Latest News in Fabrication

  • Dave Dalbke, part owner of Maryland Glass & Mirror Co., in Baltimore, Maryland, passed away Feb. 11, after suffering from multiple myeloma. He was 62. In addition to his company, Dalbke supported the industry with his involvement in the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, even serving on its Board of Directors in the 1990s. The son of Raymond Dalbke and Helinda "Betty" Dalbke, David Roy...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass selected its Wichita Falls, Texas, plant to be the site of a new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition glass coater, expected to be the largest of its kind in North America, Vitro officials report. Installation is expected to begin in April.  The $55-million investment, which Vitro Glass first announced when it acquired PPG’s former flat glass business...
  • The global fire-resistant glass market is projected to reach $7.36 billion by 2021, registering a compound annual growth rate of 12.9 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a recent study produced by Research & Markets. The market is projected to register a CAGR of 10.5 percent, in terms of volume, from 2016 to reach 17.43 million square meters by 2021. 
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2017, which outlines important policy priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector.
  • Officials from Faour Glass Technologies announced the recent addition of Kiera Harris to the company’s purchasing department. Harris provides much needed support to the purchasing department and other key areas of the company, according to a company release.Harris is a recent graduate from Rasmussen College with a B.S. in Business Management and brings professional experience as a team...
  • Glaston Corp. released its 2016 financial statements bulletin, reporting strong fourth quarter and year-end sales. Net sales October through December 2016 grew 8 percent to $32.6 million. Net sales January through December 2016 fell 13 percent to $123.4 million, with the order book on Dec. 31, 2016 at $38.5 million. The company's outlook on 2017 is positive, based on a higher order book than...
  • Diamon-Fusion International will present during Glass Processing Automation Days, March 14-15 in New Orleans, as a Gold Sponsor of the event. DFI’s marketing director, Syndi Sim, is slated to present on hydrophobic coating products and their advantages for glass fabricators.“It is quite remarkable how the glass industry continues to evolve ... And in the world of protective coatings,...
  • Vitrum 2017 organizers plan new services and seminars for the 20th edition of the tradeshow, Oct. 3-6, 2017. This year the show will focus on the close connection between industry players: foreign and Italian businesses, domestic and international glass industry associations, institutional stakeholders, research centers and trade press from around the world. According to Vitrum show...
  • The National Association of Women in Construction will celebrate Women in Construction Week, March 5-11, 2017. The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local NAWIC chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC's members to raise awareness of the opportunities available for...
  • Onyx Solar won a contract to supply 60,000 square feet of semi-transparent photovoltaic glass for Somerset Development’s Bell Works Complex in Holmdel, New Jersey. The project is part of the complete revitalization of the two-million-square-foot former Bell Labs facility into a mixed-use "metroburb" community.Originally designed by Eero Saarinen, the building's existing glass will be replaced...
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  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...
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