Latest News in Fabrication

  • Gateway Extrusions added new jobs due to the recent expansion of its manufacturing facility, located in Union, Missouri. The addition of new jobs is also thanks to the company’s new production equipment and growth in sales. Gateway has seen a 100 percent increase in staffing since late 2014, and currently employs 130 employees. The company is seeking additional workers from the area as the...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association promoted Janice Yglesias to executive vice president. Yglesias previously served as AAMA’s association services director."During her 18 years with AAMA, Janice strived to learn and understand all AAMA operations, programs and services. That knowledge has been transferred into countless improvements in AAMA procedures and productivity...
  • The chairman of Saint-Gobain Group told the Economic Times that the glassmaker aims to triple its revenue in India during the next decade. “India is one of the fastest growing countries for Saint Gobain. India is the number one country for us — even more than China,” Pierre-Andre De Chalendar said in a Feb. 15 article.   According to the article, about 10 percent of Saint-Gobain’s capital...
  • Patriot Armor, a manufacturer of specialty and architectural glass, purchased a Yuntong tempering and bending furnace, which went on-line in December. “We used to have to buy our tempered glass from the outside,” says Ralph Tassone, general manager, Patriot Armor. “The costs were pricing us out of the market. With this machine, we’re reducing our costs eightfold.” The capital investment is...
  • Green Tech Lighting LLC of Clinton Township, Michigan, has awarded Quanex Building Products with an Environmental Stewardship Award for reducing energy consumption through the use of advanced energy efficient technology. Quanex Building Products is expected to cut its light-related electricity consumption by 60 percent. Green Tech Lighting’s technology is expected to decrease the kilowatt-hours...
  • 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...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association lauched a new webpage on its website that focuses on updated daylighting and energy savings and addresses key differences between fenestration products installed primarily vertically (windows, doors, curtain walls and storefronts) and those installed primarily overhead (skylights, roof windows and tubular daylighting devices) and their...
  • Southern Stretch Forming acquired assets and process knowledge of Dlubak Metal Bending, located in Cowansville, Pennsylvania.Dlubak’s operation will remain in Cowansville temporarily, says David Arthur, president of Southern Stretch Forming, with plans to move the company’s equipment to Southern Stretch Forming’s Butler, Pennsylvania, facility. “We are excited to add encapsulated roll-forming to...
  • Tubelite added Sharrod Szydloski, Matt Tschida and Bret Summers as support staff. This support staff actively works with Tubelite’s departments, client development managers and regional sales managers. In southern Missouri, Sharrod Szydloski joined Archon Fenestration Technologies as a sales agent. He works closely with Doug Urich, Tubelite’s client development manager for Kansas, Missouri and...
  • Officials from HHH Tempering Resources announced that the company’s tempering furnace partner, NorthGlass, has built the world’s largest full-convection, flat glass furnace. The furnace pushes the limits of oversized glass and furnace technology by processing 3.5-by-20-meter glass. North Glass sold the furnace to German-based glass processor, sedak/seele. North American glass fabricators looking...
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  • The National Glass Association, Vienna, Virginia, and the Glass Association of North America are now one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry. The associations embarked on the combination quest in spring 2017 with the NGA and GANA memberships voting to approve the deal in less than a year. The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have taken the next step to finalizing the combination, resulting in a new, larger, more financially sound association. Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors to combine the associations, the members now vote to ratify, according to a joint press release. 
  • Glass Magazine’s 2017 top headlines reflect an industry experiencing strong demand and market confidence, while facing capacity challenges made worse through supply disruptions. During the year, the North American industry witnessed unexpected production stoppages at three float glass lines throughout the year. Other main stories included business expansions, with announcements of major capital...