Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • New construction starts in June advanced 6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $549.7 billion, the highest level so far in 2014, according to a release from McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. During the first six months of 2014, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were $254.1 billion, up 1 percent from the same period a year ago.The improved...
  • Decorative glass company OmniDecor Spa moved all production lines from the Erba, Italy, facility to its recently expanded plant in Giulianova, Italy. The consolidation of production to the Giulianova plant will offer logistic benefits and allow for increased production efficiency, according to company officials.The Giulianova plant, which has been in operation since 2001 with two production lines...
  • Officials from Alumiglass LLC announced the appointment of Michael Thomas to president and COO. Thomas has been in the glass and glazing industry for the past 40 years in several roles, from field superintendent, to general manager, to vice president of sales and marketing, to COO. His team building skills have been proven a success with Alumiglass during the past two years.“Under Mike’s...
  • On Wednesday, July 30, the National Fenestration Rating Council will host a free webinar on meeting commercial fenestration code compliance. The hour-long webinar will begin at 2 p.m. (ET). Attendees can earn one AIA continuing education credit.According to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the energy lost through windows represents 4 to 5 percent of total annual U.S. energy...
  • Alfred “Al” Shapiro, president of Pittco Architectural Metals in Elk Grove Village, Ill., passed away July 17. He was 73.Shapiro dedicated more than five decades to the glass industry, starting in 1961 when he took the helm of the family’s glazing business, Active Glass. He continued as president and owner of Active Glass Co. Inc. while serving as president/CEO of Pittco.“Al was an icon in the...
  • Vetrotech hired Kevin Norcross as general manager. Norcross' experience within the commercial fenestration sector will be key to moving the manufacturer through its next phases of growth and market transformation, according to company officials. The move follows the transfer of former general manager, Christian Müller, to Saint-Gobain SAGE Electrochromics.“Kevin’s hiring marks a new chapter in...
  • The World Trade Organization ruled last week that the United States improperly imposed heavy duties on Chinese solar panels, according to a Reuters report. The WTO found that the anti-dumping and countervailing duties constituted illegal protection of U.S. solar manufacturers.
  • Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months, but they reduced headcount in 27 states between May and June, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the employment gains help, but that construction employment remains below peak levels in every location...
  • LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. This is LaCantina Doors second consecutive appearance on San Diego Business Journal’s annual list of local businesses. For the past 11 years, the San Diego Business Journal’s annual Fastest Growing Private Companies list highlights 100 organizations...
  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...