Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Matodi USA, distributor and manufacturer's representative agency, recently hired Tom Ruff as regional manager, according to a Sept. 3 company release. He will be based in Dallas. "Tom Ruff's experience in the curtain wall industry with Harmon as well as with Stonepanels, Texas, combined with a 15-year career in machinery sales with Bavelloni, will very much benefit our architectural customers and...
  • Officials from Bohle America Inc. announced Keith Knolmayer joined the Bohle America management team as hardware development director, according to a Sep. 2 company release. Knolmayer previously worked for Häfele America Co. for 17 years. Knolmayer's extensive product knowledge of sliding door applications, ANSI grade builder’s hardware and all glazing products will allow Bohle to expand its...
  • Officials from Guardian Industries named Rick Zoulek vice president of North American Flat Glass operations.“Rick brings to Guardian leadership skills that will more strongly position us in the competitive and constantly changing flat glass business in North America," said Scott Thomsen, Guardian Glass Group president, in a release. "He has the innate ability to connect innovation and...
  • Officials from The Glass Guru franchise announced that four additional franchisees were trained during the month of August, bringing the number of new franchisees that have joined the organization in 2013 to 18. The most recent franchise owners with The Glass Guru have expanded the company’s presence in Arizona, California, Maryland, and Virginia, according to an Aug. 27 company release.Patrick...
  • Officials from Greco Aluminum Railings USA Inc., a subsidiary of Greco Aluminum Railings LDT, announced Jim Ellsworth as president of the company’s U.S. operations, according to an Aug. 27 company release.Ellsworth joined Greco in May 2013 and was recently appointed president. Ellsworth brings more than 30 years of executive management experience. To support Greco’s strategic growth in the United...
  • Officials from Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, announced Bronson Faher has joined its Las Vegas operation center as district sales representative for the Arizona, southern California and Nevada territory.Faher brings 17 years of experience in the Las Vegas scaffolding industry to the company, having held operational management positions with Waco Scaffolding & Equipment Inc., Nevada...
  • 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...
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  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...