Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Oldcastle Glass will shut down its distribution office at 5010 Mesker St. [Schofield] today, according to a statement released by the company, according to a Jan. 23 report in the Wausau Daily Herald.The closing does not affect the manufacturing office at 5103 Janice Ave. in Weston, which will stay open. It’s unknown at this time how many employees will be affected.Oldcastle Glass also...
  • The U.S. Green Building Council’s most recent update to the family of LEED ratingsystems, LEED 2009 will be available for use by the public beginning in March of2009. Currently, LEED 2009 will include revisions to rating systems aimed atcommercial buildings only (including NC, CI, CS, EBOM and Schools), withrevisions to additional rating systems to follow.
  • Global steel output fell last year after climbing for six years, as demand by car makers and construction dropped amid recessions in the U.S. and Europe, the World Steel Association said Thursday.Steel production dropped 1.2 percent from a record high in 2007 and tumbled nearly a quarter in December from the same month in the previous year, said the group.The downturn comes after steel makers...
  • In further signs of the dire economic situation, new-home construction fell to record lows in December and jobless claims continued to soar, the government reported Thursday.New-home construction fell 15.5 percent from November to December to an annual pace of 550,000 units, the slowest pace since the Commerce Department starting compiling the data in 1959. Home builders have all but shut down...
  • New proposed infrastructure and public building investments will create or support almost 2 million jobs throughout the entire economy in part because of the economic slowdown and massive construction lay offs that have occurred, said Stephen Fuller, George Mason University economist, according to a Jan. 22 AGC release.Fuller, who made the arguments during Congressional testimony today on behalf...
  • Customers were caught by surprise at the sudden closing of the Schofield, Wis., Oldcastle plant."The Jan. 23 closure date is rather stunning considering the short notice and potential problems it will cause for customers and vendors alike," said Steve Zurcher, president, St. George Glass Co., Iron Mountain, Mich., a customer. "Indications from company representatives are...
  • The American Institute of Architects is reporting a small increase in its December architectural billings index, but still 19 points lower than it was a year earlier.The index—considered a leading economic indicator of construction activity—continued to show decreases in billings, but the rate increased from the continued record lows reported by the institute between October and...
  • Copper fell to a one-week low in London, dropping for a third consecutive day, as expanding stockpiles of the metal signaled worsening demand. Aluminum rebounded from a five-year low.Inventories of copper in warehouses monitored by the London Metal Exchange jumped 1.2 percent to 422,450 metric tons, the highest since January 2004. The economy in China, the largest user of the metal, grew 6.8...
  • Registration for the 2009 Glass Fabrication & Glazing Educational Conference is now open, according to a Jan. 21 release from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.. The annual event, which features education for glazing contractors and fabricators of insulating, laminated and tempered glass, is scheduled for April 6-8, 2009 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati...
  • PPG Industries Inc. is seeking a multimillion contract to supply glass for One World Trade Center, The Freedom Tower, a corporate spokesman confirmed Tuesday. If the firm's bid is successful, employees at its 415-worker plant in South Middleton Township would fill the order, according to a Jan. 20 pennlive.com report.
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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...
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