Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • In another installment of the Sika/Saint-Gobain takeover bid, two Sika investors plan to appeal a ruling that Saint-Gobain is not required to make an offer for all of Sika's shares, according to an April 2 Reuters report.Switzerland's takeover board on April 1 dismissed an objection from Sika investors Cascade Investment and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ruling that an "opting out"...
  • Glass Performance Days 2015 will be held June 24-26, 2015 in Tampere, Finland. Organizers just released the final, full exhibition program, allowing participants to select the combination of events most useful for their needs ahead of time. The two-day event includes intensive special topic workshops and the opportunity to book individual meetings with other GPD participants.Registration for the...
  • Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, announced Sherry Wade has joined its Denver operation center as district sales representative. In this role, Wade is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners throughout Colorado and Wyoming, and portions of Idaho, Montana, and Utah.Wade brings over twenty-four years of experience in...
  • Officials from Nedex announced Glasslam as its exclusive partner for marketing and trading its line of insulating glass components in the Americas. Nedex, which has operated in the European, MENA and Asian IG markets during its 15 year history, is expanding globally and entering the U.S., Central American and South American markets in partnership with Glasslam, according to a Glasslam release.
  • Kawneer Co. named Robert Huffman its U.S. Southern Region sales manager. In this role, Huffman leads the Southern region sales team to drive profitable growth through market share.  Huffman brings more than 20 years of experience in the glass and glazing industry to his position. He began his career with Kawneer in 1993, first serving as an estimator and later as an architectural sales...
  • Saint-Gobain commemorates its 350th anniversary with a global exhibition, “Future Sensations,” exhibiting May 30 to June 6, 2015, at The Oval, located on the northwest end of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Free to visit, “Future Sensations” features five distinct ephemeral pavilions that take visitors on a journey of science, storytelling and art that celebrates the past three and a...
  • Thomas CaterTyler FirmeViracon named Thomas Cater and Tyler Firme as its two newest architectural sales representatives.Cater previously worked as a project manager for Quality Structures and as a regional sales executive with Doralco Architectural Metals. His territory for Viracon includes Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Firme is a LEED Green Associate, and most recently...
  • glasstec, international trade fair for the glass industry, and GlassPrint, European biennial conference and exhibition for glass decoration, renewed their cooperation. GlassPrint 2015 will be “powered by glasstec” and the two events will continue to support each other.           “We are pleased that GlassPrint will again be held in Düsseldorf...
  • Swiss investor adviser ISS recommended Sika AG shareholders vote against a proposal by members of the Burkard family to oust the chairman as it would ease the sale of their stake to Saint-Gobain, according to a March 31 Bloomberg Business report.Schenker-Winkler Holding AG, representing the Burkard family, wants Max Roesle installed as chairman of the Swiss adhesives maker in place of Paul Haelg...
  • Hartung Glass Industries' Dallas branch (Farmer's Branch) is now certified as an independent Guardian Select Fabricator. Hartung Dallas joins Hartung’s Seattle; Wilsonville, Oregon; and Sacramento, California, locations as Guardian Select Fabricators. Hartung Dallas also installed a new automated Forel Insulating Glass Line capable of automatically arranging, pressing and sealing double and...
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  • 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...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...