Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Cevital Corp., also known as MFG Mediterranean Float Glass, purchased a comprehensive A+W CANTOR ERP solution, including the A+W CANTOR dealer software, for its new, fully automated Oxxo glass and window manufacturing plant in Algeria, according to an A+W release. The Oxxo plant will be equipped with a premium A+W Production system including the automatic optimizing and sorting system DynOpt...
  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Polar Seal Windows Corp. of Grand Rapids, Mich., enabling Polar Seal to incorporate Suntuitive glass into its product line, according to a Pleotint release.With 64 years of experience, Polar Seal is a family owned and operated residential window manufacturer and installer, serving Michigan and Northern Indiana. Polar Seal provides windows for...
  • Pleotint LLC announced the completion of the 100th project featuring Suntuitive glass, first introduced in 2011. Suntuitive glass has been specified for a variety of projects across the country, ranging from single-family homes and education facilities to retail stores and commercial buildings.“What’s unique about Suntuitive glass is that it offers the same solar control benefits and energy-...
  • Guardian Industries named Rick Zoulek vice president of Flat Glass for the Americas. Zoulek will oversee all aspects of Guardian’s North and South American flat glass business. Most recently serving as vice president of Flat Glass for North America, Zoulek's territory covered Guardian’s seven float glass plants and fabrication operations in the United States and Canada. With his new position,...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc.'s flagship product Diamon-Fusion was applied to new glass sections of the FIFA World Cup 2014 host stadium Arena de Sao Paulo, also known as Arena Corinthians, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The project, awarded to Sao Paulo-based T2G Technical Glass Group, a DFI licensee, utilized the coating on the stadium structure glass panels to protect the glass from harmful...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights. The result of a multi-year effort by the three associations, the NAFS User Guide has received final approval and is...
  • Cinzia Schiatti was confirmed to her fourth term as president of Gimav, the Association of Italian Manufacturers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing, during the association's general meeting, June 16. The other statutory bodies were also renewed, according to a Gimav press release.“The coming years will be very challenging for Gimav,” said Schiatti after her...
  • Andrew Pearson Industries named Clint Field vice president, manufacturing. A 27-year executive, Field will assume responsibility for driving continuous improvement in custom thick glass manufacturing programs and processes. As VP, manufacturing, he will serve as an advisor over research and development of API’s FUZION thick fused glass architectural surfaces and elements for the Architectural...
  • In 2013, H.J. Martin and Son installed 50,000 square feet of transparent glass on the Schreiber Foods headquarters in Green Bay, Wis. More recently, the company handled an additional 7,000 square feet of interior glazing work within the 250,000-square-foot structure. Schreiber Foods opened its new five-story, $85-million headquarters June 23. See some of H.J. Martin's work highlighted...
  • A worker at Manko Window Systems in Aurora, Colo., died after being crushed by nearly 4,000 pounds of glass on Saturday morning, June 21. Capt. Diane Lord of the Aurora Fire Department said Saturday that the victim was helping unload wooden crates of glass at the business when the 4,000-pound load fell on top of him, killing him at the scene, according to a KRDO Denver report. No one else was...
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  • 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...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
  • Glaston acquired the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots Oy products, following Glassrobots’ July 11 bankruptcy filing in the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland. As a result of the deal, concluded on Aug. 8, the industrial property rights and related documentation of Finnish glass processing machine manufacturer Glassrobots Oy’s flat tempering and bending machines, its automotive...