Latest News in Fabrication

  • Four years to the date of breaking ground on their new headquarters, J.E. Berkowitz [Pedricktown, N.J.] has once again made history by installing one of New Jersey's largest solar panel systems.The 7,200-panel solar array set on the 180,000 square foot roof of the J.E Berkowitz headquarters will produce close to two million kWh of electricity per year, according to a June 24 nj.com report.
  • Solar photovoltaic manufacturer Tenesol [France] has increased the production capacity at its Cape Town facility, following a €1,5 million investment.The plant can now produce 85-MW peak of solar modules a year.The Cape Town facility bolstered production with the addition of two new Tabber Stringer machines, which arrived at the start of June, and were now fully operational after a week...
  • Officials at Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., announced the results of an independent performance study today that proves EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, the company's laminated parabolic mirror for concentrated solar power applications, provides industry-leading performance, according to a June 24 release.Tests conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory compared the reflectance...
  • Officials at Solutia Inc., St. Louis, announced the jury members for the first annual Solutia World of Color Awards: Inspired by Vanceva, according to a June 24 release. The international competition pays tribute to architects, interior designers, furniture designers and other industry professionals who have creatively used Vanceva® color interlayers for laminated glass in their work.Read the...
  • As Glaston Corp., Finland, puts more emphasis on its production and sourcing operations it differentiates production, sourcing and delivery operations into a separate function within the Machines segment and Pekka Huuhka has been appointed Glaston's senior vice president, supply chain, as of Aug. 1, 2010. Huuhka will be a member of Glaston Corp.'s Executive Management Group and...
  • The number of CEOs planning to ramp up hiring is at the highest level since mid-2007, according to a survey that suggests big U.S. companies are growing more confident about the economic recovery.The Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of big U.S. companies, said Wednesday its survey shows 39 percent of chief executives expect to boost their payrolls in the second half of 2010. Only 17...
  • H.B. Fuller Co., St. Paul, Minn., today reported financial results for the second quarter that ended May 29, 2010, according to a June 22 release.Second quarter 2010 highlights included: Net revenue totaled $347.9 million, up 16 percent year-over-year and 12 percent sequentially;Investments for growth continued to create momentum within the organization, helping to drive volume growth of 13....
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, today announced fiscal 2011 first-quarter results, according to a June 22 release. Apogee provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing industries.FY11 first quarter vs. prior year period Revenues of $143.0 million were down 21 percent.Operating loss was $6.1 million, compared to earnings of $11.7 million.Loss from...
  • Southwall Technologies Inc., [Palo Alto, Calif.,] the worldwide innovator of high performance, energy-saving films and glass products, has been awarded a $1.43 million stimulus grant from the US Department of Energy to develop advanced technologies aimed at making homes and buildings more energy efficient. Southwall will use the funding to accelerate development of higher performance...
  • The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying enforcement of the lead renovation, repair and painting rule that went into effect in April. The move comes in response to concerns "raised by the regulated community regarding difficulties experienced in obtaining the rule required firm certification and renovation worker training," according to a memo sent out by the EPA Office of...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • 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...