Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Şişecam Group acquired the Sangalli Vetro Manfredonia facility in Italy. This represents the Group’s second flat glass plant in Italy. Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş., a Şişecam Group company, completed the acquisition of Sangalli Vetro Manfredonia plant in Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy-based flat glass producer of Sangalli Group, for $18.1 million. “With this acquisition, our Group, Italy's largest Turkish...
  • Groot Glass, based in Namibia, secured $525 million in debt financing, 70 percent of the total $750 million needed for the construction of the two different glass manufacturing factories in Tses Village of the Karas Region. The amount will also cover the required infrastructure and raw materials from around Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.Groot Glass is focusing on the manufacturing of a wide...
  • According to Africa Global Funds, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, provided $71.9 million in guarantees towards the construction and operation of a new Nigerian float glass plant. The plant will produce tinted and solar control coated glass, with a capacity of 500 tons per day.
  • Officials from NSG Group announced May 11 that the company will invest nearly $350 million to expand production capacity of transparent conductive oxide coated glass for the solar market. The investment will fund the construction of a new float glass production facility in the United States, and the upgrade and restart of a currently dormant float line in Vietnam, to take place in the next three...
  • Euroglas Polska began construction of its second float glass production line, located at the Euroglas Polska glass factory in Ujazd, Poland. The line is scheduled to start production in the first quarter of 2019. “The investment is a response to the continuously growing demand for such glass," say officials from Euroglas. "The production on the new line, similarly to the production on the...
  • According to reporting from The Wellington Advertiser, Xinyi Canada Glass Ltd. submitted an application for a zoning bylaw amendment to the municipality where it plans to build its first North American float glass plant, in Guelph-Eramosa, Ontario, Canada. One of Xinyi’s proposed amendments asks that a caretaker, emergency personnel, and some staff be able to reside onsite. Xinyi met with local...
  • According to Guelph Today, Xinyi Glass Canada Ltd., the float glass company planning to build a $450-million factory in Guelph-Eramosa, Ontario, Canada, invited local residents to an information session prior to the start of construction. They viewed a presentation about the 2-million square foot facility, Xinyi’s first North American factory, which is expected to bring 400 jobs. Concerns voiced...
  • The float glass industry in developed economies will grow 20 to 45 percent through 2022, and the U.S. float glass industry in particular will increase at a higher rate than other countries, according to a report by Questale, reported by the NB Post Gazette. The report also discusses increased competition between local and regional competitors, as well as the new companies that are implementing...
  • A forklift operator died as a result of an accident at Fuyao Glass America’s Moraine, Ohio, facility, according to reporting by WDTN.com. According to the report, the employee was killed after a load of glass weighing about 2,100 pounds fell from the forklift. Police and medics were called to the scene, where the male employee was later pronounced dead. The coroner has ruled his death an...
  • Türkmen aýna önümleri (Turkmen Glass Products) opened a new glass manufacturing enterprise in the city of Ovadandepe, Turkmenistan, according to reporting by AzerNews. The $375-million plant is the largest in the Central Asia region, and will produce 42 million square feet of flat glass, as well as 3.2 million square feet of tempered glass and 1 million square feet of laminated glass. “At the...
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  • The National Glass Association announced official dates for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event will be held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Details of the event, including speakers, accommodations and how to register, will be announced in the coming months. Check GlassMagazine.com or glass.org, and follow @glassnation and @GlassMag on Twitter for the latest updates. 
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. Join us Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas.Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return...
  • CRH’s Americas Products Division acquired privately held Coral Industries Inc., effective April 10, 2018. Coral is a fabricator of framed and semi-frameless glass shower enclosures, custom frameless glass shower doors, and architectural glass and aluminum products, primarily in the southern United States.  “Our acquisition of Coral demonstrates our renewed focus on growth in our glass...