Latest News in Fabrication

  • The trade department has agreed to continue imposing duties on imported flat glass for another four years to protect local manufacturer AGC Flat Glass Philippines, Inc., according to a Feb. 17 BusinessWorld Online report.Adjusted safeguard duties will be slapped on imported float glass this month according to copies of department orders made available to BusinessWorld. Duties on figured...
  • Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., named Scott Thomsen group vice president for North American flat glass operations, a new position at the company. He will oversee all aspects of flat glass including facilities, fabrication, marketing, sales, financial, business development and services, according to a Feb. 19 release. Additionally, he will continue to oversee Guardian’s...
  • After a tumultuous, three-year development process that included the disbanding and reorganization of the committee charged with its creation, the long-awaited first code-enforceable green building standard in the nation has been approved and published, according to a Feb. 16 GreenSource report.
  • Applied Materials Inc., [Santa Clara, Calif.] the global leader in Nanomanufacturing Technology solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar industries, today reported results for its first quarter of fiscal 2010 ended Jan. 31, 2010. Applied generated net sales of $1.85 billion, operating profit of $116 million, and net income of $83 million or $0.06 per share. Non-GAAP net...
  • After overcoming some obstacles, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association [Schaumburg, Ill.] made further progress on its green and sustainability rating and certification program as it gathered [at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.] for its 73rd Annual Conference [Feb. 14-17]. The event also saw discussions related to AAMA's strategic plan unveiled last year,...
  • "We're starting to see some rebound in residential, but the news is not so good for the commercial market," reported Nick Limb, partner, Ducker Worldwide, Troy, Mich. He was speaking at the opening session of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's 73rd Annual Conference at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif., Feb. 14-17. Numerous issues are on...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts in January climbed 6.3 percent from December and 20 percent from January 2009, Reed Construction Data reported on Thursday [Feb. 11], based on data it compiled. “January starts increased 10 percent for nonresidential buildings from December but only 2 percent for heavy construction projects. Both highway and water/sewer starts fell...
  • The pain continues unabated for construction companies and workers. The industry lost another 75,000 employees in January, seasonally adjusted, virtually unchanged from the monthly average of 77,000 over the past 12 months, according to data the Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Feb. 5.For the first time, BLS included in its data release information on both "construction workers"...
  • Nebula Glass International Inc. d.b.a. Glasslam, Pompano Beach, Fla., named Tracy Rogers, technical director, and Joe Erb, product manager, Edgetech IG, Cambridge, Ohio; Margaret Webb, executive director, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario; and John Kent, administrative manager, Insulating Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., in its formal complaint, dated...
  • The furnace at Cardinal Solar Technologies on this village's west side is far from ordinary.Yes, it heats the 180,000-square-foot building. But the primary purpose of the $5.5 million, 120-foot-long apparatus, which took six months to install, is to harden 2-by-4-foot sheets of quarter-inch-thick glass used to make solar photovoltaic panels.If projections bear out, it may be a while before the 1,...
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