Latest News in Fabrication

  • Pacific Glazing Contractors completed the North American Contractor Certification. “We started as a small company with very experienced glaziers,” says Michael Wells, president, Pacific Glazing Contractors. “As we expanded with new talent, we wanted to perform with the same level of quality the client expects.” When preparing for the certification, Pacific Glazing Contractors found benefits...
  • Hentzen, a manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, partnered with Industrial Sales Corp. as its national sales representatives. Hentzen has developed a one-component vinyl paint system utilizing the latest developments in high-performance resin and pigment systems. “Here at Hentzen, we’re very excited to partner with ISC and their strong team of industry experts as we bring this state of the...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass launched its new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition coater at its Wichita Falls, Texas, manufacturing plant. The coater allows the manufacturer to produce energy-efficient glass in sizes 112.5 percent larger than standard size lites, the company reports.“The trend in buildings today is large, expansive glass—with some panels over 12 feet tall—that is also energy...
  • The National Glass Association’s Flat Glass Manufacturing Division (FGMD) has issued public comments regarding California’s AB 262 legislation to the state’s Department of General Services. Known as the Buy Clean California Act, AB 262 will ask bidders on public works projects in California to submit an EPD, or Environmental Product Declaration, for specified flat glass products.

  • Steve Frankewicz, owner of Joe’s Refrigeration Inc., passed away on Aug. 13 after a short illness.   Frankewicz joined his father, Joe Frankewicz, at the Withee, Wisconsin-based company in 1973, and eventually became the owner.The company’s partnership with the glass industry began with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, says Todd Roshell, senior project manager, Joe’s Refrigeration....
  • EPDs, LCAs, PCRs: all of these ac­ronyms can be tempting to ignore in today’s busy glass industry. When there are labor issues, tight lead times and other daily pressures to con­tend with, who has time for acronyms? But what if I told you these acro­nyms, and the legislation associated with them, could translate to substan­tial profit loss? What if I told you they affected the use...
  • Yesterday began OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week 2018, a nationwide awareness campaign on the value of health and safety programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Organizations of any size looking for an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to safety—to workers, customers, supply chain...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hired Steven Saffell as technical director.Saffell's background includes architectural firm work, modular home design, manufactured housing and residential and commercial fenestration experience, as well as three years spent teaching as an adjunct professor. He will oversee AAMA’s technical operations including standards, product...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass and Guardian Glass both issued certifications for Tempco Glass Fabrication. “We are very pleased to be certified by our glass suppliers,” says Johnson Chen, general manager for Tempco. “We have installed the latest high-tech equipment to fabricate our glass products and ensured our technicians and supervisors are well-trained in proper procedures and techniques.” Tempco...
  • The commercial segment of the Dodge Momentum Index increased by 3.3 percent in July, part of an overall positive trajectory as the general index reading registered a 1.4 percent uptick in July. The Momentum Index measures the first, or initial, report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year....
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  • Don Friese, chairman and CEO of C.R. Laurence, will retire at the end of September, after 58 years with the company. His successor, Lloyd Talbert, has been with the company for over 25 years and will maintain his role as president along with assuming CRL’s leadership. “Don’s leadership and contribution over almost six decades has been instrumental in expanding the business from a small...
  • At the Annual Conference in April, the National Glass Association dissolved the legacy Glass Association of North America divisions to form three core committees—Forming, Fabricating, Installing—under its newly combined structure. Now, the NGA is pleased to announce the volunteer leaders for the three committees for the 2018-2020 term: Forming Chair - Mark Cody, AGC Glass Co. Fabricating Chair -...
  • 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.