Latest News in Fabrication

  • In October, Flabeg Solar U.S. Corp., a subsidiary of German glass finishing firm Flabeg GmbH, opened a manufacturing facility in Findlay's Clinton Commerce Park that was expected to create up to 200 jobs building solar mirrors.The company hoped to supply mirrors for up to 10 projects using sunlight to generate electricity in California, Arizona and Nevada.But since then, the projects, all on...
  • Sono-Tek Corp., [Milton, N.Y.] a company specializing in ultrasonic equipment used for alternative energy product manufacturing, will be highlighting their ultrasonic coating equipment, including a high speed ultrasonic reciprocating coating system, HyperSonic, at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, in Hall 4/Level 2/A45. The HyperSonic system is designed to...
  • Glass or metal? That could become an increasingly important question for developers of concentrating solar power projects. A growing number of companies, from 3M to Abengoa Solar, are working on mirrors made of metals and polymer that aim to be lightweight and cheaper than the glass variety. 3M is doing a pilot-stage launch of its Solar Mirror Film, and it’s planning for a full commercial launch...
  • glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production – Processing – Products, will welcome visitors with a revised structure and an even wider range of themes, according to an Aug. 11 release. For example, solarpeq – International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment, will be held for the first time concurrently with glasstec, generating new synergies between the glass and solar...
  • Architectural Testing Inc., York, Pa., a longtime National Fenestration Rating Council-accredited simulation and testing laboratory, has recently fulfilled all of the requirements for becoming an independent Approved Calculation Entity organization, according to an Aug. 11 release.Architectural Testing is the second independent ACE organization after WESTLab, Penetang, Ontario; Efco, Monett, Mo...
  • The process of paying CityCenter subcontractors has begun to move forward, although at a slower pace than many of the companies anticipated just two months ago.In addition, at least some of the handful of those who have settled with MGM Resorts International, the developer of the $8.5 billion resort complex, have taken discounts on the face value of their liens for unpaid work.
  • Officials from C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, announced that CRL of Europe has completed the construction of the company’s new 75,000 square-foot headquarters in Rochdale, near Manchester, England, and is now serving customers from this location.Lloyd Talbert, President of C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. comments, “Our company is committed to growing our global presence, and this new European...
  • The up-and-coming solar panel maker Suniva has expanded its plant near Atlanta three times and is sold out of its 2010 capacity of 170 megawatts. The company has applied for a Department of Energy loan to build a 400-megawatt plant in Michigan and Suniva Chief Executive John Baumstark says he could sell all that out too.So from where he sits, all the worry on Wall Street about collapsing panel...
  • In recent years the electronics industry has gained notoriety for creating an endless stream of disposable products that make their way at life's end to developing countries, where poor people without safety gear cut and burn out valuable materials, spilling contaminants into their water, air and lungs.Solar modules contain some of the same potentially dangerous materials as electronics,...
  • A recent building boom has forced modern window-glass manufacturers to cut exports, market players said.A surge in construction, which was almost stalled during the army-backed caretaker government in 2007-08, is behind the local demand for float glass.“We have reduced our export by nearly 1,000 tonnes per month due to meet the growing demand in the domestic market,” said Nasiruddin Biswas,...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...