Latest News in Fabrication

  • When major sectors in the economy do well, it augurs well for several ancillary industries that depend on them. A case in point is the Rs 5,500-crore Indian glass industry, which has shown good growth in the past few quarters driven by an uptick in demand from user-industries such as infrastructure, construction, automobiles, food processing, beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, among others...
  • Work on Dubai’s first plant producing solar panels has been delayed by more than a year. But despite the wait, experts say the UAE remains well-positioned to become a major player in the industry.The project, by Dubai-based Solar Technologies, was to be built in Techno Park with work on the facility scheduled to begin in November 2008. But 15 months later, construction on what was billed as...
  • Assembly & Test Worldwide Inc. plans to hire more than 80 people to produce machines meant to make solar panel glass more efficient.In the last three months, the 313 Mound St. [Dayton, Ohio] company has received grants from Dayton and state governments for what the company says will be a $1.4 million investment.Although the state said the project is expected to create 82 positions and...
  • More than half the workforce at a glass company in Wolverhampton [U.K.] have lost their jobs after administrators were called in.Watsons Glass employed 70 staff, 38 of whom have now been made redundant. Last year, the company was singled out by Business Secretary Lord Mandelson as ‘prime example of the future of the UK manufacturing industry’. The glass processing company is...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., is offering the contents of a Webinar explaining the new certification and labeling requirements imposed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on its Web site. Available for download or streaming for $4.95, the Webinar covers new certification rules applicable to glazing materials installed in hazardous locations, including doors...
  • "Don't wait any longer," said Paul Toub of Kachina Lead Paint Solutions, speaking to participants in the Window & Door Dealers Alliance Webinar focusing on new Environmental Protection Agency rules addressing remodeling work in pre-1978 homes. With the April 22 effective date fast approaching, he urged listeners tuning in for yesterday's session to get their companies...
  • Glaston Corp. financial statements Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2009           - Orders received in January-December totaled EUR 141.9 (230.5) million. Ordersreceived in the fourth quarter totaled EUR 41.6 (44.6) million. The volume of  orders received grew 26 percent compared with the previous quarter.      ...
  • Maximize regional strengthsNot unique from any economic development strategy, it is important to examine community assets to boost green job development. Toledo is nicknamed the Glass City because it is known as a major glass manufacturer. Unfortunately, Toledo lost one-third of its manufacturing jobs since 2000, leaving excess manufacturing capacity and a highly skilled workforce. Although it...
  • The Glass and Glazing Federation (Gulf) is aiming to target a 25-strong membership to form a body and lobby the UAE Government for standardization of glass codes, according to its chief executive. "One of the issues here is that manufacturers and processors work to very high technical standards but they are all different - American, Japanese, British or European. The idea of the federation...
  • Kawneer Co. has made a significant investment in the expansion of capabilities at its 52,000 square foot Austell, Ga., facility, according to a Feb. 9 release. This marks an important step for the company as it continues to invest in the business for long-term growth. The new improvements, costing approximately $1 million, will provide customers with a broader range of resources, as well as...
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  • 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...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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