Latest News in Fabrication

  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has published a white paper detailing how PPG paint, glass and coatings can help building projects earn “green” certification, according to a Nov. 5 release.The eight-page document primarily references Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design criteria published by the U.S. Green Building Council, and demonstrates how environmental claims for PPG...
  • The Delhi High Court today [Nov. 6] dismissed a petition by Asahi Glass and other manufacturers seeking relief against an enquiry initiated by the anti-cartel watchdog MRTPC.A single member bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna dismissed the petition of Asahi Glass and other glass manufacturers and directed them to cooperate with the Director General of Investigations and Registration (DGIR), which is...
  • A Victorian swimming pool in Edinburgh has been closed after a glass panel fell from its roof, leaving a man with large cut on his arm.The 25-year-old man was struck at about 1500 GMT on Thursday [Nov. 5] at Warrender Swim Centre in Thirlestane Road, according to a Nov. 6 BBC report.
  • U.S. solar market poised for continued growth in 2010; electric utilities continue to make major investments in solar energy; industry leaders vow to fight for energy reform See more coverage from the conference.Solar Power International 2009, the largest business-to-business solar energy conference and expo in North America, broke attendance records for the sixth year in a row last week....
  • Mississippi economic officials say Vitro America LLC is expanding its operation in the state.The company makes architectural glass and aluminum products.The Mississippi Development Authority said in a news release Wednesday that Vitro America will create 20 jobs over the next three years by moving production of storefront metal systems to the plant in Grenada, according to a Nov. 5 AP report.
  • Despite the overall downturn in exhibition activity during 2009, the 16th Vitrum international trade fair for machinery, equipment and systems for the processing of flat and hollow glass; glass; and finished products, Oct. 28-31, in Milan, posted excellent visitor attendance from Italy and more than 100 countries, according to a Nov. 5 release.A large number of visitors toured the three...
  • The Fenzi Group, Italy, showcased several innovations at Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28-31, Milan, according to a Nov. 5 release. In the stand dedicated to Glass Alliance--an international network to which the group belongs and that produces and distributes worldwide everything necessary for industrial production of insulating glass units--trade professionals got a chance to take a close-up view...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., released AAMA 904-09, a voluntary specification for multibar hinges in window applications, according to a Nov. 4 release. The document, titled Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications, addresses procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of multibar hinges...
  • Biesse Canada and Intermac Canada recently celebrated the grand opening of their new Canadian headquarters with a special customer event, according to a Nov. 4 release.The new building in Mirabel, QC, provided the setting for a three-day open house that featured the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, appearances from notable local residents, live machine and software demonstrations, and other...
  • Catalina Tempering, a glass tempering company, announced yesterday that it will open a 67,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mount Airy [N.C.], employing 20 people.The announcement came after the Surry County Board of Commissioners voted Monday [Nov. 2] night to approve incentives of up to $77,209.60 for Project Tough, the code name for the Catalina Tempering project, according to a...
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