Latest News in Fabrication

  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has licensed its DuPont SentryGlas Expressions digital interlayer technology to Sharda Glass Ltd., West Drayton, United Kingdom, according to a July 14 DuPont release. Established in 2006 by Neil Sharda, Sharda Glass specializes in the production of high-performance structural and architectural glass products.The agreement allows Sharda Glass to produce and...
  • The New York City Police Department released a 100-page book, "Engineering Security: Protective Design for High Risk Buildings," to assist the New York City building community in preventing and mitigating the effects of a terrorist attack on a building. The study also creates a three-tier system designed to categorize buildings based on risk, according to a July 13 Protective Glazing...
  • As Congress writes legislation to fight climate change, a prominent coalition in the debate is divided over the fine print.The U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a broad group of businesses and environmental organizations, was instrumental in building support for capping U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. Legislation to accomplish that goal recently passed the House and is now before the Senate....
  • When the owners of the Empire State Building decided to blanket its towering facade this year with thousands of insulating windows, they were only partly interested in saving energy.They also needed tenants.After 78 years, Manhattan's signature office building had lost its sheen as one of the city's most desirable places to work. To get it back, the owners did what an increasing number of...
  • Nonfarm payroll employment shrank by 467,000 jobs in June, seasonally adjusted, bringing the 12-month total loss to 5,664,000 (-4.1 percent), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday [July 2]. The unemployment rate rose to 9.7 percent, not seasonally adjusted (9.5 percent, seasonally adjusted). Construction again had the highest industry unemployment rate, 17.4 percent, not seasonally...
  • Scheuten has opened the doors of its new head office. The office provides space for nearly two hundred employees of Scheuten Solar and Glass. The new site in Venlo, Netherlands, is fitted with a glass façade combined with more than 230 Optisol solar panels. The office has been built on the site of the future Sunrise campus.Scheuten Glas, Scheuten Solar and Scheuten Absoluut Glastechniek...
  • An update to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/ I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS – North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights is now available for electronic download from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., according to a July 9 release. Update #3 includes editorial revisions to the 129-page standard originally published in January 2008...
  • Biesse SpA today officially launched its Diamut North American operations in the United States and Canada, according to a July 8 release. Diamut is a producer of high-tech diamond tooling used in the working of stone and glass, as well as in the construction trades.Diamut has specialized in the production of diamond tools for more than 20 years and was strategically acquired by Biesse in...
  • Saflex, St. Louis, a unit of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, today announced their 2010 Vanceva Color Forecast for Architectural Laminated Glass. The 10 unique colors can be achieved by utilizing two or more layers from the company's Vanceva Color by Saflex line of poly vinyl butyral interlayers for laminated glass.No longer reserved for paint and wall coverings, Architects and Designers continue to...
  • More than two dozen employees will be laid off from a local manufacturing plant this summer, a Cardinal Glass official said Tuesday afternoon.Most of the Northfield [Minn.] plant’s 90-some production employees will have to reapply and interview to keep their jobs, plant manager Dwight Kalousek said, but an estimated 27 won’t make the cut.As many as five employees would be laid off in...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • 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...