Latest News in Fabrication

  • Glaston sold an RC Series flat tempering line to Technical Glass and Aluminium Co., based in the United Arab Emirates. The order has been recognized in Glaston’s Q4/2018 order book and is part of Glaston’s fourth-quarter anticipated order intake. The furnace has the capability to process glass up to a maximum size of 130 inches by 472 inches and will be delivered in the early part of 2019. The...
  • Austria-based engineering firm Softsolution will open its first North American office in Illinois. The office will open Jan. 1, 2019.For the past 10 years, Softsolution has partnered with FeneTech to establish and service its customer base within North America. Softsolution reports that, due to the success of the North American market, it opted to provide local support to its...
  • Quaker Windows and Doors purchased 127 acres in Eldon, Missouri, and began construction on a new 200,000-square-foot commercial and architectural products production facility. The land purchased will also allow for the construction of additional manufacturing facilities in the future, according to the company. Quaker’s current operations consist of corporate offices along with wood,...
  • Gavin James Mair, president and CEO of Sinclair Glass, passed away on Sept. 28 at age 75, as reported in the Star Press. After working as a sales representative in Southern California, Mair joined Sinclair Glass in 1970 as vice president of sales. Mair became president of the glass fabrication company in 1988. He is survived by his wife of 53 years and two sons. Memorials can be sent to Simon...
  • NSG Group selected a location for its new glass production facility in the United States. The new plant will support the Group’s plan to expand production capacity of online transparent conductive oxide coated glass to respond to growing demand in the solar market, as announced in May 2018. Construction will begin in the spring of 2019, and it is expected the plant will be operational in the...
  • Photos by Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann. At top, a shot of opening day at glasstec. Bottom, a look at the next-generation possibilities in glass, at the glass technology live display, including a 20-lite laminated block and a glass seesaw. The 25th edition of glasstec, the International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, kicked off today in Düsseldorf, Germany....
  • JohnsonMeagan Johnson, a “generational humorist,” gave the keynote speech at the  American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference. Each generation has been influenced by the major historical events, social trends and cultural phenomena of their time, said Johnson. Consequently, each has different values, standards of quality and attitudes toward each generation they...
  • Registration opened for the 2019 Building Envelope Contractors Conference, hosted by the National Glass Association at Caesars Palace in Las vegas, March 3-5, 2019. Early bird rates end Dec. 15. The BEC Conference provides a forum for more than 500 contract glaziers, industry suppliers and technical experts to connect and discuss critical issues and important trends to take the industry,...
  • September’s new construction starts dropped for the third month in a row, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Starts eased five percent, on top of July and August’s nine percent decreases. Nonresidential building also softened, dropping six percent.
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  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...
  • On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200-billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. The action comes at the direction of President Trump and will take effect on Sept. 24, beginning at 10 percent and increasing to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. The list of more than 5,700 products includes float glass and...