Latest News in Fabrication

  • The lease has run out on its historic building in Boitsfort (Brussels), and so for economic as well as functional reasons AGC Glass Europe is building a new headquarters in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, according to a May 27 release. As of 2013, this will house all the group’s management and administrative departments, many of which are at the moment scattered around the country. The choice...
  • Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga., will return to the AIA National Convention and Design Expo in Miami, June 10-12, with a range of products and services, according to a May 26 release. Highlights of this year’s expo appearance include Kawneer’s new Steel Framing Systems from Forster; its recently introduced AA3350 ISOPORT Window; and, the continuation of Kawneer’s AIA-registered Expo...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., celebrated the addition of its new state-of-the-art coater at its Porto Real, Brazil, float glass plant with a dedication ceremony attended by government and company officials, including Porto Real Gov. Sergio Cabral and Guardian Glass Group President Russell J. Ebeid, according to a May 26 release. The coater represents the most advanced technology...
  • French building-materials giant Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA Tuesday [May 25] announced a joint plan with its Japanese peer Nippon Sheet Glass Co. to build a new flat glass plant near Sao Paulo to supply Brazil's construction market. The plant is due on stream in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will have a daily output of 900 metric tons of flat glass, Saint Gobain said in a statement, according...
  • Big companies think health care reform will hike their costs, but most expect to continue offering subsidized benefits to workers, according to a new Towers Watson study. The benefits consultant surveyed 661 companies this month and found that 94 percent of those that responded believe the reform law passed by Congress earlier this year will raise costs. Eighty-eight percent plan to pass the...
  • Rich Walker, president and CEO, American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., met with the staff of Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, and other government and industry leaders urging them to support a one-year delay in implementing the EPA's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to a May 25 release. In...
  • Carbon trading was meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union by making polluting more expensive for heavy industries, encouraging them to invest in cleaner technology. But even supporters admit that the system, also known as cap and trade, is falling far short of that goal. Critics decry it as just another form of financial profiteering with little environmental benefit....
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, Flushing, N.Y., marked the completion of its 20th year of operation on May 15, according to a May 20 release. The company was started two decades ago by Taiwanese-American immigrant Thomas Chen with a small Queens, N.Y., operation fabricating aluminum windows for the local community. It has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers in the nation of both...
  • Officials at Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault. Minn., announced that the company's energy-saving, electronically tintable SageGlass product is being integrated into the new Community and Student Services Center at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif., according to a May 24 release. In addition to SageGlass, the facility features a variety of other advanced sustainability technologies...
  • The High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition hosted a lunch briefing on Building Star, May 24, at the U.S. House of Representatives, Rayburn House Office Building. About 80 participants pre-registered for the briefing, mostly from associations, such as National Glass Association, McLean, Va., Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., American Society of...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...