Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum and ARCOM have announced a partnership that will incorporate CRL-U.S. Aluminum products into MasterSpec, according to a company release. MasterSpec allows architects, engineers and design professionals to write customized specifications for clients. The ARCOM staff reviews each manufacturer and product in detail prior to approving a listing, company officials report. The...
  • Taylor Made Group has expanded its glass manufacturing capacity by refurbishing and upgrading an additional flat glass furnace at one of its European facilities, Taylor Made Glass & Systems in Ireland, according to a company release.“This investment was needed to satisfy increased demand in the marine and off-highway glass business,” said Eric Wagner, director of business development for...
  • Officials from SageGlass and MechoSystems announced the launch of a joint-technology partnership. SageGlass’ dynamic LightZone technology, a product of Saint-Gobain, and MechoSystems’ automated SolarTrac technology will now be offered as an integrated solution for solar control. SageGlass and MechoSystems announced this partnership at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.This...
  • Construction industry employment hit a five-year high in November as the sector added 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest rate for November in seven years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The latest figures, however, include signs that demand for public-sector and non-residential construction may be weakening."November...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • The Architecture Billings Index fell slightly in October, to 53.7 in October from 55.2 in September, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America. A reading above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The score for design contracts, a new indicator added by the American Institute of Architects earlier this year, was 56.4 in October. The new projects inquiry index fell to...
  • Global Security Glazing, a Consolidated Glass Holdings company, has been awarded an ISO 9001:2008 Management System certificate. “This certificate is a testament to our team and overall desire to remain a leader in the security and detention glass industries,” says Lance Cotton, senior vice president of Consolidated Glass Holdings' Security, Transportation and Specialty Products division....
  • The European Union's second-highest court has reduced a fine on Saint-Gobain for participating in an auto glass cartel with Compagnie, its parent company. The court said Saint-Gobain should pay EUR715 million ($987 million) instead of the original EUR880 million fine, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The European Commission decided to punish Saint-Gobain in 2008, after finding that a...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...
  • The glass industry has become a value-added business, with everything from new decorative glass, to high-performance glass coatings, to more efficient equipment and trucks on display at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta. “We’re seeing more complex projects, such as tempered, laminated, insulating units with silkscreen,” said show attendee Kirk Johnson, COO, Hartung...
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  • 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...
  • On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200-billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. The action comes at the direction of President Trump and will take effect on Sept. 24, beginning at 10 percent and increasing to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. The list of more than 5,700 products includes float glass and...