Latest News in Fabrication

  • The Flat Glass Manufacturing Division's Climate Change Committee of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board in response to its May 17 public meeting to discuss allowance allocation and the next steps for the cap and trade program, according to a June 8 release. The comments call for several modifications to the...
  • United States Aluminum, Waxahachie, Texas, and AGC Glass Co., Alpharetta, Ga., Building Products Fabrication Division, announced a new strategic alliance that will strengthen each company's position as leading product manufacturers in the commercial glazing industry, according to a June 7 release.   In the alliance, United States Aluminum will provide AGC with storefront, entrance...
  • The Desertec Initiative as well as the visions and competencies represented by the consortium behind it will be one of the special attractions of the Glass Performance Days June 17-20, 2011 in Tampere, Finland, according to a June 8 release. Ralf Christian, CEO, Power Distribution Division of Siemens AG Energy Sector, has offered and confirmed that Siemens will provide a Smart Grid & Desertec...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference 2010 kicked off June 6 in Oak Brook, Ill. About 200 industry representatives pre-registered for the event that runs through June 9. Green building, building information modeling and code changes were all topics of discussion during the first two days of the meeting. During the Green and Sustainability Committee meeting...
  • William J. Cully, 85, of Renfrew passed away Saturday [June 5] at his residence. He lived in Penn Township. Born in Pittsburgh, Oct. 1, 1924, he was the son of the late John and Mary Cully, according to a June 7 Butler Eagle report.  
  • As an American about to become CEO of a Japanese company, Craig Naylor is a rarity. Later this month when he assumes the helm of Nippon Sheet Glass Co. — a big maker of sheet glass for the auto and construction industries — he'll become one of a handful of foreign chiefs of Japanese firms. His peers include Howard Stringer of Sony Corp. and Carlos Ghosn at Nissan Motor Co. In a rare...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, Chicago, have jointly released the updated 2009 AAMA/WDMA U.S. Market Studies, according to a June 3 release. The study profiles the U.S. market for both residential and commercial windows and doors, including separate analyses for windows, patio doors, interior doors,...
  • Construction employment declined in May as 35,000 workers lost jobs, offsetting most of the increases the industry experienced in March and April, according to a new analysis of federal employment figures by the Associated General Contractors of America. The figures show how fragile the sector is despite recent increases in stimulus funding activity, association officials noted. “Growing...
  • With the expansion of Melting Tank 8 at Jena, Germany, Schott Technical Glass Solutions has virtually doubled its production capacity, according to a May 27 release. Following its renaming in 2009, the company is aiming towards attractive growth markets with an enhanced product portfolio. To achieve this goal, another tank will be put into operation in 2011. "We are increasing our production...
  • Shares of Solutia Inc. [St. Louis] are up 5.18 percent today [June 3], getting a lift from Deutsche Bank comments. This morning, Deutsche Bank reinstated coverage on SOA with a Buy rating and $20 price target (vs. $18 prior). Deutsche analyst reported key takeaways from a recent meeting with SOA's CEO Jeff Quinn and CFO Jim Sullivan, according to a June 3 StreetInsider.com report...
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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...