Latest News in Fabrication

  • AGC Glass Europe, Brussels, has acquired 70 percent of the shares in FGT Polska, Netherlands, a key player in architectural glass in Poland, according to an April 16 release.Fassaden Glas Technik-Polska is a producer of high-end architectural glass components for the building projects market. The company operates one of the largest glass bending furnaces in Europe besides producing double...
  • Moody's Investors Service said the commercial real-estate market continued to improve in the first quarter across the U.S. as project demand grew and the pipeline of new projects dissipated.
  • EFI, an industry leader in designing and manufacturing original glass and aluminum interior products, announces its partnership with Italy-based Omni Décor to distribute its exclusive, contemporary, and ISO 14001 environmentally-certified (100% recyclable) etched satin-finish glass to the North American market.
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co named former DuPont executive Craig Naylor as its new president and CEO on Thursday, making him the second non-Japanese to head the Tokyo-based glass maker.Nippon Sheet Glass had been searching for a new chief executive to replace Stuart Chambers, a British national who stepped down in October after a 15-month stint at the helm, citing the desire to spend more time with his...
  • Officials at the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., and Efco Corp. announced that NFRC has issued the first label certificate under the new Component Modeling Approach program to the Monett, Mo.-based commercial window and door company, according to an April 14 release.Efco, a Pella company, pulled the first certificate in March for 5600 2¼ Curtain Wall supplied to...
  • The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday [April 13] bestowed landmark status on the Springs Mills Building, a tower clad in green glass at 104 West 40th St., just west of Avenue of the Americas, which was built in 1963 and named for a pillowcase maker.The building is the eighth mid-century Modernist building given the status in the last seven years, said Elisabeth de Bourbon,...
  • The Veterans Glass City Skyway is going green. Solar panels will be placed within the highway, to power the lighting system on the bridge. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur was with ODOT and UT officials to announce the $1.5 million project dubbed Ohio's first solar highway. Kaptur says the project is a great investment, according to an April 13 FoxToledo.com report
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is on target to implement the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule on April 22. The agency announced last week it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by the effective date for the rule requiring such training. The calls to delay implementation of the new rules have...
  • Glaston Corp.'s annual general meeting was held April 13 in Helsinki. The meeting approved the financial statements and  consolidated financial statements for 2009 and released the board of directors and the president and CEO from liability for the accounting period Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2009, according to an April 13 release.          ...
  • Prices for numerous construction materials have risen recently. The national average retail price of on-highway diesel fuel hit a 17-month high of $3.07 per gallon Monday [April 12], up 84 cents (38 percent) from a year ago, the Energy Information Administration reported. The agency “projected annual average retail diesel fuel prices … at $2.95 and $3.12 per gallon in 2010 and 2011,...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...