Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Senator Arlen Specter, the self-described “decisive vote” on a union organizing bill stalled in Congress, reversed his position and said he will support efforts to bring the so-called card-check legislation to a vote.Specter, a Pennsylvania Democrat who left the Republican Party in April, said he expects a vote to occur on a “modified” Employee Free Choice Act, which would...
  • The National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., and the American Council for Capital Formation, Washington, D.C., today unveiled a comprehensive study on the impact of The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill (HR 2454), according to an Aug. 12 NAM release. The bill aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to cap the...
  • President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats haven't been able to deliver on one of labor's top priorities: passage of a bill that would make it easier for unions to organize more workers.The Employee Free Choice Act is stalled in the Senate because of opposition from Republicans and moderate Democrats, plus many employers who say it would cost them money and in some cases force them to...
  • Oversupply and glut are the order of the day in the solar cell market as production rises while demand sinks. That may well lead to some companies going to the wall.That's according to the latest report from Displaysearch on the market for solar cells.Solar cell capacity will grow by 56 percent during this year amounting to 17GW, and that trend will continue at a compound annual growth rate of 49...
  • Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., today reported results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 26, 2009. Net sales were $1.13 billion, and the GAAP net loss was $55 million, or $0.04 per share, according to an Aug. 11 release. The company also reported a non-GAAP net loss for the period of $2 million, or break-even per share.“In a difficult environment, Applied improved...
  • As part of its development strategy for solar energy, Saint-Gobain is acquiring Shell's share of Avancis, a joint venture between the two companies, according to an Aug. 12 release.Avancis has developed highly competitive technology for thin-film CIS (Copper, Indium and Selenide) to manufacture photovoltaic modules. With an annual capacity of 20 megawatts, the company's first plant is already...
  • GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., an industry leader in glass repair since 1982, today announced the launch of its targeted marketing division, Vortex Ad Group. Drawing on decades of experience in the glass repair industry, this marketing team has created a complete line of professional and affordable marketing materials targeted specifically for auto glass repair companies. Glass repair or restoration...
  • Though green-building experts and construction lawyers laud the good intentions of the U.S. Green Building Council about its popular Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green-building rating system, many have serious concerns about at least one new requirement in the latest version of LEED, which went into effect on July 1. The requirement, a “precondition” of certification...
  • Glaston Corp., Finland, released its interim report, Jan. 1-June 30, 2009, according to an Aug. 11 release.Read the full report.
  • Nonfarm payroll employment fell in July by 247,000, seasonally adjusted, about half the monthly rate over the 12 months since July 2008, when jobs losses totaled 5,740,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Aug. 7]. In contrast, construction employment fell by 76,000, only slightly less than the 12-month average loss of 88,000 per month.Construction accounted for 30 percent ...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...