Latest News in Fabrication

  • There wasn't a crystal ball. There wasn't a lucky rabbit's foot. There wasn't even an astute assessment and prediction of economic trends. Dallas Glass was just lucky.Not long after the company decided to move from its long-time Ellendale Avenue location to its current spot at NW 50th Avenue, the company decided to hold steady and sharpen what it already does.
  • Moves to add toughened glass windows to stop them falling from Brisbane's CBD buildings would add almost half a million dollars to the cost of a 20-storey building, the Property Council in Queensland said this afternoon.The Queensland Government this morning announced tougher glass will have to be included in city high rise buildings from May after new standards were adopted on a national scale.
  • Nonresidential construction starts fell 8.2 percent in December, compared to December 2008, and 6.9 percent for all of 2009, compared to 2008, Reed Construction Data reported today, based on information it compiled. Building construction was down 27 percent for the month and 17 percent for the year. Starts on civil works (highways, bridges, water/sewage, dams/marine, airports and other) rose...
  • Vitro America, Memphis, now offers building information modeling data on a range of its glass systems, according to a Jan. 12 release. Architects, specifiers, glaziers and other building industry professionals can easily access Vitro America's library of BIM objects through the ARCAT Web site.BIM product models are available for Vitro America's Envision glass systems, including all-glass...
  • What could be Pennsylvania's largest solar farm is proposed to soak up the rays of southern Lancaster County.Community Energy, one of the nation's largest wind-energy marketers, is seeking to build a $20 million crop of solar panels amid grass on 40 acres of a farm just south of the Buck.Rows of 20-foot-by-8-foot glass panels would generate about 6 megawatts, enough electricity to continuously...
  • Maryland-based New Energy Technologies Inc. said its researchers have developed a process of “spraying” solar cells onto glass, resulting in the high-speed production of its emerging solar window product.The company, which introduced a concept of harvesting energy from roads, said its spray process is now pending a technology patent. 
  • Glaston reorganized its business in spring 2009 and defined the reportable segments to reflect the new business model, according to a Jan. 12 release. The reportable segments were redefined during the autumn. Goodwill has been allocated to the new reportable segments accordingly.Read the full release.
  • President Obama has announced the awarding of $2.3 billion in Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy manufacturing projects across the U.S.A total of 183 projects in 43 states will create tens of thousands of clean energy jobs and encourage the domestic manufacturing of advanced clean energy technologies including solar, wind and efficiency and energy management...
  • Guardian Industries , Auburn Hills, Mich., is among the companies selected to receive advanced energy project tax credits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as announced by the White House Jan. 8, according to a Jan. 11 release. Guardian was approved to receive more than $8.7 million in tax credits under this program. These credits will allow the company, which has plants...
  • Guardian Industries Corp. [Auburn Hills, Mich.] will receive a $900,000 energy tax credit to re-equip its  manufacturing facility to make highly reflective solar mirrors.The Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit will allow the DeWitt [Iowa] facility to expand its production of bent solar mirrors.President Barack Obama announced the award of $2.3 billion in tax credits for...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...