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  • John P. (Jack) Hilboldt, co-founder of National Glass and Glazing and a nearly 60-year glass industry veteran, has passed away, according to a statement from the family. Hilboldt started as a glazier apprentice in 1947, and went on to run Stanley Hanks Glass Co., which was purchased by Cupples Product and became Gateway Glass. He left in 1982 to start National Glass and Glazing with his sons...
  • The Glass Doctor Leadership Council welcomed five new representatives at its meeting Tuesday. The new representatives were elected from among the more than 180 Glass Doctor independent franchise owners across the United States and Canada, according to a June 15 company release.The Glass Doctor Leadership Council members work with the corporate home office to develop ongoing strategic plans and...
  • Thomas D. Young, a lifetime industry representative and longtime employee of Stone & Glazing Consulting passed away May 20, after a battle with cancer. Young joined Stone & Glazing Consulting in 1998, first as office manager for the Houston office, and then as senior consultant. He retired in 2007, but continued to provide consulting services on numerous projects.Young began his career in...
  • Wil VandeWiel was named president of Dorma Americas, according to a Feb. 10 company release. VandeWiel served most recently as president of Dorma Architectural Hardware, and brings to this leadership position extensive domestic and international experience, according to the release. Prior to joining Dorma, he served as managing director for Bosch Security Systems, and in senior leadership roles...
  • ListonDawsonGaiMark Liston has been named president of Glass Doctor, following the recent resignation of Mark Dawson, according to a company release. Dawson, who is leaving to pursue other ventures, has been at Glass Doctor for more than 20 years, and president for the last six and a half of those years.Liston has served as vice president at Glass Doctor for the past two years. He has more than...
  • Chief Brand Officer Mike Boyle of Surface Dynamix announced the appointment of John DeMartini as the first director of communications of the newly formed company. DeMartini is a graduate of Immaculata University, located in the Philadelphia area, and specializes in business writing and public relations. He will oversee the communications and advertising departments of Surface Dynamix. DeMartini...
  • Friends and colleagues will gather this evening in Las Vegas at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo to honor longtime Glass Magazine salesman Don Johnson, who is retiring. An industry veteran, Johnson attended his first glass show in 1969."The first time I saw Don in action was at the interGLASSmetal/Fenestration show in 1991," recalls Glass Magazine Publisher Nicole Harris...
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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...