Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The new Sealant Manual 2008 of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., is now available for sale, according to a Jan. 27 GANA release. The manual, an update to 1990’s Flat Glass Marketing Association Sealant Manual, represents dramatic changes in glass sealant technologies over the past 18 years. A committee comprising industry experts and chaired by Ellen Zerucha of...
  • AGC Flat Glass North America is halting production at its West Virginia glass factory, idling 180 of the plant’s 240 employees indefinitely due to slow business conditions.Meanwhile, AGC’s top official says he’s hopeful about the future of the company’s Kingsport [Tenn.] and Church Hill [Tenn.] operations.Contacted at corporate headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga., AGC Chief...
  • Recently Mansilla + Tunon Architects broke ground on a stunning new project that will introduce an iconic green superstructure to Madrid’s skyline. The International Convention Center features a unique cylindrical building facade lined with solar panels and concave curves that suffuse its interiors with daylight. The plan will also introduce 80,000 square meters of green space to the city...
  • The number of commercial solar PV power systems in California continues to increase, with the recent activation of several new installations throughout the state. The latest arrays account for more than 3 MW of capacity and will produce hundreds of thousands of kilowatt-hours of clean energy.The largest of the new installations can be found in Fresno, where SunPower teamed with Grundfos Pumps on...
  • The Chinese Academy of Sciences has launched an initiative to boost the development of solar energy technology, in a bid to turn it into a major energy source in China by 2050.A CAS official said that the academy had organized academicians and experts to make an action plan and will set up a platform to support scientific innovations involving solar energy.The plan will be carried out in three...
  • Oldcastle Glass will shut down its distribution office at 5010 Mesker St. [Schofield] today, according to a statement released by the company, according to a Jan. 23 report in the Wausau Daily Herald.The closing does not affect the manufacturing office at 5103 Janice Ave. in Weston, which will stay open. It’s unknown at this time how many employees will be affected.Oldcastle Glass also...
  • The U.S. Green Building Council’s most recent update to the family of LEED ratingsystems, LEED 2009 will be available for use by the public beginning in March of2009. Currently, LEED 2009 will include revisions to rating systems aimed atcommercial buildings only (including NC, CI, CS, EBOM and Schools), withrevisions to additional rating systems to follow.
  • Global steel output fell last year after climbing for six years, as demand by car makers and construction dropped amid recessions in the U.S. and Europe, the World Steel Association said Thursday.Steel production dropped 1.2 percent from a record high in 2007 and tumbled nearly a quarter in December from the same month in the previous year, said the group.The downturn comes after steel makers...
  • In further signs of the dire economic situation, new-home construction fell to record lows in December and jobless claims continued to soar, the government reported Thursday.New-home construction fell 15.5 percent from November to December to an annual pace of 550,000 units, the slowest pace since the Commerce Department starting compiling the data in 1959. Home builders have all but shut down...
  • New proposed infrastructure and public building investments will create or support almost 2 million jobs throughout the entire economy in part because of the economic slowdown and massive construction lay offs that have occurred, said Stephen Fuller, George Mason University economist, according to a Jan. 22 AGC release.Fuller, who made the arguments during Congressional testimony today on behalf...
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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...
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