Latest News in Fabrication

  • McLean, Va.-based National Glass Association's best-selling 2010 Guide to the Glass and Glazing Requirements of the Model Building Codes is now available, according to a May 12 release. This updated, authoritative resource offers expanded coverage over 163 pages; the previous edition was 117 pages. NGA members pay $69 per copy, $70 off the regular price."The 2009 International Codes, or some...
  • Energy efficiency in the southeastern United States will get a huge boost when the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance rolls out its program of innovative, large-scale building retrofits for homeowners and businesses under its recently announced $20 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Retrofit Ramp-Up initiative. The regional organization will partner with nearly a...
  • eSolar, Infinia and SkyFuel are among the companies selected to benefit from a new round of Department of Energy investments into concentrating solar power. The agency announced 13 projects Friday [May 7] afternoon that it has selected for up to $62 million in funding to research, develop and demonstrate the technology over the next five years. The goal? Being able to tap the power of the...
  • Solar panel manufacturer Solaria Corp. said today [May 11] it has raised $45 million in financing to increase panel production.The Fremont-based company designs solar panels for utility-scale, ground-mounted projects. Instead of using traditional square silicon cells, Solaria slices cells into strips and uses specially designed glass to concentrate the sun onto the strips. The company says...
  • GPD China 2010 conference will be held in Beijing June 2-3. Participant registration is now open, according to a May 12 release. A registration code is required to register. If a code has not been provided to you, please use GPD2010INTL.Click here for more information. Click here to view and download a copy of the program. To view and download abstracts of papers to be presented, click here...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment in April jumped by 290,000, seasonally adjusted, but the unemployment rate also rose, to 9.9 percent, as rising job prospects drew more job-seekers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday [May 7]. Construction employment climbed for the second straight month, by 14,000 (0.2 percent), and the March increase was revised up to 26,000 from an initial estimate of...
  • Officials at the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. announced today that its new Web site to document GANA: Advocacy issues is now available online, according to a May 10 release. The announcement coincides with visits to Capitol Hill by GANA Executive Vice President Bill Yanek and others to lobby support for GANA's positions on energy legislation being considered in Congress....
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and its members continue voicing their support to delay implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to a May 8 release. Although the new rule took effect on April 22, government leaders are reviewing legislation introduced on April 29 that would postpone...
  • Construction firms added 14,000 new jobs in April, the second consecutive month of employment gains for the industry, according to an analysis of new federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. After more than two years of dramatic job losses, the construction industry is once again adding jobs, thanks primarily to the increasing number of stimulus-funded...
  • Finland-based Glaston Corp.'s chief financial officer and member of Glaston's Executive Management Group, Kimmo Lautanen, has decided to leave the company, according to a May 7 release. It has been agreed that Lautanen continues with his duties as CFO and member of the Executive Management Group until the end of June 2010.           ...
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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...