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  • Cesar Fienco, senior project manager, Alumiglass LLC
    Cesar with his wife and three daughtersOwensboro Medical Health Center in Owensboro, Ky.Cesar Fienco, senior project manager for Alumiglass LLC, started out as an architect in the construction industry in his native Guayaquil, Ecuador, which led him into the glazing industry early on. “When I came to the United States I thought that I would not return to work in this industry,” he says, “But life...
  • Brian Albanese, vice president, Forno Enterprises Inc.
    Brian with his dad, Mike SpaccafornoThe College of New Rochelle, Center for WellnessBrian Albanese, vice president and production supervisor for Forno Enterprises, started  pushing gasket in a slope-glazed wall of a greenhouse at 13, when his father owned Forno. Albanese’s father has been in the glass industry since 1969. “From [5 years old] I was in and around the glass industry,” says...
  • Kenneth “Ned” Witham, general field superintendent, Giroux Glass Inc.
    Ned with his wife ZanetaDolce & Gabbana storefront at the Shops at CrystalsNed Witham, field superintendent for Giroux Glass in Las Vegas, started in the glass industry 37 years ago when his fatherin- law offered him a job at CA International consulting company. Since then, he has continued to rise quickly through the ranks of the industry, serving as superintendent within his first 10 years...
  • ARCHITECTS LOOK FOR AESTHETICS AND FUNCTION WITH INTERIOR DECORATIVE GLASSInterior glass connects, bringing daylight and views to building occupants. Interior glass communicates, allowing designers to incorporate branding, signage or message boards on their glass wall surfaces. Interior glass protects, providing privacy and sound attenuation. And, interior glass offers near unlimited art and...
  • As the worldwide glass industry builds momentum, with products focused on energy-efficiency and innovation, glasstec: Trade Fair for Glass Production-Processing-Products will offer a comprehensive array of the latest glass and solar products and processes available for today’s growing market. Hosted by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, the show will be held October 21-24, 2014 at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds...
  • When the prominent members of the U.S. Colonies had concerns about the taxes being imposed upon them by Great Britain, they gathered together in person to discuss the issue. Although not all the delegates sent to Philadelphia from the various colonies were originally in favor of succession from Great Britain, by early July 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. It is interesting to...
  • DOE program helps promote and create energy-efficient windows of the future
    Sawyer is Technology Manager at U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies OfficeTell me about the Emerging Technologies Program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. How does it relate to the glass and window industries?The Emerging Technologies (ET) program within the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) funds R&D in academia, at the...
  • Fatalities remain in single digits
    Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; The Occupational Safety and Health Administration.In 2012, 4,628 workers were killed on the job in the United States, including six workers from the glass industry, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in April 2014. Of all sectors, construction reported the highest number of fatal injuries, with 806 deaths, followed by transportation and...
  • The architectural community continues to push decorative glass manufacturers to combine form and function in new and innovative ways. Dip-Tech, in conjunction with Goldray Industries’ Cathie Saroka, will show how the glass industry is stepping up to the challenge during the Express Learning session, “Dare to Go Decorative,” on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at GlassBuild America 2014.Sponsored by Dip-Tech...
  • What are Your Expectations for GlassBuild America 2014?
    CommercialMike Wallace, president and CEO, Quality Metalcrafts LLC “The Glassbuild America convention has always been a great venue for Quality Metalcrafts. Our main goal is to be able to effectively promote our entire Americlad product line. The reality is, with our large pallet of products that we promote to the marketplace, it is very easy to demon- strate these products in the show...
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