Latest News in Fabrication

  • With the changing fields of PV power generation, China has made great progress in research and development of BIPV system. In 2002, 10KW integrated grid system was built in Fengxian, Shanghai, which realized automation. In 2003, an ecological demonstration project was established in Shanghai and the 5KW integrated grid system combined well with construction with international top technologies....
  • Solar Innovations Inc., Myerstown, Pa., announces the completion of Florida impact testing on two skylight options.Tested to Wind Load 4-Missile Level D, Solar Innovations' curb mounted "pyramid" skylight is certified to a design pressure of ±65mph. The tested product was a straight eave, double pitch, hip end skylight measuring 147.75 inches in length, 99.25 inches in...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, Chicago, 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...
  • Officials at CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, and a producer of LLumar and Vista commercial window films, announced the launch of one-of-a-kind energy audit tools including an online energy savings estimator called the One Minute Challenge, according to a June 4 release.Based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s DOE-2 energy simulation...
  • “Considerable business improvement for second quarter is imminent despite unsatisfactory performance in the first quarter of 2009,” said Gerry Tung, CEO and managing director, Xinyi Glass, Markham, Ontario. “Production plant utilization rate has increased to 85 percent to 90 percent  from previous levels of 75 percent to 80 percent. The price for float glass has risen to...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, introduced three American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Services courses, including two that fulfill the AIA’s new sustainable design requirement, according to a June 3 release.Paint Specifications and the Effects on Green Building and Energy Efficient Glazing are designated sustainable design learning units. Both also earn Health,...
  • ASTM committee C 14.08 on Flat Glass will soon publish a new version of C 1172 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass. The standard, which is currently available in the 2003 version, has gone through a review at process by the Glass Association of North America [Topeka, Kan.] and the new draft had been released for public comment prior to balloting.”This standard has...
  • AAMA 851-09, a guide for sealants usage in fenestration systems, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. The 17-page document is titled Fenestration Sealants Guide for Windows, Window Walls and Curtain Walls, is intended to serve as a guide in the selection process, usage and application of sealants used in residential and commercial fenestration systems.
  • Task group formed to address concerns in establishing 8-year retest requirementsThe much-anticipated Certification Re-test Forum took place June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., Summer Conference, May 30-June 2. Forum attendees debated a proposal to extend the certification re-testing requirements to eight years instead of its current four years....
  • Construction employment fell in 276 of the nation's largest 299 metro areas from April 2008 to April 2009, according to a new analysis of government data conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America's chief economist Ken Simonson. The data highlights the critical need for the federal government to move quickly to invest stimulus funds without needless requirements that could hamper...
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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...