Latest News in Fabrication

  • Architecture firm billings continued to rise in April for the third month in a row, according to the April Architecture Billings Index, produced by the American Institute of Architects. Despite this growth, the Index dipped to a score of 50.9, down from March’s 54.3. The AIA attributes the decrease to a drop in firms who reported billings growth in April as compared to March. Nonetheless, the AIA...
  • Diamon-Fusion International released the newest edition of its protective coating machine, the FuseCube Flex. The modular machine offers the same fast coating technology as the FuseCube with the ability to be upgraded to help glass fabricators meet growing production demands, company officials report. The FuseCube, available in seven different sizes, including five new Flex models, allows...
  • SolarWindow Technologies Inc. successfully tested its transparent electricity-generating glass through an autoclave system at a commercial fabricator facility, clearing another hurdle for the use of the glass in architectural applications. The company's electricity-generating coatings are applied between glass and laminate interlayer during manufacturing. Despite the SolarWindow modules being...
  • UL acquired Building Envelope Laboratory and Consulting (CLEB), a privately owned, Montreal-based building science and building envelope service provider. CLEB provides a wide range of building science services, including building envelope testing services, building forensic services, and field testing and building system commissioning services for architects, building owners, manufacturers and...
  • Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products purchased a new location in Austell, Georgia. The 43,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will offer tempered glass, insulating glass, both residential and commercial, fabricated heavy glass (shower enclosures), distributed glass products as well as fire-rated glass.The company ordered primary equipment for the facility, including a new 96-inch by 196-inch HHH...
  • The Facade Tectonics Institute will present the Windy City Skins Forum in Chicago, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture, the conference will be held at Herman Hall Conference Center in Chicago. Attendees will earn 3 AIA LU/HSW credits.Registration is still open for the half-day forum, which features three sessions, including:...
  • The Insulating Glass Certification Council recently held its Spring 2017 Conference, where the IGCC and IGMA Certification Committee, IGCC Board of Directors, and participants held meetings. Meeting discussions focused on the activities of the overall certification process as well as the evolution of the communication and marketing of the efforts of IGCC.“It is always positive to have a...
  • Saint-Gobain appointed Valerie Gervais as senior vice president of human resources for Saint-Gobain Corp., Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company. In this role, Gervais fills a key position on Saint-Gobain’s North American Executive Committee and will report directly to Tom Kinisky, president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp. She will be responsible for the strategy and governance of human...
  • The ET Foundation, the educational and technology research organization founded by the Aluminum Extruders Council, announced the winners in the Student 2017 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The Foundation received more than 55 entries from 15 international schools and universities. From sporting goods and medical equipment to industrial and infrastructure applications, the students’ ideas...
  • Gateway Extrusions invested in a new vertical powder coat paint finishing line, now in full operation. The new system enables Gateway to process longer profiles more efficiently and faster than its previous horizontal paint line, and enables the company to serve a broader array of markets."Many customers need the longer profile lengths and with this state-of-the-art powder coating line...
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  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by:Michael Albert, S. Albert GlassAngelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEOJerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel...
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...