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  • 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...
  • Vitrum 2011, the Milan-based international glass show, opened yesterday, Oct. 26, at the Rho Fiera Milano fairgrounds. More than 3,200 people were in attendance opening day, according to show organizers. The event will run through October 29. The daily statistics confirm visitors' keen interest in the show.Read Glass Magazine coverage of the event, and stay tuned to e-glass...
  • The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will open its doors, Oct. 4, at Canada's Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event will run through Oct. 7. For more information, visit www.greenbuildexpo.org. Stay tuned to GlassMagazine.com for live coverage from the show floor all this week.
  • GPD organizers announced that abstract submission for Glass Performance Days China 2012 is now open. The 10th edition of GPD China will focus on high performance glass in sustainable energy systems and will take place March 31-April 1, 2012, in Shangai. Click here to submit an abstract. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 15, 2011.Abstract submission for Glass Performance Days South America 2012, to...
  • "We are in the worst economic market maybe of my lifetime ... [but] there is more change and innovation going on today than there ever has been in the history of the planet," said Quanex Building Products President and CEO David Petratis on the show floor at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 12, in Atlanta.Evidence of that innovation could be found almost everywhere you...
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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...