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  • Main Tape welcomed Sharon Hart as an inside sales specialist. Hart will initially focus on managing and supporting key Graphics distribution accounts, eventually moving to support the entire sales organization to include Surface Protection.Hart has over fifteen years of experience in the pressure-­sensitive tape industry. She previously served for four and a half years as a customer service...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document specific to sound control for fenestration products. AAMA TIR-A1 provides detailed technical information for the reduction of sound transmission through building envelopes in terms of the design and construction of both commercial and residential buildings. AAMA added several newly defined terms to the document, which was...
  • PPG Industries announced plans to close its plant in Burlington, Iowa, on May 1, according to a March 7 Washington Times article. The 29 employees affected will be given an opportunity to transfer to PPG manufacturing plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; or Wichita Falls, Texas. The Burlington plant manufactures tempered flat glass and custom annealed glass.“The costs associated with supplying raw...
  • The Burkard-Schenker family of Sika can accept Saint-Gobain's offer for its controlling stake in Sika without Saint-Gobain having to make an offer to acquire all the shares in the company, according to a decision by the Swiss Takeover Board in a March 9 release. The Burkard-Schenker family has historically controlled 16.4 percent of Sika’s capital, yet 52.6 percent of its voting rights. In...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America state that construction employers added 29,000 jobs in February and 321,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total in six years, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 10.6 percent, according to a March 6 release. According to the AGC report, construction employment totaled 6,353,000 in February, the highest...
  • Experts spoke about Life Cycle Assessments and the intricacies that go into them at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 78th Annual Conference held February 15-18 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, according to an AAMA release.Vik Ahuja, sales executive for the building and construction sector at PE International, and Kerry Haglund, executive director of the Efficient Windows...
  • ICD High Performance Coatings expanded its Global Sales & Marketing team to keep pace with sales of Opaci-Coat and CeramiGlass products, most recently with the appointment of Chris Fronsoe. “Chris will identify strategic global & domestic markets where construction is on the rise. His main task is one of market development, both new areas we have never been in and existing markets that...
  • Chris HanstadBojan KomadinaArmando RodriquezC.R. Laurence expanded its executive team with the promotions of Chris Hanstad, Bojan Komadina and Armando Rodriquez to the position of vice president. Hanstad is VP of Architectural Sales, Komadina is VP of Engineering, and Rodriguez is VP of Production.Most recently, Hanstad served as brand manager of CRL's Architectural Railings brand, where he...
  • In an effort to highlight the transparency of proceedings, the National Fenestration Rating Council will provide a virtual attendance option for the Spring Committee Week meeting, March 23-25, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland.The times and sessions that the meetings will be available virtually are as follows (all times are approximate, are subject to change, and are Eastern Standard Time):Opening...
  • Pekka Hytti, senior vice president, EMEA, has been appointed member of Glaston Corp.’s Executive Management Group as of March 2, 2015. The appointment supports the company in achieving its strategic targets that are profitable growth and the industry’s best customer experience. Hytti has been employed by Glaston since 2010.“Pekka Hytti is responsible for Glaston’s EMEA area sales and service,"...
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  • 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...
  • 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...