Latest News in Fabrication

  • The nanomaterials revolution has brought many innovations to the building sector in recent years—concrete that cleans itself, glass that switches from transparent to opaque with the push of a button, and solar panels as thin as paper.One of the more notable nanomaterial successes in the building industry dates back to the late 1970s. That's when scientists discovered that by applying...
  • A leading Turkish glass manufacturer, Trakya Cam, said on Monday that it signed a feasibility study protocol with Republic of Tatarstan Local Administration for a flat glass factory. According to a notification sent by Trakya Cam to Istanbul Stock Exchange, the Turkish glass manufacturer signed a feasibility study protocol with Russian Federation Special Economic Zone Administration and Tatarstan...
  • Serbia’s Privatization Agency extended, for the third time, the bidding deadline in the tender for 100 percent of the glass manufacturing company Industrija Stakla Pancevo, to March 20. The tender was announced in October, without setting a minimum price.Under the terms of the tender, offers will be considered only from companies active in glass manufacturing or trade over the past...
  • The Asahi Glass Co. is boosting its solar cell film operations in anticipation of growing demand, as various countries undertake environment-related investments to stimulate their economies.The company will soon acquire certification for color solar cell films from U.S. product compliance certification organization Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Asahi Glass' transparent film has already been...
  • The glass industry, as we know, it will be no more in just a few years, Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., told a group of more than 500 during the Building Envelope Contractors Conference in Las Vegas.

  • Technology-driven products top the product trends for window and glass companies, said Michael E. Collins, a senior associate with Jordan, Knauff & Co., Chicago, Feb. 15 during a presentation at GlassWeek in Las Vegas.

  • The U.S. economy went into recession in December 2007, after six years of growth. While glass and fenestration companies face challenges and belt tightening in the tougher times, the recession isn’t all bad news for the industry, said Michael E. Collins, a senior associate with Jordan, Knauff & Co., an investment banking firm in Chicago. “The industry is a lot leaner, a lot meaner, and a lot more efficient,” Collins said. “It will be better for the industry, long term.”

  • The Tempering Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., discussed scraper warning labels, alternative cleaning methods and window washer collaborations during its Feb. 14 meeting at GlassWeek in Las Vegas.

  • During the Insulating Division meeting Feb. 14 at GlassWeek, Bill Yanek, executive vice president for the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., updated the group on the proposed merger of GANA and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario.

  • Roses and other cut flowers are always in season—if more popular perhaps on Valentine's Day—thanks to greenhouses. These hothouses provide a warm, safe environment in which all kinds of plants can thrive year-round. But what's good for the plants may not be good for the planet. It turns out that greenhouses aren't so green on the energy conservation front.The Dutch are working on...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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