Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Hoaf, Netherlands, expands its line of modular, autoclave-free laminating systems with the introduction of the Twinbox that incorporates the oven--Heatbox--and PVB, EVA and TPU storage--Climatebox--into a single unit, according to a May 6 release. This integrated unit features a small footprint providing another option to facilitate with limited space as well as “plug and play”...
  •  The 11th Glass Performance Days, June 12-15, Tampere, Finland, calls the world´s solar and glass specialists for a rally around renewable energy sources and energy saving. The agenda is strongly focused on solar technology as the fastest growing customer category of glass processors and their supply chain, according to a May 6 release. GPD lecturers and participants explore the...
  • Thanks to Sen. Arlen Specter’s change of party, prospects are improving for the Employee Free Choice Act, or Card Check. Democrats’ expanding majority means passage of “compromise” legislation is significantly more likely. While such a compromise may sound reasonable, there is nothing to stop congressional leaders from reverting back to much of the original Card...
  • Construction spending increased 0.3 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $970 billion, the Census Bureau reported on Monday. The total was down 11 percent from March 2008. Private residential construction fell 4.1 percent for the month and 33 percent from a year earlier, private nonresidential rose 2.7 percent and 1.2 percent  and public construction rose 1.1...
  • The chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., Ken Simonson, responded to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau showing a surprise uptick in nonresidential construction spending this past March.  Simonson explained that construction can be a lagging indicator and that much of the uptick was from a series of mega energy and...
  • DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions commercialized the first building-integrated photovoltaic modules to take advantage of new DuPont PV5300 Series encapsulant sheets, made of clear, super tough ionomer, according to a May 5 release.System Photonics S.p.A., Italy, uses new DuPont PV5300 Series encapsulant to improve module strength, durability and cost-per-watt efficiency of its new Roof Collection...
  • Glaston Corp., Finland, released its Jan. 1-March 31, 2009, interim report, according to a  May 5 release.“The glass processing machine market came to a halt in the final quarter of     2008," said Mika Seitovirta, president and CEO, in the release. "The inactive market situation continued in the first quarter in nearly all the market areas. The economic...
  • Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, and LMI Custom Mixing, Cambridge, hosted approximately 50 pre-teens from Meadowbrook Middle School, Cambridge, according to a May 5 release. Broken into four groups, the students from Lisa Eibel’s sixth-grade reading classes received tours and presentations on manufacturing, product testing, product management and marketing.The large group of...
  • Redesigned Viracon.com offers new look, new tools for design communityViracon, the country’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, has introduced a new website. The new www.viracon.com offers new tools and features designed to make it easier than ever for architects, designers and glazing contractors to browse, find and store glass product information.“Based on...
  • Novum Structures, Menomonee Falls, Wis., showed its new ETFE, an extruded film technology that offers benefits including high transparency, high tensile strength, ultra-violet stability and lightweight characteristics. Novum featured ETFE as the roof of its booth.Cardinal Shower Enclosures, Louisville, Ky., has started producing cast-glass table tops and railings, pictured below. The company also...
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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...