Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Nearly all of the 33 speakers at the 37th International Rosenheim Window and Facade Conference were in agreement that the global restructuring of the economy into a sustainable and energy efficient system can only be achieved with innovative technology, according to an Oct. 28 release. The conference was attended by over 1,000 delegates from 27 countries who were greeted by Rosenheim’s Lord...
  • China's ancient capital Luoyang plans to relocate a large float glass factory to better protect imperial relics, local authorities said Wednesday.A total of 1 billion yuan ($146.4 million) will be invested into the project, according to the Luoyang municipal government.China Luoyang Float Glass Co. Ltd, which was built in 1956 and covers an area of 53.3 hectares, is located at Jiuzhouchi relics,...
  • Many glass companies have taken time during the recession to invest in their solar businesses, building new facilities and adding lines, company representatives said during Solar Power International, Oct. 27-29 in Anaheim, Calif. Cardinal Solar Technologies, a business of Cardinal Glass Industries, Eden Prairie, Minn., started working in solar technology two years ago, said Andy Jensen, vice...
  • After experiencing a boom during 2004-08, the worldwide solar industry is suffering a downturn in 2009 and will remain soft for several years, according to Paula Mints, principal analyst, Navigant Consulting, PV Services Program, Palo Alto, Calif. Mints delivered the Market Overview seminar Oct. 27 during the first day of the Solar Power International Conference that runs through Oct. 29 at the...
  • All but 12 communities nationwide saw declines in construction employment between September 2008 and 2009 according to a new analysis of metropolitan area employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today [Oct. 27] by the Associated General Contractors of America. That analysis found more construction jobs were lost in Phoenix(35,100) than in any other city in America."...
  • Solutia Inc., [St. Louis,] swung to a third-quarter profit amid a year-earlier loss from discontinued operations and rising margins, and the results widely beat analysts' views.The specialty-chemicals company again boosted its full-year outlook for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization from continuing operations to a range of $350 million to $365 million, citing overall...
  • First Solar Inc. is scheduled to report third-quarter results after the market close on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Analysts, on average, currently expect the company to report earnings of $1.70 a share on revenue of $525 million. In the year ago quarter, the company reported earnings of $1.20 per share on revenue of $349 million.First Solar Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of...
  • The government has responded to the recent ePetition regarding glass prices. The petition asked for “the prime minster to instruct Lord Mandleson to investigate glass pricing activities currently being taken by the dominant glass suppliers to the U.K.”The details of petition were:“The dominant glass suppliers (all non U.K. owned) to the U.K. are planning to significantly...
  • Ifoapplestore.com, a site dedicated to Apple's retail endeavors, predicts that the new store will "mimic some of (Apple's) Fifth Avenue glass cube and basement retail space," as well some of the George Street storefront in Sydney, Australia. The site reports that the glass is 54 feet tall, 75 feet wide, and 30 feet deep and that when the plastic film is peeled off, the storefront will...
  •  The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., will offer an Approved Calculation Entity Workshop for its Component Modeling Approach program Nov. 15 in San Antonio, Texas, according to an Oct. 26 release.The all-day workshop is designed for those seeking certification to become an NFRC ACE. At the end of the workshop, a take-home exam will be provided for attendees to complete...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...