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  • Officials from Greco Aluminum Railings announced the official launch of the company's newly developed website, www.grecorailings.com. The site targets and engages architects, designers, contractors and industry professionals with a focus on the building envelope and architectural railings.The new site provides a variety of useful information for the design professional including an extensive...
  • MG McGrath Architectural Sheet Metal has hired Aaron Taylor as a Drafter. Taylor, a registered architect in Minnesota, brings nine years of experience to MG McGrath, and has a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.Taylor’s drafting and construction experience includes project submittal packages, overall system design, fabrication models, vendor coordination and shop and field...
  • Last week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Glaz-Tech Industries President Pete Fazlollah announced Glaz-Tech will make a $4 million capital investment and create 50 new direct jobs in Baton Rouge with the establishment of a new glass manufacturing facility. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in an additional 97 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 140 new jobs...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
  • Officials from Alumax Bath Enclosures announced that Williams Sales Company Inc. will now represent the company.Williams Sales Company was founded in 1981 by John Williams, and represents manufacturers in the building products industry. The agency sells products on behalf of manufacturers in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Today, Williams Sales includes John, Josh and Jess Williams.
  • PPG Industries’ flat glass business has launched GlassNET, a fully redesigned and updated version of its online order entry, inventory review and shipment tracking system for clear, tinted and coated PPG glass products.Within the GlassNET website from PPG Industries, orders can be created for both inventory and non-inventory products. Customers can customize an inventory search of PPG products...
  • U.S construction spending in June slipped 1.8 percent from May, but was 5.5 percent higher than June 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, as reported in the Aug. 7 edition of AGC of America’s DataDIGest.Private nonresidential spending was down just 1.6 percent from May, but up 11 percent year-over-year. Public construction spending, however, was down 4 percent for the month and 2.9 percent...
  • Deceuninck North America added Pat Dixon to its Technical Services Team as a technical services specialist. In this role, Dixon is responsible for new customer start-ups, which includes the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He also coordinates the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and...
  • The Glass Guru announced its newest franchise owner Frank Menchaca will be bringing the company’s blend of glass restoration, repair and replacement services to the El Paso, Texas, market. Menchaca comes to the glass service industry from a long successful career in manufacturing, with in-depth experience in quality and operations management.Menchaca says the predominant lesson he’s learned...
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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...