Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Joe Hayden, senior project engineer of certification, Pella Corp., Pella, Iowa, and the National Fenestration Rating Council’s chairman of the board, greeted remaining attendees and opened NFRC’s board meeting promptly at 8 a.m. on the last day of the NFRC Summer Meeting in Baltimore, July 20-23. The group quickly undertook its business, which included reviewing many...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts in June "decreased 71 percent from May, more than offsetting the 27 percent increase the previous month," Reed Construction Data Chief Economist Jim Haughey reported on Thursday [July 16], based on Reed's compilation of starts. "Every construction category declined significantly in June. ... The May-June boom/bust is...
  • Biesse S.p.A. will host Windays Oct. 9-10 at the Biesse headquarters in Pesaro, Italy, according to a July 21 company release. The event will focus on door and window production technologies, and will feature innovative high-tech solutions that reduce costs, materials and space required for production, while simultaneously improving internal flows and processes.Windays will unveil the Winline...
  • Anthony International, a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based investment firm Aurora Capital Group, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VAL S.p.A., a European manufacturer of curved tempered glass and refrigerator doors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.AI is a leader in the U.S. commercial refrigeration industry and the world’s largest...
  • A glass panel fell from what appears to be the fifth story of the Point Zero building's Tower I downtown [Montreal, Quebec] on St. Antoine Street at the corner of Mansfield Street yesterday, according to a July 22 report in The Gazette.
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council Research and Technology Committee completed the morning meetings July 21 by approving $7500 in funding to support a research project that will be carried out by the Insulated Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario.Greenbelt, Md.-based NFRC is hosting its summer meeting  in Baltimore July 20-23.IGMA’s project will assist in developing an...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 24th Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its Web site, according to a July 21 release. Titled Installation Techniques Designed to Prolong the Life of Flat Glass Mirrors, the GIB gives several tips on handling and installing mirror when in the field....
  • Japan may suffer from a drastic lack of oil, minerals and young people, but there is one natural resource that the country will never run out of: adoring, moist-eyed references to Mount Fuji.The country’s tallest mountain, a 3,776 metre high volcano, is technically dormant but relentlessly productive. For the past 1,000 years it has been the snow-capped inspiration for proverbs, etchings,...
  • Internationally renowned Internet marketing expert Andy Beal will provide hands-on Web site analysis and marketing strategies at a clinic during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct."We are thrilled to be able to offer this highly practical seminar that will dissect participants’ Web sites from top to bottom,...
  • John Lewis, senior manager of business and outreach for National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., provided a progress report on the Component Modeling Approach on the first day of NFRC Summer Meeting, July 20-23, Baltimore.Two of the key improvements CMA offers over the Site Built Program are that 1.) Approved components do not require re-certification, and 2.) A single label...
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  • 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...
  • 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...