Latest News in Fabrication

  • Prism Solar Technologies, Highland, N.Y., and PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, have partnered on a project to test the performance of different types of glass in both standard and holographic photovoltaic (PV) modules at various incident and direct angles. The test will compare PPG's Solarphire AR high-transmissive glass to patterned glass to determine the increase in energy yield....
  • When major sectors in the economy do well, it augurs well for several ancillary industries that depend on them. A case in point is the Rs 5,500-crore Indian glass industry, which has shown good growth in the past few quarters driven by an uptick in demand from user-industries such as infrastructure, construction, automobiles, food processing, beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, among others...
  • Work on Dubai’s first plant producing solar panels has been delayed by more than a year. But despite the wait, experts say the UAE remains well-positioned to become a major player in the industry.The project, by Dubai-based Solar Technologies, was to be built in Techno Park with work on the facility scheduled to begin in November 2008. But 15 months later, construction on what was billed as...
  • Assembly & Test Worldwide Inc. plans to hire more than 80 people to produce machines meant to make solar panel glass more efficient.In the last three months, the 313 Mound St. [Dayton, Ohio] company has received grants from Dayton and state governments for what the company says will be a $1.4 million investment.Although the state said the project is expected to create 82 positions and...
  • More than half the workforce at a glass company in Wolverhampton [U.K.] have lost their jobs after administrators were called in.Watsons Glass employed 70 staff, 38 of whom have now been made redundant. Last year, the company was singled out by Business Secretary Lord Mandelson as ‘prime example of the future of the UK manufacturing industry’. The glass processing company is...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., is offering the contents of a Webinar explaining the new certification and labeling requirements imposed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on its Web site. Available for download or streaming for $4.95, the Webinar covers new certification rules applicable to glazing materials installed in hazardous locations, including doors...
  • "Don't wait any longer," said Paul Toub of Kachina Lead Paint Solutions, speaking to participants in the Window & Door Dealers Alliance Webinar focusing on new Environmental Protection Agency rules addressing remodeling work in pre-1978 homes. With the April 22 effective date fast approaching, he urged listeners tuning in for yesterday's session to get their companies...
  • Glaston Corp. financial statements Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2009           - Orders received in January-December totaled EUR 141.9 (230.5) million. Ordersreceived in the fourth quarter totaled EUR 41.6 (44.6) million. The volume of  orders received grew 26 percent compared with the previous quarter.      ...
  • Maximize regional strengthsNot unique from any economic development strategy, it is important to examine community assets to boost green job development. Toledo is nicknamed the Glass City because it is known as a major glass manufacturer. Unfortunately, Toledo lost one-third of its manufacturing jobs since 2000, leaving excess manufacturing capacity and a highly skilled workforce. Although it...
  • The Glass and Glazing Federation (Gulf) is aiming to target a 25-strong membership to form a body and lobby the UAE Government for standardization of glass codes, according to its chief executive. "One of the issues here is that manufacturers and processors work to very high technical standards but they are all different - American, Japanese, British or European. The idea of the federation...
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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...