Latest News in Fabrication

  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...
  • 2016’s top industry news headlines reveal a North American glass market that is in a period of change led by consolidation, investment and expansion. The year saw the sale of several prominent, long-standing glass companies at both the float and fabricator level. Numerous companies announced major investments and expansions to meet demand, including demand for more value-added products, such as...
  • Guardian Industries Corp. debuted a video that outlines the company’s two-decade presence and ongoing leadership in the Middle East, “From the Sand: Guardian Glass in the Middle East.” The video tells how and why Guardian Glass is providing products and services for these booming urban areas.“Guardian develops the perfect products for the region – one of the most unforgiving climates in the world...
  • For the best forecast information for the glass industry, I find the float manufacturers offer the most nuanced and informed picture of global glass industry health and performance. The leading global glass manufacturers I spoke to expect steady growth for the global glass industry in the coming year. While some individual markets continue to struggle, most regions are poised for growth, with...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, a chapter of the National Glass Association, will host its 30th annual Glass Expo April 19, 2017, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. The only glass expo in the Washington, D.C. area, Glass Expo includes the latest in architectural glass and glazing products, automotive glass and repair, curtain wall/storefront systems, equipment/...
  • Saint-Gobain acquired the entire share capital of Romanian company Pietta Glass Working, active in glass processing and insulating glazing systems for façade markets and certain industrial applications. Pietta Glass sales should reach €20 million in 2016, with a strong potential for growth over the next few years, according to Saint-Gobain."The Flat Glass business is already established in...
  • The 2017 GANA Building Envelope Contractors Conference, to be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Feb. 6-8, will provide a forum for more than 400 contract glaziers, industry suppliers and technical experts to connect and discuss issues and trends for building with glass.The conference will host keynote speaker, and former NBA All-Star for the Utah Jazz, Mark Eaton. Industry experts Julia...
  • Alabama Metal Industries Corp., known as AMICO, will close its two Houston-area facilities “due to business reasons,” according to a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission. The company also will close a plant in Bourbonnais, Illinois, according to the Daily Journal of Kankakee Valley, Illinois. The company has about 15 other locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Parent company,...
  • Gusmão Representações, Brazil-based glass technology distributor, partnered with the Fenzi Group to distribute Tecglass digital printing machines to the Brazilian market.Tecglass became part of Fenzi in early 2016.Fenzi South America and Gusmao Representações have collaborated for many years to promote and distribute the wide range of Fenzi and Glass Alliance products for high-yield insulating...
  • Raul Casares, past president of R.C. Aluminum Industries and impact-resistant glass pioneer, passed away Dec. 2 of complications from Alzheimer’s. He was 82. R.C. Aluminum, a privately held company Casares founded in 1990, posted record profits within its first five years, aided by Casares’ development of impact-resistant glass.Casares was born on Sept. 22, 1934, in Havana, Cuba, and moved to...
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  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...
  • 2016’s top industry news headlines reveal a North American glass market that is in a period of change led by consolidation, investment and expansion. The year saw the sale of several prominent, long-standing glass companies at both the float and fabricator level. Numerous companies announced major investments and expansions to meet demand, including demand for more value-added products, such as...
  • Guardian Industries Corp. and Koch Industries Inc. today announced that Guardian stockholders have approved the acquisition of the company by KGIC Merger Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. The deal is an all-cash transaction for the remaining 55.5 percent outstanding shares of Guardian Industries’ common stock not already owned by affiliates of Koch. “Guardian Industries and its...