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  • The National Fenestration Rating Council Fall Conference will take place September 23-25 in Tempe, Ariz., at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel. Task groups will kick off the conference that Monday with subcommittee and committee blocks running throughout each day, including a regulatory affairs and marketing committee meeting, and the board meeting that Wednesday. NFRC members and non-members can...
  • Glass Magazine has partnered with The Architect's Newspaper to bring more than 150 architects to GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo for The NGA Architect's Forum – Glass + Performance, Sept. 11, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.   "We are very excited about bringing the architecture community to the premier glass, window and door event in North...
  • The Glass Association of North America will host the Eastern Canada Roundtable, November 8, at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport hotel in Toronto, Ontario. “This roundtable will be an excellent occasion for members of the industry to bring together their views on the future of the glass industry in the Canadian territory,” explained GANA board member Nathalie Thibault, Prelco Inc., in a release. “It’...
  • Online registration for Vitrum 2013, the international trade show specializing in machinery, equipment and systems for flat glass and finished products, opens this week. The show will take place in Milan, October 23-26. To register, visit www.vitrum-milano.com.
  • The National Glass Association announced that Hartung Glass Industries will sponsor the 8th Annual NGA Glazing Executives Forum, September 10, 2013, in Atlanta.  "Hartung is proud to support the Glazing Executives Forum for many reasons, not least of which is the event’s focus on best practices and continuous improvement,” says Kirk Johnson, director of sales. “Glazing contractors are...
  • Registration is now open for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, to take place September 10-12 in Atlanta. Early bird pricing is available, in addition to member-only rates for trade show-only registrants. To register and review additional information on show events, click here. 
  • The Glass Association of North America announced that the 2014 Annual Conference will take place February 3-7, 2014, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Florida. The conference will feature working meetings of the GANA Divisions, as well as various committee, subcommittee and task group meetings. It also will feature a general session to provide education and technical information for...
  • Scott Thomsen, president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group, will give the opening speech at Glass Performance Days Finland, scheduled for June 11-15 in Tampere. Guardian technologists and scientists, including Brent Boyce from the company’s Science & Technology Center and Marcus Frank from Guardian Europe, will also present at the conference.GPD 2013 will focus on glass...
  • The final program for Glass Performance Days Finland 2013, taking place June 11-15 in Tampere, is now available. The theme of this year's event will be "glass performance, design and sustainability."Among the workshops to be held is GPD's Coating Technology and Applications session, which will feature presentations on the latest in coating materials, process and equipment technology. According to...
  • When the glass industry comes to Greenbelt, Md., in mid-April every year for the Glass Expo, the consensus is, "it's always a great show!" This year was no different for the April 17 regional trade show hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, a strong chapter organization of the National Glass Association. This year's event attracted more than 75 suppliers from across the country and...
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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...