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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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...