Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • BCIndustries, a commercial glazing contractor and fabricator, announced that Ken Hines has been hired as BCI’s new Senior Estimator. Hines joined the team in April and will be responsible for assisting with all of BCI’s estimating. He brings more than 22 years of experience in the window and curtain wall industry.“Ken will be instrumental in assisting and developing our estimating needs,” said...
  • MG McGrath Architectural Sheet Metal has added Susan Koelfgren as Contract Manager. Koelfgren will assist the accounting department with contract management, job cost tracking, construction draw management, balance sheet reconciliations, processing bank draws, billings and collections and communication with project managers on project status and payment approvals.Koelfgren brings over 20 years of...
  • Fenzi North America partnered with two independent sales agencies, PRYSM Marketing Inc. and Serviam Sales Group, for sales and marketing of its complete line of insulating glass components.  “We are pleased to bring on the addition of two key independent sales agencies to help direct our market penetration with our complete line of IG Sealants and Components," said David Devenish, Fenzi...
  • Glass producer Saint-Gobain Glass Romania posted 10 percent growth in turnover last year, due to the launch of a new production line at the plant in Calarasi, southeast Romania, according to a Romania Insider report.“Some 5 percent of the increase registered in 2013 was determined only by launching the production of laminated glass at the factory in Calarasi,” said Cosmin Popescu, the company’s...
  • Hartung Glass Industries appointed glass industry veteran Bob Cummings as Southwest regional sales manager. He will be based out of Hartung’s Dallas location. “We are proud and excited to have Bob Cummings join and lead our Southwest sales team,” said Nick Sciola, president and CEO of Hartung. “In Bob we have a consummate professional with tremendous experience in our dynamic industry and he...
  • Construction employment expanded in 220 metro areas, declined in 70 and was stagnant in 49 between April 2013 and April 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that federal spending cutbacks on government facilities and Hurricane Sandy reconstruction were contributing to job losses around...
  • Willis Tower officials closed all four boxes of The Ledge, the 103rd floor tourist attraction atop the Chicago skyscraper, after cracks appeared in the sacrificial coating layer designed to prevent scratches on the glass, according to an NBC News report.Alejandro Garibay, his brother, and two cousins were in the glass enclosure that juts out of the west side of the building shortly before 10 p.m...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a Technical Information Report providing metal curtain wall designers with the necessary data to select fasteners for curtain wall framing members and components. AAMA TIR-A9-14 also outlines the process of anchoring curtain wall systems to building structures. “The updated AAMA TIR A9-14, ‘Design Guide for Metal Cladding Fasteners...
  • Designing buildings and building products that are accessible to the entire population requires considerations well beyond those outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act building standards, according to Elizabeth Watson, director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Watson delivered the keynote, “Moving from ADA to Universal Design” during...
  • Glaston America Inc. announced the addition of six new sales agents covering its North American customer base.Eric Channel will cover Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and the Carolinas. He has been involved in the glass industry for over 15 years and focuses on glass distributors, fabricators and glazing companies.Jim Charles has been selling products in the glass industry since 1983, and...
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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...