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  • Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association honorary member Lyon D. Evans of Wausau, Wis., passed away on Dec. 8, at the age of 93, according to a Dec. 20 AAMA release. More than 65 years ago, Lyon helped form and was the key technical member of AAMA, the then new association. In 1957, he joined Hope's windows, Jamestown, N.Y., and worked there until 1975, when he moved to Wausau. He became...
  • Officials from Viracon named Kelly S. Schuller as president, according to an Oct. 5 company release. Schuller, who served as Viracon senior vice president, sales and marketing since 2010, reports to Joseph F. Puishys, chief executive officer of Apogee Enterprises, parent company of Viracon."Since joining Viracon last year, Kelly has led development of its strategic plan which focuses on the...
  • General Glass International has named John Bush as its new plant manager, according to a Sept. 27 company release. Bush, who had been principal at John Bush Consulting Inc., will be in charge of the manufacturing and management of GGI's glass fabricating facility, including its newly installed oversized tempering furnace. Bush will also spearhead the company's continued efforts to expand its...
  • Officials from PPG Industries announced Sept. 8 that Diane Kappas has been appointed vice president, environment, health and safety, effective Oct. 1, reporting to Michael H. McGarry, senior vice president, Commodity Chemicals. Kappas will succeed John Richter, who has been named vice president, operations, coatings, Asia/Pacific, at PPG's China headquarters in Shanghai.As vice president, EHS,...
  • John Neunlist, president of Admiral Glass & Mirror, passed away Aug. 15 after a long battle with cancer, according to officials from the Houston-based contract glazier. A visitation will be held Aug. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Grand View Funeral Home in Pasadena, Texas. Interment will take place Monday, August 22, 2011 in Herrin, Ill. 
  • Officials from Tubelite Inc. announced that Sage Architectural Products LLC of Austin, Texas, will serve the state's central and southern region. As manufacturer's representatives, the firm will provide Tubelite's clients with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylight control systems for commercial building needs, according to an Aug. 15 Tubelite release.Owners of Sage Architectural Products...
  • Castleberry (left) Baker (right) WinTech officials announced the addition of Kendall Baker and Mike Castleberry to its Engineering Group. Baker comes to WinTech as Senior Designer, bringing 25 years of experience from Efco's application and design groups. Castleberry offers more than 15 years of experience in the window industry, including time at Efco and Boyd Windows. He has extensive...
  • Chief Brand Officer Mike Boyle of Surface Dynamix announced the appointment of John DeMartini as the first director of communications of the newly formed company. DeMartini is a graduate of Immaculata University, located in the Philadelphia area, and specializes in business writing and public relations. He will oversee the communications and advertising departments of Surface Dynamix. DeMartini...
  • Officials from Edgetech I.G., a division of Quanex Building Products Corp., announced that Jeff Wycinski has joined the company as quality engineer at its Cambridge, Ohio, facility. Wycinski has more than 20 years of experience in quality control. He spent 24 years in various roles in the auto industry for a fuel and brake line supplier, including lab technician, supervisor, project engineer and...
  • Effective June 1, 2011, Brian Clark will succeed Tom Trainor as president of Trainor Glass Co., Alsip, Ill., according to a May 13 company release. As CFO, Tom Trainor will focus on continued strategic growth along with Bob Trainor, CEO.Clark has been with the company since he was 16. In 1991, he filled out his first and only job application with Trainor Glass and started sweeping floors,...
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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...