Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • After opening its first North American location in 2014, Mappi International recently added a warehouse at its North American headquarters in High Point, North Carolina. The facility provides the entire North American territory with after-sales service.Early this year, the company installed four new tempering facilities in the United States, and currently has three additional contracts in the...
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and the first integrated float glass facility in the UAE, won the Emirates Appreciation for the Environment Award 2015 in the Small and Medium Industries category. EFG has been recognized for achieving the lowest carbon footprint among factories across the region, with a carbon footprint level of 553 grams of carbon dioxide emission per...
  • View Inc. announced that the Overstock.com Inc. new corporate campus will incorporate View Dynamic Glass. The project marks one of the largest installations of View Dynamic Glass to date. View will be delivering glass in summer 2015. Powered by a sophisticated intelligence engine, View’s dynamic glass will allow Overstock employees to have a comfortable work environment, while enjoying views and...
  • Pleotint LLC joined a distribution partnership with CrystaLite Inc., that enables the Everett, Washington–based company to offer Suntuitive glass with its skylight and sunroom solutions.“The majority of our sunroom systems are in homes and businesses where the owner has a view of either water or a mountain range,” says John Westerfield, marketing manager at CrystaLite. “Typically, they add window...
  • SC Railing Co. welcomed Margaret Brune of M.B. and Associates as its newest sales representative in the company's Michigan territory.“We are delighted to have someone as tenured as Margaret join our team. Leveraging her 25 plus years of glass expertise, she will now be able to provide you with highly engineered railing systems by SC Railing Company,” says Dan Stachel. “Our relationship with M.B....
  • Deceuninck North America appointed Doug Harden as product engineering manager. In this role, Harden will manage and participate in the design and development of fenestration and building product systems, as well as offer engineering support and technical expertise to customers. “With more than three decades of experience, Doug joins us with a high level of expertise in the fenestration...
  • Ariel Peralta has joined Graham Architectural Products as director of finance for the company’s new partnership with Continental Glass Systems LLC of Hialeah, Florida.In this position, Peralta will lead, direct and implement the company’s strategic and tactical financial reporting and accounting activities for the new and growing window wall business. In addition, he will work closely with the...
  • The Consumer Product and Safety Commission posted notice of a proposed rule change to the Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials affecting safety glazing products under CPSC jurisdiction. The proposed amendment would substitute the industry’s voluntary testing protocol set forth in ANSI Z97.1-2009 for the CPSC's federal testing regime specified in 16 CFR 1201.4 for safety glazing,...
  • Steve Schwartz, owner of Sarasota, Florida-based Quality Enclosures, was named Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the Year by the Florida Business Observer. Steve and his father Manny Schwartz founded Quality Enclosures in 1991, when customers were hard to find, according to the Observer. The duo knocked on front doors, pored through the yellow pages and searched for customers from Venice to remote areas...
  • Privacy control glass manufacturer and designer Vistamatic announced the launch of a new division, VistaGlass Direct. The division will offer full service glass fabrication and water jet services from within its new manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Florida.Vistamatic via VistaGlass Direct has invested heavily in new machinery, including a glass cutting line, nine-spindle polisher, drill,...
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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...