Latest News in Fabrication

  • Pleotint LLC announced it is offering a course for architects looking to further their knowledge about using dynamic glass to improve daylighting and energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. The new course, titled Self-tinting Dynamic Glass for Daylighting and Energy Efficiency, is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems and is offered...
  • Officials from Aluplast announced the company has broken ground on a new production site in Vadodara, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Company executives, the manager of Aluplast India and several local customers celebrated the groundbreaking with a traditional ceremony prior to construction.Construction is expected to be completed at the end of August.
  • Swiss financial regulator FINMA denied an appeal by investors over a proposed $3 billion takeover of Sika by Saint-Gobain, according to a May 4 Reuters report. The Bill Gates Foundation as well as Cascade Investment had sought to force the French firm to buy out minority shareholders in Sika, which is controlled by the Burkard-Schenker family.FINMA said it backed an April decision by Switzerland'...
  • Vitrum officials announced that now through May 15, interested parties can submit applications for abstracts to showcase their work at the 30th Annual Association of Italian Glass Technicians Advances in Glass Processes: Key innovation topics in hollow and flat glass Conference, set to take place October 8 during Vitrum 2015 at the Fiera Milano, Rho Exhibition District.The event will offer...
  • GPD Finland 2015 will feature a new structure of activities based on the feedback given by previous participants. The main part of the program will have educational and business components and will be held during the week, starting Tuesday through Friday, June 23-26, according to organizers.
  • Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, announces JT Foreman has joined its Houston operation center as district sales representative. In this role, Foreman is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners throughout the southern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas.With over sixteen years of sales, management, and business development...
  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems has hired Luke McCullough and Terryl Cronin as architectural sales representatives in the Eastern states, reporting directly to Wausau’s regional sales manager, Ryan Noble. They will provide commercial building owners, design professionals and construction teams with educational and technical resources including product selection for high-performance window and...
  • The Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, honored Linetec’s paint operations manager Paul Bratz with a Patriot Award. Sgt. Bradley Pochinski nominated Bratz for “extraordinary support” of employees who participate in military service.Pochinski serves in the Wisconsin Army National Guard assigned to the A Company 1-128th...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • Vistamatic expanded into a 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Florida. Expansion plans include a showroom dedicated to showcasing a variety of Vistamatic vision panels and BetweenGlassBlinds magnet operated and motorized integral blind systems. The showroom will be available to architects, interior designers and facility managers in order to visualize and test the...
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  • 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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...