Latest News in Fabrication

  • Oldcastle Glass, Santa Monica, Calif., changed its name to Oldcastle Building Envelope, according to a June 1 release. The name change is indicative of the company's services. "Goodbye individual components; instead, we design, engineer, test and manufacture custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural...
  • Construction spending rebounded strongly in April, with an increase of 2.7 percent or $23 billion from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $869 billion according to the latest analysis of federal spending figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association noted that the gains were primarily driven by private residential construction (up 4.4 percent...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program will offer a Webinar on June 22, from noon-1:30 p.m. EST, titled "Cost-Effective Triple Pane (R-5) and Low-e Storm Windows — Available Now," according to a May 25 DOE release. Windows in the United States account for 30 percent of building heating and cooling energy loss, and represent a key opportunity for...
  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, has consummated the previously announced purchase of Etimex Solar GmbH, producer of Vistasolar encapsulants, including a leading ethylene vinyl acetate encapsulant to the photovoltaic market. The euro 240 [$294] million acquisition of German-based Etimex Solar from Etimex Holding GmbH, which is controlled by funds advised by Alpha Gruppe, was funded with existing cash,...
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Glass LLC, which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced that its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi has now become fully operational, with the plant achieving 100% capacity utilization despite challenging market conditions. Built at a cost of Dhs692m with technological assistance from U.S.-based PPG Industries, the global...
  • Florida Power & Light Co.'s newest solar-energy plant will have enough mirrors to cover 80 football fields. But those mirrors will focus sunlight onto surfaces that add up to slightly less than the area of a single football field. That concentration of solar power will generate temperatures of more than 700 degrees — hot enough to make electricity for 11,000 homes, according to a June...
  • If you own a small business and are struggling to pay for employees' health insurance, the new health-care law could provide quick financial help. The smallest businesses could get temporary tax credits that effectively pay for up to 35 percent of their premium contributions. Slightly larger businesses could get smaller credits. But the tax credit comes with several strings, and not everyone...
  • Member of Finland-based Glaston Corp.'s Executive Management Group, Henrik Reims, SVP, EMEA sales and marketing leaves Glaston on 31 May 2010, according to a May 31 release. Read the full release.
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment increased in 38 states and the District of Columbia in April and decreased in 12 states, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 21. Compared to April 2009, employment rose in North Dakota (2 percent), Alaska and D.C. (1 percent each), but fell in 48 states. Construction employment rose for the month in 29 states, fell in 18 and was unchanged...
  • YKK AP America, Austell, Ga., will host two all-day education programs on hurricane impact and energy efficient products for architects, builders and code officials, June 8, at the Holiday Inn Superdome, 330 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, and June 9, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 501 N. Hwy 190, Covington, La., according to a May 27 release. This is an opportunity to learn about what products...
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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...