Latest News in Fabrication

  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference kicked off Feb. 3 in San Diego with an update of the organization’s possible merger with the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The motivation for the proposed merger is to: consolidate advocacy efforts, consolidate industry technical expertise and resources, provide joint marketing efforts and reduce duplicate...
  • One of Hardin County’s largest private employers, AGC Automotive Americas, announced Thursday a 140-person work force reduction at its Elizabethtown plant.This is the auto-glass plant’s second mass job cut since November.
  • Despite a presentation by window film installers Tuesday night, some Main Street storeowners are still on pins and needles about possibly taking down their security bars.
  • Advanced Solar Photonics has unveiled a new laser-based glass cutting system for the solar photovoltaic industry. The system produces micro-cracks in the subsurface layer of the glass and not thermal-fracturing of the glass.
  • Officials at Bystronic Glass Group announced the company's German glass technology centers have been renamed. Armatec Vierhaus GmbH is now Bystronic Armatec GmbH, and Lenhardt Maschinenbau GmbH is now Bystronic Lenhardt GmbH, according to a Feb. 2 release. The change will not affect customers, according to the release. All existing contracts will remain the same, and the technology center...
  • Add sustainability to the list of matters discussed by political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum, which announced that $515 billion, as well as government action and regulation is needed annually for "green" investments to avoid a disastrous carbon emissions level.The announcement came in the report "Green Investing: Towards a Clean Energy Infrastructure"...
  • Bulgaria's MPs are to abandon the current National Assembly to relocate to the former Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters, commonly known as the Party House, where they will host their plenary sessions in a large glass hall. Plans are for the move to happen in the next two to three years.Gradski Daily reported that Belgian technical director of the Flemish parliament, Kurt de Vriend, said that...
  • The $497 million needed to construct the long-delayed Fulton Street Transit Center will be paid entirely through President Obama's economic stimulus package, MTA officials said today.The project calls for a 12-subway hub with an above-ground, glass-covered pavilion to replace the current maze of loosely-linked stations.The original designs of the above-ground glass structure called for an oculus...
  •  Vitro SAB, Mexico’s largest glassmaker, said it will miss $44.8 million in interest payments due next week on $1 billion of bonds to preserve cash to run its operations.Four counterparties to Vitro’s derivative investments provided notice of default, the company said in a statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission today, prompting Vitro to announce it will skip the two...
  • During a Jan. 27 Webinar, two leading construction economists answered the question, “Have we hit bottom?” Jim Haughey, chief economist for Reed Construction Data, forecasted the U.S. economy will hit bottom in late summer or early fall of 2009.

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