Latest News in Fabrication

  • Edgetech I.G. announced that it has expanded its capabilities to service Gasglass argon gas detectors and Spyglass glass analyzers. Since early 2010, the company has been the exclusive distributor of these revolutionary technologies in the Americas, Europe and Australia.
  • NSG Group announces a revision to its previous forecast for the first half of the financial year to 31 March 2011, from 1 April 2010 to 30 September 2010, and also for the full year to 31 March 2011 (FY2011), from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011, as set out below.
  • Construction spending in the U.S. unexpectedly increased in June, boosted by gain in government programs that made up for declines in private residential and commercial projects.The 0.1 percent increase in outlays followed a revised 1 percent drop in May that was larger than previously estimated, figures from the Commerce Department showed today in Washington. Spending by federal agencies rose to...
  • A major breakthrough by researchers at New Energy Technologies could soon see the unveiling of a working prototype of the first ever glass window capable of generating electricity. Until now, solar panels have remained opaque, with the prospect of creating a see-thru glass window capable of generating electricity limited by the use of metals and various expensive processes which block...
  • Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’  Intercept stainless steel and tin-plated spacers are among the first spacer products added to the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Component Modeling Approach Software Tool database, according to an Aug. 3 release.The submission enables energy consultants, window manufacturers and other industry professionals to configure fenestration products with...
  • The 2009 GPD proceedings e-book is now available online. Use the following password: GPD2011june17-20, to access the e-book.In addition, visitors to www.glassfiles.com can view more than 7,000 pages from the papers presented in previous GPD events, including GPD Finland 2009, GPD South America 2010 and GPD China 2010.
  • Xinyi Glass Holdings Ltd. [China] said Tuesday [Aug. 3] it signed a memorandum of understanding with Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC to set up of a joint venture in China.The joint venture would produce automobile glass products, manage sales and service automobile glass parts for original equipment manufacturer customers in China and overseas, Xinyi Glass said in a statement, according to...
  • Construction spending edged up in June but all the strength came from the government. Private sector activity in both housing and nonresidential projects fell.Construction spending rose 0.1 percent in June, the Commerce Department reported Monday [Aug. 2]. While that was better than the decline economists had forecast, the government sharply revised down its estimate of activity in May to show a...
  • Total construction spending eked out a small rise in June as gains in stimulus-aided public categories offset decreases in home building and private nonresidential spending, AGC said Monday [Aug. 2] in an analysis of new Census Bureau data. AGC called on Congress and the White House to quickly enact legislation to provide long-term funding for public infrastructure spending and...
  • Along with its sponsors, officials at the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Washington, D.C., announced the 2010 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards, in an Aug. 2 release. This program recognizes the initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market, as well as the real-world application of high-performance design and construction practices.The...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...