Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The construction employment picture brightened slightly with 18 states adding construction jobs from April to May according to a new analysis of data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, construction employment overall continued to decline, noted Ken Simonson, the chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America."Projects funded by the stimulus...
  • Despite the ups and downs in the market, Vitrum 2009, the 16th international exhibition specializing in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass, and glass and processed products for industry, has responded well to the economic crisis in recent months.The leading Italian glass exhibition has been enriched with new contents this year, according to a June 22 release. Vitrum Lab,...
  • The [Australian] government has released key details of help for eight industries under its emissions trading scheme before a crucial vote on the legislation next week.The draft regulations released yesterday outline how the government will determine which industries get what rate of help to cushion them from the effects of the emissions trading scheme.The Department of Climate Change has decided...
  • St. Louis-based Solutia's Saflex SilentGlass Technology advanced acoustic interlayer is now approved for use in Dade County, Fla., according to a June 17 release. The technology has passed the weathering and flammability requirements that have been set and mandated by Dade County to allow the lawful sale of the product in the windborne debris zone. This acceptance allows the Saflex...
  • FomUSA will expand its Medina, Ohio, facilities from 9,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet, according to a June 17 release. The expansion project will allow space for an improved demo showroom and training center, as well as a technical department and sales floor.Fom specializes in a range of machinery tools, including highly customized automatic cutting and machining lines, sawing machines,...
  • Four popular SunGuard advanced architectural glass coatings that help projects save energy and contribute toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification are now available from Guardian’s Kingsburg, Calif., plant, according to a June 17 release. SunGuard AG 43, AG 50, Neutral 40 and Neutral 50 low-E coatings offer a variety of reflectivity and performance options for...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts jumped 16 percent in May (not seasonally adjusted) but was down 6.2 percent for the first five months of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, Reed Construction Data reported on Thursday [June 11], based on its own compilation of starts. Chief Economist Jim Haughey commented, "However, May starts were 20 percent ...
  • "I believe that over the next five years, the development of a green energy economy can drive this nation’s comeback," said Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell this past week as he delivered a keynote address to leaders of the solar energy industry. PV America was hosted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from June 8-10, and featured a technical conference, trade show, and public...
  • Biesse Canada and Intermac Canada will soon complete their move into a brand new Canadian headquarters in Mirabel, QC, north-west of Montreal via Highway 15, exit 31, according to a June 15 release.Construction began in October 2008, and the new 25,000-square foot structure contains nearly 6,000 square feet of space dedicated for offices and meeting and training rooms. A number of green building...
  • Hindustan National Glass & Industries Ltd. plans to launch an integrated float glass project in the state of Gujarat. The company has invited nine agencies to present their ideas for HNGIL’s latest project ‘HNG Float Glass Limited’. The estimated account size of the business is in the range of Rs 20 crore, according to a June 16 exchange4media.com report.
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