Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Pulp Studio announced that Bill Thimons is now VP of operations, a new position that the fabricator created following its acquisition of California Glass Bending last summer. Thimons  brings years of glass contracting expertise to Pulp Studio, having served most recently as operations manager for Giroux Glass. Thimons was also employed by IBA Consultants, where he specialized in glass...
  • Officials from Binswanger Glass have named Bill White as area manager for Virginia, according to a Jan. 21 company release. White, who had been branch manager at Binswanger's Richardson, Texas, location, will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the nine locations that make up the Virginia region."Bill has significant management experience in his past, and brings strong operational...
  • Longtime glass industry representative, Caleb Brown "Buck" Jennings, Jr., of Spartanburg, S.C., died on Jan. 6 at the age of 86. Jennings owned and operated glazing subcontractor Jennings Paint and Glass Co. with his father, and later his sons Kit and Harold. 
  • Following its acquisition by Saint-Gobain, SAGE announced a new management structure for Europe, in which the company will rely on new teams of architectural and glass representatives to launch SageGlass solutions and assist customers across Europe.SAGE Saint-Gobain Europe regroups senior managers from Saint-Gobain to form a dedicated organization of electrochromic glazing specialists, ...
  • Officials from Wausau Window and Wall Systems named Jack Spelman architectural sales representative for eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware. Drawing from more than 30 years of industry experience, he works closely with the building owners, architects, general contractors and glazing contractors in the region.For the past 18 years, Spelman served as president of JDS...
  • Officials from Thermal Windows Inc. promoted Seth Patterson to commercial sales manager, according to a Nov. 20 company release. For the last seven years, Patterson has been involved in contract sales throughout the United States with Thermal's commercial division, providing assistance to customers and operations personnel in the areas of product specifications, performance and approvals.In his...
  • John P. (Jack) Hilboldt, co-founder of National Glass and Glazing and a nearly 60-year glass industry veteran, has passed away, according to a statement from the family. Hilboldt started as a glazier apprentice in 1947, and went on to run Stanley Hanks Glass Co., which was purchased by Cupples Product and became Gateway Glass. He left in 1982 to start National Glass and Glazing with his sons...
  •  Don Wessinger, a glass and glazing industry veteran of more than 56 years, passed away, July 12, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Wessinger began his career in 1956 as a draftsman and project manager for window-wall and curtain-wall projects. After graduating from Texas A&M University, he was owner and president of Tejas Panels from 1978-1992. Wessinger developed and...
  • Officials from Viracon announced that Kyle Jones and his company, Premier Glass Products, joined the Viracon's external sales team, providing architectural sales and customer relationship management for the state of Texas.Jones started PGP in 2003, after 19 years as the national sales manager for Vistawall. Together with his partner Larry Long, who previously served as president and owner of...
  • The Glass Doctor Leadership Council welcomed five new representatives at its meeting Tuesday. The new representatives were elected from among the more than 180 Glass Doctor independent franchise owners across the United States and Canada, according to a June 15 company release.The Glass Doctor Leadership Council members work with the corporate home office to develop ongoing strategic plans and...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...