Latest News in Fabrication

  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index, reported Oct. 22 by the American Institute of Architects. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between...
  • Officials from Vistamatic, a designer and manufacturer of privacy glass for observation control, announced the company is taking immediate action in the fight against the Ebola virus. Vistamatic will expedite manufacturing of its privacy glass vision panels that can be used in specialty Ebola quarantine rooms.Due to its thin profile starting at only 11/16-inch thick, all Vistamatic vision panels...
  • Saint-Gobain’s new glass plant at Bhiwadi in Rajasthan, India, is set to open next week. The $185 million facility will help the company strengthen its position in India’s glass market, according to an Oct. 21 article from the Press Trust of India.The plant has a capacity of nearly 1,000 tons of glass per day. “When the plant [is] fully functional by mid-2015, Saint-Gobain [will] have a total...
  • Officials from Thompson I.G. announced the company added an in-line quality scanner at its fabrication facility. To help ensure its insulating glass products are defect-free, the company has installed FeneTech's FeneVision LineScanner automated quality scanner after the washer and before the build station.“We offer our glazing contractor and manufacturer customers a practically unlimited...
  • HarenbergOfficials from Graham Architectural Products announced the company hired Garth Landis as a buyer and Rich Harenberg as an architectural sales representative.Landis will be responsible for purchasing hardware/MRP items, balances and brake metal. He comes to Graham from Fastenal Company, where he served as general manager and was responsible for pricing and customer service, vending...
  • PPG Industries’ flat glass business announced that it has joined green building councils in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. All five councils are members of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace.Cristina Gamboa, chief executive officer of Colombia’s Green Building Council and chair of the WorldGBC’...
  • Dip-Tech set a new world record for printer size with the Dip-Tech AR18000 digital ceramic in-glass printer. The achievement was officially recognized by Guinness World Records under the category of “largest digital flatbed printer.” Dip-Tech CEO Yariv Matzliach announced the record today at the glasstec 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany.Matzliach (center), standing with Bernhard Veh, managing director...
  • FaccendaZandonella NeccaSchiattiOfficials from Vitrum announced the appointment of Aldo Faccenda as President. Faccenda has served as vice president of Vitrum since 2012 and will lead the organization as it prepares for the 19th Vitrum international trade show set to take place in Milan from Oct. 6-9.Faccenda serves as a member of the board of directors for Bottero S.p.A. “Aldo Faccenda is a...
  • glasstec: Trade Fair for Glass Production-Processing-Products opened today at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany. The show, with more than 1,000 exhibitors from all over the world demonstrating innovations in glass and solar products and processes, is hosted by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and runs through Oct. 24.“The glass industry has gone through some difficult times in recent years, and sheet...
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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...