Latest News in Fabrication

  • Research Frontiers Inc., Woodbury, N.Y., the developer and licensor of SPD-Smart light-control technology, demonstrated at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders last Thursday new benchmarks of performance for the smart glass industry, and invited all industry participants to contribute products and provide data for side-by-side public evaluations and comparisons.Standing next to two large smart...
  • This city is trying to swap its Rust Belt image for a new identity as a hub of solar-energy research and production.The mission is being led by an unusual partnership of business, academia and government that could be a model for other aging industrial cities. "We are ready to do anything; we are ready to try anything," says University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs, according to a...
  • “Economic activity continued to improve since the last report across all 12 Federal Reserve Districts, although many Districts described the pace of growth as ‘modest,’” the Fed reported Wednesday [June 9] in the latest Beige Book, a summary of informal soundings of business conditions conducted from mid-April to May 28. The districts are referred to by their...
  • Lumiglass Industries, a subsidiary of Glass LLC, which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, has nearly doubled its production capacity of laminated glass with the installation of a state-of-the-art pre-laminating unit from Benteler AG, the Germany-based global automotive supplier.Lumiglass is one of the largest manufacturers of laminated safety glass in the Middle East. With the...
  • C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, has completed the purchase of Blumcraft, Pittsburgh, according to a June 12 release.“We are very pleased to announce this agreement,” said Lloyd Talbert, president,CRL, in the release. “Blumcraft has been designing, manufacturing, and delivering high quality products to the architectural metal and glass industry for over 100 years. The company is...
  • The collaboration between Dyesol Inc. and Pilkington North America [Toledo] has resulted in the formation of a new company, DyeTec Solar. DTS will be located in Toledo, near PNA’s corporate R&D center.DTS will develop and deliver the Standard Technology Platform solution for mass manufacture of BIPV (building integrated photovoltaics), AIPV (automotive integrated photovoltaics), as well...
  • Officials from Schott North America, Elmsford, N.Y., announced June 10 during the AIA 2010 National Convention, June 10-12 in Miami, that the company’s Pyran Platinum earned Cradle to Cradle certification Silver by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, Charlottesville, Va. Cradle to Cradle certification is an eco-label that evaluates the impact of a product and its manufacturing...
  • The AIA 2010 National Convention and Design Exposition kicked off June 10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida. 

  • During the AIA 2010 National Convention, June 10-12, in Miami, Safti First, San Francisco, promoted its continuing education offerings for architects. “We’re really expanding our education focus,” said Diana San Diego, director of marketing. Safti is presenting its educational material in several formats for architects. The company introduced a CD ROM, “Designing with...
  • Southwall Technologies Inc., [Palo Alto, Calif.,] the leading innovator of energy-saving films and glass products that dramatically improve the energy efficiency of buildings, homes and vehicles, strengthened its position in the fast-growing green building market with the acquisition of a 70 percent majority interest in Chicago-based Southwall Insulating Glass. Ron Spielman, president...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...