Latest News in Fabrication

  • On Jan. 18, Abound Solar Inc. of Loveland, Colo., announced that it would be getting $12.6 million in the form of a tax credit from the U.S. Energy Department, via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the economic stimulus program, or ARRA).The credit was reportedly awarded through a competitive selection process that examines how many “green” jobs a firm...
  • The California Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted yesterday the first-in-the-nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen) requiring all new buildings in the state to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Taking effect on Jan. 1, 2011, the regulations are designed to achieve major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and water...
  • While Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis is more widely known for his enthusiasm for exhaust-spewing race cars, the 26-year-old is showing a decidedly green streak these days, although not everyone is happy with the new color.Albert, the world's youngest billionaire according to Forbes magazine, wants to take some 195 hectares (482 acres) of farmland owned by his family in Bavaria and build a huge...
  • Sabah [East Malaysia] may be home to the country's largest float glass manufacturing plant if a proposal to set up such a plant at Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park, near here, becomes a reality.SunBear, a multinational U.S. company, was invited by Malaysian Industrial Development Authority to set up the proposed RM5.3 billion [$1.6 billion] plant in Sabah.When operational, the plant will be the...
  • The decline of glassmaking in America started gradually in the 1990s and accelerated during the Great Recession. What’s more, the big companies, like Corning and Guardian Industries, say that even as the economy improves, they are unlikely to bring domestic employment and production back to prerecession levels. Imports, for one thing, inhibit sales. And bigger profits lie abroad, so they...
  • The health care legislation making its way through Congress has caught the attention of Las Vegas’ small contracting companies, which are worried changes may put them out of business.Language added at the last minute to the Senate bill approved on Christmas Eve singles out small construction firms for harsher treatment for not providing insurance than any other industry, says Brian Turmail...
  • The five-story vacant AT&T telecommunications switching building in the heart of the downtown area [of Santa Rosa, Calif.] could become a 10-story glass-skinned work of modern art with apartments, offices, museum and restaurant under a proposal city redevelopment officials are considering, according to a Jan. 18 North Bay Business Journal report.
  • Tri City Glass & Door, Appleton, Wis., bought Oldcastle Glass Green Bay Dec. 28, 2009, according to a release. The acquisition increases sales by 50 percent and the employee base to almost 100.Tri City will honor the contracts that Oldcastle Green Bay customers have, and the projects will have uninterrupted service, according to a letter sent to customers and suppliers of Tri City....
  • The final deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2010 is Jan. 20. The event will be held in Beijing June 2-3. Notification of accepted or rejected abstracts will be sent soon after the deadline, according to a Jan. 13 release. Abstracts should be submitted (max 150 words per abstract) as e-mail attachment to brown.onduso@gpd.fi.Click here for more information on the proposed...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has appointed Vitro Cristalglass, an affiliate of Vitro Europe, as its alliance partner for the promotion of DuPont™ SentryGlas interlayers in Spain, Portugal and France.The specially-engineered interlayers from DuPont are five times more tear-resistant and up to 100 times stiffer than standard PVB interlayers, leading to the production of thinner, larger...
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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...