Latest News in Fabrication

  • Diamon-Fusion International has had its products specifically reviewed for compliance in association with USGBC's LEED rating system to confirm how they can contribute in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Materials and Resources. DFI’s flagship product, Diamon-Fusion, is among the first protective coatings on the market...
  • U.S. construction spending increased 1.1 percent in October to its highest level since May, according to a Dec. 2 Department of Commerce report. It had slipped 0.1 percent in September.Fueling the gains in October were newly built schools, which led to a 2.3 percent increase in government construction spending. Private construction of power plants and commercial centers slipped in October....
  • PPG Industries and Pleotint LLC renewed their agreement to jointly market a commercial window glass system that combines self-tinting Suntuitive glass by Pleotint with Solarban low-emissivity glass by PPG to increase occupant comfort, control solar heat gain and reduce energy costs in buildings, PPG reports. Pleotint and PPG established their marketing alliance in 2011.  “Pleotint and PPG...
  • ClearEdge Wholesale Glass announced plans to relocate, moving from its current 14,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in New Orleans to a 41,000-square-foot facility in Baton Rouge, according to a Nov. 25 article from AreaDevelopment Online. The company will invest $2.65 million for the renovation and expansion project.“Above and beyond the glass industry, our dream is to create the best...
  • Fuyao Glass Group has retained McMurray, Pa.,-based Henry F. Teichmann Inc. to complete the remodeling project of its Mount Zion, Pa., plant, according to a Nov. 26 article from the Herald-Review. Fuyao is converting the former PPG glass plant into a production facility for automotive glass.
  • Government officials from Azerbaijan announced plans for a flat glass plant during an industrialization conference last week, according to an article from Azer News. While several container glass manufacturers operate facilities in the country, there are no flat glass plants in Azerbaijan.
  • Glaston Corp. officials announced the company has closed a deal worth approximately $4.24 million with Cardinal Glass Industries. The deal includes FC500 and double chamber FC1000 flat tempering machines. The order is booked in Glaston’s Q4 2014 order book, and the machines will be delivered during the first and third quarter in 2015.“This deal is a continuation of our fruitful collaboration,...
  • RobertsRennerOfficials from Functional Fenestration Inc. announced Jim Roberts as president and chief operating officer. Roberts, who previously served as FFI executive vice president, has also been elected to the FFI Board of Directors.Roberts has decades of experience in domestic and European hardware. He served as president of Winkhaus North America and worked in sales leadership roles at...
  • ClearEdge Wholesale Glass plans to expand the company’s manufacturing operations, investing $2.65 million to renovate a 41,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where it will relocate its current manufacturing operations from a 14,000-square-foot site in New Orleans, according to a Nov. 26 Area Development Online report.ClearEdge provides quality glass products to...
  • Quality Metalcrafts LLC/Americlad acquired a second site in Rogers, Minnesota, providing the company a total of over 130,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Rogers. The office portion of the new facility is currently under renovation and will serve as the company’s headquarters beginning in early 2015.“This expansion is necessary so that we can continue to efficiently support our customer...
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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...