Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Vitro SAB has lost an appeals court bid to enforce its bankruptcy plan in the United States. The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled against Vitro, November 28, and upheld a bankruptcy court ruling that denied enforcement of the reorganization, according to a same-day Bloomberg report. Vitro was appealing a decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin DeWayne Hale in June...
  • LISEC Automation and Smart-Builder announced the two companies are partnering to integrate Smart-Builder's software programs for calculating glass and hardware requirements for shower enclosures, backsplashes, storefronts and other applications into LiSEC order management software, GPS.order,  LiSEC production control software and GPS.production.  “Now all LiSEC customers can...
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined 16 firms for violating the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to a November 14 announcement. The 16 enforcement actions include 13 administrative settlements and three filed administrative complaints.More than half of the firms cited were fined for failing to obtain firm certification prior to performing or...
  • GlasWeld officials announced that Brad Plumb has been promoted to director of sales and business development. Previously, Plumb was a project manager for GlasWeld with an emphasis in scratch removal contracting and consulting. Prior to joining GlasWeld, Plumb worked extensively with architects and commercial builders up and down the West Coast, and served as director of...
  • DORMA has acquired the Rutherford Controls Int’l Corp. throughits  DORMA Americas susidiary. This acquisition extends DORMA’s portfolio of ANSI-compliant electromechanical access control products and systems, and strengthens DORMA’s presence in the North American market, according to a release. Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, RCI also has a subsidiary in Virginia, a new warehouse...
  • Gardner Glass Products announced that Julie Smith has joined the company as the new director of customer service and inside sales. “We are extremely pleased to have Julie join our sales and support team," said Melissa Lackey, CFO of Gardner Glass Products, in a release.  "Julie is highly respected in the community, and her background in management and strong organizational skills will...
  • SAGE and Viracon announced a marketing partnership at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild conference, November 14, that will enable architects to incorporate both high performance and electrochromic glass into buildings in a more seamless and color-coordinated way, according to a joint release. Under the agreement, dynamic glass manufacturer SAGE Electrochromics will market and sell...
  • Premier Glass Products, a manufacturer's representative serving the Texas market, will now represent Alumax Bath Enclosures, according to an Alumax release. PGP is led by Kyle Jones and has offices in Dallas, Houston, and Austin.
  • Soladigm officials announced the company has changed its name to View Inc., to reflect its strategic vision that "a clear, uninterrupted view is the catalyst for a fundamental change in how people design and interact with buildings." The name change accompanied an announcement that the manufacturer's commercial-scale dynamic glass is ready for global deployment. View Dynamic Glass...
  • Aldora officials announced the glass and metal fabricator will open a new satellite branch in Altamonte Springs, Fla., in January 2013.  The new location will distribute products throughout Florida, according to a company release. “We are extremely pleased to add a facility to central Florida," said Rick Silverstein, president of Aldora and its aluminum manufacturing affiliate, SMI Aluminum...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...