Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • In its long history, St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in downtown Baltimore has seen its share of saints, sinners and Baltimore weather.The first two have been easier to accommodate than the third, which has taken its toll on the church. A costly renovation is under way to make amends.A few days ago, workers climbed scaffolding and removed two fragile stained-glass windows from the church's...
  • A company based in Arizona's "Valley of the Sun" went abroad to the much less sunny Germany to find the market opportunity that made it one of the fastest growing manufacturers of solar modules in the world, said its CEO, Michael Ahearn.Ahearn, founder as well as CEO of First Solar Inc., was named the 2009 Dean's Council of 100 Executive of the Year by the W. P. Carey...
  • Scheuten Solar Technology GmbH, the Dutch solar module and glass manufacturer, has announced an order for Bürkle's, Ypsator laminator, which will increase the company's capacity by an estimated 50 percent.The machine has a surface area of 1700 x 2200mm, a length of 17m and width of 7.5m working with six openings; designed for a production of twelve solar modules per cycle. This corresponds...
  • The U.S. Army on Friday detailed what it expects to be the Department of Defense's largest solar energy project--a 500-megawatt installation at the Fort Irwin base in the Mojave Desert in California.The solar power will be generated by both photovoltaic panels and solar concentrators, which make heat that is converted into electricity through a turbine. The equipment will be installed in phases,...
  • We are often told that we should view crises as opportunities. Never has there been a better time to do this than in the current economic crisis, which coincides with strong worldwide demand for energy-efficient technologies. The EnEV [German Energy Saving Regulation] 2009, grant programs from the German government worth 13 billion euros, and funding to the tune of 400 billion euros for...
  • Officials of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, with U.S. offices in Chicago, announced the continuation of the “Performance Sustainability of Insulating Glass Units: Development of a Test Protocol for Argon Permeability through Insulating Glass Units.” The multi‐phase project is currently in Phase 2: “The Evaluation of the Gas Permeability of Edge Seal Assemblies,...
  • Chances that Congress will vote on a union-organizing bill this year are dimming as lawmakers make health care and appropriations the top priorities.Some Democratic senators have been trying for months to find a way around the bill's most contentious provision, the "card check" rule that would let workers unionize by simply signing up rather than running a secret-ballot vote.While...
  • Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council officials are putting the final touches on the group's Component Modeling Approach Pilot Project and extending an invitation to all interested parties to participate."We’re in the home stretch, and we’re very excited about the new software and the pilot program because we’ll soon have a chance to put our...
  • The stimulus plan appears to be having little influence on construction companies' ability to expand payrolls to date, according to a new industry analysis of the impact of the federal program's construction spending released today by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. The "disappointingly" slow pace of construction spending outside of the transportation...
  • Austell, Ga.-based YKK AP’s ThermaShade sunshade has won an IDEA Silver award in the Commercial & Industrial Products category in the 2009 International Design Excellence Awards, according to a July 30 company release.The award was announced July 29 in the Business Week IDEA report and on BusinessWeek.com.ThermaShade is the only commercial building sunshade system that incorporates a...
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  • 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...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...