Latest News in Fabrication

  • The solar energy industry will grow faster than expected during the next few years as American utilities invest heavily in large-scale solar farms, analysts with Barclays Capital said Tuesday in a research note.Barclays analyst Vishal Shah noted that demand for utility-scale solar projects could eventually make up half of the U.S. market. Major utilities could install about 5 gigawatts of solar...
  • Global demand for windows and doors (fenestration) is forecast to grow 4.3 percent per annum to $167 billion in 2013, roughly one-half the pace achieved between 2003 and 2008. Much of this deceleration will be caused by projected declines in prices for plastic and metal windows and doors from their elevated 2008 level, but a weak outlook for building construction in the large West European market...
  • Mexican glass maker Vitro SAB (VTO) said Monday that it will terminate its American depositary receipt program on the New York Stock Exchange in August.In a filing with the Mexican Stock Exchange, the company attributed its decision to the high cost of the ADR program, the low trading volume of its shares in the U.S., and its intention to boost trading volume in Mexico, according to a June 22...
  • Global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries will present the newest addition to its line of solar glass products at the third annual Concentrated Solar Power Summit US, June 30-July 1 in San Francisco, according to a June 23 Guardian release. Guardian will feature its EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, laminated parabolic mirrors for concentrating solar power applications, which provides best-in-class...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, held its Summer Technical Meetings June 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal (Quebec). IGMA provided the following meeting results and comments:The Certification & Education Committee reviewed the PowerPoint presentation for TM‐4000, an introductory overview on how to use the manual and implement a quality control program for a...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released the 2009 edition of the GANA Laminated Glazing Reference Manual, according to a June 22 release. The new edition is the third update of the manual since it's first release in 2000, and the first since April 2006."As one of the most successful publications offered by GANA, the manual contains information that covers a broad...
  • The construction employment picture brightened slightly with 18 states adding construction jobs from April to May according to a new analysis of data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, construction employment overall continued to decline, noted Ken Simonson, the chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America."Projects funded by the stimulus...
  • Despite the ups and downs in the market, Vitrum 2009, the 16th international exhibition specializing in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass, and glass and processed products for industry, has responded well to the economic crisis in recent months.The leading Italian glass exhibition has been enriched with new contents this year, according to a June 22 release. Vitrum Lab,...
  • The [Australian] government has released key details of help for eight industries under its emissions trading scheme before a crucial vote on the legislation next week.The draft regulations released yesterday outline how the government will determine which industries get what rate of help to cushion them from the effects of the emissions trading scheme.The Department of Climate Change has decided...
  • St. Louis-based Solutia's Saflex SilentGlass Technology advanced acoustic interlayer is now approved for use in Dade County, Fla., according to a June 17 release. The technology has passed the weathering and flammability requirements that have been set and mandated by Dade County to allow the lawful sale of the product in the windborne debris zone. This acceptance allows the Saflex...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • 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...