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From June 8, 2014, to press time, July 8, 2014.
August 5, 2014
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION

Man Crushed by Glass in Aurora, Colo.

A worker at Manko Window Systems in Aurora, Colo., died after being crushed by nearly 4,000 pounds of glass on Saturday morning, June 21. Capt. Diane Lord of the Aurora Fire Department said that the victim was helping unload wooden crates of glass at the business when the 4,000-pound load fell on top of him, killing him at the scene.

Cardinal Acquires Catalina Tempering

Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Co. acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. The company will continue to operate under its current structure and anticipates servicing its customers with the same product offerings as in the past. Additionally, Catalina will have access to Cardinal’s coated glass products, which will afford Catalina’s customer base an even broader array of high performance and Energy Star products.

Museum Sues Seele Over Delayed Construction Schedule

The Broad Collection and Matt Construction Corp. filed suit against Seele Inc. in the Superior Court of California in the County of Los Angeles, May 30, 2014, for breach of contract, among other complaints, over the completion of the Broad Collection contemporary art museum in Los Angeles.

AGC to Consolidate Fabrication Facility in Jacksonville

AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000-square-foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.

PPG to Manufacture Starphire Using Oxy-fuel Furnace in Fresno

PPG Industries will manufacture Starphire ultra-clear glass using oxy-fuel furnace technology at its float glass plant in Fresno, Calif. Starphire glass was formerly manufactured only at PPG’s central Pennsylvania plant. West Coast production of Starphire glass will enable PPG customers to purchase products made using the environmentally-advanced float glass furnace technology, and adding production in Fresno will create a more local and reliable supply of Starphire glass for architects, fabricators and independent glass shops in the western United States, PPG officials report.

Kuraray Acquires DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls

Kuraray, Japanese manufacturer of per- formance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, successfully completed its acquisition of DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls, a segment of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, according to a Kuraray press release. The $543-million acquisition will double the size of Kuraray’s presence in the United States, Central and South America.

Nicole Harris to Succeed Phil James as CEO of National Glass Association

Phil James, president and CEO of the National Glass Association and the Window and Door Dealers Alliance, has announced his transition to president and CEO emeritus. NGA senior executive Nicole Harris succeeds him as president and CEO of the organizations, assuming control over all daily operations on. As president and CEO emeritus, James will serve as consultant and counsel to Harris and the NGA board of directors until his official retirement, August 1, 2015.

Rick Zoulek Promoted to Guardian’s VP of Flat Glass for the Americas

Guardian Industries named Rick Zoulek vice president of Flat Glass for the Americas. Zoulek will oversee all aspects of Guardian’s North and South American flat glass business. Most recently serving as vice president of Flat Glass for North America, Zoulek’s territory covered Guardian’s seven float glass plants and fabrication operations in the United States and Canada. With his new position, Zoulek will expand his territory to include float glass plants in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.

AGC Adds to Sales Team with Architectural Sales Reps

AGC Glass Co. North America added four new architectural sales representatives to its team. Each new team member is well qualified within the construction industry, holding a number of key industry certifications along with a strong track record of working with architects and designers, company officials report.