Latest News in Fabrication

  • The interior of Nashville's Opryland Hotel, above, is under 6 feet of water. Parts of town look like New Orleans after Katrina, according to a Vitro employee. Photo by Vitro America. The severe thunderstorm that passed through Tennessee and northern Mississippi this weekend affected a number of glass and glazing companies."We've seen extensive flooding in west and middle Tennessee...
  • Increases in public-sector construction spending, driven by stimulus funds, helped boost total construction activity by almost $2 billion between February and March, according to a new analysis of federal spending figures released May 3 by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. The figures show that the stimulus has gone from slowing declines in construction spending to...
  • Following last week's announcement that Leon Silverstein was leaving Arch Aluminum & Glass, Tamarac, Fla., Glass Magazine talked to glass and glazing professionals to gauge their reaction. Here's what they had to say:Bob Trainor, CEO, Trainor Glass Co., Alsip, Ill.:“[My reaction is of] temporary sadness. He is a friend and a good man. He has passion for his company and for the...
  • The final program for GPD China 2010 has now been released, according to a May 3 release. This year’s conference will be held in Beijing, 2-3 June. The program shows a strong focus on energy efficiency and solar.To view & download a copy of the program, click here. To view & download abstracts of papers to be presented, click here. To register, click here.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is increasing penalties for serious safety violations, contending current fines are too low to have a deterrent effect.OSHA’s average penalty for a serious violation has been around $1,000. Under the agency’s new policy, the average fine for a serious violation — one that could cause death of serious injury — will increase...
  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, acquired Novomatrix, Singapore, a leader in branding, marketing and the distribution of high-technology performance window films catering to the premium segment of the automotive aftermarket and architectural applications for residential, commercial and industrial properties, according to a May 2 release. The acquisition of Novomatrix from MAFLP Investments Ltd. and...
  • Real (net of inflation) gross domestic product increased 3.2 percent in the first quarter at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, a slowdown from the 5.6 percent gain in the fourth quarter of 2009, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported [April 30]. Investment in structures was a major drag on GDP growth. Real investment in private nonresidential structures (including mineshafts and wells)...
  • Edgetech I.G., Columbus, Ohio, received the ‘Excellence in Exporting Certificate’ at the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance 20th anniversary meeting, April 30, in Walnut Creek, according to a May 3 release. Ohio Congressman Zack Space presented the award to Ramsey Bader, Edgetech’s international sales and marketing director, during the luncheon that was attended by more than...
  • The board of directors of Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, announced it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0815 per share, payable on June 2, 2010, to shareholders of record on May 18, 2010. The company has approximately 28.0 million shares outstanding, according to an April 29 release.Read the full release.
  • Mexican glass maker Vitro SAB said Thursday [April 29] that the Sada family and tycoon Alfredo Harp Helu have formed a shareholders pact.The Sadas, who own 14.39 percent of Vitro's shares, and Harp Helu, who has 9.86 percent of shares, have agreed to vote their shares together as a block under an agreement that went into effect Wednesday [April 28], Vitro said in a filing with the...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...