Latest News in Fabrication

  • Recently Mansilla + Tunon Architects broke ground on a stunning new project that will introduce an iconic green superstructure to Madrid’s skyline. The International Convention Center features a unique cylindrical building facade lined with solar panels and concave curves that suffuse its interiors with daylight. The plan will also introduce 80,000 square meters of green space to the city...
  • The number of commercial solar PV power systems in California continues to increase, with the recent activation of several new installations throughout the state. The latest arrays account for more than 3 MW of capacity and will produce hundreds of thousands of kilowatt-hours of clean energy.The largest of the new installations can be found in Fresno, where SunPower teamed with Grundfos Pumps on...
  • The Chinese Academy of Sciences has launched an initiative to boost the development of solar energy technology, in a bid to turn it into a major energy source in China by 2050.A CAS official said that the academy had organized academicians and experts to make an action plan and will set up a platform to support scientific innovations involving solar energy.The plan will be carried out in three...
  • Oldcastle Glass will shut down its distribution office at 5010 Mesker St. [Schofield] today, according to a statement released by the company, according to a Jan. 23 report in the Wausau Daily Herald.The closing does not affect the manufacturing office at 5103 Janice Ave. in Weston, which will stay open. It’s unknown at this time how many employees will be affected.Oldcastle Glass also...
  • The U.S. Green Building Council’s most recent update to the family of LEED ratingsystems, LEED 2009 will be available for use by the public beginning in March of2009. Currently, LEED 2009 will include revisions to rating systems aimed atcommercial buildings only (including NC, CI, CS, EBOM and Schools), withrevisions to additional rating systems to follow.
  • Global steel output fell last year after climbing for six years, as demand by car makers and construction dropped amid recessions in the U.S. and Europe, the World Steel Association said Thursday.Steel production dropped 1.2 percent from a record high in 2007 and tumbled nearly a quarter in December from the same month in the previous year, said the group.The downturn comes after steel makers...
  • In further signs of the dire economic situation, new-home construction fell to record lows in December and jobless claims continued to soar, the government reported Thursday.New-home construction fell 15.5 percent from November to December to an annual pace of 550,000 units, the slowest pace since the Commerce Department starting compiling the data in 1959. Home builders have all but shut down...
  • New proposed infrastructure and public building investments will create or support almost 2 million jobs throughout the entire economy in part because of the economic slowdown and massive construction lay offs that have occurred, said Stephen Fuller, George Mason University economist, according to a Jan. 22 AGC release.Fuller, who made the arguments during Congressional testimony today on behalf...
  • Customers were caught by surprise at the sudden closing of the Schofield, Wis., Oldcastle plant."The Jan. 23 closure date is rather stunning considering the short notice and potential problems it will cause for customers and vendors alike," said Steve Zurcher, president, St. George Glass Co., Iron Mountain, Mich., a customer. "Indications from company representatives are...
  • The American Institute of Architects is reporting a small increase in its December architectural billings index, but still 19 points lower than it was a year earlier.The index—considered a leading economic indicator of construction activity—continued to show decreases in billings, but the rate increased from the continued record lows reported by the institute between October and...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...