Latest News in Fabrication

  • Members of the Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C.,  today urged House Democrats to develop an economic recovery plan that includes provisions to boost construction activity during an Economic Forum with leading economists, according to an Oct. 13 AGC release."A significant boost to construction in the form of increased infrastructure investment will create...
  • The third and final day of GlassBuild America featured a seminar on decorative glass, New Age of Trends in Decorative Glass: Options and Trends in the Market. Sixty-three industry professionals attended the seminar.Steve Schiamara, national sales director, WorldGlass, Tampa, Fla., moderated a panel of four: Belinda Bennett, principal, Bennett Design Group, Houston; Randy Brooks, president,...
  • World demand for flat glass is forecast to rise 5.1 percent per year through 2012 to 6.5 billion square meters. Maintaining the trend seen over the 2002-2007 period, demand will outpace real (i.e., inflationadjusted) gains in the global economy. The market value of fabricated glass (basic flat glass as well as value-added products such as laminated, tempered, insulating and mirrored glass) is...
  • The third Glazing Executives Forum took place on the first day of GlassBuild America, Oct. 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. About 200 industry professionals participated in the forum, up from 143 last year and 101 the year before, said Phil James, president and CEO, National Glass Association, McLean, Va., in his welcome address. “Houston, we have a problem,” said Jeff...
  • The House today passed its version of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 by a vote of 263 to 171, welcome news to the Associated General Contractors of America . The bill now goes to President Bush, who is expected to sign it promptly.The package, which the Senate passed on Wednesday, 74-25, includes the financial-market rescue provisions that the House rejected on Monday, plus an...
  • At the recent International Code Council hearings in Minneapolis, Sept. 21-22, the Advanced Building Coalition, together with other groups like the U.S. Department of Energy and the Northwest Energy Code Group, produced the single largest increase in energy efficiency in the International Energy Conservation Code and International Residential Code, according to an ABC release Oct. 2.The most...
  • The drop in construction employment accelerated in September and will get much worse unless credit markets reopen, said Ken Simonson, chief economist, The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., in a Oct. 3 release. His comment followed a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that showed construction lost 35,000 jobs last month. “State governments from California to...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has licensed its DuPont SentryGlas Expressions digital safety glass interlayer technology to Alaa International for Trading Services Company (abbreviated as AFI or Alaa For Industry), located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
  • Key financial, tax and spending legislation affecting construction remains hung up. Today the House rejected a financial rescue package, although the chamber is expected to reconvene on Wednesday. The House and Senate have been unable to agree on a bill to extend tax credits, due to expire at yearend, that have fueled construction of wind and solar power projects. Congress did pass a bill that...
  • Don't let the gorgeous design distract you – the light emitting glass known as Planilum created by French design firm Saazs and Saint-Gobain Innovations differs from any lighting you've seen before.For one, the light seems to be both drawn on the glass and living within it.
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...