Latest News in Fabrication

  • There's never an auspicious time for a building to burn down, but the spectacular fire at the TVCC building in Beijing will be taken as a particularly bad omen, coming as it does at the end of the Chinese new year holiday. It has not been a particularly great time for China's international reputation recently.Rem Koolhaas, [designer of TVCC] has described [the building] as an alternative to the...
  • The Glazing Industry Code Committee has scheduled a new Webinar focusing on energy codes and their effect on the industry, according to a Feb. 11 release. The Webinar, which will feature in-depth information and analysis from Dr. Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting, offers the industry an insight into the potential future benefits and pitfalls from action in today’s code arena.“This...
  • Demand for specialty films is forecast to advance 4.7 percent per year to $7.6billion in 2012, according to Specialty Films, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., aCleveland-based industry research firm. Gains will be driven by the increasing need for high-performance plastic films which offer such benefits as barrier properties, mechanical strength and chemical resistance in packaging and...
  • Innovative Glass Corp., [Plainview, N.Y.] announced today the completion of the largest SPD-SmartGlass window installation in the world, at the Indiana University Health Information and Translational Sciences Building using the latest generation SPD light-control film technology developed by Research Frontiers, [Woodbury, N.Y.] and produced by Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. [China].The...
  • In China, photovoltaic industry has grown fast in the past few years due to its cost advantage and the government's favorable policies. According to the Mid- and Long-term Plans for Renewable Energy issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, the total solar power output would be 300MW in China by 2010, and 1,800MW by 2020, according to a Feb. 10 PR-inside.com report. 
  • President and CEO Mika Seitovirta and CFO Kimmo Lautanen presented Glaston Corp.'s January–December 2008 financial statement bulletin today."The global financial crisis considerably weakened the glass processing machine market in the second half of 2008," Seitovirta said. "The development is particularly evident in orders of new machines. During the final quarter of the year...
  • Steve Chen, executive vice president of Flushing, N.Y.-based Crystal Window & Door Systems, recently received the honor of a “Rising Star” of Queens. The award is given to leaders under 40 who are making an impact in the business world of the city’s second most populous borough. Last year, in 2008 the 1,200-member Queens Chamber of Commerce recognized him as one of...
  • Officials at AGC Flat Glass North America, Alpharetta, Ga., announced two steps to reduce overall production, according to a Feb. 9 company release: to shut down its Jerry Run float glass manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, W. Va., in response to a continuing downturn in the U.S. marketplace for flat glass, especially in the automotive sector; and a temporary workforce...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 21st Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available for free download from its Web site, according to a Feb. 9 release. Titled Bid Considerations for Contract Glazing Proposals, the GIB provides a handy list of contract inclusions, exclusions and qualifications for glazing subcontractors to consider...
  • To cap or not to cap?That was the question on Tuesday when more than 300 people came to hear testimonies for and against House Bill 1819 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 5735, which would implement a regional cap and trade program in Washington state in partnership with six other states and four Canadian provinces, under a coalition called the Western Climate Initiative.Under the measure,...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...