Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum will present an Express Learning session at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo on how contract glaziers can boost profit margins by taking advantage of the labor savings associated with unit-glazed systems. The session, “Bridging the Gap Between Unitized Curtain Walls and Traditional Window Walls,” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Express...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced the rebranding of its Comfort E-PS, bringing the high-demand pyrolytic glass into alignment with the two new product families of low-emissivity coated glass products launched early last year: Energy Select for architectural applications and Comfort Select for residential applications.Comfort E-PS in 2.5mm, 3.0m, 4.0mm and 5.0mm is now Comfort Select 73....
  • SealsRinkaOfficials from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association announced two new staff appointments: Jason Seals as certification manager, and Rich Rinka as technical/industry affairs manager.Seals comes to AAMA with over 15 years of experience in the fenestration industry. As AAMA’s certification manager, he will direct all certification-related activities of the association with...
  • Firestone Building Products Company LLC announced today that its Bristol, Conn. manufacturing facility was recognized by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships as a 2014 Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency. The Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency recognition program highlights the accomplishments of organizations that are participating in energy efficiency programs...
  • Officials from commercial window, door and curtain wall manufacturer Graham Architectural Products announced the company has launched a dynamic new website, www.grahamwindows.com.The site has been designed and constructed to make it easier for customers to quickly access important information regarding the company, its products and solutions. All content has been reorganized to more easily match...
  • Petersen Aluminum has named Rob Heselbarth as director of communications. Heselbarth will be responsible for overall marketing communications including public and media relations, promotional material, social media, website content, and print and online advertising.Heselbarth has significant experience in the construction industry in both the residential and commercial markets. He most recently...
  • Building and renovating more sustainable, near-zero-energy buildings requires effective solutions to minimize air infiltration, according to officials from Dow Corning. In a free Aug. 27 webinar presented through The Construction Specifications Institute’s WebReach program, Dow Corning’s Andrea Wagner will outline many aspects of creating an airtight building envelope, explaining the different...
  • Officials from Greco Aluminum Railings announced the official launch of the company's newly developed website, www.grecorailings.com. The site targets and engages architects, designers, contractors and industry professionals with a focus on the building envelope and architectural railings.The new site provides a variety of useful information for the design professional including an extensive...
  • MG McGrath Architectural Sheet Metal has hired Aaron Taylor as a Drafter. Taylor, a registered architect in Minnesota, brings nine years of experience to MG McGrath, and has a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.Taylor’s drafting and construction experience includes project submittal packages, overall system design, fabrication models, vendor coordination and shop and field...
  • Last week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Glaz-Tech Industries President Pete Fazlollah announced Glaz-Tech will make a $4 million capital investment and create 50 new direct jobs in Baton Rouge with the establishment of a new glass manufacturing facility. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in an additional 97 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 140 new jobs...
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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...