Latest News in Fabrication

  • Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ first corporate sustainability report highlights key accomplishments in several areas of interest to environmentally progressive architects and builders, according to a May 26 release.In the green construction arena, PPG architectural glasses, including Solarban solar control, low-E glasses, are the first product in their industry to be cradle-to-cradle...
  • CMS/Brembana will host an international open house July 23-25 at the company’s Grand Rapids, Mich., location to show off their new “ASSET” line--Automated Shower-door System with Enhanced Technology--a fully automatic shower door production line, according to a release. Clean cut glass pieces are loaded automatically onto the system. The glass pieces are transferred to a...
  • May National Associates Inc., Lakewood, N.J., announces its license to produce PRC insulating glass sealants from PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, according to a May 20 release. The products will now be offered under the Bondaflex brand, expanding May National’s product line of high-performance sealants for the residential and commercial fenestration markets.The product includes the...
  • Due to a disappointing December half and following a review of unaudited management accounts for the three months to March 31 and forecast results for the June quarter, Flat Glass Industries Ltd. (ASX:FGI) [Australia] has downgraded its expectations of earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization for the year ending June 30.Given a slowdown in sales and normal seasonality...
  • The controling shareholder in China's Xinyi Glass Holdings Co. (0868.HK) is selling up to $111.3 million worth of shares in the company at a discount of 1.3 to 7.6 percent to its last closing price, according to a term sheet, according to a May 26 Reuters report.
  • San Joaquin County's new administration building is nearly done, so let's size up its controversial "glass feature," the immense, protruding atrium. Bold touch or "glass hernia"?County leaders approved the design in 2007, but the atrium - or the artist's rendering of it - drew criticism because of its radical shift in material, period and scale.
  • The distinctive glass dome that was to go on top of the new transit hub at Fulton Street is no more. In the latest redesign of the hub, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will make the dome out of metal, with glass at the top, saving $20 to 25 million.
  • Float glass production is underway at Guardian Industries’ newest facility in Tatui, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Tatui plant will produce 800 tons per day and create 300 new jobs, according to a May 21 release.It is the second Guardian plant to serve fast-growing Brazil, building on the success of a plant established a decade ago. That plant in Porto Real, Brazil, has added a state-of-the-art...
  • Local architect Rafael de La-Hoz designed Distrito C with the hot Spanish sun in mind. A special type of glass, designed specifically for this project, has been installed throughout as a means of reflecting the sun’s heat. Protruding panels act as sun visors and give the buildings a unique aesthetic character. Connecting each of the four phases is a covered walkway that shades people below...
  • Asahi Glass, the Japanese-based parent of AGC Flat Glass, plans to merge its flat glass and automotive glass organizations under one umbrella to help boost profitability.Chris Correnti, AGC vice president, general counsel and secretary, said the newly combined organization will be headed by AGC President Brad Kitterman and will be headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. The automotive glass business was...
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  • 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...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...