Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Breakages of glass railings on a new $16 million footbridge in West Sussex, England, were the result of nickel sulphide inclusions in the glass panels, according to a Nov. 7 article from BBC News. Breakages have occurred on six glass panels, each costing about $10,000, since the bridge opened last November. Five of those were caused by nickel sulphide, and the sixth was likely caused by vandalism...
  • Officials from the Glass Guru Franchise Systems Inc. announced the addition of a new franchise location in Peoria, Arizona. Franchise owner Jeff Aviles comes to the company with an extensive background in the glass industry and general construction. Aviles is an American Architectural Manufacturers Association Installation Masters Instructor, and he brings years of service and operations...
  • Bohle AG acquired cutting wheel producer Lixon sprl, expanding its market leadership in automatic glass cutting. The deal is effective immediately, according to a Bohle announcement.Lixon, from Ransart, Belgium, is the second largest supplier of this industry sector in Europe and has had a significant influence on the development of glass cutting wheels for flat glass for more than 100 years,...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is set to release AAMA 103-14a, Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, on Dec. 1. This document has been completely re-written and re-formatted to comply with new ANSI accreditation requirements. Additionally, a new feature of this document is the enlargement of the initial certification period from four to...
  • Nonresidential construction spending slipped 1 percent in September but has still managed to expand 4.2 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the Nov. 1 release from the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $596.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis while the government slightly revised the August spending figure from $603.7 billion to $601.9 billion."...
  • The AGC Technovation Centre serving AGC Glass Europe was inaugurated by His Majesty the King of the Belgians, on Nov. 5 in Gosselies, Charleroi region. The AGC Technovation Centre brings together about 250 researchers, technicians and engineers in a new facility focused on improving the glassmaking processes and developing new glass products for the construction and automotive industries,...
  • Aldora Aluminum & Glass acquired the assets of Peterson Industries Inc., a Florida-based manufacturer of framed and frameless shower doors, mirror doors, closet doors and glass enclosures, according to an announcement from Superior Capital Partners LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm, and parent of Aldora.Aldora Aluminum & Glass is a fabricator and value-added distributor of...
  • Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, manufacturer of fire-rated glazing and framing systems, welcomes Jodan Architectural Concepts to Vetrotech’s architectural representative team for Florida. “We are excited to represent a company with such a vast range of fire-rated glass and framing products,” says Shea Cox of Jodan Architectural.Jodan Architectural Concepts has been servicing Florida and the surrounding...
  • In its interim financial report, released Oct. 28, officials from Glaston Corp. report machine sales of $34.2 million in the third quarter, and $90 million for the January to September period.“The third quarter was good in terms of profitability and was another step in the right direction. Our systematic measures to improve profitability are therefore yielding results,” said Arto Metsänen,...
  • Four of the five newly-elected members to the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Board of Directors are first-timers, according to NFRC officials. Members joining the 2015 slate include the following:Fenestration Industry (Unspecified) Catherine Best, curtainwall thermal analysis specialist, Benson IndustriesFenestration Industry (Specified – Primary Residential Manufacturer) Kevin...
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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...