Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Angola's minister of Industry, Joaquim David, has considered that the creation of Kikolo glass factory fills an existing gap in the country.According to the minister, who was speaking to ANGOP, this gap has been filled by imports, according to an Oct. 7 Agencia Angola Press report.
  • Reportlinker.com announced that a new market research report is available in its catalog.The market for flat glass has always been driven by the demand for building glass and automotive glass, which in turn depend on economic growth, according to the report. Both the automotive and construction sector have been impacted by the current global economic recession. The real estate market is...
  • Two years ago Ron Crowl, president of Ohio-based FeneTech Inc., said that FeneTech would simply refuse to participate in the pending economic downturn, according to an Oct. 6 release. During GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Atlanta, FeneTech had a record number of visitors in its booth compared to previous years, which led the company to conclude and sign...
  • Officials at ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa., including members of ASTM International Committee E44 on Solar, Geothermal, and Other Energy Sources, and ASTM International Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products, got together with U.S. Department of Energy representatives, Sept. 29, for an organizational meeting for a new ASTM International activity on solar glass.Objectives of...
  • Many in the commercial and residential window and door industry fear energy efficiency policy is outpacing the technology itself and that buyers, particularly in the commercial market, need more education on the subject.These were just two of the concerns raised at the Energy Efficiency Town Hall Forum held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo Sept. 29-...
  • 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...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...