Latest News in Fabrication

  • Sabah [East Malaysia] may be home to the country's largest float glass manufacturing plant if a proposal to set up such a plant at Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park, near here, becomes a reality.SunBear, a multinational U.S. company, was invited by Malaysian Industrial Development Authority to set up the proposed RM5.3 billion [$1.6 billion] plant in Sabah.When operational, the plant will be the...
  • The decline of glassmaking in America started gradually in the 1990s and accelerated during the Great Recession. What’s more, the big companies, like Corning and Guardian Industries, say that even as the economy improves, they are unlikely to bring domestic employment and production back to prerecession levels. Imports, for one thing, inhibit sales. And bigger profits lie abroad, so they...
  • The health care legislation making its way through Congress has caught the attention of Las Vegas’ small contracting companies, which are worried changes may put them out of business.Language added at the last minute to the Senate bill approved on Christmas Eve singles out small construction firms for harsher treatment for not providing insurance than any other industry, says Brian Turmail...
  • The five-story vacant AT&T telecommunications switching building in the heart of the downtown area [of Santa Rosa, Calif.] could become a 10-story glass-skinned work of modern art with apartments, offices, museum and restaurant under a proposal city redevelopment officials are considering, according to a Jan. 18 North Bay Business Journal report.
  • Tri City Glass & Door, Appleton, Wis., bought Oldcastle Glass Green Bay Dec. 28, 2009, according to a release. The acquisition increases sales by 50 percent and the employee base to almost 100.Tri City will honor the contracts that Oldcastle Green Bay customers have, and the projects will have uninterrupted service, according to a letter sent to customers and suppliers of Tri City....
  • The final deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2010 is Jan. 20. The event will be held in Beijing June 2-3. Notification of accepted or rejected abstracts will be sent soon after the deadline, according to a Jan. 13 release. Abstracts should be submitted (max 150 words per abstract) as e-mail attachment to brown.onduso@gpd.fi.Click here for more information on the proposed...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has appointed Vitro Cristalglass, an affiliate of Vitro Europe, as its alliance partner for the promotion of DuPont™ SentryGlas interlayers in Spain, Portugal and France.The specially-engineered interlayers from DuPont are five times more tear-resistant and up to 100 times stiffer than standard PVB interlayers, leading to the production of thinner, larger...
  • There wasn't a crystal ball. There wasn't a lucky rabbit's foot. There wasn't even an astute assessment and prediction of economic trends. Dallas Glass was just lucky.Not long after the company decided to move from its long-time Ellendale Avenue location to its current spot at NW 50th Avenue, the company decided to hold steady and sharpen what it already does.
  • Moves to add toughened glass windows to stop them falling from Brisbane's CBD buildings would add almost half a million dollars to the cost of a 20-storey building, the Property Council in Queensland said this afternoon.The Queensland Government this morning announced tougher glass will have to be included in city high rise buildings from May after new standards were adopted on a national scale.
  • Nonresidential construction starts fell 8.2 percent in December, compared to December 2008, and 6.9 percent for all of 2009, compared to 2008, Reed Construction Data reported today, based on information it compiled. Building construction was down 27 percent for the month and 17 percent for the year. Starts on civil works (highways, bridges, water/sewage, dams/marine, airports and other) rose...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...