Latest News in Fabrication

  • Rich Walker, president and CEO, American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., met with the staff of Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, and other government and industry leaders urging them to support a one-year delay in implementing the EPA's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to a May 25 release. In...
  • Carbon trading was meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union by making polluting more expensive for heavy industries, encouraging them to invest in cleaner technology. But even supporters admit that the system, also known as cap and trade, is falling far short of that goal. Critics decry it as just another form of financial profiteering with little environmental benefit....
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, Flushing, N.Y., marked the completion of its 20th year of operation on May 15, according to a May 20 release. The company was started two decades ago by Taiwanese-American immigrant Thomas Chen with a small Queens, N.Y., operation fabricating aluminum windows for the local community. It has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers in the nation of both...
  • Officials at Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault. Minn., announced that the company's energy-saving, electronically tintable SageGlass product is being integrated into the new Community and Student Services Center at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif., according to a May 24 release. In addition to SageGlass, the facility features a variety of other advanced sustainability technologies...
  • The High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition hosted a lunch briefing on Building Star, May 24, at the U.S. House of Representatives, Rayburn House Office Building. About 80 participants pre-registered for the briefing, mostly from associations, such as National Glass Association, McLean, Va., Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., American Society of...
  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 0.2 percent in April, not seasonally adjusted (but fell 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted) and 5.5 percent over the past 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Tuesday [May 18]. Contractors were again squeezed by rising input costs and falling bid prices. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of the...
  • The Alliance to Save Energy is reporting on its Web site that Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) recently introduced S. 3364, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2010, which would help schools determine how to reduce energy consumption through existing federal programs and financing options, according to a May 22 NFRC News Now report.
  • This market analysis gives a clear overview of the actual situation and future outlook of the window markets in China. The subjects discussed in the market analysis include overall window market (euros), demand for windows by material (wood, metal, plastic), demand for windows by market (residential, nonresidential), production of windows (euros), import and export of windows, forecasts and...
  • Increases in stimulus-funded projects and growing demand for single family construction helped boost monthly construction employment in 29 states between March and April, according to a new analysis of federal employment figures released today [May 21] by the Associated General Contractors of America. Despite the recent gains, 46 states and the District of Columbia lost construction...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will offer video of a Building Star update briefing to be held May 24 in Washington, D.C., according to a May 21 release. Organized by the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition, of which GANA is a member, the briefing, titled “Building Star Legislation: Retrofitting Our Way to Energy Saving and Job Creation,...
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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...