Latest News in Fabrication

  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its annual Glass Expo April 30, drawing 76 vendors and 823 total participants to Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Attendance numbers were slightly down from the 2013 Glass Expo, which organizers attributed to rain storms.“Despite the rain and weather the atmosphere had a positive feel to it and most everyone seemed excited about the turnout and the...
  • Effective July 1, 2014, Quanex Building Products will become Bostik’s exclusive sales force for its insulating glass sealants in North America. Known as a key innovator of hot-melt butyl edge-seal technologies, Bostik’s products are reputed as the benchmark for consistency, quality and superior flow characteristics for both manual and automated applications, according to a Quanex release.“We’ve...
  • Basco Manufacturing Co. announced that Jonathan Morton has joined the company as director of engineering. Morton will be responsible for new product research, design and development, production efficiencies and innovation and project management.Most recently, Morton served as design engineering manager for Deceuninck North America, where he optimized departmental continuity and improved...
  • In an April 28 letter to customers, Pilkington North America Inc. announced it would increase prices as follows:9 percent increase on clear float products, 1.8 millimeter through 12 mm thicknesses 7 percent increase on clear float products, 15 mm and 19 mm thicknesses7 percent increase on all Pilkington Energy Advantage Low-e products 9 percent increase on all Pilkington Texture Glass...
  • Wojan Window & Door added Ralph Ignasky as its new engineering manager. Ignasky joins Wojan after more than 32 years in the window industry.Ignasky’s career in engineering has included positions in management, design and development, product testing and code compliance on both the commercial and residential sides, Wojan reports.“Ralph brings with him not only profound experience, but serious...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council ANS Standards Committee and NFRC Board of Directors submitted three NFRC Documents referenced in International Code Council Building Codes to the American National Standards Institute’s process. The public review and comment period is from May 2 to June 16, 2014. The three documents submitted for public review, comment and the full ANSI consensus...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association reported that the nonresidential fenestration market increased 9 percent in 2013 and is expected to continue to increase throughout 2017, according to the AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. The report provides details for geographic regions and commercial market segments, framing materials,...
  • Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. named Frank Buchholz branch manager of SAF Metal Fabrication in Villa Rica, Ga. Buchholz comes to SAF with 25 years of experience in fabricated metal products manufacturing, including five years with AGC Glass Co. He has expertise with lean manufacturing, storefront systems, architectural metals and new product development, according to SAF. 
  • Technical Glass Products was named a 2014 Washington State Manufacturer of the Year Silver Award winner in the Building Trades category by Seattle Business magazine. The annual award honors companies that exemplify the best in Washington state manufacturing, according to a TGP release.“Our team members have put in a lot of hard work over the last few years," said Mike Powell, director of...
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering steps to reduce lead based paint exposure from the renovation, repair and painting of public and commercial buildings as required by the Toxic Substances Control Act. As part of the initiative, EPA is inviting small businesses to participate as consultants for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel, according to an EPA release. The SBAR...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...