Latest News in Fabrication

  • U.S. architectural firms reported a bump in billings for May, according to the Architectural Billings Index, compiled by the American Institute of Architects. Marking the fourth month of growth, May’s reading of 53.0 is up from April’s 50.9, and also clears the monthly average of 51.4 for the first four months of 2018. By construction segment, commercial/industrial firms enjoyed an small increase...
  • Rick Liddell joined Consulting Collaborative as managing principal of the Denver office.    Liddell brings 20 years' experience with VT Industries Inc., where he most recently served as senior vice president for the fine laminate countertop division, with general management responsibility for the sales and operations of a seven plant North American business. Prior positions at VT...
  • United Plate Glass will streamline the application of Diamon-Fusion International’s protective coating onto its fabricated glass offerings by applying the coating with DFI’s FuseCube. UPG will treat a range of its fabricated glass with the FuseCube, including storefronts, glass railings and spandrels. In addition to applying Diamon-Fusion on its insulating glass units, UPG will also be using the...
  • Combilift opened its new Global Headquarters in Monaghan, in the Republic of Ireland. The $58-million-dollar project includes a 500,000- square-foot building for its headquarters, as well as a 500,521-square-foot manufacturing facility, set on a 100-acre site with room for expansion. Martin McVicar, managing director, Combilift, attributes the company’s growth to mass customization. “Mass...
  • 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...
  • Biesse Group added Gregory Bell as North America parts quality assurance leader following the continued expansion of the parts and service department in North America.Bell’s extensive professional background includes more than 20 years of experience in leading customer care initiatives and quality assurance programs. He will work with all machinery and tooling divisions inside the group...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass appointed several personnel to new roles. Vitro Glass Names Guillermo Martinez Manager of General MarketingVitro Glass Appoints Deron Patterson Architectural Market Manager in MexicoVitro Glass Names Director of Quality and Technical Services
  • Officials from the Insulating Glass Certification Council announced the organization is working to create a path to faster certification and quality prediction for insulating glass unit performance, according to a June 18 IGCC release. The primary focus of IGCC’s efforts has been to define a path to Provisional Certification, which would better predict IG unit quality and allow a manufacturer to...
  • Radaway, a manufacturer of high-quality shower doors based in Poland, purchased Mappi’s ATS 4.0 flat glass tempering furnace for Radaway’s plant in the Poznan area. Mappi’s technical team worked side by side with Radaway’s team to perfectly customize the machine to the different needs of Radaway’s customers. Mappi ensures that testing is completed and all users are fully trained on the...
  • Hugh Trautmann, a longtime Billco Co. engineer and a pioneer in the glass industry, passed away peacefully on June 9 at the age of 84. Trautmann was one of the most influential contributors to the development of technology in the glass industry. His legacy and techniques have set the standards for much of the cutting technology still in use today. In 1974, Trautmann successfully engineered and...
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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...