Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Quanex Building Products announced the promotion of Sean Hummel to director of research and development. In his new role, he will oversee R&D for the Quanex IG Systems business unit.Hummel has 20 years of product development, marketing project management and leadership experience with an emphasis on R&D. Hummel has spent the last six years managing R&D for Quanex’s IG systems...
  • Officials from Frank Lowe Rubber and Gasket Co. announced the company passed a renewal audit for ISO 9001:2008 standard certification. The ISO 9001 standard defines corporate Quality Management System requirements, creating a systematic framework in which organizations drive continual improvement, according to a company statement.“Consistently meeting industry highest quality requirements and...
  • Safti First announced DSW Architectural Products LLC will be representing the company in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, effective immediately.“Safti First is a premium manufacturer with a strong reputation in the market place that fits into DSW-AP’s mission statement,” said David Williams, principal of DSW-AP, in a Safti First release. “Their products complement our current product...
  • Pleotint LLC announced it is offering a course for architects looking to further their knowledge about using dynamic glass to improve daylighting and energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. The new course, titled Self-tinting Dynamic Glass for Daylighting and Energy Efficiency, is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems and is offered...
  • Officials from Aluplast announced the company has broken ground on a new production site in Vadodara, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Company executives, the manager of Aluplast India and several local customers celebrated the groundbreaking with a traditional ceremony prior to construction.Construction is expected to be completed at the end of August.
  • Swiss financial regulator FINMA denied an appeal by investors over a proposed $3 billion takeover of Sika by Saint-Gobain, according to a May 4 Reuters report. The Bill Gates Foundation as well as Cascade Investment had sought to force the French firm to buy out minority shareholders in Sika, which is controlled by the Burkard-Schenker family.FINMA said it backed an April decision by Switzerland'...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released the AAMA 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, which delivers timely information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. According to the report, in 2014, nonresidential construction activity experienced strong growth, with a similar net positive effect on the entry door market. Total...
  • Vitrum officials announced that now through May 15, interested parties can submit applications for abstracts to showcase their work at the 30th Annual Association of Italian Glass Technicians Advances in Glass Processes: Key innovation topics in hollow and flat glass Conference, set to take place October 8 during Vitrum 2015 at the Fiera Milano, Rho Exhibition District.The event will offer...
  • GPD Finland 2015 will feature a new structure of activities based on the feedback given by previous participants. The main part of the program will have educational and business components and will be held during the week, starting Tuesday through Friday, June 23-26, according to organizers.
  • Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, announces JT Foreman has joined its Houston operation center as district sales representative. In this role, Foreman is responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners throughout the southern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas.With over sixteen years of sales, management, and business development...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...