Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The business units for glass containers and flat glass of Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., México,  and its subsidiary Clinica Vitro (the Vitro Clinic) and its corporate offices received the certification of being a Socially Responsible Company (ESR 2009) for the second consecutive year, according to a March 12 company release. The Mexican Philanthropic Center, A.C. (CEMEFI) awards the...
  • Advanced Solar Photonics LLC, a laser technology provider for solar panel makers, will build the first solar panel module plant in Florida, creating up to 200 new jobs.The $40 million-plus project includes a 100,000-square-foot buildout of Advanced Solar’s 318,000-square-foot Lake Mary headquarters factory off Rinehart Road, according to a March 13 Orlando Business Journal report.
  • The unemployment rate in February climbed to 8.9 percent overall, not seasonally adjusted (8.1 percent seasonally adjusted) from 5.2 percent  in February 2008, and to 21.4 percent in construction from 11.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Nonfarm payroll employment shrank by 651,000 jobs in February, seasonally adjusted, and the estimates...
  • Some say there's a whiff of fresh air in Washington. But others say it's the same hot air as always ... only there's more of it than ever.As President Obama continues to push for a market-based cap on greenhouse gas emissions, an unprecedented number of powerful lobbyists and interest groups are preparing to leave their mark on federal policy.In the five years since Congress last voted on...
  • PPG Industries Inc., which makes paints and coatings, said Thursday it will slash 2,500 jobs and close more facilities as part of a new cost-cutting effort designed to save an additional $140 million a year.PPG plans to close a paint manufacturing operation at the company's plant in Saultain, France; shutter several smaller facilities across its operations; and reduce staff generally across its...
  • Modern and contemporary architecture is in large part defined by its generous use of glass. But the degree to which the buildings of our time work is linked to the quality of that glass. When it’s very transparent, we think of individual homes like Philip Johnson’s Glass House or Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House—museum-piece “machines for living” that...
  • Democratic congressional leaders are encountering opposition from key Senate Democrats to the president's plan to put a price on carbon this year, and are considering bypassing normal Senate procedures to push through legislation.President Barack Obama's 2010 budget plan calls for using a carbon Cap and Trade system to raise as much as $646 billion in new revenue for the government between 2012...
  • U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa [Pittsburgh, parent company of Kawneer NA, Norcross, Ga.] is so desperate to conserve cash amid a metal price slump that it is willing to consider selling a strategic stake to a company such as Chinalco.Alcoa, which in 2001 had a larger market value than BHP Billiton, is now worth just $4.9 billion amid a dramatic slump in aluminium prices. That compares to the $38....
  • Shares of Apogee Enterprises Inc. diverged from the broader markets' rush upward, dropping by more than 3 percent after an analyst said the slowdown in commercial construction would weigh on the glass products maker.Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Cox downgraded the Minneapolis-based company to 'Sell' from 'Neutral' and cut his 12-month price target on the stock by 45 percent to $6, according to a...
  • Democrats on Tuesday introduced controversial labor legislation making it easier for workers to organize, formally kicking off the biggest lobbying fight between business and labor in decades.The Employee Free Choice Act, also known as card-check, was introduced with 223 co-sponsors in the House and 40 in the Senate. That is less support than it attracted in the last Congress, even though...
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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...