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  • Tubelite officials announced that Danny Lamartiniere has joined the company as client development manager in Louisiana and Mississippi. Lamartiniere has 46 years of industry experience and most recently served as a sales representative in the region for U.S. Aluminum. 
  • ZiescheGiddings C.R. Laurence announced two personnel changes. Jeff Ziesche has been named director of sales and marketing for the company's U.S. Aluminum Division, responsible for overseeing U.S. Aluminum's Inside Sales and Estimating Group located in Los Angeles. Ziesche has 33 years experience in the glass and glazing industry.  For the past ten years, he was...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will cease production of photovoltaic cover glass in the North American market and indefinitely close its Kingsport, Tenn., manufacturing facility, effective November 7. AGNA cited the sluggish economy, slowed customer demand, and strong imports of solar glass and finished solar modules as the reasons behind the decision.“We regret having to...
  • On election eve, hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast were still without power following Hurricane Sandy, with the hardest hit areas in New Jersey and New York marking an eighth consecutive day without electricity. In addition to power outages, gas shortages were stalling recovery efforts, and glass companies in the region reported it could be weeks before conditions improved. Still,...
  • Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc., an affiliate company of Grey Mountain Partners, has acquired the assets of Solar Seal, also known as Shaw Glass Co. A 2011 Glass Magazine Top Glass Fabricator, Solar Seal has an 88,000-square-foot facility in South Easton, Mass., where it employs about 100 people. In addition to tempered, insulating and decorative glass; all-glass entrances; and shower...
  • NSG officials said results for the second quarter of FY2013 reflected "significant deterioration" in its major European automotive and architectural markets, with overall company revenue down 10 percent from second quarter FY2012.On a positive note, officials reported the Japanese market is stable, with tentative signs of improvement in architectural glass sales. In North America, auto glass...
  • Walker Glass officials announced that Michele Eggenberger has joined the architectural promotion team for Walker Textures acid-etched glass and mirror products. Eggenberger has more than 25 years of experience and knowledge in the architectural glazing market, having spent 15 years working for Apogee Inc. in the Tru Vue and Harmon Contract Divisions, according to an October 26 release....
  • JLM Wholesale is opening a new location in Plano, Texas, offering customers in the south central and southwest United States shorter shipping lead times, according to a release.“I am excited to provide quicker shipping to our existing customer base as well as earn new business in the area," said CEO/Owner Annette Baldwin, in the release. "JLM has always tried to keep customer satisfaction as...
  • Glaston Corp. has entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of Albat+Wirsam Software GmbH, thereby exiting the software solutions business, according to an October 19 release. Glaston officials expect the transaction to be completed by the end of 2012.  “Glaston wants to put more focus on growing and developing its core competences: glass processing machinery and related services,"...
  • PPG Industries reported third quarter 2012 net sales of $3.8 billion and net income for the quarter of $339 million. Despite the record third-quarter earnings per share, however, glass segment sales were down $11 million from the prior year, at $262 million for the quarter. Higher flat glass volumes were offset by lower pricing and the negative impact of foreign currency translation, according to...
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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...