Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • A packed house of auto glass retailers and suppliers heard a fairly gloomy assessment of the nation’s short-term economic prospects during an in-depth presentation by noted economist Jeff Dietrich, Institute for Trend Research, Concord, N.H., at the 20th annual National Auto Glass Conference, Feb. 18-20, Orlando, Fla.Read the full presentation.
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 22nd Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download from the GANA Web site, according to a Feb. 23 release. Titled Proper Procedures for Fabricating Flat Glass Mirror, the GIB provides a list of helpful guidelines for fabricators.Since its original creation, GANA’...
  • Photovoltaics as a business prospect has been the talk of the glass industry. However, the solar industry also offers opportunities for glass companies in the concentrated solar power market, according to two CSP experts who spoke Feb. 13 during GlassWeek in Las Vegas. CSP uses mirrors to capture solar thermal energy. The benefit of CSP is that the energy can be stored, says Frank “Tex...
  • The green movement, including the solar rush, will change the way glass companies do business, said Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., during a Feb. 16 presentation at the Building Envelope Contractors Conference in Las Vegas.

  • Multinational companies are still expanding operations in China despite the global downturn, but they are hurting from plunging exports and local sales, according to a report issued Friday.The annual report on manufacturing competitiveness, issued by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and other foreign business groups, found that most companies surveyed see their China operations as...
  • Zhangzhou Qibin Glass Co., (Qibin Glass) started operating its float glass production line in Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, on Feb. 10, 2009.The production line is able to melt 900 tons of glass per day, providing products widely used in construction, furniture, automobile and optic instrument, according to the Zhangzhou glassmaker, according to a Feb. 11 SinoCast report.
  • The glass industry should be thankful for the green movement, said Russ Huffer, chairman and CEO, Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis. “The glass industry is more valued today than ever before,” he said, Feb. 17, during the closing session of the Building Envelope Contractors Conference in Las Vegas. Commercial buildings are the largest users of electricity, consuming 20 percent of...
  • The updated rating system for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., awards energy performance over daylighting, said Henry Taylor, Architectural Services Team manager, Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga. The change could present challenges to industry manufacturers hoping to present glass as a green building material, he said...
  • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest producers of glass for the construction and automobile industries, Friday said it would sell around €1.5 billion ($1.91 billion) in new shares to bolster its capital amid the deepening global economic crisis.Saint-Gobain stock plunged on the news and and in midmorning trading in Paris was down 15.7 percent at €23.59, it's lowest...
  • Tribeca has no shortage of zany architecture ideas ideas floating around—see the metal warehouse and the "stone cloud" penthouse—but the latest proposal from architect Joseph Pell Lombardi takes the cake: a traditional Tribeca building—six floors of brick arches, tall windows, etc.—made entirely out of glass.
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...