Latest News in Fabrication

  • President Obama is ramping up efforts to promote clean energy. He's made repeated speeches on the topic, and in the last month, he's pledged $10  billion in federal loan guarantees for solar, wind and nuclear power as well as energy-efficient windows.On Friday [March 5] , Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $117 million in loan guarantees to help build a...
  • [Lisa] Patt-McDaniel [director of Ohio's Department of Development] said the state is in serious negotiations with three international solar companies to establish manufacturing operations in Ohio - with northwest Ohio as a possible location - and is hopeful deals will be announced this year.The Strickland administration believes those interested solar companies, not to mention the continued...
  • Saving green and going green: two things Coloradans are all about.Two CU graduates and former NASA engineers had that in mind when they developed "Ravenbrick." This company is transforming the way we use the sun's heat by creating a product that lets the rays into the building when you need it, and keeps them out when you don't. By doing this, it cuts down on energy bills by 30 to 40...
  • Pilkington Fire Protection Glass Group in North America has boosted performance and secured its customer service levels with the installation of a new glass cutting line to cut Pilkington Pyrostop Fire Rated Glass, according to a March 5 release."The new equipment represents a major investment for us but will significantly increase our performance and quality to meet future sales growth,...
  • Pilkington North America, Toledo, entered into a collaboration with Dyesol Inc., the North American division of Dyesol Ltd., to develop opportunities in the building integrated photovoltaics marketplace utilizing Pilkington’s TEC series of transparent conductive oxide coated float glass and Dyesol’s Dye Solar Cell materials and technology, according to a March 3 release.“...
  • Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie, Wash., has moved into a new state-of-the-art fabrication facility in Toronto, according to a March 3 release. The facility is designed to provide Canadian customers with even faster and easier access to quality fire-rated glass and framing and other specialty architectural glazing solutions.TGP will fabricate and label at the new locale the...
  • Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault, Minn., got an offer for a conditional commitment for a $72 million loan guarantee by the U.S. Department of Energy, the DOE announced earlier today, according to a March 5 release. Coupled with the $31 million Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit Sage was awarded earlier this year, the company has now secured more than $100 million in federal funding...
  • The construction unemployment rate jumped to 27.1 percent and construction employment dropped to a 14-year low as another 64,000 construction workers lost jobs in February, according to federal employment figures released today. The economy would have added jobs for the third time in four months had it not been for the declines in construction employment, the Associated General Contractors of...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, relocated its corporate headquarters to Irvine, Calif., according to a March 3 release. Despite the tough global economy DFI continues to experience solid growth, both domestically and internationally. The upgraded facilities provide greater access to DFI's existing customers,...
  • Architectural Testing Inc. York, Pa., opened a regional office in Houston March 1, according to a March 3 release. The new office serves as home base for a comprehensive mobile field-testing capability that brings authoritative third-party on-site testing, inspection and building envelope commissioning, as well as forensic investigation services to the Greater Houston and South Texas/...
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...