Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • 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...
  • Vistamatic expanded into a 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Florida. Expansion plans include a showroom dedicated to showcasing a variety of Vistamatic vision panels and BetweenGlassBlinds magnet operated and motorized integral blind systems. The showroom will be available to architects, interior designers and facility managers in order to visualize and test the...
  • Tim HarrisTim Harris, Quanex Building Products’ technical services manager, passed away Thursday, April 23, as a result of injuries sustained at a customer’s window and door facility. Harris spent more than 40 years as a fenestration industry professional, holding positions at Norton Sealants, Besten, Tremco, Truseal and, most recently, Quanex Building Products.Harris was well known throughout...
  • Jean-Christophe Giron of SAGE Electrochromics, a Saint-Gobain company, has been nominated for the prestigious European Inventor Award 2015 for his pioneering research in the field of electrochromic glass.Launched by the European Patent Office in 2006, the European Inventor Award pays tribute to the creativity of inventors across the world who use their technical, scientific and intellectual...
  • Giroux Glass Inc. announced its participation in a community effort to beautify and restore a Hollywood landmark. The Hollywood Gateway Sign sits upon a triangular median at the intersection of Franklin, Wilcox and Cahuenga in the “Yucca Corridor.” Giroux Glass recently replaced some of the glass panels that spell the word “HOLLYWOOD,” in a triangular-shaped tower sign that is seen by over eight...
  • D.A. Glass America began production of acid-etched glass at its new plant in Calumet, Michigan. Since construction started on the facility in November 2013, the company has been working to begin production of OcuMatte, its acid-etched product, according to a company release.“We are very excited to have the plant up and running here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” said Steve Williams, president...
  • In the last year, Springfield, Missouri-based American Glass has expanded its offerings and capacity with the installation of glass tempering and additional fabrication equipment, and implementation of a new software ERP solution. Additionally, the company has added 18 full-time employees and is planning to add a second production shift in the coming months.To help manage the expansion,...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo is set to take place Wednesday, April 29, at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. The event will feature the latest products and services in the glass and glazing industry, and is set to draw a record-breaking number of exhibitors, according to organizers. The Expo runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Guardian Industry Corp.’s latest advanced architectural glass products are front-and-center at the company’s newly expanded Science and Technology Center in Carleton, Michigan.The STC is one of Guardian’s driving forces behind its commitment to innovation that creates value for its customers and delivers products that improve people’s lives, according to a company release.With this 27,000-square-...
  • The Architecture Billings Index indicated a modest increase in design activity in March, the second consecutive month with an increase. The American Institute of Architects reported the March ABI score was 51.7, up from a mark of 50.4 in February. The new projects inquiry index was 58.2, up from 56.6 in February.“Business conditions at architecture firms generally are quite healthy across the...
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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...