Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing hired Peter Klucas as an assistant project manager.Klucas brings six years of construction/glass and glazing experience to AMG. In the new position, he will assist the project management team in submittals, project take offs, cost projections scheduling and project close out. 
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council created a whiteboard to demonstrate the ease in achieving fenestration energy code compliance. The whiteboard introduces “Joe,” an animated commercial window manufacturer who uses NFRC’s commercial ratings program to overcome the challenge of proving his products meet code.Intended to serve commercial building architects, building owners, builders and code...
  • YKK AP America expanded its sales territory to the Rocky Mountain region, covering Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Troy Hein, senior account manager, will be responsible for the new territory starting in late June. Hein, who has worked for YKK AP for over 12 years, will transfer from his current role in the Orlando office to focus on developing the new region.“As YKK AP continues to grow its presence...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council will host a free webinar, Friday, May 30, on meeting commercial fenestration code compliance. The hour-long webinar will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET, and attendees can earn one American Institute of Architects education credit.During the webinar, attendees will learn how to:Quickly and easily determine fenestration code compliance for commercial...
  • Mason, Ohio-based Basco Manufacturing Co. appointed Jim Brockschmidt as Human Resources director. As a member of the company’s Enterprise Leadership Team, Brockschmidt will be responsible for developing and managing HR policies and procedures, employee engagement and attracting new talent for the organization.Most recently, Brockschmidt served as an HR consultant for the Village of Evendale in...
  • Brian Thomas was named president of Super Sky, a subsidiary of Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, filling the position left by recently retired Jim Roesing, the company's president since 1987.Roesing spent more than 47 years in the engineered commercial skylight business. During his tenure at Super Sky, he was involved in major projects on every continent, including Santiago Calatrava...
  • Officials from Luoyang Northglass Technology Co., Ltd. issued an official statement May 15 in response to news of a patent infringement case in Canada. Last month, Glaston announced that a Canadian court ordered Northglass to pay EUR 1.3 million ($1.79 million) in damages in a case regarding tempering and bonding technology.“Up to now, Luoyang Northglass and its subsidiary Shanghai North Glass...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index, released by McGraw Hill Construction, advanced 8.4 percent in April, according to Associated General Contractors of America. The Momentum Index retreated in February and March, following the steady gains that were reported during most of 2013. With the April increase, the Index resumed its upward track, up 17.8 percent year-over-year. A harsh winter helped slow...
  • The Seventh Court of Appeals affirmed May 9 that PPG Industries did not violate an arbitration award to the United Steelworkers by unilaterally implementing a two-tier wage system that lowered production and maintenance employees' pay at an Illinois glass manufacturing plant. According to the court, PPG in April 2009 sought to modify its bargaining agreement with USW to reduce labor costs at...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is launching a new education program during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014.The content experts at Glass Magazine and Window & Door, official publications of the National Glass Association, are producing a series of 20-minute glass and fenestration business and product sessions free...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...