Latest News in Fabrication

  • Ohio received an $88.2 million shot in the arm Tuesday when U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced additional funds for unemployment benefits to help laid-off workers here.It is expected to be especially beneficial to the people who lost their jobs in the wake of bankruptcies by Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp.“I see this as a beginning of a flicker of hope for the great residents...
  • In early 2005 new ownership of Miami’s Fontainebleau resort, which first opened in 1954 and was originally designed by architect Morris Lapidus, embarked on a project to revitalize and restore the property. Plans called for the addition of a world-class spa-a freestanding building on the property that would serve as a soothing oasis for guests. Dallas-based architectural firm HKS Inc. was...
  • Japanese stocks edged up, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to its longest winning streak in five months, led by glassmakers on optimism sales of flat-screen materials will recover.Asahi Glass Co. and Nippon Electric Glass Co. surged more than 5 percent after JPMorgan Chase & Co. rated them “overweight” on expectations sales will rebound, according to a June 3 Bloomberg report...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association continues its commitment for the eighth year in a row by awarding four scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. The scholarship award winners were announced at the 2009 AAMA National Summer Conference, held May 31-June 3 in Minneapolis. Scholarship grants are made possible through AAMA member annual contributions and...
  • The individual material divisions of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., are at odds when it comes to the value of recyclability and recycled content in the associations Green and Sustainability Specification, still under development. During AAMA’s Summer Conference, May 31-June 3, representatives from vinyl manufacturers expressed concern that...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., started a task group to create a standard for manufacturers to follow when creating Building Information Modeling models for their products. The BIM Modeling Task Group held its first meeting June 2 during the AAMA National Summer Conference 2009, May 31-June 3. “We want to supply a base entryway for manufacturers,...
  • The Royal Albert Hall [London] is an instantly recognizable world famous venue. Unfortunately, in the current climate, that also means it has to be protected from any potential terrorist attacks. Key to this is making the venue's 188 windows blast proof, which is why the Hall has installed Armorcoat, an innovative product by Bekaert (manufacturer of Solar Gard) that affords protection to all of...
  • Spending on construction in the U.S. unexpectedly rose in April as the housing slump eased and more commercial projects got under way.The 0.8 percent gain was the biggest since August and followed a revised 0.4 percent increase the prior month, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. Residential construction climbed 0.6 percent and work on power plants and factories propelled commercial...
  • One week to go before the opening of Glass Performance Days Finland. Registration will close by the end of this week, therefore, now is your final chance to register for the 11th decision makers' summit.Register now.Glass Performance Days, June 12-15, 2009, calls the world´s solar and glass specialists for a rally around renewable energy sources and energy saving. In view of the powerful re...
  • New economic structure to emerge in wake of recession Economic indicators show the U.S. economy bottoming out and starting to grow in the next six months, said Bill Greiner, executive vice president, chief investment officer and manager for the Trust Investment Division of UMB, Kansas City, Mo. Greiner spoke June 1 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National...
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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...