Latest News in Fabrication

  • 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...
  • International glass producer Pilkington is partnering with U.K. R&D on two separate projects to follow the progress of new solar materials that can be coated onto glass. In one project, which has received funding from the U.K. government, Cambridge-based Polysolar is working with Pilkington to develop a demonstrator made of a large pane of glass with spray-coated organic photovoltaics (OPVs...
  • The global flat glass market operates in a cyclic pattern, according to the industry experts, as the demand for flat glass increases in the times of expansionary economic conditions and falls during the periods of financial crunch. However, despite the worldwide recession, the demand for glass has shown a constant growth, mainly due to the rising demand for building glass and automotive glass...
  • Construction spending increased 2.7 percent in April, the largest one-month percentage gain in a decade, to $869 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday [June 1]. Nevertheless, the total was 10.5 percent lower than a year earlier. Public construction climbed 2.4 percent for the month but fell 4.4 percent year-over-year. Private nonresidential...
  • Three recognized glazing industry professionals – Bill White, Kirk Johnson and Mike Guarino – have moved into new positions with Vitro America, Memphis. William “Bill” White became national fabrication director, a newly created position. This group includes fabrication and information technology professionals dedicated to the creation of new and enhanced procedures,...
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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...