Latest News in Fabrication

  • Construction spending fell 1.2 percent from September to October, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.07 trillion, the Census Bureau reported today. However, Census bumped up its estimates for September and August by more than $20 billion (2 percent) each, enough to improve the estimate for third-quarter gross domestic product. Private residential spending in October was down 3.5...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., and the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., have entered into a groundbreaking initiative in which the organizations will work together to re-purpose GANA's Fabrication, Erection and Glazing Hours Manual for online training to be offered exclusively on MyGlassClass.com. In addition to supplementing the content already available on the NGA...
  • The producer price index for finished goods had a record single-month drop in October: 2.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted (-2.8 percent, seasonally adjusted), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday, although the index still rose 3.7 percent over 12 months. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, which is a weighted average of materials used in every type of...
  • Officials at the Vietnam Glass Association, or Vieglass, has asked the Vietnamese prime minister to increase Vietnam’s import duty on construction glass to 20 percent from the current 5 percent, according to a Nov. 21 report from Vietnamese News Agency. “[Vieglass] said that domestically-produced glass is losing market share to glass imported from ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, announced theavailability of two new publications; the IGMA 25-Year Field Correlation StudyReport and the IGMAC Glass Design Software Program for the Canadian market, according to a Nov. 26 IGMA release.The 25-Year Field Correlation Study Report includes results from the 10-, 15- and 25-yearmarks, includes all climatic zones,...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 503-08, a voluntary specification for field testing of newly installed storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing systems, according to a Nov. 25 AAMA release. The recently revised specification, titled Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and...
  • On Nov. 14, 2008, the American Subcontractors Association and ASA of Colorado filed an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief urging the Colorado Court of Appeals to reject a design-build contractor’s contention that it should be able to shift liability for its design errors to faultless subcontractors, according to a Nov. 25 ASA release. ASA and ASAC tapped ASA’s...
  • Suntech Power Holdings Co., [China, with American headquarters in San Francisco] the world's largest photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2008, according to a Nov. 20 Market Watch report. "Our third quarter performance was driven by healthy demand for our solar products, resulting in strong top-line growth...
  • A North Jersey-based developer of solar energy technology has expressed interest in opening a factory that will produce solar panels within the city, according to a Nov. 19 nj.com report.Mayor Robert Romano on Monday met with representatives from the Ewing-based Amelio Solar to discuss a possible plan for bringing a "large-scale" manufacturing facility and, with it, between 130 and 175...
  • German high-tech glass industry giant Schott AG is bucking economic trends and is on schedule to open its new solar manufacturing plant at Mesa del Sol south of Albuquerque in spring, creating 350 jobs in the process, company officials said.The 250,000 square feet of building space being erected at the site includes two adjacent manufacturing plants to make equipment for two different types of...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...