Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • "Using high-performance glass to bring more natural daylight into buildings, an important strategy for green building, dramatically reduces energy usage and provides a better work environment," said Russell Huffer, chairman and chief executive officer of Apogee Enterprises Inc., in a keynote speech to the Building Envelope Contractors Conference Feb. 17 in Las Vegas. The event was...
  • Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a range of industries worldwide, today announced the expansion of its safety glazing testing and certification services with the addition of bullet resistance testing for glass and fenestration products. This addition gives Intertek the ability to provide glass manufacturers a compete solution for testing and certifying glass...
  • The California Air Resources Board’s Survey of Glass Manufacturers is now online, according to a Feb. 26 release from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The Glass Manufacturing Sector Survey for owners/operators covers three glass sectors: container, flat, and fiber glass.Under Assembly Bill 32 (AB32), the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, ARB is...
  • There is some good news for those looking for work: a new company is setting up shop in Albuquerque and bringing green jobs with it. Experts say the future of America’s energy lies in alternative energies like wind and solar power. A company on the cutting edge of that technology has made a permanent home in Albuquerque.Diane Moseley, a production supervisor at Schott Solar, said...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has shipped its 20-millionth square foot of Solarban 70XL glass, according to a Feb. 25 company release. Introduced in 2006 as the world’s first triple-silver-coated, solar control low-E glass, Solarban 70XL glass remains the industry’s highest-performing environmental glass as measured by light-to-solar gain ratio.“Acceptance of Solarban...
  • Might Sears Tower, the brooding black mountain of the Chicago skyline, turn a shiny silver? Don't count on it, even if such an outlandish move might cut energy costs at the nation's tallest building.Following this morning's Chicago Sun-Times story that the skyscrapers' owners are looking at re-covering the tower in silver, a...
  • Sales nearly tripled and profits doubled last year at solar panel manufacturer First Solar Inc., of Tempe, Ariz., company officials said yesterday.  The Toledo-born firm, which has its lone U.S. plant and manufacturing re-search operations in Perrysburg Township, reported revenues of $1.3 billion, up from $504 million in 2007. The firm had a profit of $348 million, or $4.24 a share, in 2008...
  • The Producer Price Index for finished goods climbed 0.9 percent in January, not seasonally adjusted (0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted), but fell 1.0 percent compared to January 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday. The PPI for construction inputs fell 0.3 percent for the month, not seasonally adjusted, and rose 1.8 percent from a year...
  • Ed Wegener, manager of the AGC Flat Glass' North American Strategic Business Unit, had an upbeat outlook for workers at AGC's Kingsport plan while talking to a Memphis Commercial Appeal reporter about President Obama's stimulus bill this week.He said he expects that the Kingsport plant's workforce will grow from 290 to 400 when the effects of the stimulus bill kicks in. What prompted the response...
  • Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault, Minn., the only provider of commercially viable, energy-saving electrochromic smart window products for buildings, today announced that it has closed a $20 million investment round, according to a Feb. 24 company release. Good Energies, New York City, a global investor in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, led the funding, with additional...
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  • 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...
  • 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....