Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Biesse SpA today officially launched its Diamut North American operations in the United States and Canada, according to a July 8 release. Diamut is a producer of high-tech diamond tooling used in the working of stone and glass, as well as in the construction trades.Diamut has specialized in the production of diamond tools for more than 20 years and was strategically acquired by Biesse in...
  • Saflex, St. Louis, a unit of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, today announced their 2010 Vanceva Color Forecast for Architectural Laminated Glass. The 10 unique colors can be achieved by utilizing two or more layers from the company's Vanceva Color by Saflex line of poly vinyl butyral interlayers for laminated glass.No longer reserved for paint and wall coverings, Architects and Designers continue to...
  • More than two dozen employees will be laid off from a local manufacturing plant this summer, a Cardinal Glass official said Tuesday afternoon.Most of the Northfield [Minn.] plant’s 90-some production employees will have to reapply and interview to keep their jobs, plant manager Dwight Kalousek said, but an estimated 27 won’t make the cut.As many as five employees would be laid off in...
  • Former AGC Flat Glass plant workers [in Clarksburg, W. Va.] who lost their jobs in May, could be eligible for benefits.Workforce West Virginia says affected workers should have received letters in the mail advising them of their meeting time slot.It says anyone who did not get a letter, but is dislocated, can also attend, according to a July 7 WBOY report.
  • Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said climate legislation won’t be approved by the U.S. Senate even though it’s likely to get the endorsement of the Environment and Public Works Committee.Inhofe said Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson’s testimony to the Senate panel today that U.S. action alone won’t reduce carbon dioxide levels will...
  • A new guide from architectural aluminum systems supplier Kawneer advises window specifiers in the health care sector, particularly using its AA 3110HW horizontal sliding window."Specialist horizontal sliding window solutions for your health care project," is a brochure that reinforces Kawneer's expertise in the sector and eases the specification process with a window product selector...
  • Hafele now offer 4 RIBA approved CPD seminars which offer guidance on correct specification, standards, best practice and case studies. These free seminars can presented at your office and are suitable for architects, interior designers, quantity surveyors, facility managers, and all other construction professionals, according to a July 6 Buildingtalk report.
  • Gail Strippy, a stalwart industry representative and one of the founding members of the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, Buckeystown, Md., has passed away, according to a July 2 release.A memorial service will take place July 6 at 1 p.m. at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, Md.Strippy held numerous positions in the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, and pioneered...
  • A "solar garden" of 210 modules, with 108 solar panels in each, covers the roof of Building 356 at the DuPont Experimental Station northwest of Wilmington.The panels generate enough electricity to power the entire building, known as the "Innovation Center"--the equivalent of six standard homes in Delaware.But this garden is part of the "old generation," of solar...
  • Glaziers Local 1165 went on strike today against Trout Glass & Mirror and the two other major glass contractors in Northwest Indiana after contract talks floundered on Monday and the union’s previous three-year agreement expired at midnight on Tuesday.Henry Sierra, business agent of Painters Local 460--aligned with Glaziers Local 1165 of the International Union of Painters and Allied...
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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...