Latest News in Fabrication

  • A two-day building envelope educational symposium and design challenge "test-off" is being hosted by Architectural Testing Inc., York, Pa., at its New England Regional Laboratory, Chelmsford, Mass, May 21-22, according to a March 16 release. Participants must register by April; there's no fee to attend.On May 21, ATI will present an educational symposium and open house at the...
  • Two years after the tornado that blew out hundreds of windows at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, a massive window replacement project is still underway.Instead of replacing only the windows that were broken, hotel managers decided to avoid a patchwork look and change the entire face of this 73-story building with new, stronger, more energy-efficient glass that meets today's stricter standards.Crews...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., supports a request made to U.S. senators urging for the delayed implementation of Environmental Protection Agency's "Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule," according to a March 15 release. AAMA joins with 12 other industry associations and organizations representing manufacturers, distributors,...
  • The glass market for interior construction cannot escape from the building industry crisis, according to a European study. After years of high growth rates, the market decreased by 6.4 percent in terms of quantity in 2009 and reached a turnover of 1.41 billion Euro in the top five countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the U.K. Among these countries, the U.K. was hit the hardest, as...
  • Seasonally adjusted payroll employment increased in January in 31 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 18 states and remained unchanged in Idaho, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday [March 10]. Compared to January 2009, employment fell everywhere except in Alaska (1,900 jobs or 0.6 percent), North Dakota (1,300 jobs or 0.4 percent) and D.C. (500 jobs or 0.1 percent...
  • In collaboration with Lauren International’s Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, Lauren Manufacturing, New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Lauren Plastics, New Philadelphia, JE Berkowitz, Pedricktown, N.J., has spun off a new division called Renovate by Berkowitz (RbB), according to a March 15 release. RbB offers a new, patent-pending technology that uses existing single-pane units...
  • Hoping to create jobs and reduce carbon emissions, lawmakers used the stimulus package to expand a tax break to encourage homeowners to make energy efficiency improvements.The change was a potential windfall for window manufacturers, because the larger break would likely spur the installation of new windows, the most popular way of accessing the credit. The break, in place since 2005, had been...
  • The last sheet of glass rolled out of the furnace at Zeledyne's factory in southeast Tulsa on Friday [March 12].After 36 years of making glass for Ford Motor Co. and recently for commercial buildings, the plant's operator shut down its second furnace and ended its glass-making in Tulsa. The facility will instead focus on cutting and finishing products manufactured elsewhere.Company spokeswoman...
  • Citadel Capital, the leading private equity firm in Middle East and Africa with $8.3 billion in investments under control, announced today [March 7] the start of commissioning at its 220,000-square-meter greenfield float glass factory. With a production capacity of 600 tons per day, the state-of-the-art, LE1.1 billion facility is one of Egypt's largest producers of float glass.Sphinx Glass is 51...
  • In response to the changing market and anticipated market opportunities, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., reorganized its sales leadership team, according to a March 12 release. “Our sales team is Viracon’s front line in delivering the highest level of customer service to each of our clients,” said Brad Austin, senior vice president, Viracon, in the release.  “As...
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...