Latest News in Fabrication

  • A $30 billion government fund would be available to community banks to increase lending to small businesses under a bill passed by the House Thursday [June 17] as congressional Democrats tried to revive their election-year jobs agenda.House Democrats projected that banks would use the fund to leverage up to $300 billion in loans to small businesses, helping to loosen tight credit markets....
  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 0.3 percent in May, not seasonally adjusted (but fell 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted) and 5.3 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday [June 16]. The PPI for inputs to construction, a weighted average of all materials used by every type of construction plus items consumed by contractors, such as diesel...
  • U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors, according to a June 17 release.The 58 projects selected...
  • Despite fears that the financial crisis might affect GPD China 2010, attendance was just as high as always with registration reaching almost 400 participants, according to a June 17 release. The attendance list contained an impressive number of glass processors, architects, façade designers, construction professionals, researchers and glass media professionals."A significant factor of...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., will hold its first Virtual Committee Week meeting July 19-21. The meeting takes the place of NFRC’s usual in-person summer membership meeting, according to a June 16 release.“We are excited to host our first online conference this summer,” said NFRC CEO Jim Benney, in the release. “Virtual Committee Week...
  • The American Institute of Architects has released an Excel-based tool that generates a report on predicted energy use and project modeling.The tool, called the 2030 Commitment Annual Progress Reporting Tool, is part of the group's push to get its members to design carbon-neutral buildings and practice architecture in a more sustainable way. Although the tool was designed for architecture firms...
  • AGC Flat Glass Philippines Inc., a pioneer in the Philippine flat glass manufacturing sector, is aiming to create a bigger impact in the local market this year with an unprecedented move of labeling its flat glass products with a brand marking visible to its customers and consumers.Virna Liza C. Villareal, head of corporate communications, said the labeling would distinguish the AGC products from...
  • Builders in the U.S. turned more pessimistic in June than expected, signaling housing demand may be slowing even more than anticipated after a government tax credit expired.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo confidence index dropped to 17 from 22 in May, lower than all estimates of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News and the biggest decrease since November 2008, data from the...
  • Officials of Dow Corning Corp., Midland, Mich., announced that Saulo Rozendo has been named global green building marketer for the Dow Corning Construction Industry. He will be responsible for identifying and partnering with global building leaders to implement green building solutions from Dow Corning to achieve innovative building designs and increased energy efficiencies.“As building...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced June 16 that it expects its second quarter earnings, excluding unusual items, to be in the range of $1.40 to $1.50 per share. Adjusted earnings per share were 91 cents per share in the second quarter 2009 and 70 cents per share in the first quarter 2010.“We are continuing to experience year-over-year demand improvements in the second quarter...
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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...