Latest News in Fabrication

  • May National Associates Inc., Lakewood, N.J., announces its license to produce PRC insulating glass sealants from PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, according to a May 20 release. The products will now be offered under the Bondaflex brand, expanding May National’s product line of high-performance sealants for the residential and commercial fenestration markets.The product includes the...
  • Due to a disappointing December half and following a review of unaudited management accounts for the three months to March 31 and forecast results for the June quarter, Flat Glass Industries Ltd. (ASX:FGI) [Australia] has downgraded its expectations of earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization for the year ending June 30.Given a slowdown in sales and normal seasonality...
  • The controling shareholder in China's Xinyi Glass Holdings Co. (0868.HK) is selling up to $111.3 million worth of shares in the company at a discount of 1.3 to 7.6 percent to its last closing price, according to a term sheet, according to a May 26 Reuters report.
  • San Joaquin County's new administration building is nearly done, so let's size up its controversial "glass feature," the immense, protruding atrium. Bold touch or "glass hernia"?County leaders approved the design in 2007, but the atrium - or the artist's rendering of it - drew criticism because of its radical shift in material, period and scale.
  • The distinctive glass dome that was to go on top of the new transit hub at Fulton Street is no more. In the latest redesign of the hub, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will make the dome out of metal, with glass at the top, saving $20 to 25 million.
  • Float glass production is underway at Guardian Industries’ newest facility in Tatui, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Tatui plant will produce 800 tons per day and create 300 new jobs, according to a May 21 release.It is the second Guardian plant to serve fast-growing Brazil, building on the success of a plant established a decade ago. That plant in Porto Real, Brazil, has added a state-of-the-art...
  • Local architect Rafael de La-Hoz designed Distrito C with the hot Spanish sun in mind. A special type of glass, designed specifically for this project, has been installed throughout as a means of reflecting the sun’s heat. Protruding panels act as sun visors and give the buildings a unique aesthetic character. Connecting each of the four phases is a covered walkway that shades people below...
  • Asahi Glass, the Japanese-based parent of AGC Flat Glass, plans to merge its flat glass and automotive glass organizations under one umbrella to help boost profitability.Chris Correnti, AGC vice president, general counsel and secretary, said the newly combined organization will be headed by AGC President Brad Kitterman and will be headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. The automotive glass business was...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., which bought Pilkington Plc in 2006, forecast a wider loss and a sales decline for its current year, and said it will cut 6,700 jobs by the end of March next year.The company expects a net loss of 50 billion yen ($523 million) in the year to March 31, following a 28.4 billion loss for the year just ended, according to a company statement sent to the Tokyo Stock Exchange,...
  • The Insulated Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., and Safety Glazing Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, approved another Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co., facility, in Tianjin, China, according to a May 19 release. IGCC and SGCC approvals provide third-party evidence that the new facility meets critical glazing industry standards, from initial...
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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...