Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • To increase profitability, especially of the machine business, Glaston, Finland, has merged its Pre-processing and Heat Treatment business areas to form the new Machines BA business area, according to an April 22 company release.As part of the restructuring, Glaston will close a machines manufacturing plant in Cinnaminson, N.J. The manufacturing of U.S. tempering lines will be transferred to...
  • PPG, [Pittsburgh] a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass, reduced nitrogen dioxide emissions by 5 percent and particulate emissions by 6 percent.But the company’s ozone-depleting emissions rose 12 percent, according to the firm’s 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.In 2008, PPG saw $3.8 billion in sales of...
  • On pasture land a day’s walk north of Rome, the inventor of radio Guglielmo Marconi set up a broadcasting service in 1931 for the Vatican.The world’s smallest state now intends to build the biggest solar plant in Europe for 500 million euros ($660 million) on those same 740 acres near the medieval village of Santa Maria di Galeria, project engineer Mauro Villarini said in an interview...
  • The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that will lead to the regulation of the gases for the first time in the United States.The E.P.A. said the science supporting the proposed endangerment finding was “compelling and overwhelming....
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 1503-09, a voluntary test method for windows, doors and glazed wall sections, according to an April 17 release. The test method, titled "Voluntary Test Method for Thermal Transmittance and Condensation Resistance of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections," contains the latest...
  • PPG Industries Inc. was "put to the test" in 2008 by challenging global conditions, its chairman said yesterday, but widespread cost-cutting efforts should help it weather the economic storm.Last year "was difficult and dynamic" for the paints, glass and chemicals maker, Chairman Charles Bunch said during the Pittsburgh company's annual meeting at the David L. Lawrence...
  • The decline of union power in the United States is the driving force behind proposed legislation awaiting a Senate vote that would make it easier for workers to organize by doing away with secret-ballot elections. In 1983, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking union membership data, 20.1 percent of the workforce was unionized. Fast forward to 2008 and only 12.4 percent of...
  • Solar manufacturer First Solar Inc. said Wednesday it will build the largest photovoltaic power plant in the U.S. near an existing facility in Nevada.Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar said the 48-megawatt plant will produce power for roughly 30,000 homes. It will be added to the existing 10-megawatt El Dorado plant run by Sempra Generation in Boulder City, Nev., about 40 miles southeast of Las Vegas...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, announced fiscal 2009 fourth quarter and full-year earnings April 6. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries.FY09 full year highlights Revenues were a record $925.5 million, an increase of 5 percent compared to the prior year.Earnings from continuing operations were a record $1.82...
  • Vitro Cristalglass, an affiliate of Vitro in Europe, is cooperating with the community of Madrid for the promotion of Plan Renove, a plan begun in 2008, for window replacements in single and multifamily homes, according to an April 15 release.The plan, authorized by the Government Council for the community of Madrid and agreed upon between Madrid’s Economic and Housing Council and the...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...