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  • Entrance passes for glasstec 2012, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing, Products, and solarpeq, International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment, can now be ordered online at www.glasstec-online.com at reduced rates, according to show organizers.glasstec and solarpeq 2012 will take place concurrently, Oct. 23-26, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Only one...
  • Officials from the National Glass Association announced that YKK AP America has signed on as lead sponsor of the 7th Annual Glazing Executives Forum, to be held in Las Vegas, Sept. 13 in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The program was created by and for owners, presidents, CEOs and senior managers in the North American glazing and architectural glass...
  • The registration deadline for the IGMA Summer Technical Conference, to be held June 4-7 in Ottawa, is this Friday, May 4. The conference will include a discussion on the primary technical issues in the insulating glass industry, a working meeting to create top resources for manufacturers of IGUs, as well as networking opportunities, according to event organizers.Click here to register.
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for its annual meeting and spring legislative conference. Among other issues, members were updated on Congressional efforts to curtail some of the Environmental Protection Agency's lead paint regulations. WDMA is supporting new legislation introduced by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) that...
  • Bringing back distinguished members from the past, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association celebrated the group's 75th anniversary with a banquet at its annual conference in Naples, Fla., Feb. 27.  AAMA also used the occasion to recognize several current members for their contributions.The 2012 outstanding member award went to Gantt Miller, former chairman of the AAMA board and...
  • At the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 75th Annual Conference in Naples, Fla., the AAMA membership ratified the 2012 board of directors, which included Jerry Heppes, CEO of the Door and Hardware Institute. Heppes fills the affiliated association seat formerly held by Phil James of the National Glass Association."We are excited to have Jerry Heppes on the board," said...
  • The organizers of GPD China 2012 unveiled the final program for the Glass Performance Days Conference in Shanghai, China, March 31-April 1. The theme will be "High Performance Glass in Sustainable Energy Systems," according to a release. "We have chosen our focus to suit both the hottest trends in the world of glass and the current situation on the market in China that stands out as a trendsetter...
  • Guardian Industries will be a sponsor the 2012 meetings of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, the first of which will be held Jan. 31-Feb. 4, in Tempe, Ariz.  "Guardian knows that sponsorship of IGMA, a globally recognized association, helps to promote the latest IG technologies, certifications and standards,” said David Cooper, president,  IGMA, and advanced IG program leader...
  • The GPD organizing committee has extended the abstract submission deadline for GDP China until Jan. 20, according to a Dec. 20 Glass Performance Days release. To submit an abstract, click here.The committee will send acceptance decisions in early 2012. 
  • Vitrum 2011, the Milan-based international glass show, drew more than 6,500 attendees last week, according to show organizers, nearly half from countries other than Italy. The event, held at the Rho Fiera Milano fairgrounds, took place Oct. 26-29. This year marked the debut of the Vitrum Gourmet Festival, an event dedicated to Italian haute cuisine that featured...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...