Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • With a drop in the cost of natural gas in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the last quarter of 2008, U.S. float glass manufacturers have announced lower fuel surcharges per truckload, or 38,000 lb., effective April 1. In addition to the natural gas decrease, diesel fuel charges also have gone down.AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., Guardian, Auburn Hills, Mich., Pilkington, ...
  • American solar energy production and use is growing, and could be ready for a prime time expansion. Solar energy, along with wind energy, is a key component of the new Obama Energy Plan, which is an attempt by the current administration to reduce carbon emissions while increasing employment in "green industries." For that reason alone, it makes sense to study the huge potential of solar...
  • In a setback for organized labor, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday he will oppose a bill that would make it easier for workers to form unions.Specter was the only Republican to support the Employee Free Choice Act two years ago, and unions were hoping he might be the crucial 60th vote needed to overcome an expected GOP filibuster of the measure when it's taken up this summer,...
  • The deadline for lower registration fees for the 11th Glass Performance Days in Tampere, Finland, June 12-15, has been extended to March 31, according to a March 24 GPD release.See the final program and register.
  • Construction of Jackson County's [Mich.] first truly "green building" is progressing and should be completed by September. Full Spectrum Solutions, which specializes in light-therapy systems, commercial lighting and energy-efficient lighting, is making every effort to ensure its new headquarters at 2021 Wellworth Ave. is as green and energy efficient as possible.The...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., released the AAMA TIR A13-09, which provides information in regards to resistance to wind-driven rain penetration, according to a March 23 release. Resistance to wind-driven rain penetration is one of the primary functions of fenestration systems and is addressed by many industry standards, building codes and project...
  • HTL, Lubbock, Texas, now offers Co-op Blast Program, a new cost-savings program that offers full-scale arena blast testing for the price of a shock tube test, according to a March 2 company release. Arena blast testing has widely been accepted as the best way to simulate blast waves and its effects on glass and glazing systems, but is considered cost prohibitive by many. Consequently, many...
  • The decline in crude oil prices gets all the headlines, but the first globalized natural gas glut in history is driving an even more drastic collapse in the cost of gas that cooks food, heats homes and runs factories in the United States and many other countries.Six giant plants capable of cooling and liquefying gas for export are due to come on line this year just as the economies of the Asian...
  • The U.S. jobs sector hit hardest by the recession, construction, may not reach bottom until sometime next year.With one in five U.S. construction workers out of a job, prospects for the sector remain dim amid ongoing cuts in construction spending, a decline in nonresidential projects, and concerns that government stimulus will take months to have any measurable effect, industry experts say,...
  • Over the last decade, the green building industry has risen on the tide of a culture-wide trend toward sustainability, and many in the architecture profession believe it will continue to prosper even as the U.S. falls deeper into a recession. “I think there’s a very compelling argument that the economic environment we’re going into right now will only enhance the value of doing...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • 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...