Latest News in Fabrication

  • Stuart Dean Co., New York, and GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., created a strategic alliance to form one of the largest glass restoration companies in North America, according to an April 29 release. A key objective for both companies is to provide a significant and positive impact on the environment by repairing glass and other surfaces, rather than replacing it. This approach to...
  • First Solar Inc., the nation's largest solar panel maker, says its profit more than tripled in the first quarter despite tightened bank lending that has made it tough to fill orders.The Tempe, Ariz.-based company reported Wednesday it earned $164.6 million, or $1.99 per share, in the first quarter, compared with $46.6 million, or 57 cents per share, for the same period last year.Quarterly sales...
  • With a change of name to Flabeg Technical Glass U.S. Corp. the acquisition of Naugatuck Glass, Connecticut, initiated in mid-2008, is now complete. By this move Flabeg has expanded its solar portfolio with a focus on thin glass technology for solar applications.In the field of machining and finishing of thin glass with strengths of 0.95 mm, Naugatuck Glass acquired a leading position. And now...
  • Tracy Rogers, technical director, Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, will present Challenges of Bent Insulating Glass at Glass Performance Days China, May 11-12, Shanghai. The conference theme this year is renewable energy and glass technology.  Rogers' presentation will take place at 11 a.m. May 12, according to an April 28 company release.“Bent glass is gaining popularity, but...
  • House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman delayed until next week further action on his big climate bill, amid sharp divisions among committee Democrats.The delay indicates that the House Democratic leadership is having difficulty rounding up votes to move the bill forward, amid disagreements over which industries and regions of the country should bear the burden for cutting...
  • To avail of the lower registration fees for the 11th Glass Performance Days ,12-15 June, register by April 30. Despite the tough economic conditions, this year's program is the largest in GPD history with more than 200 oral and almost 100 poster presentations, as well as 19 practical workshops, according to an April 28 release.  The GPD Contact Forum provides a participant list...
  • On the heels of the best quarter and year in the company’s 22 year history, Doralco, Alslip, Ill., added additional column cover manufacturing equipment and skilled craftsmen to its architectural cladding division, according to an April 27 release. Tom O’Malley, vice president of sales, attributed the company's growth to: the partnerships with suppliers and...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will host its monthly Webinar May 29, according to an April 27 PGC release. The free Webinar series  for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community focuses on various industry topics and runs an hour. Scheduled for the last Friday of each month, the next...
  • SolFocus has opened the doors on an expansion of its Mesa facility, which makes glass reflectors for solar power plants. The company plans to add jobs and increase product output there through the end of the year.The Mountain View, Calif.-based company will be able to produce 2 million concentrated photovoltaic reflectors each year at the Mesa facility--enough to produce about 30 megawatts of...
  • The windows are coming for downtown Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza, but they’re not here yet. Every piece of glass on the exterior of the landmark circular hotel on Peachtree Street will have to be replaced, due to the tornado of March 2008.
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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...
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