Latest News in Fabrication

  • Viracon will begin glass production for the $1 billion Vikings stadium in Minneapolis this month. Despite continued requests from the Audubon Society to use bird-safe glass, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority has decided to move forward with its original design decision, according to a Dec. 26 Owatonna People's Press article. Viracon will be manufacturing 100 percent of the exterior glass...
  • Glass Magazine has been notifed that several North American glass suppliers have announced a decrease in surcharges, including energy surcharges, diesel surcharges and freight surcharges.The news follows weeks of falling gasoline and diesel fuel costs. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. on-highway diesel fuel prices have fallen for the ninth consecutive week to $3.137....
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration updated its recordkeeping and reporting rules, with new requirements effective Jan. 1.According to the new rules, employers will have to report the following to OSHA:All work-related fatalitiesAll work-related inpatient hospitalizations of one or more employeesAll work-related amputationsAll work-related losses of an eyeThe rules are stricter than...
  • 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...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported its fiscal 2015 third-quarter results on Dec. 18, with revenues of $244.4 million up 23 percent versus the prior-year period.“Architectural glass operating income tripled, and the architectural framing systems...saw approximately 30 percent growth in operating income,” said Joseph F. Puishys, Apogee chief executive officer. “Operating income in the architectural...
  • Construction companies added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia from November 2013 and November 2014 while construction employment increased in 26 states and D.C. between October and November, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The list of states gaining jobs has varied significantly from month to month in a variable...
  • Participant registration is open for GPD Finland 2015, to be held June 24 to 26, 2015 in Tampere, Finland. Show organizers have revamped the 2015 event, featuring the subjects “Business – Innovation – Design,” to include new interactive elements, increased presentations and speeches, with panel discussions, round table dialogues, polls and message boards introduced alongside them, and additional...
  • According to "Electrochromic Glass and Film Markets – 2014-2021" a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, the market for electrochromic glass will reach $2.2 billion in revenue by 2020, growing to over $3 billion by 2022.The biggest market for electrochromic glass remains smart windows, however, new applications in smartphones and displays may emerge, according to the report. The...
  • Glasspex India 2015, the fourth International Exhibition for Glass Production – Processing – Products, will take place March 13 to 15, 2015 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center in Mumbai, India. During the 2013 event, more than 180 exhibitors from 22 countries presented their innovations to 3,347 trade visitors from India and abroad.Demand for glass from the beverage, infrastructure and...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • 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...