Latest News in Fabrication

  • The distinctive glass dome that was to go on top of the new transit hub at Fulton Street is no more. In the latest redesign of the hub, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will make the dome out of metal, with glass at the top, saving $20 to 25 million.
  • Float glass production is underway at Guardian Industries’ newest facility in Tatui, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Tatui plant will produce 800 tons per day and create 300 new jobs, according to a May 21 release.It is the second Guardian plant to serve fast-growing Brazil, building on the success of a plant established a decade ago. That plant in Porto Real, Brazil, has added a state-of-the-art...
  • Local architect Rafael de La-Hoz designed Distrito C with the hot Spanish sun in mind. A special type of glass, designed specifically for this project, has been installed throughout as a means of reflecting the sun’s heat. Protruding panels act as sun visors and give the buildings a unique aesthetic character. Connecting each of the four phases is a covered walkway that shades people below...
  • Asahi Glass, the Japanese-based parent of AGC Flat Glass, plans to merge its flat glass and automotive glass organizations under one umbrella to help boost profitability.Chris Correnti, AGC vice president, general counsel and secretary, said the newly combined organization will be headed by AGC President Brad Kitterman and will be headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. The automotive glass business was...
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., which bought Pilkington Plc in 2006, forecast a wider loss and a sales decline for its current year, and said it will cut 6,700 jobs by the end of March next year.The company expects a net loss of 50 billion yen ($523 million) in the year to March 31, following a 28.4 billion loss for the year just ended, according to a company statement sent to the Tokyo Stock Exchange,...
  • The Insulated Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., and Safety Glazing Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, approved another Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co., facility, in Tianjin, China, according to a May 19 release. IGCC and SGCC approvals provide third-party evidence that the new facility meets critical glazing industry standards, from initial...
  • To further enhance green building educational opportunities for design professionals, TGP's daylighting course, "A Bright Future: Daylighting For Tomorrow's Buildings," is now registered with the AIA for 1.0 Health, Safety, and Welfare and Sustainable Design learning unit hour. As of 2009, the AIA requires all members to complete four Continuing Education Units of Sustainable Design to...
  • Gov. Phil Bredesen today proposed the Volunteer State Solar Initiative, a comprehensive solar-energy and economic-development program that will use up to $62.5 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to advance job creation, education, research, and renewable-power production in Tennessee.Subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Tennessee General...
  • As solar energy nears equal cost competitiveness, also known as power grid parity, in select regions of the world and the industry’s cell manufacturers proceed in lowering costs further, this industry is becoming a serious on-grid alternative. The solar industry growth in the last several years is reflected in a materials market for module manufacturers, which is expected to escalate in...
  • Ethiopia Hansom International Glass PLC for producing sheets of glass is scheduled to be inaugurated tomorrow, two years after its construction started. It is equipped with complete machinery imported from China.Covering an area of 114,607 square meters, the factory, which has already started trial production, has the capacity to produce 42,000 tons of glass a year. It also recycles used and...
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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...