Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Fenzi’s focus on environmental protection has been reiterated with Thiover, the new generation sealant that helps earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design credits and to certify buildings in compliance with the American green building rating system, according to a May 18 release. The polysulphide sealant specifically designed for insulating glass, fully complies with the...
  • Emirates Glass, [Dubai, U.A.E.] in association with LumiGlass Industries and Saudi American Glass Co., has signed a Dhs20m agreement with Emirates Float Glass to buy 20 percent of EFG's total glass production, reported Gulf News. Under the agreement, EGL and its sister companies will collectively purchase 100,000 square meters of glass from EFG every month, according to a May 18 AME...
  • The nation's industrial production fell in April by the smallest amount in six months, fresh evidence that the pace of the economy's decline is slowing.Output by U.S. factories, mines and utilities fell by 0.5 percent last month, after revised declines of 1.7 percent in March and 1 percent in February, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Analysts expected a drop of 0.6 percent in April.Still, the...
  • AGC Solar, will take part in Intersolar, the world's largest solar technology trade fair, 27-29 May in Munich, to show its solar products and technologies, according to a May 15 release. The focus of the show is innovative technology expressed in various types of value-added glass for solar applications all over the world.The AGC Solar range covers three main applications: photovoltaic...
  • A range of Kawneer architectural aluminum products contribute to the “green” campus of the newly constructed $625 million Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, according to a May 12 Alcoa release. The facility incorporates Kawneer products that maximize daylighting and thermal performance, including curtain wall, sunshades and thermally broken windows and doors.Kawneer...
  • At the recent American Institute for Architects exhibition in San Francisco, Guardian Industries Corp. reported it is gearing up to introduce its vacuum insulating glass, or VIG, in late 2010.  It is working with a consortium of companies, including material and equipment suppliers and window manufacturers, including Jeld-Wen, to launch what Scott Thomsen, chief technology office, calls...
  • Vice President Joe Biden, making a renewed pitch for a major change in labor law, told union leaders Tuesday that the best way to rebuild the middle class is to help labor unions grow.Biden said it's time to "level the playing field" for unions by passing a bill that would make it easier for workers to organize."You've got to climb up a hill with so many roadblocks on the way to...
  • "Early reports indicate that the infrastructure portion of the stimulus is beginning to do exactly what was intended, put construction workers back on the job," says Ken Simonson, chief economist, AGC, Arlington, Va., after the U.S. Department of Labor issued its April 2009 employment report.  While the report found continued job losses in the construction sector, Ken...
  • Las Vegas businesswoman Weina Zhang says she works all the time not for the money, but to help young girls in her native China.Zhang, chief executive and majority partner in Zetian Systems Inc., [Las Vegas] is a relatively unknown but fast-rising name in the worldwide construction industry. Her company supplies glass panels and other architectural products, mainly from China.Her company has...
  • The Industrial Trade Forum, a blog-based international trade community from ForeignTRADEX announced today the debut of its all new Commercial Glass and Industrial Glass Directory. The company reported the online publication features offerings from American glass fabricating companies and commercial glass manufacturers serving domestic and global markets, according to a May 11 Trans World News...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....