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  • Above: “INhouse” by Solar Cal Poly utilizes a five-panel, floor supported NanaWall SL60 sliding glass wall system. (photo credit: Josef Kasperovich)Featuring the NanaWall SL60 Thermally Broken Aluminum Framed Folding System, California Polytechnic State University's project “INhouse” placed third overall during the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, while also placing second in the...
  • PPG Industries’ “Glenn the Glass Guy” series of consumer education videos has earned a 2015 Brand Builder Award for best channel marketing program from magazine publisher Hanley Wood. The Brand Builder Awards by Hanley Wood recognize the most innovative and effective marketing campaigns throughout the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Glenn the Glass Guy is an...
  • LaCantina Doors’ New Class of Multi Slide was named a 2014 Product Innovation Award winner in the Windows/Doors/Openings category by Architectural Products magazine. The PIA awards identify and honor innovation in the development and refinement of commercial buildings-related products that range the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes. Products were judged by a panel of 50...
  • 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...
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  • Edwin Berkowitz, pictured in June 2014 at the groundbreaking ceremony for J.E. Berkowitz’s recent facility expansion.Edwin “Ed” Berkowitz, chairman of J.E. Berkowitz LP, passed away on Jan. 8. Berkowitz was a fixture in the glass industry for many decades. He entered the industry in 1950, when he joined J.E. Berkowitz, the glass business his father started in 1920. He went on to become president...
  • 2015 was a strong year for the U.S. construction sector and glass industry, and top headlines for the year included several announcements of major expansions and capital investments to help companies meet rising demand. The industry also witnessed notable consolidation during the year, with several major mergers and acquisitions. To close out 2015, Glass Magazine once again presents a compilation...
  • Officials from Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont announced last week the companies have agreed to a $130 billion merger. The deal between the two largest and oldest U.S. chemical producers, will face intense regulatory scrutiny, according to a Dec. 11 report from Reuters.