Latest News in Fabrication

  • Technoform Glass Insulation, a member of Technoform Group, welcomed Helen Sanders, Ph.D., to its North American market team. Sanders will help develop strategic markets and relationships, and industry-leading fenestration products, while guiding and supporting the company's continued focus on energy performance and sustainability, according to a company release."TGI has an amazing story to tell...
  • After a slight increase in October, which followed two consecutive months of decreases, the Architectural Billings Index posted modest gains in design services in November. The American Institute of Architects reported the November ABI score was 50.6, essentially unchanged from the mark of 50.8 in the previous month. The new projects inquiry index was 59.5, up from a reading of 55.4 the previous...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC automotive original equipment manufacturer glass business from LKQ Corp. for approximately $310 million, according to a Dec. 19 company announcement. In the deal, Vitro will acquire seven manufacturing plants, two satellite facilities and two float glass furnaces in the United States, one...
  • Registration for GPAD 2017, to be held March 13-15 in New Orleans, is now open. The event is hosted by FeneTech and sponsored by leading machinery and building products suppliers.This year's conference events include live presentations on new and upcoming equipment and software enhancements from industry leaders; table-top displays of all sponsor companies during break-out sessions for additional...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association launched the Leadership Development Program, which focuses on developing soft leadership skills. Developing soft skills (communicating effectively with people, recognizing a company's culture and effectively aligning with that culture, understanding accountability in the workplace, etc.) provides the necessary intangibles to become a great leader,...
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum received four awards in Architectural Record Magazine’s 2016 “Products of the Year” competition. A jury of industry experts reviewed hundreds of entries in various categories and selected winners according to usefulness, aesthetics, and degree of innovation. CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s winning products are as follows:TAPER-LOC 9BL Glass Railing System with Safety Seal: Best in Category...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association opened registration for the AAMA 80th Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 12-15, 2017 in Phoenix at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort. This is the first-ever conference AAMA is hosting with the association's new conference restructuring plans put in place and also will feature the annual awards banquet during this milestone year. A special...
  • DormaKaba satisfied the conditions necessary in order to complete the acquisition of Mesker Openings Group, and has closed the transaction effective Dec. 12, 2016, according to a company release. The transaction, which was announced on Nov. 8, 2016, marks the expansion of DormaKaba’s product portfolio in North America.Doors and all related components essential for access and security solutions...
  • Tubelite Inc. added Kent Baumann as a business development manager based in its Dallas office. He reports directly to Steve Green, Tubelite’s vice president of sales and client services, and works with strategic accounts in the retail, healthcare, hospitality and corporate office markets.Baumann will work closely with building owners, together with Tubelite’s partner glazing...
  • Gateway Extrusions purchased a new 9-inch aluminum extrusion press, part of its multi-phase expansion program. The new press complements a new 7-inch aluminum press installed a year ago. Once fully operational, the new 9-inch press will increase the company's current throughput in pounds-per-hour by at least 50 percent, officials report. Production is slated to begin early in 2017."This...
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  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...
  • 2016’s top industry news headlines reveal a North American glass market that is in a period of change led by consolidation, investment and expansion. The year saw the sale of several prominent, long-standing glass companies at both the float and fabricator level. Numerous companies announced major investments and expansions to meet demand, including demand for more value-added products, such as...
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