Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 1 percent, not seasonally adjusted (1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted) in August, but dropped 4.3 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today [Sept. 15]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries climbed 1.1 percent for the month but fell 7.4 percent from August 2008. Three items accounted for much of the up-and-down...
  • YKK AP America, Austell, Ga., announced enerGfacade, its new family of energy-efficient products, as part of the YKK Group’s 50 year anniversary in the architectural products business, according to a Sept. 25 release. enerGfacade includes products such as Luminance, ThermaShade and YOW350T. These flagship products are now available on the market, and new products will be...
  • AGC Flat Glass Philippines Inc., formerly called Asahi Glass Philippines, filed a petition with the order to slap additional duties on foreign-made float and figured glass set to expire in December, according to a Sept. 15 BusinessWorld Online report.The commission will begin an investigation today [Sept. 15] after the Trade department endorsed the firm’s petition last Sept. 2.
  • Emirates Float Glass, wholly owned by Dubai Investments, has awarded Austria-based RHI a contract for the construction and supervision of a second float glass manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi. The furnace will have a production capacity of 600 tonns per day, destined for the automobile and mirror industries.
  • Messe Düsseldorf officials announced Sept. 15 that the group will launch solarpeq, a trade show for the solar energy industry, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, 2010. To be held in conjunction with glasstec in Germany,  the event will showcase state-of-the-art production equipment and technology for thin-film and crystalline photovoltaic applications. At glasstec in...
  • In a Sept. 14 letter to its customers, Wilkesboro, N.C.-based Gardner Glass Products Inc. President Randy Brooks stated that as of Sept. 12, the company's distribution locations in Phoenix, Indianapolis and Springfield, Va., have suspended operations until Sept. 21 in order to implement changes to help better serve its customers."In order to avoid any potential confusion...
  • Ohio-based FeneTech Inc., producer of the FeneVision ERP software solution, reports a significant increase in sales and market share, according to a Sept. 14 release."Not only because of our new international markets we are able to achieve such a growth, but we have also been very successful in acquiring new customers here in North America, especially in the glass processing sector,"...
  • Geotechnical construction work is underway in Botswana in a major project expected to boost the country's economy.Botswana Development Corp. is hoping to establish a glass manufacturing plant in Palapye, with preparatory work having begun in July, according to a Sept. 14 CareerStructure.com report. 
  • A Santa Monica architect known for his high-rise designs is working on what may be the ultimate "spec" building -- a 224-story skyscraper with green ambitions that would be the tallest structure in the world.The tower is envisioned for a man-made island in Abu Dhabi, if leaders of the oil-rich emirate decide they want to make a statement to rest of the world and perhaps one-up...
  • The Macao Pavilion is under rapid construction and has taken an initial shape, according to the website for the Shanghai 2010 Expo. The seven-story pavilion sits under the China National Pavilion and is shaped like a "rabbit lantern."Covering an area of 1,000 square meters, the main building of the pavilion is 19.99 meters high, symbolizing the return of Macao to Chinese Government rule...
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  • 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...
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