Latest News in Fabrication

  • Zeledyne LLC purchased a state-of-the-art cutting system for its Tulsa plant, according to a June 10 release. Installation of the system is underway, with completion expected by early August.“This $4 million investment at our Tulsa plant represents a significant commitment to this plant and our manufacturing capability in general,” said Michael McCarney, CEO, in the release. “...
  • Figures examined by Gimav, the association of Italian builders and suppliers of machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing, confirm that the industry is doing well: in 2008 exports and sales of Italian glass processing machinery rose by 2.47 percent and 2.11 percent respectively, building on the 2007 results, a record year for this special niche of Italian products,...
  • Dow Corning will create the world’s largest online portal for the purchase of silicone-based products to help customers deal with challenging economic markets, according to a June 9 release. The company’s Xiameter Web-enabled business will more than double the number of products and give customers increased options in how they purchase essential raw materials.All standard silicone...
  • [Midland, Mich.-based]  Dow Corning experts will make three presentations highlighting a variety of silicon-based solutions for cross-industry applications at the Glass Performance Days Conference & Expo, June 12-15, at the Tampere Hall in Finland.At the conference, Dow Corning will make the following presentations:On June 12 in Tampere Hall, Eric Peeters, global executive director,...
  • Associations will collaborate on window, door and skylight courses on MyWindowClass.comLeaders of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced a new alliance where the two organizations will provide a series of online training modules specifically for the residential and commercial window, door and...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released the updated 2008/2009 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers accurate and timely information on window, door, skylight and curtain wall market trends, dynamics, and product relationships for both residential and commercial...
  • The first of a series of educational Webinars for the glass and glazing industry, titled Thermal and Energy Modeling of Two Fenestration Systems in Hot and Cold Climates, is now available on the Glass Association of North America's Web site, according to a June 8 release. The webbing focuses on obtaining and maintaining long-term energy savings and sustainability, and was written by...
  • Q&A with Margaret WebbMargaret Webb, executive director of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, says certification, technical activities and new product presentations will top the agenda at IGMA’s summer meeting, June 17-19, in Montreal.What are the main items on the agenda for the upcoming meeting?IGMA’s focus for the meetings is technical and...
  • Giroux Glass, [Las Vegas] a glazing contractor that built a glass bridge over the Grand Canyon, has opened a new fabrication facility.Division manager Rick Lawler said Giroux's facility, which is in southeastern San Bernardino near the Santa Ana River bed, is the city's first business to be boast its own solar panels.Lawler said the rooftop panels can generate about 20 percent of the facility's...
  • Unemployment in the construction sector climbed to a “horrendous” 19.2 percent (not-seasonally adjusted) as an additional 59,000 construction workers lost their jobs in May according to new federal data, said construction economist Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., today, according to a June 5 release.Simonson, who discussed...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...