Latest News in Fabrication

  • The stimulus plan appears to be having little influence on construction companies' ability to expand payrolls to date, according to a new industry analysis of the impact of the federal program's construction spending released today by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. The "disappointingly" slow pace of construction spending outside of the transportation...
  • Austell, Ga.-based YKK AP’s ThermaShade sunshade has won an IDEA Silver award in the Commercial & Industrial Products category in the 2009 International Design Excellence Awards, according to a July 30 company release.The award was announced July 29 in the Business Week IDEA report and on BusinessWeek.com.ThermaShade is the only commercial building sunshade system that incorporates a...
  • Italy-based Biesse S.p.A and Intermac Canada recently completed their move into a new Canadian headquarters in Mirabel, QC, and will mark the occasion with a three-day open house and One2One event for customers, according to a July 29 release.The event takes place 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28-30. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. and will...
  • The last piece of glass cladding of the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, is now ready and will be installed in the coming weeks.The 6-meter long glass, aluminum and steel piece--panel number 24,348--will be placed at the bottom of Burj Dubai's spire, according to a statement from parties involved in the project, stated a July 29 report on Bernama.com. 
  • Toledo is one of America's old-line industrial cities that has seen decades of decline. Known in the last century for glass production and as a hub for the automotive industry it is on a mission to reinvent itself. As those industries faltered and jobs disappeared, a few executives looked for the next growth industry. They think they have found it in solar energy technology. Half a dozen solar...
  • Mexican glass manufacturer Vitro SAB (VTO) said Tuesday [July 28] that its second-quarter net profit rose to $62 million from $5 million a year ago on lower financial costs, while sales and operating profits were lower.Vitro said in a press release that sales fell 36% to $464 million, with flat glass sales down 35.1 percent to $210 million and glass container sales down 36.4 percent...
  • The willingness of some Democrats to drop the "card check" portion of a union organizing bill has led opponents of the measure to intensify their attack on another major provision: Binding arbitration if a new union and management can't agree on a first contract within 120 days."We suspected from the beginning that the binding arbitration was packaged with the elimination of the...
  • Construction employment declined in all but 19 communities nationwide this June as compared to June-2008, according to a new analysis of metropolitan-area employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The analysis, which ranks the 12-month construction employment change reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 352 metro areas, shows that few places in...
  • Ever wonder how your solar panels are held together, just silently doing their job day in and day out, taking a beating from all of the seasons, while up on your roof? Sundar Damodaran, Global Business Manager for Tapes & Adhesives under the Renewable Energy Division, lets us in on the sticky little secret.3M has been in business for over 100 years, but has only recently consolidated their...
  • Joe Hayden, senior project engineer of certification, Pella Corp., Pella, Iowa, and the National Fenestration Rating Council’s chairman of the board, greeted remaining attendees and opened NFRC’s board meeting promptly at 8 a.m. on the last day of the NFRC Summer Meeting in Baltimore, July 20-23. The group quickly undertook its business, which included reviewing many...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • 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...