Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Unwilling to wait for Congress to act, the Obama administration announced on Wednesday [Sept. 30] that it was moving forward on new rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from hundreds of power plants and large industrial facilities.President Obama has said that he prefers a comprehensive legislative approach to regulating emissions and stemming global warming, not a piecemeal application of...
  • About 120 attendees gathered in Atlanta Sept. 30 for the fourth annual Glazing Executive Forum, where the economy and energy efficiency were top of mind.The group heard a panel discussion on the state of the industry and an economic forecast from Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst, Institute for Trend Research, Concord, N.H., that offered good and bad news.“Looking back at the last four...
  • D. Michael Hartley, owner of Standard Bent Glass, Butler, Pa., and Global Security Glazing, Selma, Ala., is in negotiations to buy Coastal Glass Distributors, Charleston, S.C., reported Jeff Nichols, vice president of sales and marketing for Standard Bent Glass, Sept. 30. “We expect the deal to be completed Oct. 16,” he said. Read related story ... 
  • China announced sweeping curbs on surging investment in steelmaking, cement and other industries, warning that chaotic overexpansion was raising the danger of job losses and trouble for banks.Under Wednesday's [Sept. 30] order, new aluminum production projects are banned for three years and regulators will limit spending on factories to make steel, cement, glass, polysilicon used in solar panels...
  • Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst, Institute for Trend Research, Concord, N.H., offered his take on the economy and what's in the pipeline in his presentation, The Future is Your Decision, on the opening day of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Atlanta."There continues to be fear, uncertainty and anxiety about the economy," Dietrich said. "There...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo opened its doors Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. More than 7,100 industry members registered for the event, which occupied 270,000 gross square feet of exhibit space.Show stats  Total registrants: 7,124  International registrants: 740    representing 42 countries ...
  • The fourth annual Glazing Executives Forum took place Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, as part of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at the same convention center.One hundred and nineteen participants attended the forum, 50 of whom registered in the last two weeks, said Dave Walker, vice president, Association Services, National Glass...
  • Construction began Tuesday [Sept. 29] on a soda ash project with an investment of $1.14 billion from Taiwan Glass Group in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province.    The group aims to ensure supplies of soda ash, a main raw material for glass, by exploiting rich resources in Huai'an, said an official with the Huai'an economic development zone, where the project is, according...
  • Vitro and the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon today [Sept. 29] announced they have signed an agreement establishing a formal academic program at UANL that will incorporate glass and its uses as part of architecture and industrial design with a focus on its practical use and sustainability.Through this agreement both institutions have agreed to enhance their relationship, instituting an expert...
  • Auburn Hills, Mich-based Guardian Industries’ chairman and its chief technology officer will lead a solar energy panel designed to bring industry experts together to discuss solar technology and trends at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30–Oct. 2, in Atlanta, according to a Sept. 27 release.On Oct. 1, Guardian Chairman and Glass Group President...
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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...