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  • Industry prepares for economic rebound
    We’re closing in—if we’re not there already—to the bottom of the trough, said Rod Van Buskirk, president, Bacon and Van Buskirk, Champaign, Ill., during the State of the Industry panel discussion, Sept. 30, at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta. “It could get worse, but I don’t think it’s going to get too much worse, if it...
  • Edgetech I.G.Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, appointed George Wilson director of business development, responsible for seeking strategic business opportunities in North America, as well as globally. He has more than 15 years of experience in high-level, strategic positions. Wilson was general manager for Federal Mogul’s Lighting Division and oversaw manufacturing operations at six plants in...
  • CommercialOliver Stepe, senior vice president, YKK AP America Inc., Austell, Ga.We try to keep an eye on what’s going on in [regards to] trends. One of the most effective ways we do this is by having a good level of participation within [the American Architectural Manufacturers Association‎, Schaumburg, Ill.], and [the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md.]. Employees...
  • Diversification, marketing, personnel key to moving beyond recession to recovery
    To maintain profitability and attract new customers, glass companies are diversifying, be it in the form of products, services or new markets.
  • Q&A with Gary Jones, Manko Window Systems
    Exhibitors on the floor at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo expressed optimism and touted new products and services in Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. And the attendees, while fewer in number than last year, were buyers and decision makers checking out the new offerings. During the show, I sat down with one such buyer, Gary Jones, president, Manko Window Systems, Manhattan, Kan....
  • How has the recession impacted your company and what changes have you made in response?
    "From our standpoint, one of the most major challenges right now is the availability of money."
  • The Outlook 2010 Executive Conference took place at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15-16, and brought together top management from all parts of the construction industry, including building product manufacturing, architecture and design, contracting, engineering and industry associations. McGraw Hill Construction, New York, presented the event.For highlights, see:Global economy...
  • National Glass Association The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., elected Kevin McMahon to the office of chairman of the board. McMahon, president, K-Man Glass Corp., Bethel, Conn., has been a supporter of the NGA for many years. He has been a member of the board since 2004. He took the office of chairman Oct. 1 at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept....
  • Airolite Louver Type K605MD is now Miami-Dade certified for installations in structural steel, steel studs, concrete masonry and wood substrates, according to a Sept. 30 release. Mechanically fastened and then welded to withstand the rigors of the structural tests required under the Miami-Dade Building Code, this sightproof louver can now be specified in round, half-round, quarter-round,...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo opened its doors Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. About 6,300 industry members pre-registered for the event, which occupies 270,000 gross square feet of exhibit space.
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