Latest News in Fabrication

  • The producer price index for finished goods rose 0.2 percent in April, not seasonally adjusted (but fell 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted) and 5.5 percent over the past 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Tuesday [May 18]. Contractors were again squeezed by rising input costs and falling bid prices. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of the...
  • The Alliance to Save Energy is reporting on its Web site that Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) recently introduced S. 3364, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2010, which would help schools determine how to reduce energy consumption through existing federal programs and financing options, according to a May 22 NFRC News Now report.
  • This market analysis gives a clear overview of the actual situation and future outlook of the window markets in China. The subjects discussed in the market analysis include overall window market (euros), demand for windows by material (wood, metal, plastic), demand for windows by market (residential, nonresidential), production of windows (euros), import and export of windows, forecasts and...
  • Increases in stimulus-funded projects and growing demand for single family construction helped boost monthly construction employment in 29 states between March and April, according to a new analysis of federal employment figures released today [May 21] by the Associated General Contractors of America. Despite the recent gains, 46 states and the District of Columbia lost construction...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will offer video of a Building Star update briefing to be held May 24 in Washington, D.C., according to a May 21 release. Organized by the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition, of which GANA is a member, the briefing, titled “Building Star Legislation: Retrofitting Our Way to Energy Saving and Job Creation,...
  • Finland-based Glaston has appointed Tapio Engström as chief financial officer, effective July 1, according to a May 21 release. Engström will be a member of Glaston Corp.'s Executive Management Group and report to Arto Metsänen, president and CEO. Engström will join Glaston from CPS Color Holding Oy, were he has worked since 2009 as CFO. Before that he was CFO at Aspocomp...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has supplied “green” products in support of World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, including low-emissivity glass and low-volatile organic compound coatings for expo pavilions as well as waterborne paints to protect more than 1 million square meters of elevated roads near the event, according to a May 20 release. The U.S. pavilion features Solarban(R) 70XL...
  • Unidym, a majority owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research, announced today [May 19] that it has entered an agreement with global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries [Auburn Hills, Mich.] to develop and commercialize carbon coated glass products for touch screen devices and other applications. Guardian is one of the world's largest manufacturers of float glass and fabricated glass products...
  • The French company Saint-Gobain Glass will invest around 6 million euros in a laminated glass production line in the factory at Calarasi (southeastern Romania), informs a company press release.The preparations have already started and the construction works will begin in the second half of 2010 and the new line will become operational at mid 2011, according to a May 19 actmedia.eu report.  
  • Workers quietly began work this week on the region's largest stimulus project - a $34 million update of the John Weld Peck Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati.In a Monday morning drizzle, contractors from Hemm's Glass Shop removed a single window from the second floor rear of the building - and replaced it with a double-paned, argon-filled, fritted model designed to let in more light and less...
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  • 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...
  • 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...