Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Curtain-wall company Shenyang Yuanda Aluminium Industry Engineering Co., a subsidiary of  Yuanda China, will be opening a 500,000-square-foot curtain-wall fabrication facility in Tijuana, Mexico, according to an industry source. The facility is scheduled to be operational in Spring 2014.Yuanda China currently operates 26 locations worldwide, according to the company website. It already has a...
  • Bob Lawrence, longtime industry leader and president of Craftsman Fabricated Glass in Houston, announced his retirement in an Aug. 25 letter.“The glass industry has been an important part of my life since 1968,” Lawrence said in the letter. “I extend my humble thanks for your support of our company, and for being an integral part of the Craftsman organization becoming something truly unique. It...
  • Filip Miermans has been appointed head of marketing and corporate communications of the Lisec Group. In his new position, Miermans will work to position Lisec as a supplier of all-in-one solutions for the glass processing industry, according to a company release.Prior to joining Lisec, Miermans was head of marketing and communications at Austria’s Miba, and also served in executive positions in...
  • ValenteGreen Officials from Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp. named two new sales directors. Franco Valente has been appointed director of sales in the Profile Extrusion division, and Bob Green has been appointed director of sales in the Building Products division.Valente will oversee the corporate relations and sales of extruded profiles, dealing directly with fabricators of windows, doors...
  • Accura Systems Inc. named Robert (Bob) Johnson chief financial officer, according to an Aug. 20 Accura press release. Johnson brings more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance to Accura, 25 of them spent in the glazing industry. Most recently, Johnson was VP of finance at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope in Terrell, Texas. Prior to Oldcastle, he worked for 21 years at Vistawall...
  • YKK AP America has expanded its presence in Texas with the creation of a San Antonio/Austin territory led by architectural sales representative Leslie Sadler.“We’re excited to expand our footprint in Texas and offer architects, engineers and other customers local access to our wide range of products and...support,” said Oliver Stepe, senior VP, sales and marketing, in a release. Sadler has...
  • Architectural Testing Inc. promoted John Runkle, P.E., to the position of vice president, building sciences, according to an Aug. 8 ATI release. Previously, Runkle served as director, building sciences, where he managed staff and projects in each of ATI’s regional Building Science offices, working on new construction and retrofit projects across the United States, as well as international...
  • Anne Haller-WildfongGardner Glass Products Inc. expanded its Dreamwalls sales team in the Midwest with the addition of Anne Haller-Wildfong of C.A. Haller Inc. and Randy Dornburgh of RanCo Architectural. Haller-Wildfong will represent the glass fabricator in Michigan, while Dornburgh will cover the Indiana territory."We are grateful to be able to grow our coverage with the addition of these...
  • WinDoor Inc. named John Adams national sales manager, effective as of Aug. 5 in WinDoor's Orlando location, according to a company press release. In this role, Adams will continue to expand the WinDoor market share in the northeastern part of the United States as well as oversee the entire sales team currently covering the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina,...
  • Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc., manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of high-performance glass and glazing products, announced the formation of its Eastern Division, Architectural Glass Fabrication and Specialty Products. This new division combines the capabilities and resources of Solar Seal in South Easton, Mass.; Insuplane in Hamden, Conn.; and Hawkins in Stafford, Va., according to an...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • 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...