Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • BISEM-USA collaborated with Dow Corning and Guardian Industries to complete the first successful testing of the BISEM Vacuum Wall system, a structurally glazed unitized curtain wall. The system is the first in North America to undergo industry-recognized and accepted independent performance testing for air and water resistance, and structural, seismic and thermal performance, BISEM reports in an...
  • Bystronic glass named Dr. Burghard Schneider as its new CEO, succeeding André Brütsch. Prior to joining Bystronic glass, Schneider worked for the Felss Group, a machinery and systems engineering company, in addition to serving in various capacities at Schott AG. "Glass is a fascinating material that offers numerous processing possibilities," Schneider says. "I believe there are further...
  • PPG Industries’ flat glass business received $312,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a dynamically responsive infrared window coating that will block heat in the summer to reduce air-conditioning costs and transmit solar heat in the winter to reduce heating costs, PPG reports.The funding is part of an award of up to $750,000 being shared with project leader Pacific Northwest...
  • Bonded Technology Corp. named Michael Newman as its new president, according to a company release. Newman has 24 years of experience in the architectural laminated metal panel industry. The company manufactures and promotes the BondTek brand name and product line, which includes insulated and non-insulated architectural Glaze-In panel systems. The company also supplies finish-matched flat sheet...
  • Dow Corning will host a free one-hour webinar on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. EST, featuring Stanley Yee, a facade design and construction specialist at Dow Corning. During the webinar, Yee will explain how using specific energy-efficient solutions can improve thermal performance and empower architects with greater design freedom, Dow Corning reports. The “Improving Building Enclosure Thermal Performance...
  • Marg WebbKevin GaulSid SpearDuring the 77th Annual Conference, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association membership ratified the 2014 board of directors, which includes Marg Webb, of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, as affiliated association seat, plus Pella’s Kevin Gaul and Simonton’s Sid Spear as residential representatives, AAMA reports.Webb brings 25 years of building...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. has partnered with The American Institute of Architects as an approved provider of AIA Continuing Education System programming for practicing architects. CRL now offers CE courses on aluminum-framed storefronts and frameless glass railing systems, with additional courses in the works. These new courses address key performance criteria and design considerations, ensuring...
  • The glass, glazing and window industry needs to be aware of a growing demand for Health Product Declarations, according to officials at theAmerican Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Annual Conference this week in Orlando. During the Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting, AAMA’s senior executive coordinator, Maureen Knight, said the architectural community is beginning to request HPDs from...
  • CGI Windows and Doors Inc. promoted Liz Rodriguez to architectural sales representative. Due to its growth in the Broward County, Fla., territory, the company needed an additional sales rep to support its customer base. Rodriguez has more than 11 years of experience in the fenestration industry and started with CGI on the inside sales team.“Liz has done an outstanding job for us in inside sales...
  • A joint-association glass industry task group is months away from completing the Product Category Rules for Life Cycle Assessment, according to officials at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Annual Conference, running Feb. 16-19 in Orlando. In 2011, AAMA joined forces with the Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door...
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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,...