Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • As C.R. Laurence expands its U.S. Aluminum Division, the growing brand has recently appointed David Chatburn to outside sales representative for the Washington, Oregon, and Alaska regions. Chatburn started his career in the glass industry as a glazing contractor then operated as general manager at Ellis Glass until he opened his own glass shop, Idaho Glassworks in Boise. Most recently,...
  • Officials from Pleotint LLC announced that the Suntuitive self-tinting dynamic interlayer is now listed on the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Approved Interlayer List for laminated glass.According to Chad Simkins, vice president of Pleotint, the most common way for fenestration products to receive NFRC-certified ratings is through a simulation process, and only interlayers that are on the...
  • Mullet’s Aluminum Products Inc. received the 2014 Award of Excellence from the Aluminum Association of Florida for the Canopies, Walkway Covers and Carports category.Mullet’s Aluminum was contracted by Skanska USA for fabrication and installation of aluminum clad canopies at the south and west entries at the new Sarasota Memorial Hospital Courtyard Tower in Sarasota, Florida. The design team...
  • 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...
  • Construction industry employment hit a five-year high in November as the sector added 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest rate for November in seven years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The latest figures, however, include signs that demand for public-sector and non-residential construction may be weakening."November...
  • Bill Barker concluded 27 years in the metal market working for Petersen Aluminum Corp., a career which endured such changes as consolidation on the producer side, Reynolds closing its doors, the influence of imports on pricing, numerous customers going out of business, and many more challenges.“Our good friend and long-time associate Bill Barker has retired from Petersen Aluminum Corp.,...
  • Ducker Worldwide, an independent consulting and research firm, recently concluded a study on behalf of the Aluminum Extruders Council focused on identifying the benefits from and future risks to the U.S. Aluminum Extrusion market’s trade case against imports from China, according to a Ducker release. This report indicates that up to 20 percent of the U.S. extrusion market has returned to domestic...
  • Ralph Emory Crawford, founder of Crawford Glass Corp., now Crawford-Tracey Corp., passed away on Dec. 3 at the age of 89. Crawford was recognized as a leader in the glass industry and noted for his work on developing impact-resistant glazing systems and water infiltration systems for hurricane zoned buildings.A life-long resident of Florida, Crawford made a career of protecting people and...
  • Glaston Corp. announced that President and CEO Arto Metsänen will transfer to Asia on Jan. 1 for about a year and a half to promote the company’s growth in Asia, particularly in the areas outside of China, and to promote the company’s development projects in the Pacific region. Metsänen temporary transfer to Asia will not affect the company’s operational structure or head office functions in...
  • The International Code Council and the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation formalized the consolidation of the two associations. SRCC is now part of the ICC Group that includes the ICC Evaluation Service and the International Accreditation Service.“SRCC is an industry leading association with big ideas and limited resources,” said SRCC Executive Director Eileen Prado, who will serve as...
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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...