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  • Registration is now open for the American Institute of Architects Convention 2015, to be held May 14-16 in Atlanta. President Bill Clinton will be giving the keynote address on opening day. After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment,...
  • PPG Industries developed a video that discusses specifying glass to prevent thermal stress breakage, available in its PPG Glass Education Center. The five-minute video features Paul DiCesare, PPG manager of architectural quality assurance, flat glass, discussing how to protect glass against thermal breaks. The tutorial covers other variables that can factor into glass’s ability to resist cracks...
  • The Burkard-Schenker family, which owns a majority stake in Sika has filed a lawsuit to push through an announced $2.73 billion transaction with Saint-Gobain, according to a Jan. 1 Reuters report.Last month, Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights—in a confidential auction process from the family. However, the deal sparked...
  • Viracon will begin glass production for the $1 billion Vikings stadium in Minneapolis this month. Despite continued requests from the Audubon Society to use bird-safe glass, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority has decided to move forward with its original design decision, according to a Dec. 26 Owatonna People's Press article. Viracon will be manufacturing 100 percent of the exterior glass...
  • Tim Doughty, Tubelite Inc.’s client development manager, has expanded his territory to serve glazing contractors and architectural teams in Alabama, Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Tubelite hired Doughty in 2012 as a client development manager in Georgia where he lives. Prior to joining Tubelite, Doughty dedicated nearly 30 years of service with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and Vistawall...
  • Lomedico (left) and MurrellGiroux Glass Inc. appointed Nataline Lomedico as chief executive officer, as of Jan. 1, 2015, succeeding Anne-Merelie Murrell, who continues as chairman of the board, according to a company release.Lomedico has worked in the construction industry in finance and accounting roles for over 24 years. She has served as treasurer, controller and chief financial officer,...
  • Glass Magazine has been notifed that several North American glass suppliers have announced a decrease in surcharges, including energy surcharges, diesel surcharges and freight surcharges.The news follows weeks of falling gasoline and diesel fuel costs. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. on-highway diesel fuel prices have fallen for the ninth consecutive week to $3.137....
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration updated its recordkeeping and reporting rules, with new requirements effective Jan. 1.According to the new rules, employers will have to report the following to OSHA:All work-related fatalitiesAll work-related inpatient hospitalizations of one or more employeesAll work-related amputationsAll work-related losses of an eyeThe rules are stricter than...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...