Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Advocates say BIPV [building integrated photovoltaics] technology could dramatically cut costs of manufacturing and installing solar power and could expand the solar market. The BIPV market in Europe, the biggest market for the technology, grew 43.8 percent last year to reach €142.6 million [US $186.4 million], according to an October report from research firm Frost & Sullivan, which...
  • The American Institute of Architecture Students and Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga., announce the winners of the third annual national student design competition, according to a Jan. 15 release. The competition, sponsored by Kawneer and administered by AIAS, challenged students to learn about building materials, specifically architectural aluminum building products and systems, in the design...
  • Colorado is well positioned to take advantage of new growth in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, creating long-term opportunities in rapidly growing fields. The renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, or RE&EE, generate $10.2 billion in annual revenue and provide more than 91,000 jobs in Colorado (2007) with potential for these industries to grow sixfold by...
  • "Toledo is becoming the epicenter of America with the struggles of the Rust Belt. Toledo is trying to transform itself with things like solar energy. The sand in Lake Erie is what made Toledo such a great place to make glass. We hope we can reinvent ourselves, just like the Carolinas did with the textile industry," [said Tony Packo III, owner, Tony Packo's, a hot dog eatery in the...
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, Flushing, N.Y., launched its newest subsidiary, Helios Energy Systems, according to a Jan. 14 company release. The new firm will focus on the solar generation of electric power through the use of photovoltaic technology. Helios will provide residential, commercial, multifamily and institutional building owners and distributors of PV technology with...
  • A 37-year-old cargo handler died crushed under a sheet of glass weighing almost two tonnes which fell on top of him as he was helping to move it yesterday morning.Carmelo Balzan, of Marsascala, [Malta] was standing on a road in Żebbuġ as the heavy glass, encased in a wooden frame, was being maneuvered out of a container by a fork lifter, sources said.
  • Binswanger, Philadelphia, has been named exclusive agent by AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., for the sale of a magnificent one-story, 603,494-square-foot facility on 66 acres in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec, according to a Jan. 13 MSNBC report.
  • Solamatrix Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., is pleased to announce its new affiliation with Windowtinting.com Training School. Based in San Diego, Windowtinting.com offers a full-range of hands-on window film training seminars for automotive, architectural and safety/security film dealers. Whether someone is just getting started and trying to learn a new trade or has been an installer for years,...
  • The Destination Center for the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, N.C., has attained LEED Gold status in a rating that acknowledges the building's design exceeds the standard for high energy efficiency.In certifying the Destination Center's compliance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards at Gold level, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the maximum 10 points for energy...
  • The team behind the £250 million [$374,907,500] redevelopment of Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield [United Kingdom] has announced a deal with architectural aluminum glazing specialist Technal for the supply of more than 1,500 windows and doors.Under the new contract, Technal [U.K.] will supply pivot windows from its FX146 range to provide natural ventilation and ease of cleaning on...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • 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...