Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Industry leader Tom Minnon, architectural specification manager for Tubelite Inc., passed away on Friday, May 15. He was 63.For four decades, Minnon shared his knowledge of architectural building products with thousands of people ranging from architects to glazing contractors and building owners to elementary school students, Tubelite officials said in a release. An advocate for green building...
  • Officials from Wardrobe & Bath Specialties announced that Tom Foley has joined the company as regional sales manager for the California Central Coast and Los Angeles region. WBS is a provider of high quality shower doors, wardrobe doors, hardware and accessories to glass shops throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.Foley, a graduate of Central Michigan University, joins WBS after a...
  • Linetec has expanded Wendy Taylor’s role as a regional sales manager. In addition to working with customers in Canada, she will now serve those in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado. Based in Wausau, Wisconsin, Taylor draws from nearly 15 years of experience in architectural building products and services. She started with Linetec in 2001 and steadily has grown her areas of...
  • Graham Architectural Products Curtain Wall Systems added Ken Schmidtchen as engineering manager and Cody Loertscher as assistant project manager, and promoted Ken Boilesen to technical services manager.  Schmidtchen spent 20 years at Kalwall Corp., where he served as project engineer, staff engineer, and most recently as engineering manager. As Graham Curtain Wall Solutions’ engineering...
  • Viracon appointed Annette Panning as its new director of marketing. Panning comes to Viracon with director-level experience leading global marketing, marketing communications, and brand initiatives. In addition, she has a unique breadth of experience across product development management and international marketing management practices. She has worked for companies such as Pentair, Graco Inc.,...
  • Registration for the upcoming American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2015 National Summer Conference is now open. The conference will be held June 28-July 1 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. The AAMA Western Region Summit will immediately follow, from July 1-2, in the same location. Early bird registration ends June 4, and AAMA members receive a $50 discount by registering online. As usual,...
  • 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...
  • The Minneapolis City Council is proposing new bird-safe building standards for the city’s skyway system, according to a May 9 article from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The guidelines would require the inclusion of bird-safe glass or additional lighting to prevent bird collisions throughout the city’s 8-mile skyway system, according to the article.
  • Officials from Heritage Glass in Kingsport, Tennessee, addressed its financial problems last week following reports that employees were not being paid, according to a May 7 report from News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass manufacturing facilities in Kingsport in May 2014. According...
  • Quanex Building Products announced the promotion of Sean Hummel to director of research and development. In his new role, he will oversee R&D for the Quanex IG Systems business unit.Hummel has 20 years of product development, marketing project management and leadership experience with an emphasis on R&D. Hummel has spent the last six years managing R&D for Quanex’s IG systems...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • 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...