Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • French giant Saint-Gobain, with annual turnover worth 44.8bn euros [$59.7 billion], which has so far invested 130m euros [$173.2 million] in a glass plant in Calarasi [Romania], only two years after finalizing the plant got to control around half of the float glass market and states it is set to make further investments on the domestic market on the long term.Saint-Gobain, a major global producer...
  • [Minneapolis-based] Apogee Enterprises Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income dropped 24 percent on lower sales because of the slowdown in commercial construction.The commercial glass provider cut its revenue forecast for the fiscal year, but said the second half could benefit from stimulus projects to upgrade government and school buildings."To manage through the downturn, we have...
  • Ohio-based FeneTech Inc. has launched its Web site in French to better serve its European clients, according to an April 7 company release. Additional languages will follow this year.FeneTech Inc. has only recently started its marketing and sales activity in Europe, starting with the participation at glasstec 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany.“FeneTech is moving quickly to become a global and...
  • glasstec 2010 will offer exhibitors and visitors a comprehensively revised structure, according to an April 6 release from Messe Düsseldorf North America, Chicago. With the new title “Glass Production – Processing – Products," glasstec will convey that it is the only international trade fair reflecting the entire value chain of glass in all its facets. As part of...
  • There are no sidewalks yet, no landscaping to deck the new Cardinal Solar Technologies factory in Mazomanie. But 25 employees are on the job, installing equipment and getting trained, plant manager Jeff Valek says.They will manufacture the rear portion of solar panels — clear glass with a special edge — and will ship it to solar equipment manufacturers.In about a month, the first...
  • The total output of flat glass in January and February was 85.37 million weight cases, dropped by 7.1 percent year-on-year; the output of float glass was 69.94 million weight cases, down 7 percent.In January and February, 42 scaled flat glassmakers shut down, which reduced the annual capacity at about 100 million weight cases. 9 float glass companies closed up and 42 companies lowered the...
  • With the acquisition of Pilkington in June 2006, Nippon Sheet Glass tripled in size and instantly became one of the world's biggest makers of window glass and windshields. The company has manufacturing operations in 29 countries, sales offices in 130 countries and more than 30,000 employees.When he was named chief executive of the group in June 2008, Stuart Chambers was tasked with...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline sharply in March (-663,000, seasonally adjusted), bringing the 12-month decline to 4.8 million (-3.5 percent), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The unemployment rate rose to 9 percent, not seasonally adjusted (8.5 percent, seasonally adjusted), from 5.2 percent a year ago. Construction remained in the vanguard, with job losses of...
  • According to the Associated General Contractors of America it is growing more likely that real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product will rise slightly in the quarter that began on April 1 from the dismal levels of the first quarter. The growth is likely to pick up gradually through the rest of the year. But it will be very uneven, unlike the downturn, which affected all sectors.Tax...
  • Deborah VanAmerongen, Commissioner of the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal today announced a $515,000 in NYS Community Development Block Grant award to the Town of Manchester in Ontario County to help Rochester Insulated Glass Inc. expand and create 40 jobs, 30 of which will be available to low and moderate-income workers.RIG produces insulated, tempered, laminated and heat-...
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  • 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...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...