Latest News in Fabrication

  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has created Building Information Modeling files for its Duranar coatings, Pittsburgh Paints, Porter Paints and architectural glass products, according to a May 11 release. They are housed on the McGraw Hill Construction Sweets Network and Reed Construction Data’s SmartBIM Web sites.The files, which are found on the PPG Ideascapes Web site, enable architects to...
  • Asahi Glass released its consolidated financial results for FY2009 first quarter, Jan. 1 through March 31, 2009, on May 11.Read full release.
  • Schott Solar, seeking to capture a big chunk of the U.S. solar market, will unveil a new U.S. facility on Monday that will produce both solar thermal and photovoltaic solar components.The unit of privately held German glass maker Schott AG said its Albuquerque, N.M., facility employs 300 workers and will be up to 350 staff by the end of the year. The plant will produce traditional...
  • Seventy six jobs are to be lost at glassmaker Pilkington's Merseyside [England] headquarters.The St Helens-based company said it was forced to make the redundancies due to the global downturn."It has hit the building industry particularly hard so we are having to reduce our capacity and adjust costs," a company spokesman said, according to a May 8 BBC report.
  • Emirates Glass LLC, one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments, together with Lumiglass Industries and Saudi American Glass, has posted yet another milestone achievement by securing a 20 per cent stake in the total glass production of Emirates Float Glass in a high-profile business deal worth AED 20...
  • "You should be able to don a green collar, even if you don't wear a union hat," says AGC chief executive officer Stephen Sandherr as the U.S. Department of Labor gets ready to begin awarding new "green jobs" training grants. Unfortunately, the new federal grants are currently available only to union affiliated groups, according to a May 7 AGC report.
  • DuPont said Thursday it will cut another 2,000 jobs as falling orders from the automotive and manufacturing sectors continue to eat away at sales.''Our objective is not simply to weather the recession and wait for recovery,'' DuPont Chief Executive Ellen Kullman said in a statement Thursday. ''Our goal is to emerge from this global recession stronger, faster and more agile than ever before.''...
  • Hoaf, Netherlands, expands its line of modular, autoclave-free laminating systems with the introduction of the Twinbox that incorporates the oven--Heatbox--and PVB, EVA and TPU storage--Climatebox--into a single unit, according to a May 6 release. This integrated unit features a small footprint providing another option to facilitate with limited space as well as “plug and play”...
  •  The 11th Glass Performance Days, June 12-15, Tampere, Finland, calls the world´s solar and glass specialists for a rally around renewable energy sources and energy saving. The agenda is strongly focused on solar technology as the fastest growing customer category of glass processors and their supply chain, according to a May 6 release. GPD lecturers and participants explore the...
  • Thanks to Sen. Arlen Specter’s change of party, prospects are improving for the Employee Free Choice Act, or Card Check. Democrats’ expanding majority means passage of “compromise” legislation is significantly more likely. While such a compromise may sound reasonable, there is nothing to stop congressional leaders from reverting back to much of the original Card...
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  • 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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...