.He pointed out that Zujaj will set up the factory at the small and medium size industrial area with an initial targeted production capacity of 600,000 square meter of glass, according to a Sept. 13 MENAFN.com report.
  • After months of promoting President Obama's climate plan as a vehicle to create millions of clean-energy jobs, supporters of the legislation are increasingly pushing another strategy -- its benefits for national security.It's a deliberate, anxiety-themed effort to press a handful of fence-sitting moderates to support a bill that will probably be the administration's next great legislative push...
  • Engineers have developed a new composite material of glass fibers, which they say reduces the thickness and cost of blast-proof windows.As well as protecting against terrorism, the new thinner windows could be used to shield buildings from hurricane winds and earthquake damage.“Currently, blast-resistant window glass is more than 1 inch (2.54 cm) thick, which is much thicker than standard...
  • The chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America echoed a common refrain Thursday [Sept. 10]: No one's making loans to developers, so the nation's commercial construction market won't improve anytime soon.Kenneth Simonson didn't deliver just bad news Thursday morning at the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas downtown.Speaking to the San Antonio Business...
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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...