Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The debate in Washington over climate change shifted into higher gear Tuesday as powerful California Democrat Henry Waxman introduced a bill to cut U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions, but without specifying how the costs would be levied on different sectors of the economy.The more-than-600-page document published by Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Edward Markey (D...
  • A few words included in one paragraph of the federal government’s massive stimulus package could spell lost business for glass makers, including Scotland County's [N.C.]  Pilkington. The stimulus legislation gives homeowners making energy-efficient improvements a tax credit of 30 percent of the cost of the project, up to a total of $1,500.But, the stimulus legislation passed by...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., hosted an event in Denver this week and detailed how the proposed "card check" legislation currently being debated in Washington poses real risks for the nation's union construction workers.AGC CEO Steve Sandherr explained how provisions in the bill, known as the Employee Free Choice Act, required federal arbitrators to...
  • The Department of Health would soon take occupation of its newly refurbished, and energy efficient headquarters in the Pretoria’s [South Africa] central business district, as contractor Grinaker-LTA said it neared completion of the R580-million [$60.8 million] project.The project, which would be handed over in April, was a joint venture between Grinaker-LTA and black economic-...
  • Indianapolis-based Earth-Solar Technologies Corp. has enjoyed a steady increase in interest in its solar energy systems since starting up two years ago.And business will only get better if Congress passes the Obama administration's plan to curb global warming by making it more expensive to emit greenhouse gases."It's inevitable that the world is going to shift to renewable energy," said...
  • The Employee Free Choice Act of 2009--otherwise known as "card check"--is organized labor's dream. As a practical matter, this legislation, pursued by both the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress, would do away with the secret ballot in the unionization process. Although card check's advocates and critics have spilled much ink arguing about the bill's fundamental fairness...
  • Glaston Corp.'s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing Ltd. sells its insulated and architectural glass processing operations to Interpane Glass Oy, according to a March 30 Glaston release.The transaction is an asset deal financed mainly through vendor financing given by Glaston. Glaston also invests in the equity of Interpane Glass Oy. The agreement was signed today and Interpane Glass Oy begins...
  • Authorities in Las Vegas say two window washers suffered minor injuries when a cable holding up their platform at a hotel-casino snapped during high winds.Spokesman Scott Allison says Clark County firefighters pulled the two men to safety Thursday through a 15th floor window at the Wynn Resorts-owned Encore Las Vegas. He says both were wearing safety harnesses.
  • Tile Trade LLC, in partnership with Vidrotil, announces the launch of their campaign, a new Web site showcasing the company's handcrafted collection of glass mosaic tiles. Since 1947, the company's dedicated craftsmen have been committed to the elegant art of mosaics. See the April 09 issue of Glass Magazine for a glass tiles feature.
  • With a drop in the cost of natural gas in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the last quarter of 2008, U.S. float glass manufacturers have announced lower fuel surcharges per truckload, or 38,000 lb., effective April 1. In addition to the natural gas decrease, diesel fuel charges also have gone down.AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., Guardian, Auburn Hills, Mich., Pilkington, ...
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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...