Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Jennifer HighfieldMarni WindschitlAlissa  SchmidtViracon reorganized its architectural design team with the addition of Jennifer Highfield, architectural design specialist; and the promotions of Marni Windschitl, architectural design associate, and Alissa  Schmidt, technical resources manager, according to an Oct. 4 company release. Highfield comes to Viracon with a 15-year background...
  • SAGE Electrochromics announced that Alan McLenaghan has been named CEO, replacing John Van Dine, the founder and CEO of SAGE, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain since 2012, according to a Sept. 30 company release.McLenaghan joined SAGE as vice president of operations in July 2012. In this role he has led the opening of the company's new 320,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing...
  • Global Specialty Gases added Michael Banks as its director of sales, effective September 23, 2013, according to a Sept. 26 company release. Banks will be responsible for new business development and sales in the United States, and direct the worldwide specialty gases sales efforts of The Global Gases Group. Banks has more than 27 years of specialty gases sales, marketing, plant operations and...
  • GCI Consultants LLC, provider of specialized consulting and engineering services for the complete building envelope of new and existing buildings, added Valerie Del Toro as its new business development representative, according to a Sept. 18 company release. Del Toro brings more than five years of experience in sales, marketing, eBusiness strategy, business development and recruiting in a...
  • Matodi USA, distributor and manufacturer's representative agency, recently hired Tom Ruff as regional manager, according to a Sept. 3 company release. He will be based in Dallas. "Tom Ruff's experience in the curtain wall industry with Harmon as well as with Stonepanels, Texas, combined with a 15-year career in machinery sales with Bavelloni, will very much benefit our architectural customers and...
  • Officials from Guardian Industries named Rick Zoulek vice president of North American Flat Glass operations.“Rick brings to Guardian leadership skills that will more strongly position us in the competitive and constantly changing flat glass business in North America," said Scott Thomsen, Guardian Glass Group president, in a release. "He has the innate ability to connect innovation and...
  • Officials from Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, announced Bronson Faher has joined its Las Vegas operation center as district sales representative for the Arizona, southern California and Nevada territory.Faher brings 17 years of experience in the Las Vegas scaffolding industry to the company, having held operational management positions with Waco Scaffolding & Equipment Inc., Nevada...
  • Curtain-wall company Shenyang Yuanda Aluminium Industry Engineering Co., a subsidiary of  Yuanda China, will be opening a 500,000-square-foot curtain-wall fabrication facility in Tijuana, Mexico, according to an industry source. The facility is scheduled to be operational in Spring 2014.Yuanda China currently operates 26 locations worldwide, according to the company website. It already has a...
  • Bob Lawrence, longtime industry leader and president of Craftsman Fabricated Glass in Houston, announced his retirement in an Aug. 25 letter.“The glass industry has been an important part of my life since 1968,” Lawrence said in the letter. “I extend my humble thanks for your support of our company, and for being an integral part of the Craftsman organization becoming something truly unique. It...
  • Filip Miermans has been appointed head of marketing and corporate communications of the Lisec Group. In his new position, Miermans will work to position Lisec as a supplier of all-in-one solutions for the glass processing industry, according to a company release.Prior to joining Lisec, Miermans was head of marketing and communications at Austria’s Miba, and also served in executive positions in...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...