Latest News in Fabrication

  • The value of construction starts in January through April 2010 was 11 percent higher than in the same months of 2009, Reed Construction Data reported on Tuesday [May 11], based on data it compiled. April starts were 6.6 percent higher than March starts, “a little short of the usual seasonal gain in April. So April has to be interpreted as approximately steady with March,”...
  • Entech Solar Inc., [Fort Worth, Texas] today [May 14] announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2010.Operational highlights:Solar concentrator products: The company's primary focus continues to be on developing and commercializing our state-of-the-art concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) products that can provide electricity in the short term and potentially both...
  • The Tri-Cities area of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia sees a bright future in the solar industry.Kingsport, Tenn.-based AGC Flat Glass is a major supplier to such well-connected international customers as Dutch Shell, BP Solar, Sun Power, Solar World, Mitsubishi, Sony and Sharp.  AGC's Kingsport, Tenn., facility employs about 225 workers. AGC produces glass solutions for three...
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average fell 17.07, or 0.2 percent, to 10,394.03 at the close in Tokyo. The following were among the most active shares in the Japanese market today [May 12]. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names.Asahi Glass Co. (5201 JT) rose 1.9 percent to 1,065 yen. The glassmaker raised its full-year net income forecast by 22 percent to 110 billion yen ($1.2...
  • Integrated glass maker Asahi India Glass today [May 14] reported a near four-fold jump in its consolidated profit after tax for the fourth quarter ended March 31, at Rs 9.50 crore, on the back of improved performance in the automotive and construction segments. The company had incurred a consolidated loss of Rs 2.38 crore during the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal year, Asahi India...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., held its 2010 Western Region Spring Meeting, May 5-6, in Oakland, Calif. Several industry experts discussed the current economic outlook, updates to California building codes and other issues directly affecting the Western region of the U.S., according to a May 13 release."The Western region faces very specific...
  • McLean, Va.-based National Glass Association's best-selling 2010 Guide to the Glass and Glazing Requirements of the Model Building Codes is now available, according to a May 12 release. This updated, authoritative resource offers expanded coverage over 163 pages; the previous edition was 117 pages. NGA members pay $69 per copy, $70 off the regular price."The 2009 International Codes, or some...
  • Energy efficiency in the southeastern United States will get a huge boost when the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance rolls out its program of innovative, large-scale building retrofits for homeowners and businesses under its recently announced $20 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Retrofit Ramp-Up initiative. The regional organization will partner with nearly a...
  • eSolar, Infinia and SkyFuel are among the companies selected to benefit from a new round of Department of Energy investments into concentrating solar power. The agency announced 13 projects Friday [May 7] afternoon that it has selected for up to $62 million in funding to research, develop and demonstrate the technology over the next five years. The goal? Being able to tap the power of the...
  • Solar panel manufacturer Solaria Corp. said today [May 11] it has raised $45 million in financing to increase panel production.The Fremont-based company designs solar panels for utility-scale, ground-mounted projects. Instead of using traditional square silicon cells, Solaria slices cells into strips and uses specially designed glass to concentrate the sun onto the strips. The company says...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...