Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • A Colne Valley, UK, glass company expects to turnover about $6 million this year after investing in new equipment, according to a Dec. 9 article from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Specialist Glass Products, formed in 2003, operates from a 25,000 square-foot facility and has worked on major projects including Manchester and Gatwick airports.Last year, the business spent about $1.3 million on...
  • Daniel Libeskind recently unveiled a soaring green skyscraper for New York that is constructed of mostly glass and stands to be the city’s tallest residential structure at 900 feet. Dubbed the New York Tower at One Madison Avenue, the 54-story apartment building features a series of ‘sky gardens‘ cut out from its facade that provide green space and terraced balconies for...
  • The smell of fresh paint drifts through an almost empty warehouse. Near the back researchers inspect a solar panel that's lighter and more flexible than traditional models.Within the last year, the number of employees at Xunlight Corp. has grown from 16 to 64. And there's plenty of room for more. 
  • The Department of Labor and Industries recently completed its study and discovered that Cardinal CG Tumwater [Wash.] had two serious safety violations following the death of an employee in the Thurston County facility four months ago.“The purpose of our investigation was to look at the requirements,” said L&I spokesperson Elaine Fischer. “It doesn’t reflect on the...
  • The sudden downturn in the automotive and construction industries has given AGC Flat Glass Europe, Brussels, the opportunity to bring forward the planned repair of one of its thee float glass furnaces in Teplice, Czech Republic, according to a Dec. 5 AGC release. The furnace will be shut down at the beginning of December, after 12 years of uninterrupted production. It will be fully rebuilt,...
  • Turkey exported glass and glass products worth $887 million in the first 10 months of this year, as compared with $681 million in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 1 report from Turkey’s State Statistics Institute. Turkish imports of the same types of commodities in the January to October period this year were worth $521 million, as against $508 million in the corresponding...
  • Butterfly wings could be used to develop new self-cleaning windows, scientists said.French researchers have developed a technique for replicating the microscopic surface of the insects' wings, which repel water and dirt.
  • Companies seeking to take First Solar's place at the top of the thin-film solar panel market won't have an easy time of it – even if investors are hungry to find such a contender.The Phoenix-based maker of cadmium-telluride panels has driven its production costs to as low as $1.08 per watt in the third quarter of 2008, down from $1.18 in the previous quarter and $1.23 in 2007.
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, will discontinue the PRC insulating glass sealants business, according to a Dec. 2 company release. Officials cited declining demand in the North American residential construction market as the primary reason for this decision.Production would cease by March 15, 2009, at its Gloucester City, N.J., insulating glass sealants manufacturing facility, which employs...
  • Effective today, Charles F. Kahle II, vice president, coatings research and development, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, is taking on additional responsibility as chief technology officer for PPG, according to a Dec. 2 company release.Kahle will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Bunch and join PPG’s operating committee in his new combined role. He will continue to...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
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