Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • First Solar Inc. said Tuesday [Sept. 8] it has received initial approval from the Chinese government to build what may become the largest solar field in the world.First Solar, which makes more solar cells than any other company, said it struck a tentative 10-year deal to build in China's vast desert north of the Great Wall. The project would eventually blanket 25 square miles of Inner...
  • A man was crushed to death in a tragic accident at his family glass business tonight.The 49-year-old was working alone in the company factory of GW Glass [Australia] when he tried to move large storages of glass at about 9.20 p.m. The small, family-run company has machinery to move glass, however somehow the man became caught between two piles that fell in a domino effect and crushed him,...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 216,000 and the unemployment rate climbed to 9.7 percent in August, seasonally adjusted (9.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [Sept. 4]. The job drop overall was the smallest in a year, but construction employment fell 65,000, close to the average for the past three months. That decline accounted for 30...
  • A coalition of environmental, labor, veterans and religious groups formally launched a national lobbying campaign Tuesday [Sept. 8] aimed at mobilizing grass-roots support for passage of a Senate climate bill this fall.The group--dubbed Clean Energy Works--marks perhaps the most ambitious effort yet to enact legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. The...
  • Plans for a new 200-meter high super sustainable skyscraper in Shenzhen, China, have been unveiled.The 96,000-square-meter building will be the regional headquarters for the Shenzhen Energy Co.The façade will be made with folded skin that shades the office complex from direct sunlight and integrates solar thermal panels, reducing the overall energy consumption of the building, according to...
  • Solyndra Inc., a Fremont [Calif.] company that designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems, is getting the backing of Uncle Sam to expand its operations, adding as many as 3,000 jobs.The U.S. Department of Energy says it will offer a $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra, according to a Sept. 4 CVBT report.
  • After importing a glass curtain wall from China, the private developer of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, will soon get 42 Chinese workers to install it at the under-construction terminal building, T3.The 42 Chinese nationals have been issued temporary work visas, officials said, according to a Sept. 7 Express India report.
  • AGC, Brussels, will present its full range of glass, electronic and chemical products that empower solar efficiency at EU PVSEC, or European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, in Hamburg, Sept.21-25, according to a Sept. 2 release.For photovoltaic thin film silicon, the focus will be on AGC’s advanced online TC (Transparent Conductive Oxide) range...
  • Construction workers nationwide continued to bear the brunt of the recession, accounting for almost one-third of jobs lost this August, according to an analysis of new construction employment figures released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The new figures underscore how the current economic climate is having a disproportionate impact on the construction industry, the Associated...
  • A towering North Korean hotel which Esquire magazine once dubbed "the worst building in the history of mankind" has come back to life with a facade of shiny glass windows affixed to one side of the concrete monolith.But few expect the North will ever finish construction of its 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, started in 1987 and halted for 16 years because it could have bankrupted the...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...