Latest News in Fabrication

  • Officials from Central Glass Co., a parent company of Carlex Glass, announced that it has finalized pending acquisitions to expand Carlex’s business operations, according a company release. Central Glass has officially acquired all of the outstanding shares of two subsidiaries of Guardian Industries Corp.: Guardian Automotive Products Inc., formerly headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan,...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released AAMA 510-14, Voluntary Guide Specification for Blast Hazard Mitigation for Vertical Fenestration Systems, which provides a guide to manufacturers, architects, specifiers, contractors and building owners for specifying these types of systems and services to meet the requirements of blast hazard mitigation, according to an AAMA...
  • Manko Window Systems has appointed Carle Abernathy as director of business development for the Rocky Mountain Region. Abernathy will work out of the company’s Denver office.Abernathy has extensive experience in the glass and glazing industry spanning more than 30 years. Most recently he served in the role as director of sales and marketing and director of human resources while at J. R. Butler,...
  • Officials from Universal Window and Door announced that the firm has been selected to receive more than $60,000 in funds from the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program. The fund, financed entirely by Massachusetts employers, is designed to help employers increase the job-related skill sets of employees through specific programs designed by the individual company. This grant will...
  • Effective immediately, Azon will no longer produce the warm-edge spacer product Warm-Light for insulating glass, the company announced in an Oct. 30 release.According to David Mills, Azon CEO, “Even though we believe the product to be the very best spacer for thermal and structural performance, we simply are not able to produce the material in our plant in a cost-efficient manner, and we are...
  • Energy efficiency and net zero design topped discussions during the Western Region meeting for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, held Oct. 14-15 in Costa Mesa, Calif. Driven by stringent energy performance requirements outlined in California’s Title 24 Building Code, and legislative goals for emissions, the state is at the forefront of energy-efficient building performance and...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council announced that three NFRC documents have earned the American National Standard designation from the American National Standards Institute. The three NFRC documents referenced in International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes were the ones subjected to the process. The documents, with their new designations, are:ANSI/NFRC 100-2014: Procedure for...
  • Last week, officials from Glaston Corp. announced a machinery deal with Press Glass SA, a European glass processor, and Colombian fabricator Tecnoglass SA.The $5 million Press Glass deal includes three special models of the Glaston FC500 tempering furnaces for processing tempered glass. Press Glass expanded its operations and is currently operating in four locations in Poland. The company is...
  • United Kingdom-based glass supplier, Brownhills Glass Co., added a CNC waterjet cutting machine to its operations. The company decided to purchased the Techni Waterjet Glass Master i612-G2 (6 foot by 12 foot) Waterjet Cutting System, complete with the Quantum NXT 55s Electric Servo Pump.The Glass Master is equipped with easy slide rubber slat covers designed to reduce scratching of the glass, air...
  • New construction starts in September advanced 10 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $604.1 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought activity to its highest level so far during 2014, according to an Oct. 20 MHC release. Nonresidential building...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...