Latest News in Fabrication

  • Former AGC Flat Glass plant workers [in Clarksburg, W. Va.] who lost their jobs in May, could be eligible for benefits.Workforce West Virginia says affected workers should have received letters in the mail advising them of their meeting time slot.It says anyone who did not get a letter, but is dislocated, can also attend, according to a July 7 WBOY report.
  • Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said climate legislation won’t be approved by the U.S. Senate even though it’s likely to get the endorsement of the Environment and Public Works Committee.Inhofe said Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson’s testimony to the Senate panel today that U.S. action alone won’t reduce carbon dioxide levels will...
  • A new guide from architectural aluminum systems supplier Kawneer advises window specifiers in the health care sector, particularly using its AA 3110HW horizontal sliding window."Specialist horizontal sliding window solutions for your health care project," is a brochure that reinforces Kawneer's expertise in the sector and eases the specification process with a window product selector...
  • Hafele now offer 4 RIBA approved CPD seminars which offer guidance on correct specification, standards, best practice and case studies. These free seminars can presented at your office and are suitable for architects, interior designers, quantity surveyors, facility managers, and all other construction professionals, according to a July 6 Buildingtalk report.
  • Gail Strippy, a stalwart industry representative and one of the founding members of the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, Buckeystown, Md., has passed away, according to a July 2 release.A memorial service will take place July 6 at 1 p.m. at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, Md.Strippy held numerous positions in the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, and pioneered...
  • A "solar garden" of 210 modules, with 108 solar panels in each, covers the roof of Building 356 at the DuPont Experimental Station northwest of Wilmington.The panels generate enough electricity to power the entire building, known as the "Innovation Center"--the equivalent of six standard homes in Delaware.But this garden is part of the "old generation," of solar...
  • Glaziers Local 1165 went on strike today against Trout Glass & Mirror and the two other major glass contractors in Northwest Indiana after contract talks floundered on Monday and the union’s previous three-year agreement expired at midnight on Tuesday.Henry Sierra, business agent of Painters Local 460--aligned with Glaziers Local 1165 of the International Union of Painters and Allied...
  • At Vitrum 2009 in Milan, Oct. 28-31, the Bystronic glass group will present its core competencies. Besides machines for glass cutting, insulating glass manufacturing, laminated glass manufacturing, pre-processing of automotive glass and glass handling, it will feature machines for the production of photovoltaic thin-film modules, according to a July 2 release.For more than 40 years...
  • The new BIM (Building Information Modeling) Task Group met for the first time June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference in Minneapolis, May 31-June 3. This task group is leading the charge to identify important attributes of fenestration products to incorporate into BIM tools making it easier for specifiers to utilize these building products in their...
  • Glaston recently secured an order in China worth Eur 3.5 million [$4,929,400] for its Tamglass safety glass production lines, according to a July 2 release. The products will be delivered by the end of this year from Glaston's factory in Tianjin, China.The order includes CHF horizontal continuous furnaces and ProE CCS dual convection furnaces, both equipped with Tamglass glass tempering...
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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...