Latest News in Fabrication

  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., released the AAMA TIR A13-09, which provides information in regards to resistance to wind-driven rain penetration, according to a March 23 release. Resistance to wind-driven rain penetration is one of the primary functions of fenestration systems and is addressed by many industry standards, building codes and project...
  • HTL, Lubbock, Texas, now offers Co-op Blast Program, a new cost-savings program that offers full-scale arena blast testing for the price of a shock tube test, according to a March 2 company release. Arena blast testing has widely been accepted as the best way to simulate blast waves and its effects on glass and glazing systems, but is considered cost prohibitive by many. Consequently, many...
  • The decline in crude oil prices gets all the headlines, but the first globalized natural gas glut in history is driving an even more drastic collapse in the cost of gas that cooks food, heats homes and runs factories in the United States and many other countries.Six giant plants capable of cooling and liquefying gas for export are due to come on line this year just as the economies of the Asian...
  • The U.S. jobs sector hit hardest by the recession, construction, may not reach bottom until sometime next year.With one in five U.S. construction workers out of a job, prospects for the sector remain dim amid ongoing cuts in construction spending, a decline in nonresidential projects, and concerns that government stimulus will take months to have any measurable effect, industry experts say,...
  • Over the last decade, the green building industry has risen on the tide of a culture-wide trend toward sustainability, and many in the architecture profession believe it will continue to prosper even as the U.S. falls deeper into a recession. “I think there’s a very compelling argument that the economic environment we’re going into right now will only enhance the value of doing...
  • Schott, with American headquarters in Elmsford, N.Y., launched its redesigned Web site, according to a March 23 company release. The refreshed site has been optimized to more clearly present the company’s broad range of capabilities, while easing navigation with a new interface.The site presents Schott's diverse portfolio, which has thousands of products, from an “...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy announced it will give Solyndra Inc. [Fremont, Calif.] a $535 million loan guarantee to build a commercial solar panel manufacturing plant.The plant would employ thousands of people and is part of U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to create new jobs.The loan guarantee will be supported through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to a March 23 UPI....
  • Bendheim now offers a contract waterjet cutting service to manufacturers and fabricators of glass, metal, stone, ceramics and composite materials.Recently installed, the large capacity waterjet speeds production and improves quality on specialty-cutting orders, including intricate template patterns, cut-outs, holes and notches, and satin-smooth edges that don't require finishing. The dynamic...
  • C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, acquired Ebor Group Holdings Ltd., Manchester, England, according to a March 20 CRL release.Ebor was founded in 1981 by Stephen Boocock and three partners, and has grown to be a well known supplier of accessories, tools and machinery to the glazing and stone industries throughout the U.K. Ebor recently added the CaesarStone line of quartz surfaces and the...
  • We don't refer to cities as concrete jungles for nothing. Cities are tough places, made up of hard surfaces.In Philadelphia, the default material has always been brick, but as the city grew, builders experimented with limestone, brownstone, a dash of marble, and eventually concrete. We expect a Philadelphia building to emerge from the earth like a natural outcrop.With the arrival of modernism,...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...