Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The Dodge Momentum Index, released by McGraw Hill Construction, advanced 8.4 percent in April, according to Associated General Contractors of America. The Momentum Index retreated in February and March, following the steady gains that were reported during most of 2013. With the April increase, the Index resumed its upward track, up 17.8 percent year-over-year. A harsh winter helped slow...
  • The Seventh Court of Appeals affirmed May 9 that PPG Industries did not violate an arbitration award to the United Steelworkers by unilaterally implementing a two-tier wage system that lowered production and maintenance employees' pay at an Illinois glass manufacturing plant. According to the court, PPG in April 2009 sought to modify its bargaining agreement with USW to reduce labor costs at...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is launching a new education program during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014.The content experts at Glass Magazine and Window & Door, official publications of the National Glass Association, are producing a series of 20-minute glass and fenestration business and product sessions free...
  • Gimav appointed Laura Biason as its new deputy director. In her new position, Biason will promote member companies working alongside Renata Gaffo, Gimav director. Biason started her career in 1995, at the Unione Industriale of Turin and joined the National Confindustria, Italian organization representing manufacturing and services companies, in 2000. In 2008, she became the ICT manager at...
  • Coral Industries plans to expand operations in Tampa, Fla., with the addition of a services center to open in the third quarter of 2014. The new center will offer a dedicated area for product development and offer expanded customer service to the Coastal and Caribbean markets, Coral reports. These services will include complete fabrication of impact and non-impact doors, frames and solar control...
  • Viracon announced it will add 125 jobs at its facility in Statesboro, Ga., and spend $2 million on an expansion project, which will include glass-cutting automation, according to a Statesboro Herald report.Built in 1998, Viracon's Statesboro factory once employed 600 people. After demand plummeted beginning in 2008, the factory's workforce was trimmed to about 300 by 2012, when the company...
  • Bob LalondeJoe RuggieroFenzi North America appointed Bob Lalonde to regional sales manager for Quebec and Eastern Canada, and Joe Ruggiero to the technical sales and service department.Prior to joining Fenzi, Lalonde worked for Bostik Canada for over 20 years, covering the Canadian market with mainly polyurethane and hot melt sealants.  “With Bob’s extensive background in IG sealants, his...
  • Lovati Fratelli S.r.l. celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. Established in Milan, Italy in 1939, the company manufactures and exports machines for shaped glass processing all over the world. Lovati produced its first glass working machine in 1963, and its first fully automatic machine in 1970. In 2010 Lovati increased its production range with the new drilling our routing machine Alcor100,...
  • Officials from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association announced May 12 that Ken Brenden, AAMA technical services director, will retire, effective May 22. Brenden has been an integral part of the association for eight years, and his contributions were enormous and essential to the value that AAMA offers to its members, according to officials.“Ken's hard work, commitment and...
  • Universal Window and Door, a manufacturer of custom window solutions for commercial construction projects, announced today that Tony Muraco will assume the position of president and Chief Executive Officer for the firm, effective immediately. Muraco brings a wealth of experience in domestic and international manufacturing, performance optimization and process change management across a diverse...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...