Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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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  • 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'...
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