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  • Economist Jeff Dietrich echoed the theme of this year’s GlassBuild America when he said the time is now to invest. “Get off the fence and do things now,” said Dietrich, senior analyst for the Institute for Trend Research. Dietrich spoke Sept. 10 during the 8th annual Glazing Executives Forum, held in conjunction with the GlassBuild America tradeshow in Atlanta.  While the economy, and...
  • Finding and keeping good employees was the recurring theme during the 8th annual Glazing Executives Forum, held Sept. 10 as part of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta. GEF, hosted by the National Glass Association, drew about 125 attendees.During the day-long program, attendees discussed issues faced by the contract glazing community, as well as the overall glass...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will feature a new educational session, "Guerrilla Marketing for the Glass & Metal Industry," September 11, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Led by glass marketing specialist and freelance writer, Rich Porayko, the hour-long presentation will focus on getting solid results using a system of creative, cost-effective...
  • Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference, to be held October 27-30, at the Mariott Waterfront hotel in Baltimore. Attendees who register by Thursday, October 3, will receive a discounted early-bird rate. Non-member companies eligible for AAMA membership are welcome to attend the conference, as one of the two conferences allowed for...
  • 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...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...