Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • A struggling economy has left more than 30 workers at a local plant without a job.AGC Flat Glass North America Inc. announced the layoffs last week due to a weak economy and lack of demand in North America and across the globe.“Glass demand has been down and continues to remain weak,” said Christopher Correnti, a spokesman for the Alpharetta, Ga.-based company. “As a result of...
  • French giant Saint-Gobain, with annual turnover worth 44.8bn euros [$59.7 billion], which has so far invested 130m euros [$173.2 million] in a glass plant in Calarasi [Romania], only two years after finalizing the plant got to control around half of the float glass market and states it is set to make further investments on the domestic market on the long term.Saint-Gobain, a major global producer...
  • [Minneapolis-based] Apogee Enterprises Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income dropped 24 percent on lower sales because of the slowdown in commercial construction.The commercial glass provider cut its revenue forecast for the fiscal year, but said the second half could benefit from stimulus projects to upgrade government and school buildings."To manage through the downturn, we have...
  • Ohio-based FeneTech Inc. has launched its Web site in French to better serve its European clients, according to an April 7 company release. Additional languages will follow this year.FeneTech Inc. has only recently started its marketing and sales activity in Europe, starting with the participation at glasstec 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany.“FeneTech is moving quickly to become a global and...
  • glasstec 2010 will offer exhibitors and visitors a comprehensively revised structure, according to an April 6 release from Messe Düsseldorf North America, Chicago. With the new title “Glass Production – Processing – Products," glasstec will convey that it is the only international trade fair reflecting the entire value chain of glass in all its facets. As part of...
  • There are no sidewalks yet, no landscaping to deck the new Cardinal Solar Technologies factory in Mazomanie. But 25 employees are on the job, installing equipment and getting trained, plant manager Jeff Valek says.They will manufacture the rear portion of solar panels — clear glass with a special edge — and will ship it to solar equipment manufacturers.In about a month, the first...
  • The total output of flat glass in January and February was 85.37 million weight cases, dropped by 7.1 percent year-on-year; the output of float glass was 69.94 million weight cases, down 7 percent.In January and February, 42 scaled flat glassmakers shut down, which reduced the annual capacity at about 100 million weight cases. 9 float glass companies closed up and 42 companies lowered the...
  • With the acquisition of Pilkington in June 2006, Nippon Sheet Glass tripled in size and instantly became one of the world's biggest makers of window glass and windshields. The company has manufacturing operations in 29 countries, sales offices in 130 countries and more than 30,000 employees.When he was named chief executive of the group in June 2008, Stuart Chambers was tasked with...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline sharply in March (-663,000, seasonally adjusted), bringing the 12-month decline to 4.8 million (-3.5 percent), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The unemployment rate rose to 9 percent, not seasonally adjusted (8.5 percent, seasonally adjusted), from 5.2 percent a year ago. Construction remained in the vanguard, with job losses of...
  • According to the Associated General Contractors of America it is growing more likely that real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product will rise slightly in the quarter that began on April 1 from the dismal levels of the first quarter. The growth is likely to pick up gradually through the rest of the year. But it will be very uneven, unlike the downturn, which affected all sectors.Tax...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...