Latest News in Fabrication

  • A few words included in one paragraph of the federal government’s massive stimulus package could spell lost business for glass makers, including Scotland County's [N.C.]  Pilkington. The stimulus legislation gives homeowners making energy-efficient improvements a tax credit of 30 percent of the cost of the project, up to a total of $1,500.But, the stimulus legislation passed by...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., hosted an event in Denver this week and detailed how the proposed "card check" legislation currently being debated in Washington poses real risks for the nation's union construction workers.AGC CEO Steve Sandherr explained how provisions in the bill, known as the Employee Free Choice Act, required federal arbitrators to...
  • The Department of Health would soon take occupation of its newly refurbished, and energy efficient headquarters in the Pretoria’s [South Africa] central business district, as contractor Grinaker-LTA said it neared completion of the R580-million [$60.8 million] project.The project, which would be handed over in April, was a joint venture between Grinaker-LTA and black economic-...
  • Indianapolis-based Earth-Solar Technologies Corp. has enjoyed a steady increase in interest in its solar energy systems since starting up two years ago.And business will only get better if Congress passes the Obama administration's plan to curb global warming by making it more expensive to emit greenhouse gases."It's inevitable that the world is going to shift to renewable energy," said...
  • The Employee Free Choice Act of 2009--otherwise known as "card check"--is organized labor's dream. As a practical matter, this legislation, pursued by both the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress, would do away with the secret ballot in the unionization process. Although card check's advocates and critics have spilled much ink arguing about the bill's fundamental fairness...
  • Glaston Corp.'s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing Ltd. sells its insulated and architectural glass processing operations to Interpane Glass Oy, according to a March 30 Glaston release.The transaction is an asset deal financed mainly through vendor financing given by Glaston. Glaston also invests in the equity of Interpane Glass Oy. The agreement was signed today and Interpane Glass Oy begins...
  • Authorities in Las Vegas say two window washers suffered minor injuries when a cable holding up their platform at a hotel-casino snapped during high winds.Spokesman Scott Allison says Clark County firefighters pulled the two men to safety Thursday through a 15th floor window at the Wynn Resorts-owned Encore Las Vegas. He says both were wearing safety harnesses.
  • Tile Trade LLC, in partnership with Vidrotil, announces the launch of their campaign, a new Web site showcasing the company's handcrafted collection of glass mosaic tiles. Since 1947, the company's dedicated craftsmen have been committed to the elegant art of mosaics. See the April 09 issue of Glass Magazine for a glass tiles feature.
  • With a drop in the cost of natural gas in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the last quarter of 2008, U.S. float glass manufacturers have announced lower fuel surcharges per truckload, or 38,000 lb., effective April 1. In addition to the natural gas decrease, diesel fuel charges also have gone down.AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., Guardian, Auburn Hills, Mich., Pilkington, ...
  • American solar energy production and use is growing, and could be ready for a prime time expansion. Solar energy, along with wind energy, is a key component of the new Obama Energy Plan, which is an attempt by the current administration to reduce carbon emissions while increasing employment in "green industries." For that reason alone, it makes sense to study the huge potential of solar...
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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...