Latest News in Fabrication

  • William J. Cully, 85, of Renfrew passed away Saturday [June 5] at his residence. He lived in Penn Township. Born in Pittsburgh, Oct. 1, 1924, he was the son of the late John and Mary Cully, according to a June 7 Butler Eagle report.  
  • As an American about to become CEO of a Japanese company, Craig Naylor is a rarity. Later this month when he assumes the helm of Nippon Sheet Glass Co. — a big maker of sheet glass for the auto and construction industries — he'll become one of a handful of foreign chiefs of Japanese firms. His peers include Howard Stringer of Sony Corp. and Carlos Ghosn at Nissan Motor Co. In a rare...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, Chicago, have jointly released the updated 2009 AAMA/WDMA U.S. Market Studies, according to a June 3 release. The study profiles the U.S. market for both residential and commercial windows and doors, including separate analyses for windows, patio doors, interior doors,...
  • Construction employment declined in May as 35,000 workers lost jobs, offsetting most of the increases the industry experienced in March and April, according to a new analysis of federal employment figures by the Associated General Contractors of America. The figures show how fragile the sector is despite recent increases in stimulus funding activity, association officials noted. “Growing...
  • With the expansion of Melting Tank 8 at Jena, Germany, Schott Technical Glass Solutions has virtually doubled its production capacity, according to a May 27 release. Following its renaming in 2009, the company is aiming towards attractive growth markets with an enhanced product portfolio. To achieve this goal, another tank will be put into operation in 2011. "We are increasing our production...
  • Shares of Solutia Inc. [St. Louis] are up 5.18 percent today [June 3], getting a lift from Deutsche Bank comments. This morning, Deutsche Bank reinstated coverage on SOA with a Buy rating and $20 price target (vs. $18 prior). Deutsche analyst reported key takeaways from a recent meeting with SOA's CEO Jeff Quinn and CFO Jim Sullivan, according to a June 3 StreetInsider.com report...
  • The number of fallen windows from high-rise flats and apartments [in Singapore] rose some 60 percent last year to 71. A joint statement by HDB and the Building and Construction Authority said sliding windows accounted for 40 percent of the total number of fallen windows recorded from January to May this year, according to a June 4 Channel News Asia report.  
  • DuPont group is constructing a new plant for the production of films for laminated glass in the Moravian town of Holesov in the Czech Republic. The global chemicals and plastics group, through its local subsidiary Retrim-CZ, is investing around €9.2m in the new facility which initially will employ 15. It is scheduled to be launched in October this year, according to a June 4 PRW.com report.
  • French glass and building materials maker Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA's chief executive Thursday [June 3] said overall business in April and May confirmed an improvement seen in March, according to a June 3 report in The Wall Street Journal.
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., offers two new brochures detailing the Glazing Executives Forum, to be held Sept. 14, and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance Forum, to be held Sept. 15, available here: WDD Forum e-brochure and GEF e-brochure. Both forums will take place during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, in Las Vegas. The GEF is a...
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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...