Latest News in Fabrication

  • At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $724.3 billion, new construction starts in February advanced 16 percent compared to the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. For the first two months of 2015, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were up 34 percent from the same period a year ago.
  • Clearview Industries is now an Approved Azo-Brader Applicator, working with Azon to follow processing guidelines for producing structural thermal barriers with a mechanical lock as applied in the Clearview patio door systems, according to an Azon release.Qualifying as an approved applicator requires ongoing confirmation testing from Azon to ensure proper application of the thermal barrier...
  • Pleotint LLC welcomed Joshua Perilstein as regional sales manager. In his new position, Perilstein will lead sales efforts in the Southwest, covering Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. “I’m excited to be part of such an innovative company with a world-class product,” Perilstein said. “The dynamic glass industry is growing and setting the tone for the future of energy-efficient glazing in...
  • Saand Inc. appointed M.B. & Associates LLC, under the leadership of Margaret Brune, as its manufacturer's representative for the Michigan market. "Under the leadership of Margaret Brune and her 25 plus years of glass experience and expertise, our Michigan client base will be well-served for all of their glass-related requirements," says Mike Sartain, regional sales manager for Saand Inc. "Our...
  • PPG Industries posted a new 6-minute instructional video that discusses factors to consider when building with large panels of insulating glass to the PPG Glass Education Center. Large insulated glass units make economical, dramatic-looking buildings possible, but in the video PPG suggests keeping some factors in mind as they are being specified to ensure a successful and safe project. The video...
  • 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...
  • Program abstracts are due March 20 for the WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference, hosted by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The event is scheduled for June 16-18 in Minneapolis.The program is comprised of two and a half days of informative technical sessions reporting on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product...
  • NSG Group agreed to the sale of its former St. Helens Pilkington headquarters in the United Kingdom, according to a Liverpool Echo report. The company exchanged contracts with an unnamed property development group and will look to complete the sale, for an undisclosed amount, on June 1, 2015.
  • The producer price index for final demand construction rose 0.2 percent in February, and is up 2 percent year-over-year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent PPI data release as reported in the March 13 edition of Data DIGest from AGC of America.The PPI for new nonresidential construction is up 2 percent since February 2014, with healthcare construction up 1 percent, education...
  • Fenzi Group acquired Kadmar, a chemical company in Jaworzno, Poland, specializing in the production of polysulphide, polyurethane, hot-melt and butyl sealants for insulating glass, as of March 1. "The Kadmar manufacturing plant is very efficient, well-organized and productive, and its coatings are competitive," says Alessandro Fenzi, CEO of the Group. "From a chemical standpoint, the company’s...
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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...