Posts Tagged ‘ AGC ’

AGC Chief Economist Urges Caution as Construction Industry Slowly Improves

Dec 13th, 2013

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Slowly, but surely, but hardly where it needs to be yet. That was the gist of Ken Simonson’s outlook on what’s ahead in 2014 and beyond for the commercial/multifamily building markets. Speaking during Thursday’s hour-long webinar sponsored by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America [...]

AGC’s Brazil Plant Starts Production

Oct 21st, 2013

AGC’s new plant in Brazil has started production. The plant is located in Guaratinguetá, São Paulo, Brazil, and is part of AGC Glass Brazil. Construction on the plant had begun in November 2011. The plant will fabricate architectural glass, mirrors and automotive glass. It is expected to produce 220,000 tons of float glass per year, [...]

Heliatek and AGC Sign Development Agreement to Integrate Organic Solar Films

Sep 30th, 2013

Heliatek GmbH, a manufacturer of solar films, has signed a joint development agreement with AGC Glass Europe, already active in traditional building-integrated photovoltaics. The agreement is focused on researching and developing the integration of glass and solar films, targeting the delivery of integrated solutions for the glass envelope of buildings. This will enable the entire [...]

AGC Opens Atlanta Fabrication Facility

Sep 9th, 2013

AGC Glass Co. North America announced the grand opening of its new Southeast fabrication facility in Atlanta. According to the announcement, the new facility is equipped with the most advanced fabrication and processing equipment in the industry. In addition, the company combined its fabrication and processing equipment with the latest advances in software technology from [...]

Judge Denies AGC Request for Settlement Terms

Jun 12th, 2013

Donetta W. Ambrose, the Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has denied a request that would have compelled window manufacturer Jeld-Wen Inc. to reveal the terms of a confidential settlement agreement between the window manufacturing firm and one of the four North American glass manufacturers it was suing for collusion [...]

Construction Market Outlook Optimistic for 2013

Jan 18th, 2013

Respondents to a recent survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) were positive about the outlook for the construction market in 2013, citing increased demand for private construction projects, along with growth in the construction of both hospitals and higher-education facilities. AGC released the results of the survey, conducted as part of [...]

AGC Restarts Float Line at Tennessee Manufacturing Plant

Jan 17th, 2013

AGC Glass Co. North America has announced the reopening of its G1 float line at its plant in Greenland, Tenn. The line will serve both the architectural and automotive markets, producing both clear and tinted float glass. AGC also has installed new equipment for environmental controls in an effort to improve the air emissions from [...]

GlassBuild America: Focus on Glass

Sep 14th, 2012

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Day Two Impressions

Sep 14th, 2012

From a unique product idea to some great conversations, here goes my impressions from GlassBuild America day two. Best product: I saw a lot of innovative products today but I have to give the award to VEKA for its Solutions product—the “Sol,” standing for solar. The window includes a solar collector that harnesses the sun [...]

Webinar Looks at Economy, Housing Market and Where It is Headed

May 8th, 2012

Last week, some of the industry’s leading economists took a look at the housing market and where it is headed during a webinar sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The webinar, titled “A Construction Recovery at Last—but How Long and How Strong?,” featured Kermit Baker, chief economist for the American Institute of [...]