Latest News in Fabrication

  • “It is hard to find a pulse in this year’s batch of construction industry forecasts for 2009,” Engineering News-Record reported on Nov. 13. “McGraw-Hill Construction (of which ENR is part) is forecasting a 7.4 percent decline in construction starts in 2009, following declines of 12.4 percent this year and 8.0 percent in 2007. The U.S. Dept. of Commerce...
  • 3M [with U.S. headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.] announced today that the National Fenestration Rating Council [Greenbelt, Md.] has certified a range of the company’s window films. These films include 3M’s metal-free Prestige Series, which blocks 66 percent of the sun’s heat streaming through windows and 99.9 percent of the ultraviolet rays. NFRC certification...
  • South Africa’s glass industry was operating at 93.9 percent of its overall production capacity in August this year, as compared with 90.4 percent of capacity in the same month in 2007, according to a Nov. 7 Statistics South Africa report. The main reason given by glass industry companies for not operating at full capacity in August 2008 was low demand from consumers.According to another...
  • Meltdown Glass Art & Design LLC, Chandler, Ariz., will expand operation and move fabrication into a larger production studio. The expansion will increase the company's capacity four times, according to a company newsletter Nov. 13. The expansion also will shorten lead times to better serve customer needs. For most jobs the lead time will be five weeks, according to the newsletter report...
  • The Protective Glazing Council Annual Symposium ended with a Building Owner’s Perspective Panel. Joseph Smith, Applied Research Associates, Albuquerque, N.M., moderated the panel of three: Willie Hirano, engineer, Office of Construction Programs, Public Buildings Service, GSA; Ron Burton, Building Owners and Managers Association, Washington, D.C.; and John Knezevich, president,...
  • Speakers at the PGC International Annual Symposium, Nov. 11-13, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va., ended the program with multiple presentations on sustainable design and market trends, and a panel discussion.Harvey Bernstein, vice president, Industry Analytics, Alliances & Strategic Initiative, McGraw-Hill Construction, spoke about The View Ahead: Construction Outlook, Green...
  • A 5-year-old girl is in hospital fighting for her life after falling through a glass table early this morning.
  • The EU's antitrust chief fined car glass producers Asahi, Pilkington, Saint-Gobain and Soliver more than 1.3 billion euros ($1.66 billion) for price-fixing, the largest sum ever levied by the EU for a cartel. France's Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA must pay 896 million euros ($1.14 billion) — more than any other company has been fined before. 
  • Nippon Sheet Glass, a major Japanese maker of sheet glass, said on Thursday it will book a special loss of 8.9 billion yen ($94 million) in the fiscal half just ended due to a fine imposed for a unit's role in a cartel in Europe.
  • About 70 attendees listened to speakers on the second day of the Protective Glazing Council International Annual Symposium, Nov. 12, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.Quincy Alexander, Applied Research Associates, Albuquerque, N.M., talked about Comparison of Blast Criteria for Glazed Window and Curtain Wall Systems. “In one report, an unidentified Al Qaida operative...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...