Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Glass Guru has opened a new local franchise in Macedonia, Ohio, according to a local news report. The company has 80 locations in the country, with the Macedonia location serving much of northeast Ohio, including Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Mayfield, Aurora, Streetsboro, Hudson, Seven Hills and Independence."This is a great territory," said Chad Bradley, franchise owner. "It made sense from a...
  • Accurate Perforating and Accurate Metal Fabricating have received ISO 9001:2008 certification from American Systems Registrar LLC of Wyoming, Mich., for their metal perforating and precision metal fabrication facilities in Chicago, the companies report.Certification under ISO 9001:2008 implies customers will benefit from production processes that are effective and efficient resulting in safe...
  • Bill Rau, manager of quality assurance for Crystal Windows and Door, passed away recently from ongoing health issues."Bill was a tremendous asset for Crystal," said Steve Chen, Crystal's CEO. "He brought a very professional discipline as well as over 30 years of experience in fenestration product design, production and quality to his work at Crystal. He built a great quality control team here at...
  • GPAD 2014 organizers released the official seminar program for the event, to be held March 20-21 in New Orleans. The event is dedicated to CEOs, presidents and operation directors of glass processing companies, and features live sessions about complete automation, namely the close integration of software and machinery technology, officials report.This year, Platinum event sponsors, FeneTech...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. has expanded its Denver service center to operate as a  CRL-U.S. Aluminum super center, now offering the full U.S. Aluminum line of architectural products and systems, with an extensive inventory of U.S. Aluminum storefront and entrance systems. "Expanding the Denver service center aligns with our long-term goals for improving and bringing the full U.S. Aluminum...
  • Participant registration for Glass Performance Days China 2014 is now open. The conference will be held April 12 in Shanghai, and feature presentations on glass processing techniques, challenges and solutions in coatings, as well as trends in architectural glass use and glass business.
  • After several consecutive months of slowing demand for design services, the American Institute of Architect's Architectural Billings Index reported a modest uptick in January. The January ABI score was 50.4, up from 48.5 in December. The new projects inquiry index was 58.5, down a bit from the reading of 59.2 the previous month.“There is enough optimism in the marketplace that business conditions...
  • The value of new construction starts fell 13 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485 billion, following a healthy performance in December, according to a McGraw Hill Construction report. Nonresidential building in January dropped 6 percent to $157.3 billion, and was down 7 percent from last year’s average monthly pace. The institutional building sector in January...
  • Glass Apps received a “Best Of Houzz” customer satisfaction award from Houzz, the web-based home remodeling and design platform. Glass Apps was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community, according to Glass Apps. The customer satisfaction awards are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional...
  • The Canadian Glass Association Board of Directors named Rich Porayko, glass marketing specialist, interim executive director until a permanent executive director can be successfully recruited, according to a release.Porayko's career in marketing began 20 years ago, with over ten years in the commercial glass industry. He has been a contributing freelance writer for Glass Canada for the last six...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...