Latest News in Fabrication

  • Soladigm Inc., a Milpitas, Calif.-based green-tech company which manufactures energy efficient windows, has announced it will locate a manufacturing plant in the Olive Branch Industrial Park.The plant will employ more than 300 people, according to a July Bloomberg Businessweek report.
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., is launching a nationwide program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, in Las Vegas, according to an Aug. 2 release. The AAMA FenestrationMasters program offers training content...
  • "Economic activity has continued to increase, on balance," since late May, the Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday [July 28] in the "Beige Book," a compilation of informal soundings of business conditions by the 12 regional Fed banks. Regions are referred to by the banks' headquarters cities. "Commercial real estate markets, especially construction, remained weak. ... Richmond, Chicago,...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, and Steelscape, Kalama, Wash., will jointly market Dazzle colorful metallic coverings for walls, ceilings and other interior surfaces and accessories, according to a July 30 release.The new line of Dazzle coverings features Truform tinted clear coatings by PPG applied to galvanized TruZinc panels by Steelscape. The products are available in 16 distinct color...
  • Cie. de Saint-Gobain SA, Europe’s biggest supplier of building materials, said first-half profit rose almost fourfold as it cut costs and sales rebounded, led by the U.S. and Asia.Net income rose to 501 million euros ($655 million) from 128 million euros a year earlier, the Paris-based company said today in an e-mailed statement. That compares with an average estimate of 498 million euros in a...
  • The company presented a counterproposal to the members of the Special Committee of Bondholders to obtain consent.At the meeting, Vitro’s members of the Committee on Finance and Planning submitted a counterproposal and their vision to reach a consensual restructuring agreement.Representatives of the Mexican company producer of glass containers, Vitro, met in recent days with members of the Special...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico, one of the world's largest producers and distributors of glass products, today [July 28] announced 2Q'10 unaudited results. Year-over-year consolidated net sales increased 2.2 percent benefited by a 4.1 percent peso appreciation during last twelve months. Consolidated EBITDA increased 26.7 percent YoY while the consolidated EBITDA margin...
  • The Glass Association of North America moved into its new headquarters in early July from an office park in southwest Topeka, Kan.,to the 15th floor of an office building in downtown Topeka, overlooking the Kansas State Capitol building, according to a July 29 release.  The move by GANA's management company, Centric Management and Consulting (formerly Association Services Corp.), will save...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has published documents relating to fenestration anchorage and life cycle testing, according to a July 28 release. AAMA 910-10, Voluntary "Life Cycle" Specifications and Test Methods for AW Class Architectural Windows and Doors is a specification and test method intended to model, through accelerated testing, the normal...
  • A worldwide glass maker that got its start here in northwest Ohio has expanded its product line to compete in the global marketplace.Pilkington started in Toledo as Libbey Owens Ford. The company is a world leader in auto and building glass products. At the Rossford Pilkington plant, they make float glass for the auto industry. About half of Pilkington's business is still tied to automotive, but...
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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...