Latest News in Fabrication

  • 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,...
  • Solar energy capacity in the United States grew by 17 percent in 2008, according to a preliminary report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association.But Rhone Resch, the president of the solar group, warned that the financial crisis has hit the industry hard, since financing for projects has largely dried up.“We’re not immune to the recession at all,” he said at a...
  • Michigan's senators, reliable allies of President Barack Obama, are emerging as potential obstacles to one of his top budget priorities.Both have raised major questions about a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions. Last week, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, joined a handful of more moderate Senate Democrats in opposing a procedural move that could make it easier for such a system to become...
  • The potential for used machinery in float glass industry is all set to rise as the present economic conditions push companies planning expansion to cut costs, says Johan Coenen, general manager of Glass Market Consultancy.Additionally, he said that the GCC's demand for glass, especially solar glass is all set to increase during the next decade as more number of energy-efficient projects are being...
  • Fenzi China Paints and Sealants Co. Ltd., the Chinese branch of the Fenzi group, has has been named one of the top 20 excelling companies in the Jiaxing District in 2008 by the local authorities for its sales results and quality of customer service, according to a March 19 company releaseInaugurated in June 2006 in Jiaxing, about 90 kilometers from Shanghai, for the production and direct on-site...
  • World Glass, Tampa, recently launched a Web site to help designers and architects find decorative glass as well as inspiration for their next project, according to a March 17 company release.Arranged in five sections--residential, hospitality, health care, commercial architecture and art--the redesigned Web site offers detailed information on each product with images and installation shots....
  • Renewable-energy technology will be less affected by the global economic downturn than other technologies, according to research by analyst company Gartner.The analyst house has predicted that the photovoltaic market will grow at a 17 percent compound annual growth rate between 2008 and 2013, reaching a $34bn (£24bn) revenue in 2013.
  • Housing construction posted a surprisingly large increase in February, bolstered by strength in all parts of the country except the West.While the surge in construction was far better than the continued decline economists had expected, experts viewed the rebound as a temporary gain given all the problems the housing industry still faces.The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that construction...
  • A striking new 10-storey RMIT University [Melbourne, Australia] campus covered in scale-like sun shades with an overhanging glass room is set to change the northern face of Swanston Street.The university today unveiled plans for the $200 million building that will create 800 construction jobs and compete for attention with RMIT's daringly designed and architecturally renowned Storey Hall,...
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  • 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...
  • 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...