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  • Exhibitor registration numbers for glasstec 2014 are comparable to the 2012 event, despite an uncertain economic situation in the flat glass sector, tradeshow officials report. In 2012, 1,175 companies representing glass engineering, glass manufacturing and glass crafts participated, with 66 percent attending from outside Germany.For further information on attending or exhibiting at glasstec...
  • The 27th annual Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo will be held Wednesday, April 30, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md.The event, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, will feature tabletop displays highlighting: architectural glass and glazing products, automotive glass and repair products, curtain wall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors,...
  • Registration is now open for Canada’s national commercial glazing conference, the 2014 Glass Connections Conference and Trade Show. The event, hosted by the Canadian Glass Association, is set to take place June 4-5 at the Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview & Conference Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.Glass Connections Conference & Trade Show is a highly focused educational and networking...
  • The glass industry is entering a time of major change that will present challenges and opportunities, and drive innovation, according to speakers during the Building Envelope Contractors Conference, March 16-18, in Las Vegas.“The only way to get from where we are now to where we need to be in the future is through innovation,” said Mic Patterson, vice president of strategic development at the...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is offering a virtual attendance option for the Spring Committee Week meeting being held March 24-26 in Memphis, Tenn. “We recognize...that schedules do not always allow the time for travel,” says Jessica Finn, NFRC membership coordinator. “Because participation is the number one benefit of NFRC membership, this year we are providing the opportunity...
  • More than 100 attendees gathered in San Francisco last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2014 Winter Conference. The meeting included several days of committee and task group meetings, followed by two days of educational seminars.In addition to the group’s extensive technical activities, the meeting agenda included discussion of Life Cycle Assessment for windows and processed...
  • GPAD 2014 organizers released the official seminar program for the event, to be held March 20-21 in New Orleans. The event is dedicated to CEOs, presidents and operation directors of glass processing companies, and features live sessions about complete automation, namely the close integration of software and machinery technology, officials report.This year, Platinum event sponsors, FeneTech...
  • Participant registration for Glass Performance Days China 2014 is now open. The conference will be held April 12 in Shanghai, and feature presentations on glass processing techniques, challenges and solutions in coatings, as well as trends in architectural glass use and glass business.
  • Dow Corning will host a free one-hour webinar on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. EST, featuring Stanley Yee, a facade design and construction specialist at Dow Corning. During the webinar, Yee will explain how using specific energy-efficient solutions can improve thermal performance and empower architects with greater design freedom, Dow Corning reports. The “Improving Building Enclosure Thermal Performance...
  • A joint-association glass industry task group is months away from completing the Product Category Rules for Life Cycle Assessment, according to officials at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Annual Conference, running Feb. 16-19 in Orlando. In 2011, AAMA joined forces with the Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door...
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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...