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  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • 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...