Latest News in Fabrication

  • Fitting of the Green Point Stadium's glass roof is expected to get underway on Monday, ahead of schedule - two months after engineers raised the inner tension ring which resembles a spoked wheel. Dave Hugo, the city council's 2010 technical director, said everything was going well, with 72 trusses already in place to support the roof.
  • Peter Kohler Windows and Entrance Systems is not seeing a downturn in business with the recession. In fact, the window and door manufacturer in Debert is expanding and has been approved for a government payroll rebate up to a maximum of $930,000 over five years. 
  • C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., Los Angeles, a leading global supplier to the glazing, railing, architectural, construction, industrial, and automotive industries, is proud to announce that the company’s GRS Dry and Wet Glazed Glass Railing Systems have been Miami-Dade County certified for installations where risk of hurricane damage is highest. The GRS Systems also met and exceeded the standards...
  • The following companies may have unusual price changes in Japanese trading tomorrow. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and share prices are from the previous close. The information in each item was released after markets shut, unless stated otherwise.Central Glass Co. (4044 JT): The glassmaker’s net loss for the year ended March 31 totaled 4 billion yen [$40.7 million], 14 percent...
  • Republicans and Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee sparred Wednesday at a hearing on Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D- Calif.) proposed climate-change legislation.Out of the gate, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) lambasted the idea of cap-and-trade--mockingly calling it ‘cap-and-tax’--as a failed policy experiment that's not worth repeating.“All one has to do is examine...
  • The construction industry accounts for less than one percent of all U.S. green house gas emissions according to a new analysis of federal environmental data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to an April 22 release from the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.. The AGC of America found that all equipment used by the construction industry contributed...
  • "New construction starts increased 5 percent in March," seasonally adjusted, McGraw-Hill Construction reported today, based on its own data compilation. However, for the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same months of 2008, total starts tumbled 40 percent. "The improved level of contracting relative to February was due to a strong increase for public works construction,...
  • The National Children's Museum, [Washington, D.C.] a local institution without a home for five years, today will unveil the design by acclaimed architect Cesar Pelli for its permanent location near the Potomac River.The planned structure is a four-story building with a glass atrium on one corner, a towering wind turbine, a wall of living plants along one exterior side and an interior open...
  • To increase profitability, especially of the machine business, Glaston, Finland, has merged its Pre-processing and Heat Treatment business areas to form the new Machines BA business area, according to an April 22 company release.As part of the restructuring, Glaston will close a machines manufacturing plant in Cinnaminson, N.J. The manufacturing of U.S. tempering lines will be transferred to...
  • PPG, [Pittsburgh] a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass, reduced nitrogen dioxide emissions by 5 percent and particulate emissions by 6 percent.But the company’s ozone-depleting emissions rose 12 percent, according to the firm’s 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.In 2008, PPG saw $3.8 billion in sales of...
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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...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...