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  • The National Glass Association announced Chris Mammen as the association's new chairman of the board. He took the office Sept. 14 at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta. President of M3 Glass Technologies, Mammen has served on the board since 2006.New executive officers are Chairman-Elect Bill Evans of Evans Glass Co. and Treasurer Robert Brown of Brown's...
  • The Texas Glass Association announced that Deron Patterson, sales development manager for PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has been named president elect to the 2011-2012 board of directors. Patterson joined TGA in 1999, when he entered the glass business as an employee of the Guardian Industries float glass plant in Corsicana, Texas. The following year, he accepted a position in outside...
  • Officials of Safelite Group, Columbus, Ohio, announced the promotions of Ed Sprigler and Rodger Pickett. Sprigler has been promoted to assistant vice president of national contact center operations, while Pickett has been promoted to vice president of customer relations. In his new role, Sprigler will be responsible for supporting national insurance and commercial referral programs. Pickett...
  • Betsy Blake has joined U.K.-based Belron SA as director of purchasing, North America. She will continue to work in the Belron US corporate office in Columbus, Ohio, where she previously served as purchasing director.In her new position with Belron SA, Blake will be responsible for direct-spend supplier management for the United States and Canada, and will have a seat on the Belron global supply...
  • Employees of Pittsburgh Glass Works accepted wage cuts Wednesday night.The cuts were included in a contract ratified by Local 3059 of the United Auto Workers, which represents about 305 workers at the company's Evansville plant.Terry Hall, president of the local union chapter, declined to say how many members voted in favor of the contract."We know the times we are in," Hall said....
  • Mark Hatfield, an area sales manager for Safelite Solutions in Fredericksburg, Va., and Bev Rook, a regional sales manager based in Kansas City, Mo., have been promoted to national account managers for Safelite Solutions, Columbus, Ohio.They will be responsible for developing new accounts and building relationships with insurance companies that have existing vehicle glass programs with Safelite...
  • Steve Miggo has joined Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, as senior vice president of human resources and leadership development, according to a release. Miggo joins Belron US from Limited Brands, where he served for the last three years as associate vice president of human resources. Prior to that he served as vice president of human resources for Elmer's Products Inc. for seven years, where he was...

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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • 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.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...