Latest News in Fabrication

  • Tuesday [Jan. 19] night’s Cowley County [Kan.] Commission meeting lasted 15 minutes — just long enough for the three commissioners — chair Alan Groom, vice chair Gary Wilson and member Dick Bonfy — to approve two items of business.The first item approved was hiring Gordon & Associates, Pa., as the architects to oversee the window replacement project for the courthouse...
  • Ningbo [China]-based glass manufacturer Kibing Group signed an agreement on Jan. 17 to invest RMB 3.5 billion to construct two energy-conserving glass production lines in the Qingshuitang Industrial Zone, Zhuzhou, Hunan province, Focus.cn reported on Jan. 18, according to a Jan. 26 JLM Pacific Epoch report.
  • Asahi India Glass Ltd. has announced the consolidated financial results for the quarter ended on Dec. 31, 2009. The net sales was at Rs.323.69 crores for quarter ended on Dec. 31, 2009, against Rs.283.77 crores for the quarter ended on Dec. 31, 2008.The net profit / (loss) was at Rs.1.47 crores for the quarter ended on Dec. 31, 2009, against (Rs.22.16) crores for the quarter ended on Dec. 31,...
  • Ray Kollar is helping Solutia Inc. find new uses for old products. As president and general manager of the company’s CPFilms division, he is pushing Solutia’s technology into new and growing markets, from solar energy collection to the Amazon Kindle’s innovative display.Those efforts are paying off for St. Louis. CPFilms, one of three operating units that make up the parent...
  • For the first time since the start of the economic downturn, every state and the District of Columbia reported losing construction jobs over the past 12 months, according to a new analysis of state-by-state employment data released today [Jan. 22]. The analysis, conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, found few signs of a construction industry recovery with only six states...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., is surveying architects, specifiers, general contractors and other members of the building team to learn about their use of building information modeling programs. The AAMA BIM Task Group will use the data to develop the first standard that addresses commercial fenestration products within BIM, according to a Jan....
  • The board of directors of PPG Industries on Thursday [Jan. 21] declared a regular quarterly dividend of USD0.54 per share.The dividend pay out will be made on March 12, 2009, to shareholders of record on Feb. 19, 2010, according to a Jan. 22 TradingMarkets.com report.
  • Saint-Gobain Containers Inc. will pay more than $2.2 million in civil penalties and install emissions controls at furnaces, including two furnaces in Milford, under an agreement with the federal government and 10 states to settle environmental allegations. Saint-Gobain Containers will pay $1.15 million to the United States and $1.1 million to states and agencies, including $100,000 to...
  • The board of directors of Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0815 per share, payable on Feb. 24, 2010, to shareholders of record on Feb. 9, 2010. The company has approximately 28.0 million shares outstanding.Apogee Enterprises Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass...
  • The housing market remains a significant risk to the economy, data Wednesday showed, as bad weather across much of the country hammered the construction industry.Along with icy storms, the real estate recovery is facing man-made headwinds. On Wednesday, the government said buyers will face higher fees and tougher standards for home loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, a popular...
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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...