Latest News in Fabrication

  • According to IMS Research, a total of 14.6 GW of solar PV capacity would be added this year which would mark a 95 percent increase from the previous year’s figure. However, the research also notes that sales in the European Union could stagnate and new markets would drive growth in the coming few years, according to a July 17 CleanTechnica report.
  • Solutia Inc., [St. Louis,] today announced that it will expand its operations in China to include the production of Vistasolar ethylene vinyl acetate encapsulant at its Suzhou, China, facility. This investment will include the construction of a new building capable of housing several new EVA production lines and will provide the infrastructure for additional future capacity.  The lines will...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis & Company Profile offers both overview level information and in-depth analysis of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., highlighting the major internal and external factors which play a crucial role in the performance of the company, according to a July 20 Live-PR release.
  • Homebuilders are feeling increasingly pessimistic about their industry, more evidence that the economic recovery is slowing.The National Association of Home Builders said Monday [July 19] that its monthly reading of builders' sentiment about the housing market sank to 14 — the lowest level since March 2009. Readings below 50 indicate negative sentiment about the market,...
  • Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council's inaugural Virtual Committee Week Meeting began this morning with the Research Subcommittee undertaking its work. The meeting will be held up till July 21.DOE funding for researchNFRC staff member, Ray McGowan, was the first to speak, providing a report on research project funding status. McGowan informed listeners that...
  • Officials at PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, and C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, have announced a joint marketing initiative enabling architects to specify premium C.R. Laurence glass entrance and door hardware through members of the PPG Certified Fabricator Network, according to a July 19 release. In return, C.R. Laurence will showcase Starphire ultra-clear glass by PPG in premium, door and...
  • A coalition of U.S. extruders, known as the U.S. Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee, has been formed for the purposes of evaluating and, as necessary, defending the U.S. aluminum extrusion industry from being manipulated by alleged unfair trade practices from importers, according to a July 7 Aluminum Extruders Council report.  This committee is not part of the AEC, but the council...
  • The glass processor Hansen Glass, based in the U.K., town of Kirkby, modernized its insulating glass production with the acquisition of a spacerbender COMBI from Bystronic glass, according to a July 19. Alongside the frame-bending robot made of stainless steel, ideally suited for stainless steel and plastic stainless composite spacer bar profiles, the British glass processor also invested in a...
  • The first thing that strikes you about Joel Berman's studio on Granville Island on a scorching July day is the incongruous pair of 16-foot-high glass skis -a well-documented commission for K2 during our Olympics.It was Joel Berman Glass Studios' way of bringing sport to the area, and if you haven't caught them yet, you'll need to act fast: they're about to carve their way south to the ski firm's...
  • A new architectural landmark will soon make its presence in a first of its kind along Orchard Road [Singapore].Plans for a mixed development project to be built straddling the former Orchard Emerald and Specialists' Centre/Phoenix Hotel sites will feature the first-ever glass overhead bridge across Orchard Road.This piece of 'unique architecture will offer a new postcard view of Orchard Road,'...
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  • 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...
  • 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...