Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • San Joaquin County's new administration building is nearly done, so let's size up its controversial "glass feature," the immense, protruding atrium. Bold touch or "glass hernia"?County leaders approved the design in 2007, but the atrium - or the artist's rendering of it - drew criticism because of its radical shift in material, period and scale.
  • The distinctive glass dome that was to go on top of the new transit hub at Fulton Street is no more. In the latest redesign of the hub, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will make the dome out of metal, with glass at the top, saving $20 to 25 million.
  • Float glass production is underway at Guardian Industries’ newest facility in Tatui, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Tatui plant will produce 800 tons per day and create 300 new jobs, according to a May 21 release.It is the second Guardian plant to serve fast-growing Brazil, building on the success of a plant established a decade ago. That plant in Porto Real, Brazil, has added a state-of-the-art...
  • Local architect Rafael de La-Hoz designed Distrito C with the hot Spanish sun in mind. A special type of glass, designed specifically for this project, has been installed throughout as a means of reflecting the sun’s heat. Protruding panels act as sun visors and give the buildings a unique aesthetic character. Connecting each of the four phases is a covered walkway that shades people below...
  • Asahi Glass, the Japanese-based parent of AGC Flat Glass, plans to merge its flat glass and automotive glass organizations under one umbrella to help boost profitability.Chris Correnti, AGC vice president, general counsel and secretary, said the newly combined organization will be headed by AGC President Brad Kitterman and will be headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. The automotive glass business was...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., which bought Pilkington Plc in 2006, forecast a wider loss and a sales decline for its current year, and said it will cut 6,700 jobs by the end of March next year.The company expects a net loss of 50 billion yen ($523 million) in the year to March 31, following a 28.4 billion loss for the year just ended, according to a company statement sent to the Tokyo Stock Exchange,...
  • The Insulated Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., and Safety Glazing Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, approved another Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co., facility, in Tianjin, China, according to a May 19 release. IGCC and SGCC approvals provide third-party evidence that the new facility meets critical glazing industry standards, from initial...
  • To further enhance green building educational opportunities for design professionals, TGP's daylighting course, "A Bright Future: Daylighting For Tomorrow's Buildings," is now registered with the AIA for 1.0 Health, Safety, and Welfare and Sustainable Design learning unit hour. As of 2009, the AIA requires all members to complete four Continuing Education Units of Sustainable Design to...
  • Gov. Phil Bredesen today proposed the Volunteer State Solar Initiative, a comprehensive solar-energy and economic-development program that will use up to $62.5 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to advance job creation, education, research, and renewable-power production in Tennessee.Subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Tennessee General...
  • As solar energy nears equal cost competitiveness, also known as power grid parity, in select regions of the world and the industry’s cell manufacturers proceed in lowering costs further, this industry is becoming a serious on-grid alternative. The solar industry growth in the last several years is reflected in a materials market for module manufacturers, which is expected to escalate in...
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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...