Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council released a new resource for the industry, the Glass Manufacturing Industry Report. A comprehensive reference source for the glass manufacturing industry, the guide provides over 135 pages of infromation, including: comprehensive industry metrics by segment and region, survey of emissions regulations in the United States and Europe, and extensive...
  • Facades+, a conference dedicated to high-performance and high-design building skins, is headed to Los Angeles, Feb. 5-6. The Los Angeles Facades+ Symposium & Workshops includes a day-long symposium featuring a keynote from world renowned architect James Carpenter. The symposium will also include discussions of net zero, biometric design, and preservation and performance.The second day of...
  • Peter Stattler joined Okalux North America LLC as vice president of sales and marketing, as of Jan. 5. A 15-year veteran of Schott Architecture and Design Division, Stattler will be working with Okalux North America’s independent sales representatives and will lead new product development efforts.
  • Jessica Ding joined Dow Corning Corp. as the company’s North American regional marketer for coatings and construction chemicals. Ding comes to Dow Corning from Chemtura Corp., where she had worked in commercial and marketing roles in the industrial performance products and urethanes divisions.At Dow Corning, Ding will be responsible for deepening Dow Corning’s market understanding in the coatings...
  • Fuyao Glass America Inc. plans to make a $7 million gift to support the University of Dayton's China Institute in Suzhou Industrial Park, just a few miles from where Fuyao is transforming a former General Motors assembly into a state-of-the-art automotive glass manufacturing facility, according to a Jan. 12 press release.Fuyao became the biggest Chinese investor in Ohio and the largest Chinese...
  • The Wagner Cos. appointed Michael Nagy as marketing operations manager. Nagy comes to Wagner with over 10 years of IT and web management experience, and he is a Microsoft and Inbound Marketing Certified Professional, according to the company.  In his previous positions, Nagy successfully developed multi-platform online marketing campaigns to expand web presence and increased online sales,...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index rose in December, increasing 4 percent from a revised 123.8 in November to 128.7 in December according to Dodge Data & Analytics. According to a Jan. 9 Dodge release, the Index is currently at its highest reading since February 2009 and is 17 percent higher than one year ago. The increases seen in the Index in 2014 are a signal that the construction recovery will...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association opened registration for the AAMA 78th Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 15-18 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A discounted early-bird rate is guaranteed through Jan. 21. The AAMA Southeast Region Winter Meeting will immediately follow the conference in the same location, and separate registration is required.Kenn Kington, professional comedian and...
  • Tubelite Inc. welcomed Tim Fookes as its director of engineering. Helping support Tubelite’s clients with dependable products, Fookes is responsible for monitoring all building codes and standards. He serves as the company’s contact for applicable code-related councils and associations, such as the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the American Institute of Architects, the...
  • Woonsocket Glass Fabricators in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, has purchased a larger building in Northfield, Rhode Island, and hopes to open there in May, according to a Jan. 6 Telegram & Gazette article. The business was founded in 1946 as Woonsocket Glass and Mirror and made its name supplying automotive, decorative and storefront glass. In 2013, the company became WGM Fabricators and today is...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...