Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • A plaza outside Tacoma's Museum of Glass was closed after kids broke one of the glass tube sculptures nearly seven years ago. Tacoma has spent around $175,000 to rebuild the "Water Forest" plaza, which is scheduled to reopen this week.The plaza originally included 20 towering tubes of glass and bronze. Now they've been redesigned and rebuilt, with the top half made out of acrylic, a...
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Worldwide Flat Glass Market Report: 2009 Edition" report to their offering.Market for flat glass has always been driven by the demand for building glass and automotive glass, which in turn depend on economic growth. Both automotive and construction sector have been impacted by the current global economic recession. Real estate...
  • The Asahi Glass Co. recorded revenues of JPY1,444,300 million (approximately $14,009.7 million) during the financial year ended December 2008, a decrease of 14.1 percent compared to FY2007. The operating profit of the company was JPY154,000 million (approximately $1,493.8 million) during FY2008, a decrease of 22 percent compared to FY2007. The net profit was JPY39,200 million (...
  • Zeledyne LLC purchased a state-of-the-art cutting system for its Tulsa plant, according to a June 10 release. Installation of the system is underway, with completion expected by early August.“This $4 million investment at our Tulsa plant represents a significant commitment to this plant and our manufacturing capability in general,” said Michael McCarney, CEO, in the release. “...
  • Figures examined by Gimav, the association of Italian builders and suppliers of machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing, confirm that the industry is doing well: in 2008 exports and sales of Italian glass processing machinery rose by 2.47 percent and 2.11 percent respectively, building on the 2007 results, a record year for this special niche of Italian products,...
  • Dow Corning will create the world’s largest online portal for the purchase of silicone-based products to help customers deal with challenging economic markets, according to a June 9 release. The company’s Xiameter Web-enabled business will more than double the number of products and give customers increased options in how they purchase essential raw materials.All standard silicone...
  • [Midland, Mich.-based]  Dow Corning experts will make three presentations highlighting a variety of silicon-based solutions for cross-industry applications at the Glass Performance Days Conference & Expo, June 12-15, at the Tampere Hall in Finland.At the conference, Dow Corning will make the following presentations:On June 12 in Tampere Hall, Eric Peeters, global executive director,...
  • Associations will collaborate on window, door and skylight courses on MyWindowClass.comLeaders of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced a new alliance where the two organizations will provide a series of online training modules specifically for the residential and commercial window, door and...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released the updated 2008/2009 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers accurate and timely information on window, door, skylight and curtain wall market trends, dynamics, and product relationships for both residential and commercial...
  • The first of a series of educational Webinars for the glass and glazing industry, titled Thermal and Energy Modeling of Two Fenestration Systems in Hot and Cold Climates, is now available on the Glass Association of North America's Web site, according to a June 8 release. The webbing focuses on obtaining and maintaining long-term energy savings and sustainability, and was written by...
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  • 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...
  • 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...