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  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its annual Glass Expo April 30, drawing 76 vendors and 823 total participants to Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Attendance numbers were slightly down from the 2013 Glass Expo, which organizers attributed to rain storms.“Despite the rain and weather the atmosphere had a positive feel to it and most everyone seemed excited about the turnout and the...
  • Fenestration Canada's 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference will be held June 12-14 at the Fort Gerry hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The advance hotel reservation deadline—to secure a single or double room at the reduced rate of $149/night—is Monday May 12th. Registration information, program content, forms and link to a room reservations portal are all available on the Association's website...
  • Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference. Those interested can register by Wednesday, May 14, to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $875. 
  • 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...
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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...