Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Norwegian industrial company Vetro Solar intends to build the world's largest factory for solar glass production and processing in Thalheim, Germany, at an estimated cost of Euro 400 million [$545,672,000].Vetro Solar, a Norwegian based company says in a press release that it aims to be a world leading supplier of PV-glass to the solar industry.
  • Private investors sold the industrial facility at 1795 Riverview Drive in San Bernardino to Giroux Glass, Los Angeles, for $3 million, or $77 per square foot. The 38,965-square-foot distribution building was built in 1981 in the Southeast Industrial Park. The buyer, a glazing contracting company, plans to allocate $100,000 toward improving the property.
  • Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., communicated to its employees this week a reduction of approximately 250 positions at the company’s Owatonna facility, according to a Jan. 8 company release. This accounts for 15 percent of the Owatonna work force. This announcement comes after the company informed employees at meetings in December that workforce adjustments would be necessary in responses to...
  • An estimated two-thirds of the nation's non-residential construction companies are planning to cut their payrolls, according to new employment and business forecast figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. All told, those layoffs are forecast to result in a 30 percent decline in the number of people working on construction projects."Unless the...
  • In the coming decade, we will see some amazing new technologies that will affect our lives to such an extent that we will wonder how we ever lived without them.It's easy to tap into solar power if your construction materials--from roofing to siding to exterior facades--have built-in solar cells to create cost-efficient, aesthetically pleasing self-powered buildings. Building-integrated...
  • F. Barkow Inc., Milwaukee, will celebrate 130 years of family ownership this year, according to a Jan. 1 company release.“F. Barkow is proud of our long history as a family-owned business," said John Weise, family owner and president, in the release. "We’ve survived every economic downturn imaginable, and credit our longevity to our long-held mission of providing the...
  • Policymakers’ understanding of sophisticated risk transfer issues is growing, and that’s good news for construction subcontractors, according to The ASA Report: The Policy Environment in the States, which the American Subcontractors Association, Alexandria, Va., released Jan. 1, 2009. ASA’s annual evaluation of public policies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., formed an association-wide marketing committee, according to a Jan. 6 release. The committee will focus on several goals, including marketing:• the benefits of GANA to potential industry members• various products and services offered by GANA• the benefits of glass in architectural design, and more.The committee will be chaired...
  • Effective mid-January, Gary Danowski , director, global operations, aerospace, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, will become vice president, performance glazings, according to a Jan. 5 company release. He will be based at the Harmar, Pa., glass business and discovery center and report to Senior Vice President Victoria M. Holt.Danowski joined PPG in 1982 as a production engineer at the former...
  • CPFilms Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., and the world's leading producer of professional window films for automotive, residential, and commercial markets, has announced that its Vista, LLumar and Gila energy-saving window films will qualify for a federal tax credit in 2009. Homeowners can now earn up to a $500 tax credit by installing these energy-saving window films during the...
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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...