Latest News in Fabrication

  • The decline in crude oil prices gets all the headlines, but the first globalized natural gas glut in history is driving an even more drastic collapse in the cost of gas that cooks food, heats homes and runs factories in the United States and many other countries.Six giant plants capable of cooling and liquefying gas for export are due to come on line this year just as the economies of the Asian...
  • The U.S. jobs sector hit hardest by the recession, construction, may not reach bottom until sometime next year.With one in five U.S. construction workers out of a job, prospects for the sector remain dim amid ongoing cuts in construction spending, a decline in nonresidential projects, and concerns that government stimulus will take months to have any measurable effect, industry experts say,...
  • Over the last decade, the green building industry has risen on the tide of a culture-wide trend toward sustainability, and many in the architecture profession believe it will continue to prosper even as the U.S. falls deeper into a recession. “I think there’s a very compelling argument that the economic environment we’re going into right now will only enhance the value of doing...
  • Schott, with American headquarters in Elmsford, N.Y., launched its redesigned Web site, according to a March 23 company release. The refreshed site has been optimized to more clearly present the company’s broad range of capabilities, while easing navigation with a new interface.The site presents Schott's diverse portfolio, which has thousands of products, from an “...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy announced it will give Solyndra Inc. [Fremont, Calif.] a $535 million loan guarantee to build a commercial solar panel manufacturing plant.The plant would employ thousands of people and is part of U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to create new jobs.The loan guarantee will be supported through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to a March 23 UPI....
  • Bendheim now offers a contract waterjet cutting service to manufacturers and fabricators of glass, metal, stone, ceramics and composite materials.Recently installed, the large capacity waterjet speeds production and improves quality on specialty-cutting orders, including intricate template patterns, cut-outs, holes and notches, and satin-smooth edges that don't require finishing. The dynamic...
  • C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, acquired Ebor Group Holdings Ltd., Manchester, England, according to a March 20 CRL release.Ebor was founded in 1981 by Stephen Boocock and three partners, and has grown to be a well known supplier of accessories, tools and machinery to the glazing and stone industries throughout the U.K. Ebor recently added the CaesarStone line of quartz surfaces and the...
  • We don't refer to cities as concrete jungles for nothing. Cities are tough places, made up of hard surfaces.In Philadelphia, the default material has always been brick, but as the city grew, builders experimented with limestone, brownstone, a dash of marble, and eventually concrete. We expect a Philadelphia building to emerge from the earth like a natural outcrop.With the arrival of modernism,...
  • Solar energy capacity in the United States grew by 17 percent in 2008, according to a preliminary report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association.But Rhone Resch, the president of the solar group, warned that the financial crisis has hit the industry hard, since financing for projects has largely dried up.“We’re not immune to the recession at all,” he said at a...
  • Michigan's senators, reliable allies of President Barack Obama, are emerging as potential obstacles to one of his top budget priorities.Both have raised major questions about a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions. Last week, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, joined a handful of more moderate Senate Democrats in opposing a procedural move that could make it easier for such a system to become...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...