Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently became accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program, notably AAMA balloting procedures. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936," said Andrea Rhodes, AAMA...
  • Reed Construction Data has a better outlook for construction spending than the U.S. Census Bureau's recently released 2013 numbers. According to the Bureau, nonresidential building construction slipped 3.1 percent to $304.6 billion in December after increasing 0.9 percent in November. Total public construction spending dropped 2.3 percent in December after sinking 1.4 percent in November. For the...
  • The Associated Builders and Contractors’ Construction Backlog Indicator hit a post-recession high in the fourth quarter of 2013, growing from 8.2 months to 8.3 months, or 1.3 percent, according to ABC. Compared to a year ago, the CBI is 3.9 percent higher—up from 8 months at the end of 2012.“CBI indicates the final three quarters of 2013 were a period of progress for nonresidential...
  • The Glass Guru has opened a new local franchise in Macedonia, Ohio, according to a local news report. The company has 80 locations in the country, with the Macedonia location serving much of northeast Ohio, including Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Mayfield, Aurora, Streetsboro, Hudson, Seven Hills and Independence."This is a great territory," said Chad Bradley, franchise owner. "It made sense from a...
  • Accurate Perforating and Accurate Metal Fabricating have received ISO 9001:2008 certification from American Systems Registrar LLC of Wyoming, Mich., for their metal perforating and precision metal fabrication facilities in Chicago, the companies report.Certification under ISO 9001:2008 implies customers will benefit from production processes that are effective and efficient resulting in safe...
  • Bill Rau, manager of quality assurance for Crystal Windows and Door, passed away recently from ongoing health issues."Bill was a tremendous asset for Crystal," said Steve Chen, Crystal's CEO. "He brought a very professional discipline as well as over 30 years of experience in fenestration product design, production and quality to his work at Crystal. He built a great quality control team here at...
  • GPAD 2014 organizers released the official seminar program for the event, to be held March 20-21 in New Orleans. The event is dedicated to CEOs, presidents and operation directors of glass processing companies, and features live sessions about complete automation, namely the close integration of software and machinery technology, officials report.This year, Platinum event sponsors, FeneTech...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. has expanded its Denver service center to operate as a  CRL-U.S. Aluminum super center, now offering the full U.S. Aluminum line of architectural products and systems, with an extensive inventory of U.S. Aluminum storefront and entrance systems. "Expanding the Denver service center aligns with our long-term goals for improving and bringing the full U.S. Aluminum...
  • Participant registration for Glass Performance Days China 2014 is now open. The conference will be held April 12 in Shanghai, and feature presentations on glass processing techniques, challenges and solutions in coatings, as well as trends in architectural glass use and glass business.
  • After several consecutive months of slowing demand for design services, the American Institute of Architect's Architectural Billings Index reported a modest uptick in January. The January ABI score was 50.4, up from 48.5 in December. The new projects inquiry index was 58.5, down a bit from the reading of 59.2 the previous month.“There is enough optimism in the marketplace that business conditions...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • 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...