Latest News in Fabrication

  • According to Steklosouz Russia, Ukraine build a float glass plant in the country’s Borodyanka, Kiev, region. The plant will bring 300 jobs, and will produce 600 tons of glass per day, according to the report. Agromat, a Ukranian company, and an American engineering firm have partnered to construct the facility. See the translated source here. Read the original.  
  • Vitro Architectural Glass provided its Solarban 60 glass for 800 windows, part of the Biltmore hotel's renovation. Old-world charm and the notoriety of its guests have come to define the Biltmore, the iconic Mediterranean-themed hotel located in Miami’s exclusive Coral Gables neighborhood. Built in 1926 and designated a National Historic Landmark 70 years later by the National Register of...
  • Glass equipment, machinery and technology took center stage last week at Vitrum 2019, held Oct. 1-4 across two halls at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. Exhibitors at this year’s event promoted the glass industry’s automation, integration and optimization solutions—all part of Industry 4.0 manufacturing. “Automation: this is our future,” says Carey Brayer, glass vice president of sales for...
  • Jose Colon of Intertek hosted a session about managing risk at AAMA's 2019 Fall Conference.In a session hosted by Intertek, participants of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2019 National Fall Conference in Austin, Texas, learned techniques for managing risk. A focus was placed on effective pre-construction laboratory mock-ups, as well as quality control field testing in a...
  • Photos by Dave Bryce Photography.The new transit station at 5th Avenue and Atwood Street in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood features a glass canopy and custom aluminum framing system engineered and fabricated by Extech/Exterior Technologies Inc. The station's canopy shelters commuters from rain and snow, while allowing in natural light and views. Atwood station is the highest use station...
  • Saint-Gobain invested over $22 million in its glass plant in Calarasi, Romania, according to reporting by Ziarul Financiar, published in Romania-Insider.com. The investment was used to refurbish the factory’s float line, a process that was completed in four months, according to the reporting.
  • The G-Awards, an industry competition, selected Bohle’s green waste-water system as a finalist in the program.The G-Awards, an industry competition, selected Bohle’s green waste-water system as a finalist in the program. Suitable for use with a wide assortment of grinding, drilling and sawing glass equipment, sedimentors from Bohle use a sophisticated and automated, multi-stage...
  • More than 100 representatives from window and door manufacturers throughout the U.S. and Canada recently attended the the 2019 Paradigm Annual Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.Among the conference highlights were new product demonstrations, such as Paradigm View – a visualization technology that employs artificial intelligence and deep machine learning to give homeowners an instant view...
  • AAMA volunteers filled and distributed 500 backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Austin, Texas.During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2019 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled and distributed 500 backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Austin, Texas.After...
  • News broke earlier this week that Guardian Glass would be closing the company's Millbury, Ohio, fabrication plant in November. “This decision comes after a review by Guardian to look at its business activities and understand the long-term competitiveness and viability of the location within the company,” said Amy Hennes, director of global communications, Guardian Glass in a...
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  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...
  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...