Latest News in Fabrication

  • Southwall Technologies Inc., [Palo Alto, Calif.,] the worldwide innovator of high performance, energy-saving films and glass products, has been awarded a $1.43 million stimulus grant from the US Department of Energy to develop advanced technologies aimed at making homes and buildings more energy efficient. Southwall will use the funding to accelerate development of higher performance...
  • The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying enforcement of the lead renovation, repair and painting rule that went into effect in April. The move comes in response to concerns "raised by the regulated community regarding difficulties experienced in obtaining the rule required firm certification and renovation worker training," according to a memo sent out by the EPA Office of...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has reported major advances in solar mirror development for concentrated solar power applications, including improvements in solar mirror reflectance performance of up to 1 percent after heat treatment; production of flat solar mirrors as large as approximately 89 x 126 inches on standard production equipment; and formulation of a lead-free encapsulant that prevents...
  • It’s no secret that buildings can be energy hogs, and putting them on a power diet is quicker and cheaper than reducing green house gas emissions via solar panels. One of the latest investments in this space is coming from none other than Uncle Sam, and the Department of Energy announced today that it is putting more than 76 million into 58 building efficiency projects.With money from the...
  • Construction employment declined in 25 states between April and May and in 45 states between May 2009 and 2010, according to a new analysis of federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction employment will remain weak despite the short–term stimulus while private, state and local demand for construction remains depressed, association officials...
  • As output exceeded levels before the economic crisis depressed demand, global steel production surged 29% in May from the level in May 2009, the World Steel Association said on June 21.The 66 countries belonging to the trade body saw production reach 124 million metric tons in May, up from 96 million in May 2009 as the world economy was just beginning to emerge from crisis, according to a June 21...
  • McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry is in the process of transferring the Cradle to Cradle Certification system to the Green Products Innovation Institute, a recently formed, California-based nonprofit organization. In a high-profile news conference at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, on May 20, 2010, William McDonough was joined by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Global Green...
  • In addition to the exhibits, glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing, Products, will offer a high-quality comprehensive supporting program geared specifically toward architects, construction engineers, façade designers and related professions, according to a June 21 release.The glasstec special show “glass technology live” with the motto “Energy...
  • Felix Gora (55) of Cranborne Harare [Zimbabwe], is currently building an enormous house entirely from glass.His innovation has set tongues wagging, with people saying he should not even think of throwing stones.Gora has transformed his seven-roomed house into a majestic work of glass art covering all the house’s interior and exterior walls. He attributes this craftsmanship to his desire for...
  • Price increases on tinted and coated float glass products go into effect this month as primary float manufacturers look to pass on increased operational costs. Pilkington North America, Toledo; PPG Industries, Pittsburgh; and Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.; recently announced price hikes, citing increased material, transportation and labor costs as reasons behind the increase...
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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...