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  • The Usable Glass Strength Coalition awarded a $110,000 grant to Pennsylvania State University, to carry out research that aims to improve the understanding of manufactured glass products’ strength properties, according to an Oct. 5 press release. The research, controlling and understanding reactive surface sites on multicomponent glasses, aims to characterize the distribution and chemical nature...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association celebrated 13 consecutive years of the AAMA Scholarship for high school seniors and college students who are children of employees of AAMA member companies and pursuing a degree related to the building products industry. All children of employees of AAMA member companies are eligible to obtain this one-time award of $2,000, and are judged on...
  • Glass Doctor was awarded the first place 2012 STAR Award for Best Social Implementation by Franchise Update Media Group at the 14th Annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference in Atlanta. The annual award recognizes franchise companies for best practices in lead generation and recruitment. Speaking To And Responding (STAR) award recipients are scored and rated based on results...
  • Larry Patterson of Glass Doctor of North Texas was honored as the 2011 Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year during The Dwyer Group 2012 Reunion held this week in Grapevine, Texas. The Franchisee of the Year Award is presented to the franchisee who has consistently grown his or her business through the Glass Doctor training system and has achieved a consistently high level of success through...
  • Glassopolis, the fabricator and distributor of specialty glass products, has won $100,000 in The Challenge competition sponsored by The Globe and Mail and Telus. The Challenge competition invited small businesses to present their business challenge and proposed solution to a six-member panel consisting of entrepreneurs, business writers and sponsors. Glassopolis was selected as the winner from...
  • Basco Shower Enclosures announced their 2011 Representative of the Year recipients:Eastern Region: Dominion Marketing, Inc. – Maryland, Virginia, and DCMidwest Region: Bill Boehnlein Sales – North/South Dakota, MinnesotaSouthern Region: Williams Sales - GeorgiaNational Representative of the Year: Williams Sales – GeorgiaInternational Representative of the Year: Great Lakes Marketing – Toronto,...
  • Vos Glass is the NGA's April 2012 Member of the Month Washington, DC (April 5, 2012) –Officials of the National Glass Association announced that Vos Glass, Inc. is member of the month for April 2012. Vos Glass, Inc. is a 30-year member of the NGA. A 30-year member, Vos Glass provides a complete range of glass products and services for automotive, residential and commercial...
  • Saint-Gobain has officially launched its fourth global Innovation Competition. Organized by its NOVA External Venturing team, an international team of Saint-Gobain representatives that identify and evaluate start-up companies for strategic partnerships with all Saint-Gobain businesses, the competition will award a first place winner with $50,000 and second- and third-place winners with $25,000...
  • The call for entries for Solutia's 2012 World of Color Awards is now open. Architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, glaziers and other industry professionals will be recognized for their awe-inspiring architectural design projects that demonstrate creativity and forward-thinking uses of colored glass made with the Vanceva color interlayer system. Register your project here. Or learn...
  • PPG Industries announced that it will sponsor the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association's 14th Annual Design Awards Competition. The yearly contest, which began in 1996, showcases innovation and excellence in the fast-growing field of glass enclosure design. Winners will be announced at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta, Sept.12-14.Click here for more information...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...