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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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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...