Latest News in Fabrication

  • National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., has approved Fenestration Testing Laboratory Inc., Medley, Fla., as an NFRC accredited simulation laboratory, according to an April 28 release. The company is NFRC's 16th simulation laboratory.Click here for a list of NFRC accredited laboratories.
  • The Building Enclosure Council, part of National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington, D.C., along with the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C., will provide a series of Webinars on energy efficiency in building design of the building enclosure. The first Webinar, at 2 p.m. EST on May 4, will examine enclosure design and construction details that achieve...
  • Leon Silverstein, CEO, Arch Aluminum & Glass, Tamarac, Fla., will leave the company to pursue other interests, according to an April 28 letter to its employees from Edward Rivas, director of human resources and safety, Arch Aluminum.“We had a difference of opinion on a lot of issues," Silverstein told Glass Magazine. "I believe in a family business company culture and...
  • Lionel "Link" Elozory, founder of Westshore Glass Corp., Tampa, passed away April 25. He founded Westshore Glass in 1954 and served as CEO for more than 50 years.Elozory was born in Tampa on Oct. 15, 1928. He graduated from Jefferson High School, and from the University of Florida, where he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi. He joined the U.S. Navy and served more than 30 years as an...
  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, will expand its manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China, according to an April 26 release. The plant is a manufacturing site for the company's Saflex polyvinyl butyral interlayer for laminated glass.The Suzhou plant is a full-scale production facility that currently produces Saflex interlayer for the automotive market. The new expansion includes the addition of a second...
  • In addition to eliminating the opt-out provision, the Environmental Protection Agency has changed the record-keeping requirements associated with its new lead paint rule, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.NARI sent out an alert today [April 27] noting that companies doing work covered under the Remodeling, Repair and Painting Rule must give copies of their records...
  • Solutia, St. Louis, reported its first quarter 2010 results, according to an April 26 release. First quarter highlights:Net sales of $466 million; an increase of 37 percent over the same period last yearLoss per share from continuing operations of $.49Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $.33Record Adjusted EBITDA of $120 million; an increase of 114 percent over...
  • Ajiya Bhd will invest RM30mil in two new safety glass-processing plants in Malaysia and Thailand - RM10mil in a plant in Shah Alam and RM20mil in its Bangkok plant.Managing Director Chan Wah Kiang said the Shah Alam facility would start operation in the first quarter of next year, while the one in Bangkok should be ready a few months after that, according to an April 27 thestar.com report.
  • French construction materials group Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA Monday [April 26] said its unit Saint-Gobain Sekurit has signed a memorandum of understanding for a 50-50 joint venture with Turkish flat glass company Trakya Cam Sanayii AS, according to an April 26 report in The Wall Street Journal.
  • H.B. Fuller Co. [St. Paul, Minn.] announced today [April 26] that it will exit the polysulfide-based insulating glass sealant product line in Europe by the end of calendar year 2010.H.B. Fuller is a market leader in providing sealant solutions for the residential insulating glass market in the United States and has a growing presence in Asia. The company's leadership position is maintained...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...