Latest News in Fabrication

  • Officials at the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. announced today that its new Web site to document GANA: Advocacy issues is now available online, according to a May 10 release. The announcement coincides with visits to Capitol Hill by GANA Executive Vice President Bill Yanek and others to lobby support for GANA's positions on energy legislation being considered in Congress....
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and its members continue voicing their support to delay implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to a May 8 release. Although the new rule took effect on April 22, government leaders are reviewing legislation introduced on April 29 that would postpone...
  • Construction firms added 14,000 new jobs in April, the second consecutive month of employment gains for the industry, according to an analysis of new federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. After more than two years of dramatic job losses, the construction industry is once again adding jobs, thanks primarily to the increasing number of stimulus-funded...
  • Finland-based Glaston Corp.'s chief financial officer and member of Glaston's Executive Management Group, Kimmo Lautanen, has decided to leave the company, according to a May 7 release. It has been agreed that Lautanen continues with his duties as CFO and member of the Executive Management Group until the end of June 2010.           ...
  • With revenue of EUR 85 million and an operating result of EUR 8.2 million, CentroSolar Group AG [Germany] improved substantially on the figures for the prior-year quarter (revenue EUR 61.7 million, earnings EUR -7.3 million) and therefore made a very successful start to the 2010 financial year. The operating result surpassed the company's own expectations, taking it already more than half...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass's takeover of Pilkington in 2006 may have been friendly but integrating the groups has been far from easy, writes Andrew Bounds.NSG had 80 percent of its sales in Japan and saw Pilks, as it was affectionately known, as a way to gain global diversification. It started buying into the business in 2001, when the shares were at 60 p. Five years later, Pilkington shareholders...
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of WinterGreen Research Inc.'s new report, Flexible Glass Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Nanotechnology, Worldwide, 2010 to 2016, to its offering.Flexible glass is useful as a substrate for deposition of nanotechnology materials used to create solar panels, thin film batteries, and HDD drives. Substrates are needed for nanotechnology...
  • Officials at C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, today [May 6] announced that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase Jackson Corp., also of Los Angeles. Jackson has been a manufacturer of door hardware for the aluminum and tempered glass door industry for more than 50 years.“We are very pleased to announce this agreement.” said Lloyd Talbert, president of C. R....
  • Russia offers a huge potential for insulating glass market because of its climate as well as the evident need to upgrade its existing buildings in order to meet the new standards for energy reduction.A couple of years ago Fenzi, Italy, and Alu-Pro, Italy, started constructing a manufacturing site in Lipesk, on the outskirts of Moscow, according to a May 5 release. The plant is...
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Research Report on Chinese Solar PV Equipment Industry, 2010-2011" report to its offering, according to a May 5 TMCnet.com report.
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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...