Latest News in Fabrication

  • CPFilms Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., and the world's leading producer of professional window films for automotive, residential, and commercial markets, has announced that its Vista, LLumar and Gila energy-saving window films will qualify for a federal tax credit in 2009. Homeowners can now earn up to a $500 tax credit by installing these energy-saving window films during the...
  • Here is an interview with Jim Stathopoulos, CEO of Ajay Glass and Mirror Co., Rochester, N.Y.Is it difficult to sustain growth in an industry like this one?Yes. For us, it's going to be difficult to sustain that type of growth because we're a very cyclical business. We're tied to the economy pretty strongly.What measures have you taken to combat the downturn?We don't like to take a lot of money...
  • GTS, Portland, Ore., a division of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC, attained Microsoft Business Solutions Competency for Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Microsoft Partner Program, according to a Jan. 2 company release. The company is now a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The Microsoft Business Solutions Competency is designed for partners with expertise in designing and/or...
  • As we say farewell to 2008 and greet 2009, Glass Magazine editors take a look back at the events that impacted the glass industry the most last year.The economy, clearly, influenced all industry segments in 2008. Wall Street rang out its worst year since the Great Depression on Dec. 31, 2008, leaving shareholders $6.9 trillion poorer, according to an article in The Washington Post. The S...
  • Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Boston] have developed a special kind of dye that can transform windows into photovoltaic solar panels, according to an article published in the journal Science.The new technology could be in commercial production within the next three years, researchers say. Beyond simply powering individual homes, it could even be used to...
  • Two Chinese companies have proposed a massive, 1-gigawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in China's northwest, one that would be the worlds biggest if it's completed.The China Technology Development Group Corp. and Qinghai New Energy Co. announced this week that they had formed an agreement with local Chinese officials to start the project, according to a report from research firm JL McGregor...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., released estimates on Tuesday of the impact of construction investment on jobs, gross domestic product and personal earnings for the U.S. and each state. The estimates show that $1 billion of infrastructure spending supports $3.4 billion of GDP, $1.1 billion of personal earnings and 28,500 jobs. Approximately 9,700 (34 percent)...
  • PPG Industries Inc. [Pittsburgh] issued a fourth-quarter earnings view below analysts' expectations as its domestic industrial customers have been cutting production and taking longer to replenish inventories, reflecting weaker consumer demand and tight credit markets.The maker of paints, glass and chemicals expects earnings of 35 cents to 45 cents per share for the quarter. Analysts polled by...
  • Officials at Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., announced a profit sharing payout for the fourth quarter of $472 per employee, rounding out total payout for the past 12 months to more than $2,200 per employee, according to a Dec. 18 company release. The announcement was made during the company’s December employee meetings.The meetings included comments from the Viracon executive management team...
  • Billco Manufacturing, Zelienople, Pa., launched a corporate Web site, according to a Dec. 23 company release. The site is designed to provide glass fabricators with a comprehensive source of product information as well as sales tools to better accommodate current and future customers.Quote Request forms offer inquiring customers a way to organize their requests and contact the Sales and Parts...
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  • 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...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
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