Latest News in Fabrication

  • Chemetall US Inc. acquired certain business assets, including glass surface protection technologies, of SaberPack Inc., in Lino Lakes, Minn. The acquisition strengthens Chemetall's worldwide market position in the glass industry, the company reports. “The SaberPack acquisition is in line with our strategic goal to enlarge, strengthen and grow our glass business globally,” said Joris...
  • In the first quarter of 2014, Glaston Corp. received four premium FC500 tempering furnace orders for delivery to the United Kingdom. These orders followed four earlier FC500 orders placed by U.K. companies during 2013. According to Steve Brammer, Glaston’s sales manager for the United Kingdom and Ireland, these new agreements represent a significant market rebound in the region, as the...
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Larry Patterson to director of operations, Steve Wright to logistics manager, Mike Smith to human resources manager and John E. Bendel to tooling manager of the Richmond, Ky., window and door profile facility. Patterson joined Quanex in 2005 as the plant manager for the Richmond, Ky., location, working to improve operational performance for the facility...
  • In an April 24 letter to customers, PPG Industries announced it would increase prices on primary glass products, effective June 2, 2014. In the letter, PPG officials attribute the price increase to rising costs of materials, operating expenses and distribution costs, which continue to affect "reinvestment in enhanced product development and security of supply initiatives." PPG will...
  • Forel North America hired Troy Lentner as its service & parts manager. Lentner has served for nearly 15 years as production manager at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope's fabrication location in Albertville, Minn. He will oversee the establishment of Forel North America’s Service & Parts program to support the growth of Forel in the United States and Canada. 
  • Glaston Corp. released the summary of its January-March 2014 interim report, indicating a slow start to the year. Key points include:Orders received in January-March totalled $28.8 million.Consolidated net sales in January-March totalled $26.4 million.The operating result was a loss of $3.4 million, or a 12.8 percent loss of net sales.Glaston expects net sales and operating profit to grow in...
  • Tom O'MalleyTom O’Malley, formerly of Doralco, founded Clover Architectural Products, along with partners Jim Stremplewski, Ed Kearney and Warren Hagey. Clover sells aluminum sunshades and lightshelves, grilles and stainless steel cladding. The company also offers a full line of all-glass door entrance products, and can provide custom steel fabrication for the glazing community. O'Malley brings...
  • The window-lined and glass-clad Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh recently became the first project to earn a four-star rating through The Sustainable Sites Initiative program. The building was constructed using Solarban 60, Sungate 500 and Starphire ultra-clear glass from PPG Industries. Architect Chris Minnerly, principal of The Design Alliance...
  • Jeff Phillips joined C.R. Laurence Co. as sales and marketing director, Interior Office Systems. Phillips brings his experience in sales, business development, strategic planning, leadership, and customer service, to his position with CRL. Phillips comes to CRL from Dorma Interior, where he oversaw all sales and marketing initiatives, and daily operations as national sales manager. Prior to...
  • Heinz WiedmayerJoe SantelliAshton Industrial appointed Heinz Wiedmayer as global sales coordinator and Joe Santelli as official distributor for the United States and Canada, effective May 1.As a key figure in Ashton’s international sales and consulting network, Wiedmayer leads international sales and the support and coordination of Ashton’s overseas representatives. Well-known in the European and...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...