Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Full implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica rule began Oct. 23, and OSHA has now issued additional interim enforcement guidance for regional OSHA administrators. The memorandum provides inspection and citation guidance for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers, and includes flow charts to assist compliance officers with evaluating employers’ control...
  • Officials from VIG Technologies LLC announced that its LandGlass tempered vacuum insulating glass units received certification approval from the Safety Glazing Certification Council. VIG Technologies is the exclusive North American distributor for the LandVac vacuum insulating glass division of Luoyang LandGlass Technologies Co. VIG Technologies will supply both the LandVac production lines...
  • A man in Jacksonville, Florida, crashed through a skylight and fell 24 feet to the ground, suffering critical injuries. He later died of his injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the scene and found Pinnacle Roofing Contractors Inc. had failed to install protective cages over the skylights and cited the company for two willful and two serious violations,...
  • Firestone Building Products Company LLC announced that its Salt Lake City manufacturing facility has reached the milestone of working one million man-hours without a lost-time accident, according to a company release.“At Firestone, safety is more than a goal; it’s an integral part of our commitment to making our company a Premier Place to Work for our teammates,” said Jason Lakatos, Salt Lake...
  • The Thunder Bay Centennial Conservatory in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, closed for the second time in less than two years due to falling glass, according to an Oct. 11 CBC News report. In a news release, city officials reported that shards of glass fell into the safety netting in a tropical exhibit viewing area. A roof vent malfunction caused the glass to fall, according to Darrell Matson,...
  • Ontario’s Superior Court certified three class-action lawsuits for trial against the developers, builders and subcontractors of three Toronto condominiums after glass panes fell from the balconies starting in 2010, according to an Oct. 10 Toronto Star report.At least a dozen glass panes from the three buildings fell on the streets of Toronto, and a woman’s wrist was reportedly slashed after glass...
  • Glass fell from the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, striking a man in the head, according to a Sept. 10 National Post report. Police arrived at the scene after the man entered the hotel lobby seeking help, according to Constable Victor Kwong in the report. One account reported the glass fell about 15 stories, although this has not been confirmed.
  • Glass Technology Services Ltd. achieved Notified Testing Laboratory status for CE Marking glass construction products, according to a company release. The independent testing specialist is one of a few providers in this sector to hold the accreditation, according to the release. With the accreditation, GTS can work with glass manufacturers, tougheners, laminators and processors across the...
  • During lunch on May 2 at Wolfgang Puck's Spago in Beverly Hills, a skylight cracked and glass fell on at least two customers, including chef Bernhard Mairinger, according to The Hollywood Reporter."I was literally sitting right underneath it," Mairinger said to the Reporter. "It’s two glasses on top of each other. The bottom one cracked...and fell down on [my girlfriend and me]. It was the two of...
  • Kawneer Company Inc. dedicated a new floodwall at its Bloomsburg, Pa., facility, designed to protect the facility and surrounding area from potential storm damage. The project was funded through a partnership between the town of Bloomsburg, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, local and state government, and Kawneer's parent company, Alcoa....
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...