Latest News in Fabrication

  • Gerhard Reichert, president, Glasslam N.G.I. Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., has announced worldwide expansion plans for the company’s Air-Tight insulating glass foam spacer products, according to a March 22 release.Glasslam will open Air-Tight UK Ltd. in Kent, U.K. This factory will service existing and new accounts in the growing European warm edge insulating glass market. The facility will...
  • Construction employment continued to shrink in most American communities as 313 out of 337 metro areas lost construction jobs between January 2009 and January 2010 according to a new analysis of federal employment figures released today [March 18] by the Associated General Contractors of America. The figures underscore just how hard hit the construction industry has been nationwide,...
  • Japanese shares edged higher Friday [March 19] morning in Tokyo, finding strength from a rise for the Dow industrials, with Asahi Glass Co. among the bigger advancers, but with shares of Nikon Corp. heading lower, according to a March 18 Market Watch report.
  • Finland-based Glaston Corp.'s Annual Report 2009 has been published on the company's Web site, according to a March 19 release. The annual report is published in English and Finnish in PDF format.The annual report can be ordered from Glaston's corporate communications, +358 10 500 6105 or on the company's Web site.See the report.
  • The International Code Council and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. have merged their efforts, rather than compete, to develop the nation’s first “green” model code for commercial buildings. The model code, released on March 15, is open for public comment through May 14 but now is available to jurisdictions. Version 2.0, based on...
  • Don McCann, architectural design manager, Viracon Inc., Owatonna, Minn., will join leading architects, engineers and design experts to speak at the “Glass & Glazing in the 21st Century: Design & Preservation of Contemporary & Historic Architecture” conference hosted by MIT this weekend, according to a March 18 release. The conference and training program, presented by...
  • French glass giant Saint Gobain SA plans to boost its yearly sales related to solar power up to Eur 2 billion in five years, and the company is likely to make acquisitions in the sector, Chief Executive Pierre-Andre de Chalendar said Wednesday [March 17], according to a March 17 Fox Business report.
  • Alcoa, [Pittsburgh] the aluminum giant, is testing a new type of solar technology that it believes will lower the cost of renewable energy.The company has replaced the glass in parabolic troughs with reflective aluminum and integrated the mirror into a single structure.Parabolic troughs focus sunlight on liquid-filled receivers suspended over the mirrors to create steam that drives an electricity...
  • In order to further encourage revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency's new lead paint rules, Rich Walker, president and CEO, American Architectural Manufacturers Association,  Schaumburg, Ill., along with other industry representatives met today [March 17] with the White House's Office of Management and Budget and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, according to...
  • The [Grand Bahamas] government is concerned over Fenestration and Glass Services Ltd.'s recent announcement that it is closing its doors due to a dispute with the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC).FGC Chief Executive Officer Steve Howes, in a letter posted on several local Web sites Monday [March 15], revealed that over the past three years the company has experienced many problems with the...
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...