Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • "New construction starts increased 5 percent in March," seasonally adjusted, McGraw-Hill Construction reported today, based on its own data compilation. However, for the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same months of 2008, total starts tumbled 40 percent. "The improved level of contracting relative to February was due to a strong increase for public works construction,...
  • The National Children's Museum, [Washington, D.C.] a local institution without a home for five years, today will unveil the design by acclaimed architect Cesar Pelli for its permanent location near the Potomac River.The planned structure is a four-story building with a glass atrium on one corner, a towering wind turbine, a wall of living plants along one exterior side and an interior open...
  • To increase profitability, especially of the machine business, Glaston, Finland, has merged its Pre-processing and Heat Treatment business areas to form the new Machines BA business area, according to an April 22 company release.As part of the restructuring, Glaston will close a machines manufacturing plant in Cinnaminson, N.J. The manufacturing of U.S. tempering lines will be transferred to...
  • PPG, [Pittsburgh] a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass, reduced nitrogen dioxide emissions by 5 percent and particulate emissions by 6 percent.But the company’s ozone-depleting emissions rose 12 percent, according to the firm’s 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.In 2008, PPG saw $3.8 billion in sales of...
  • On pasture land a day’s walk north of Rome, the inventor of radio Guglielmo Marconi set up a broadcasting service in 1931 for the Vatican.The world’s smallest state now intends to build the biggest solar plant in Europe for 500 million euros ($660 million) on those same 740 acres near the medieval village of Santa Maria di Galeria, project engineer Mauro Villarini said in an interview...
  • The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that will lead to the regulation of the gases for the first time in the United States.The E.P.A. said the science supporting the proposed endangerment finding was “compelling and overwhelming....
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 1503-09, a voluntary test method for windows, doors and glazed wall sections, according to an April 17 release. The test method, titled "Voluntary Test Method for Thermal Transmittance and Condensation Resistance of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections," contains the latest...
  • PPG Industries Inc. was "put to the test" in 2008 by challenging global conditions, its chairman said yesterday, but widespread cost-cutting efforts should help it weather the economic storm.Last year "was difficult and dynamic" for the paints, glass and chemicals maker, Chairman Charles Bunch said during the Pittsburgh company's annual meeting at the David L. Lawrence...
  • The decline of union power in the United States is the driving force behind proposed legislation awaiting a Senate vote that would make it easier for workers to organize by doing away with secret-ballot elections. In 1983, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking union membership data, 20.1 percent of the workforce was unionized. Fast forward to 2008 and only 12.4 percent of...
  • Solar manufacturer First Solar Inc. said Wednesday it will build the largest photovoltaic power plant in the U.S. near an existing facility in Nevada.Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar said the 48-megawatt plant will produce power for roughly 30,000 homes. It will be added to the existing 10-megawatt El Dorado plant run by Sempra Generation in Boulder City, Nev., about 40 miles southeast of Las Vegas...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...