Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Nebraska-based Kearney Glass has become a Glass Doctor franchise location, according to an Aug. 30 article from the Kearney Hub. The Kearney Glass Service Division is now named Glass Doctor of Central Nebraska, while the wholesale and contract glazing division will remain Kearney Glass, according to the article.“We are excited to be joining the Glass Doctor franchise system,” Operation Director...
  • PPG Industries donated Solarban 67, Solarbronze and Sungate 500 glasses to Pittsburgh-based Angels’ Place to enable the installation of 142 new energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility.Located on Woodstock Ave., the building’s original windows were installed when the former elementary school was constructed more than 50 years ago. John Arch, president of Angels’ Place board of directors...
  • Glass manufacturer Şişecam Group announced $1.6 billion consolidated net sales for the January to June 2014 period, a 24 percent increase from the same period in 2013. In the first half of 2014, the group produced a total of 1.8 million tons of glass, 1 million ton of soda and 1.9 million tons of industrial raw materials at its domestic and overseas facilities.The company’s gross profit margin...
  • Construction employment expanded in 223 metro areas, declined in 72 and was stagnant in 44 between July 2013 and July 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. As employment grows, 25 percent of firms report labor shortages are forcing them to turn down work according to a new survey conducted by SmartBrief in...
  • Deceuninck North America announced Greg Koch as director of national fenestration sales. In this new role, Koch will play a key role in developing and managing national accounts as well as providing strategic direction in product research and development for new markets, according to company officials. Koch will also develop strategies and programs to meet customer needs.“Greg joins us with 29...
  • Technoform Glass Insulation has expanded its North American market team as the company continues to grow and launch new products. Laura Woods, the most recent addition, brings more than 20 years of business development experience across multiple industries to the team in Twinsburg, Ohio. Woods brings the ability to build partnerships that increase speed to market, and build strategic business...
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn Ishman as sales director. Ishman comes to NGA\WDDA as a veteran sales team leader, having served most recently as director of sales at Entertainment Publications HSP EP Acquisition. There, she created sales management systems and developed industry partnerships and client...
  • Officials from Saand Inc. announced the appointment of Peter Garvey as CEO. Currently the president of Horizon Plastics International, Garvey will assume his new role on Sept. 15. This newly created role will see Garvey take responsibility and oversight for the organizational activities of the company as well as the development and execution of the business strategy.“Peter was selected because of...
  • KitchingCohawitzAMG Architectural Glass and Glazing has hired Paul Kitching as general manager and Nick Cohawitz as project manager.Kitching brings 24 years of experience with established leadership, experience and knowledge in high-volume operations in the construction industry. He will manage the day to day operations of the company and oversee the management of current and upcoming projects....
  • New construction starts surged 6 percent to reach $588.8 billion in July, according to McGraw Hill Construction. Nonresidential construction increased 7 percent during the month to $229 billion, following gains of 12 percent in June.By segment, commercial building starts saw an 11 percent increase, with hotel construction increasing 29 percent increase, store construction up 12 percent, and...
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...