Latest News in Fabrication

  • The Mirror Division and Energy Committee of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., will sponsor a solar panel during Glass Week 2009, Feb. 12-15, 2009, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, according to a Dec. 16 GANA release. The panel will take place starting at 12 p.m. Feb. 13, and will be facilitated by Michael Ondrus, director of solar energy systems, Glasstech...
  • With the opening of the Pearl Avenue Branch Library in San Jose, the city has became the first municipality in the United States to install permanent public art that combines photovoltaic cells and art glass in an architectural application, according to a Dec. 15 release from the city of San Jose.Artist Lynn Goodpasture’s pioneering public art piece, entitled Solar Illumination I: Evolution...
  • The city's new convention center will be designed and built by the Toronto-area construction company responsible for Niagara College's Glendale campus and the new plaza at the Queenston-Lewiston bridge.City council voted Monday to award Bondfield Construction the $100-million contract to build the Niagara Convention and Civic Centre.Bondfield's proposal consisted of 280,778 square feet of space....
  • The Producer Price Index for finished goods dropped 2.9 percent before seasonal adjustment (-2.2 percent, seasonally adjusted) in November, and rose only 0.4 percent from November 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The PPI for inputs to construction industries fell 3.2 percent for the month but was 4.9 percent higher than in November 2007. The segment...
  • Japan's major glass maker, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., said on Tuesday its British unit, Pilkington, would appeal a 370 million euro cartel penalty imposed by the European Commission.Nippon Sheet Glass, which makes sheet glass for cars and buildings, said in a statement it would keep unchanged its earnings guidance for this year, which allows for the penalty, as it expected any court decision on the...
  • Riots in Greece leave hundreds of businesses cleaning up heavy damage, but, one business remains booming.Glaziers.They're on-call 24 hours a day, barely able to keep up with the demand for replacing windows, according to a Dec. 14 keyc.com report.
  • Repairing a broken window is usually not too taxing an affair.But it took a crane and four men four days to replace a broken pane in the world’s largest single-span glasshouse.When a crack first appeared in one of the 785 windows of the Great Glasshouse of the National Botanic Gardens in Carmarthenshire [County, Wales, U.K.] almost three years ago, the garden’s publicist David...
  • A gleaming monument to the county's fallen law enforcement officers was erected on the San Diego County Administration Center's southwest lawn months ago.The majestic glass panes – etched with the names of officers who died while on duty – keep cracking for no clear reason, according to a Dec. 15 SignOnSanDiego.com report.
  • Boston is striving to become a leader in green building. But glass siding and atriums, common features of green architecture, carry an unintended side-effect: a mortal danger to birds.An estimated 5 percent of the country's bird population--or about a billion birds--die each year by crashing into buildings they cannot see, according to Daniel Klem, an ornithologist at Muhlenberg College in...
  • Responding to heightened industry and public concerns about fall prevention, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's Skylight Council has published a position paper entitled Fall Protection, which provides practical suggestions for minimizing and preventing falls through roof openings, according to a Dec. 12 AAMA release.Highlighted within the paper, Fall Protection notes the...
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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...