Latest News in Fabrication

  • Efco, Monett, Mo., a Pella company, will launch a new Super Service Center in centrally-located Springfield, Mo., creating new jobs in the process, according to an April 9 release. According to Efco’s director of storefront, James Bateman, the facility will manufacture and provide coast-to-coast access to stock lengths, fabricated materials, and Efco entrance doors for commercial...
  • General Glass International, Secaucus, N.J., announced its newly formed A&D department and launched an updated company Web site, according to an April 1 release.In response to the growing market opportunities in the architecture and design fields, GGI added four new members to this team and is now positioned to provide the creative services and support that architects and designers...
  • Finland-based Glaston's joint venture, the glass processing company Interpane Glass Oy, has today been sold to Rakla Finland Oy, according to an April 9 release Interpane Glass Oy began its operations on April 1, 2009, and was owned jointly by  A A A Glass & Design Finland Oy and a subsidiary of Glaston Corp. The shareholders of Interpane Glass have agreed on rearranging their...
  • After almost two decades of delays, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday [April 8] that it was on track to implement a regulation requiring the construction industry to help prevent cases of lead poisoning among children.The agency said it expected more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained and certified in lead-safe work practices by April 22, when...
  • A renewable energy company announced plans Wednesday to build its corporate headquarters in New Mexico, drawing praise from elected officials who are trying to establish the state as a leader in the green economy.Green2V chief executive officer Bill Sheppard said the company's research, development and manufacturing operations will also be located in Rio Rancho. The company plans to hire 1,500...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., will host the Glazing Executives Forum  in Las Vegas Sept.14. As always, the forum will be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.This year's event will feature the glazing industry's top experts leading interactive breakout sessions on the most important...
  • Solutia Inc. [St. Louis] announced today [April 8] that it has successfully designed and completed a new, state of the art regional testing facility at the company's Saflex Polyvinyl butyral manufacturing center located in Suzhou, China.  The new facility will support the company's laminate testing service program for customers located in the Asia Pacific region serving the...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, will record a one-time aftertax charge in the first quarter 2010 of approximately $85 million, or 51 cents per share, as a result of a change in U.S. tax law that is part of the recently-enacted U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), according to an April 8 release.Under the prior tax law, the total amount paid for prescription drug costs for...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, today [April 7] announced fiscal 2010 fourth quarter and full-year results. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries.Read the full release.
  • Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., appointed Robert (Bob) Ford as a field sales representative, according to an April 7 release.  In his new role, he will work closely with architects & Viracon customers in Northern Florida, including Tampa and Orlando; Alabama; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Valdosta, Ga.    “Bob has been active in the glass industry for many years,” said...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...