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  • Software specialist FeneTech, creators of FeneVision ERP software, will showcase its latest release of FeneVision neo at Vitrum, to be held October 23-26 in Milan, according to an Oct. 14 FeneTech release. FeneVision neo is a completely integrated software ERP solution, developed for glass processing companies, window and door manufacturers, entry door manufactures and sunroom manufacturers,...
  • Seloy Oy, a Finnish insulating glass fabricator, and Lasiliiri Oy, a Finnish architectural glass manufacturer, will implement FeneVision ERP software into their company operations, according to a FeneTech Europe SARL release. Seloy Oy produces IG units on two TPS spacer lines and one metal spacer line, and serves local window and door manufacturers, steel construction firms and glazing companies...
  • Preference North America Inc., Toronto, announced the formation of the Building Envelope Software Technologies Division. The new division will focus on providing building envelope software tools to the glazing industry for estimating, fabrication and management of curtain-wall and storefront projects, according to a May 2 release.Preference North America Inc. and Orgadata AG of Germany also...
  • Vitro America, Memphis, now offers building information modeling data on a range of its glass systems, according to a Jan. 12 release. Architects, specifiers, glaziers and other building industry professionals can easily access Vitro America's library of BIM objects through the ARCAT Web site.BIM product models are available for Vitro America's Envision glass systems, including all-glass...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has created Building Information Modeling files for its Duranar coatings, Pittsburgh Paints, Porter Paints and architectural glass products, according to a May 11 release. They are housed on the McGraw Hill Construction Sweets Network and Reed Construction Data’s SmartBIM Web sites.The files, which are found on the PPG Ideascapes Web site, enable architects to...
  • Oldcastle Glass, Santa Monica, Calif., offers high quality, realistic Building Information Modeling objects for select engineered architectural aluminum products through Reed Construction Data’s proprietary SmartBIM Library, according to an April 30 release. Oldcastle Glass SmartBIM Objects were developed in partnership with Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business...
  • Ohio-based FeneTech Inc. has launched its Web site in French to better serve its European clients, according to an April 7 company release. Additional languages will follow this year.FeneTech Inc. has only recently started its marketing and sales activity in Europe, starting with the participation at glasstec 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany.“FeneTech is moving quickly to become a global and...
  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis., offers architects, engineers and designers 3D models and 2D drawings of its most popular window and curtain wall systems through Autodesk Seek, according to an April 1 company release. The Autodesk Seek service helps manufacturers present Building Information Modeling-ready product information, making 3D models and other product design files...
  • Syracuse Glass Co., Syracuse, N.Y., selected FeneVision from FeneTech, Aurora, Ohio,  to meet its software needs, according to a March 5 company release.“We are using the slower economy as an opportunity to document and review our processes and to see if we can improve them," said John Dwyer, president and CEO, in the release. "The FeneVision ERP software solution is...
  • TGI warm edge spacer and Bautec structural insulating strut thermal insulating strut from Technoform, Twinsburg, Ohio, are now compliant with Building Information Modeling processes, according to a Jan. 6 company release.“We are pleased to be able to offer this feature to our customers,” said Mark Silverberg, president, Technoform North America, in the release. “BIM offers...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....