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  • PPG Industries announced, December 14, that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the North American architectural coatings business of AkzoNobel, in a deal valued at $1.05 billion. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close in early second quarter 2013, subject to regulatory approvals, according to a PPG release.“This...
  • Wendy Ordemann has been named manager of Architectural Design Services for the new DORMA World of Access design center in New York City. Ordemann is an accomplished manager and communicator with an extensive background in architecture- and design-related matters, according to a Dorma release. She has held senior editorial posts at Metropolis, Architectural Record and This Old House...
  • Guardian Industries reached an important milestone at its float glass plant in Krasny Sulin, Russia, where officials participated in the initial “ribbon pull”, December 11, to mark the beginning of production. The $220 million plant is Guardian’s largest to date, producing 900 tons of glass per day, and will include a technologically advanced glass coater, according to a release. The Rostov...
  • Brad Thurman has been named director of sales and marketing, strategic accounts, for C.R. Laurence Co. Most recently, Thurman was vice president of strategic accounts for DORMA Americas, where he developed and implemented strategies that provided national accounts with comprehensive turnkey solutions, according to a CRL release. His prior experience includes five years as sales manager for...
  • A U.S. judge ordered that 10 units of Mexican glassmaker Vitro SAB be put into U.S. bankruptcy and found that several of them had taken secret steps to prevent creditors from collecting money owed to them, according to a December 5 Reuters report. The order follows the November 28 ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans that upheld a decision refusing to grant...
  • Guardian Industries has launched a Spanish version of its global website, www.guardian.com, in addition to enhancing the site's navigational tools and content.  According to Guardian officials, the improved navigation allows visitors to easily search for products and solutions under the company’s Glass, Automotive and Building Products sections. The expanded drop-down menus are intuitively...
  • Gamma, a division of the Far East Global Group Ltd., confirmed that it acquired CBO Glass this August, which ranked #15 on Glass Magazine's 2011 Top 50 Glaziers list with annual sales of $30 million to $40 million. Gamma officials also announced the company has opened five new sales offices in the United States and Canada, in addition to an international office in London.Now rebranded under the...
  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems announced Kelly Townsend as its architectural sales representative in Texas. Townsend brings more than 30 years' experience in the commercial glazing and architectural products industries to the position. Most recently, he served as national sales director of Columbia Commercial Building Products in Rockwall, Texas. Prior to that, he was an estimating manager and...
  • Several curtain-wall companies have asked the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's decision regarding the subsidizing and dumping of unitized wall modules from China into the Canadian market.The Canada Border Services Agency terminated its investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidizing of Chinese unitized wall modules this fall,...
  •   DORMA opened its World of Access Design Center in midtown Manhattan, December 3. The global manufacturer of architectural door hardware and glass wall systems designed the 8,500-square-foot space as a resource for architects, designers, contractors and other members of New York’s design community.Dorma tapped its German roots with an inaugural panel discussion, “Rebooting Europe...
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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...