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  • According to the January Architectural Billings Index, produced by the American Institute of Architects, architecture firms reported that their billings were essentially flat to start off 2017. The ABI score of 49.5 for January indicates a very modest decline in firm billings, and is the first monthly decline since September. The AIA reports that uncertainties surrounding new federal policies and...
  • Administrative Management Systems facilitated a certification summit in early February for industry stakeholders in the glass and construction community. Held in Las Vegas, and sponsored by the Finishing Trades Institute, the summit attempted to capture the views of stakeholders, as well as evaluate a potential path for evaluating the competency of installers. The gathering featured more than 50...
  • Consolidated Glass Holdings made changes to the structure of its corporate leadership. Paul Cody left his role as chief executive officer at CGH, a position he has held since 2013, in order to return to the electrical industry. In his place, the company has installed Norm Plotkin, a former CEO of Binswanger Glass, as executive chairman at CGH. "The companies of Consolidated Glass Holdings have an...
  • Shower Doors & More Inc. acquired a new Triulzi horizontal washer to improve its product quality and production processes, the company reports. “Triulzi is family run like our company and I knew the attention to detail and customer service would be their priority,” says Larry Giacin, president of Shower Doors & More. “We pride ourselves on quality and I believe the investment in each...
  • Winco Windows introduced Becky Lahr as its new master scheduling manager. “We’re excited to welcome Becky to the Winco community,” says John Campbell, president of Winco. “Winco is focused on timely deliveries and excellent customer service and I know we can count on her to uphold that standard.”  In her new role, Lahr will be responsible for designing and implementing a state-of-the-art...
  • Krownlab named Maggie O’Brien as director of operations and Marshall Manning as corporate accountant. “As we continue to grow, Maggie and Marshall’s roles will be integral to our operational stability,” Stefan Andrén, Krownlab founder and CEO, says. “Both bring strong pedigrees in their respective disciplines.” O’Brien comes to Krownlab from wireless accessories manufacturer Technocel, where she...
  • Sales for Saint-Gobain, across all business sectors, dropped 1.3 percent in 2016, but cash flow and organic growth continued to rise. Sales for the Flat Glass business sector rose 6.5 percent for the year."Saint-Gobain showed strong progress in its 2016 results, says Pierre-André de Chalendar, chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain. "We saw the benefits of our optimization efforts and of our...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association heard from a number of speakers and presenters focused on green building topics and sustainability at the AAMA 80th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Feb. 12-15. Participants heard upcoming changes to California's Proposition 65, as well as an overview of Environmental Product Declarations, the importance of sustainable cities and the manufacturer'...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association finalized its new Board of Directors and adjusted key positions for 2017, including the following industry representatives:President: Trevor Elliott, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelopePast-President: L.B. Kline, Amco Metal ProductsSecretary: Ed Turner, Hawkins-Solar SealTreasurer: Bill Paolucci, Chillum Metal Works LLCBoard of Directors:Michael Albert, S. Albert Glass...
  • More news from AAMA Annual Conference:Sustainability Top of Mind at AAMA 80th Annual Conference; Speakers Discuss Role of Fenestrationglassblog: Doritos or Emerald Nuts? Using Verbal and Non-verbal Cues to Improve Business SuccessAAMA Awards Member Leadership During 80th Annual ConferenceThe American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted Dr. Jim Doti, president emeritus at Chapman...
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