Latest News in Retail Glass

  • 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...
  • Glaston Corp. announced it has reached an agreement to sell its Albat+Wirsam Software subsidiary to Constellation Software Inc., parent company of industry software supplier Friedman Corp.  The value of the deal is estimated at EUR 18 million (about $23 million) and is expected to close by the end of the year. Headquartered in Linden, Germany, A+W develops and markets ERP,...
  • Security Lock Distributors officials announced that the hardware supplier has deployed an assigned team of parts experts to assist customers. SLD represents more than 88 manufacturers and 1.75 million unique SKUs; providing end users with efficient access to its parts department will ensure they are able to find, source, and receive hardware items in the shortest time possible...
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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...