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  • glasstec: Trade Fair for Glass Production-Processing-Products opened today at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany. The show, with more than 1,000 exhibitors from all over the world demonstrating innovations in glass and solar products and processes, is hosted by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and runs through Oct. 24.“The glass industry has gone through some difficult times in recent years, and sheet...
  • Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is giving away souvenir photo samples of their new polished fire-rated glass ceramic product, Keralite Select. The photo souvenir format demonstrates the product’s distortion-free surface, sharper viewing, truer color, and high light transmission, according to company officials.Attendees of GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, can receive a complimentary souvenir...
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum will present an Express Learning session at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo on how contract glaziers can boost profit margins by taking advantage of the labor savings associated with unit-glazed systems. The session, “Bridging the Gap Between Unitized Curtain Walls and Traditional Window Walls,” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Express...
  • Twenty-five years after its founding in British Columbia, Canada, the National Fenestration Rating Council will be returning for the 2014 Fall Membership Meeting on September 22-25. Meeting registration is open now.In addition to the usual NFRC meeting proceedings, NFRC will be celebrating its 25 year anniversary, highlighting the milestones that NFRC has reached, and resolving 10 ballots that...
  • John Bush, vice president of operations for GGI, will address the unique characteristics and challenges of oversize glass fabrication during the Express Learning session “Trending Now: Oversize Glass” at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. Designed specifically for fabricators, the free, 20-minute session will tackle all aspects of oversize glass fabrication, including edge...
  • On Wednesday, July 30, the National Fenestration Rating Council will host a free webinar on meeting commercial fenestration code compliance. The hour-long webinar will begin at 2 p.m. (ET). Attendees can earn one AIA continuing education credit.According to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the energy lost through windows represents 4 to 5 percent of total annual U.S. energy...
  • As part of a commitment to help customers make their businesses better, Quanex is proud to present an Express Learning session on lead generation as part of a new, value-add educational series offered to attendees of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.Quanex team member Noel Lavezzi will lead an Express Learning session on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m., in the Express Learning...
  • At the Fiera Milano Exhibition center in Milan, Vitrum 2015, scheduled for Oct. 6-9, 2015, will feature cutting-edge glass products and machinery from around the world for commercial and retail applications. Vitrum, the international event, has recently attracted more than 20,000 visitors. The 2015 event will put a special focus on leading Made in Italy glass technology, which took up about 70...
  • The Façade Design & Engineering Summit UAE, to be held September 7-9 in Dubai, features leaders from the property design and development sector, discussing some of the key trends, innovations and material requirements in the field, with a focus on the UAE market. The event is open for all industry professionals looking to supply products and grow their business in the Middle East. The summit...
  • Designing buildings and building products that are accessible to the entire population requires considerations well beyond those outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act building standards, according to Elizabeth Watson, director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Watson delivered the keynote, “Moving from ADA to Universal Design” during...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • 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...