Latest News in Fabrication

  • FeneTech's Ron Crowl at the 2015 FeneVision User Conference. The glass, glazing and fenestration industries are headed for growth, according to attendees at the annual FeneVision ERP User Conference, which took place last week in Cleveland, Ohio.While few companies are back to pre-2008 levels, most are seeing 10 to 20 percent increases in sales, according to Ron Crowl, president of...
  • GGI recently upgraded its architectural glass fabrication capabilities with the installation of Alice 2.0. This direct-to-glass, full color digital printer improves resolution to 720 dpi and makes it possible to print single pieces of glass as large as 110 inches by 236 inches. According to GGI officials, this is the largest digital printer available in the United States at this time.“As one of...
  • After opening its first North American location in 2014, Mappi International recently added a warehouse at its North American headquarters in High Point, North Carolina. The facility provides the entire North American territory with after-sales service.Early this year, the company installed four new tempering facilities in the United States, and currently has three additional contracts in the...
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and the first integrated float glass facility in the UAE, won the Emirates Appreciation for the Environment Award 2015 in the Small and Medium Industries category. EFG has been recognized for achieving the lowest carbon footprint among factories across the region, with a carbon footprint level of 553 grams of carbon dioxide emission per...
  • View Inc. announced that the Overstock.com Inc. new corporate campus will incorporate View Dynamic Glass. The project marks one of the largest installations of View Dynamic Glass to date. View will be delivering glass in summer 2015. Powered by a sophisticated intelligence engine, View’s dynamic glass will allow Overstock employees to have a comfortable work environment, while enjoying views and...
  • Ariel Peralta has joined Graham Architectural Products as director of finance for the company’s new partnership with Continental Glass Systems LLC of Hialeah, Florida.In this position, Peralta will lead, direct and implement the company’s strategic and tactical financial reporting and accounting activities for the new and growing window wall business. In addition, he will work closely with the...
  • The Consumer Product and Safety Commission posted notice of a proposed rule change to the Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials affecting safety glazing products under CPSC jurisdiction. The proposed amendment would substitute the industry’s voluntary testing protocol set forth in ANSI Z97.1-2009 for the CPSC's federal testing regime specified in 16 CFR 1201.4 for safety glazing,...
  • Privacy control glass manufacturer and designer Vistamatic announced the launch of a new division, VistaGlass Direct. The division will offer full service glass fabrication and water jet services from within its new manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Florida.Vistamatic via VistaGlass Direct has invested heavily in new machinery, including a glass cutting line, nine-spindle polisher, drill,...
  • After more than 30 years of production, officials from the Bystronic Glass Neuhausen-Hamberg location announced delivery of the company’s 1,000th sealing robot, according to a May 27 release. The Speed’Sealer was delivered in late May to a Chinese customer.The first sealing robot was developed and built by the former company Lenhardt Maschinenbau GmbH, now Bystronic Lenhardt GmbH, in 1981.
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance today announced the release of a new Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin on its webstore. The bulletin is intended to assist residential or commercial insulating glass and window manufacturers on the topic of vacuum insulating glazing (VIG). VIG has drawn attention around the globe over the past several years as it offers performance approaching...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...