Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Glaziers Local 1165 went on strike today against Trout Glass & Mirror and the two other major glass contractors in Northwest Indiana after contract talks floundered on Monday and the union’s previous three-year agreement expired at midnight on Tuesday.Henry Sierra, business agent of Painters Local 460--aligned with Glaziers Local 1165 of the International Union of Painters and Allied...
  • At Vitrum 2009 in Milan, Oct. 28-31, the Bystronic glass group will present its core competencies. Besides machines for glass cutting, insulating glass manufacturing, laminated glass manufacturing, pre-processing of automotive glass and glass handling, it will feature machines for the production of photovoltaic thin-film modules, according to a July 2 release.For more than 40 years...
  • The new BIM (Building Information Modeling) Task Group met for the first time June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference in Minneapolis, May 31-June 3. This task group is leading the charge to identify important attributes of fenestration products to incorporate into BIM tools making it easier for specifiers to utilize these building products in their...
  • Glaston recently secured an order in China worth Eur 3.5 million [$4,929,400] for its Tamglass safety glass production lines, according to a July 2 release. The products will be delivered by the end of this year from Glaston's factory in Tianjin, China.The order includes CHF horizontal continuous furnaces and ProE CCS dual convection furnaces, both equipped with Tamglass glass tempering...
  • The International Finance Corp., the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group, has announced it will provide $70 million in funding for Şişecam, Turkey’s largest glass factory.Şişecam has a 90 percent market share in Turkey. The firm will use the money to invest further in its factories in Turkey and Bulgaria. The project includes investments to produce low-iron solar power...
  • At the corner of Varick and Watt streets a hotel will rise with a facade wielding a more attractive and versatile kind of solar technology that may well be unprecedented for New York City.Anthony Morali, principal of MStudio, elaborated: "Basically, 90 percent of solar panels use crystalline wafers," he said. "It's your basic solar panel. You can't see through it. It's about 2.5...
  • The Sears Tower Skydeck opens its lure for thrill-seekers Thursday. It's called the Ledge and it gives the illusion of standing on air a few feet outside the building, 103 stories off the ground.It could put the Skydeck on the must-see list for tourists, right up there with the museums and Michigan Avenue shopping. It's supposed to be an engineering marvel.The tower's bosses speak assuringly of...
  • Exhibitor applications for glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production – Processing - Products and solarpeq 2010, International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment, are now available online at www.glasstec-online.com and www.solarpeq.com or can be ordered from Messe Düsseldorf North America, according to a June 30 release. Both events will be held concurrently...
  • Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced that one of the Company's key solar module glass suppliers, Beijing Hua Mei Dazheng Technology Co., has signed an investment agreement to establish a production facility in the Changzhou Trina Photovoltaic Industrial Park...
  • The 11th Glass Performance Days held in Tampere, Finland, June 12-15, met the high expectations attached to this dedicated encounter between solar and glass specialists, according to a June 29 release. Attendance topped 800, an impressive figure in the current business cycle. Almost 300 professional presentations spearheaded the program that turned out to be the largest and best in the history of...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • 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...