Latest News in Fabrication

  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will hold its first GANA Solar Symposium, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.,  June 30, at the Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo., in conjunction with the ASTM E44.20 Glass for Solar Applications meeting, according to a June 2 release. The symposium will feature several presentations from experts in the newly energized solar glazing...
  • AGC Glass Europe, Brussels, and Traxon Technologies, Hong Kong, global leader in LED lighting systems and solutions, have signed an agreement to develop their worldwide business of innovative LED-glass solutions, according to a June 2 release. They will combine their knowledge and experience in glass and LED design to market unique solutions for lighting up buildings and interiors....
  • International Aluminum Corp., Monterey Park, Calif., United States Aluminum's parent company, has received confirmation on its Plan of Reorganization, according to a June 1 release. Pursuant to the company's Plan of Reorganization, International Aluminum Corp. will now be called International Architectural Group, LLC. The company's brands--United States Aluminum, RACO Interior Products,...
  • On May 20-21, more than 335 professionals from the door industry came to Rosenheim to get up to speed on the major trends in the sector, according to a June 2 release. ift Rosenheim director Ulrich Sieberath summarized the diverse information provided by the 26 speakers at the conference as follows: “Certifying building sustainability boosts quality, because it involves evaluating and...
  • In an effort to assist our nation's small contractors who are struggling to comply with new Environmental Protection Agency lead paint abatement regulations, the U.S. Senate tonight passed a bipartisan amendment, authored by Senator Susan Collins, to the Fiscal Year 2010 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill. Senator Collins' amendment would prohibit the EPA from using funds in this bill to...
  • Oldcastle Glass, Santa Monica, Calif., changed its name to Oldcastle Building Envelope, according to a June 1 release. The name change is indicative of the company's services. "Goodbye individual components; instead, we design, engineer, test and manufacture custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural...
  • Construction spending rebounded strongly in April, with an increase of 2.7 percent or $23 billion from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $869 billion according to the latest analysis of federal spending figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association noted that the gains were primarily driven by private residential construction (up 4.4 percent...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program will offer a Webinar on June 22, from noon-1:30 p.m. EST, titled "Cost-Effective Triple Pane (R-5) and Low-e Storm Windows — Available Now," according to a May 25 DOE release. Windows in the United States account for 30 percent of building heating and cooling energy loss, and represent a key opportunity for...
  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, has consummated the previously announced purchase of Etimex Solar GmbH, producer of Vistasolar encapsulants, including a leading ethylene vinyl acetate encapsulant to the photovoltaic market. The euro 240 [$294] million acquisition of German-based Etimex Solar from Etimex Holding GmbH, which is controlled by funds advised by Alpha Gruppe, was funded with existing cash,...
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Glass LLC, which is wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced that its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi has now become fully operational, with the plant achieving 100% capacity utilization despite challenging market conditions. Built at a cost of Dhs692m with technological assistance from U.S.-based PPG Industries, the global...
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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...