January 8, 2013
The U.S. construction sector, in addition to the overall economy, will continue to accelerate at a mild pace throughout 2013, according to the ITR Trends 10 report from ITR Economics. “2013 will be better than 2012,” says Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst. “2013 will see changes in taxes, but the economy overall is relatively stable and still growing, albeit at a milder pace than many would like. …...
December 6, 2012
Guardian Industries has launched a Spanish version of its global website, www.guardian.com, in addition to enhancing the site's navigational tools and content. According to Guardian officials, the improved navigation allows visitors to easily search for products and solutions under the company’s Glass, Automotive and Building Products sections. The expanded drop-down menus are intuitively...
October 4, 2012
Guardian Industries has reached an agreement in principle for KGIC LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to purchase a minority stake in Guardian, according to an Oct. 3 letter from the Guardian board of directors to employees. As both are private companies, the terms of the transaction were not released."This announcement to employees came after a comprehensive and deliberate process by the...
June 15, 2012
The Glass Doctor Leadership Council welcomed five new representatives at its meeting Tuesday. The new representatives were elected from among the more than 180 Glass Doctor independent franchise owners across the United States and Canada, according to a June 15 company release.The Glass Doctor Leadership Council members work with the corporate home office to develop ongoing strategic plans and...
March 2, 2012
Arcadia Corp., Newark, N.J., developed the Arcadia Glass division of its business following the closure of neighboring Rose City Glass, according to a March 2 article from the Wayne Post. "They closed and we took over serving the people of Wayne County," Arcadia Owner Kathryn Roberts said in the article.
February 23, 2012
A former employee is suing Cabell Glass Company, Inc., for violations of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, according to a Feb. 23 article in The West Virginia Record. Michael P. Wentz was employed by the defendant from 2005 until Feb. 18, 2011, according to a complaint filed Feb. 6 in Cabell Circuit Court, the article states.
February 17, 2012
Surface Dynamix completed its move to a new facility that includes an R&D and training facility. The 1,200-square-foot training center provides up to 12 trainees at a time the opportunity to learn all facets of the repair process, according to a Feb. 16 company release. The center features two vehicles and six work stations, as well as the SilverDome inspection center, a 10-fooot by 12-foot...
January 3, 2012
Glass Doctor moved up to 163 on the "Franchise 500" list, as published in the January 2012 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, according to a Dec. 23 company release. This is the fourth consecutive year Glass Doctor has climbed the annual list. The company was ranked 167 last year, 240 in 2010, 277 in 2009 and 312 in 2008.In addition, Entrepreneur also ranked Glass Doctor higher on its list of...
December 21, 2011
ListonDawsonGaiMark Liston has been named president of Glass Doctor, following the recent resignation of Mark Dawson, according to a company release. Dawson, who is leaving to pursue other ventures, has been at Glass Doctor for more than 20 years, and president for the last six and a half of those years.Liston has served as vice president at Glass Doctor for the past two years. He has more than...
November 14, 2011
The NSG Group has announced a new, simplified image for the company that retains the Pilkington brand name, while emphasizing the NSG Group's position as a global leader in the glass industry, according to a Nov. 14 company release. The NSG Group mark will be the single top level identity for the group's operations. Pilkington will continue to be used as a brand mark for products, such as...