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  • James (Jim) Griggs, former president of the Maryland Glass Dealer's Association, now the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, passed away on June 14, 2014, at the age of 66. Named the association's first president in 1982, Griggs was also the owner of Bel Air Glass and Mirror Co. in Harford County, Maryland, where he ran the business until 2002 before selling the full service glass company in 2005."...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 1607, “Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights.” This document provides a guideline for installing pre-assembled unit skylights onto a roof. “The AAMA 1607 document is the first and only comprehensive unit skylight installation guideline ever produced,” says Bob Sampson, RCS Consulting, chair of the AAMA 1607...
  • At the Fiera Milano Exhibition center in Milan, Vitrum 2015, scheduled for Oct. 6-9, 2015, will feature cutting-edge glass products and machinery from around the world for commercial and retail applications. Vitrum, the international event, has recently attracted more than 20,000 visitors. The 2015 event will put a special focus on leading Made in Italy glass technology, which took up about 70...
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. reported net sales of $135 million in the second quarter, up 8 percent from the same period in 2013, and EBITDA of $5.7 million, up from $1.2 million in Q2 2013."Despite poor weather throughout much of the second quarter and recent weakness in housing and construction data, we continued to enjoy encouraging growth in all of our product lines," Chairman, President...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index gained 2 percent in May to 125.2, following April’s strong rebound. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year, according to McGraw Hill Construction.After weather-induced declines in February and...
  • Construction employment expanded in 220 metro areas, declined in 70 and was stagnant in 49 between April 2013 and April 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that federal spending cutbacks on government facilities and Hurricane Sandy reconstruction were contributing to job losses around...
  • In what may be an industry first, a Western Window Systems employee tattooed the company logo and its mark for excellence on either side of his arm, paying the ultimate tribute to his employer.Chris Allgood, production manager, says the idea of a company tattoo started as a dare among coworkers on Facebook, but he accepted the challenge.“Western has always treated me right,” Allgood says. “I plan...
  • Bill Enderle, a highly valued 15-year employee of Florida glazing firm Key Glass Co., passed away on May 26, 2014."Enderle had the special talent to bring the vision of building owners, architects and contractors into reality by actively working to solve the many issues unique to each project," said Key Glass officials.  During his more than 30 years in the construction industry,...
  • Hail the size of golf balls pummeled the Philadelphia area last week, coming down hard and fast enough to shatter skylights at a mall in Wyomissing, Pa., according to an NBC News report. The hail blew out the entire strand of skylights across the roof of the mall, causing patrons to run for cover. No one was injured in the incident. 
  • YKK AP America expanded its sales territory to the Rocky Mountain region, covering Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Troy Hein, senior account manager, will be responsible for the new territory starting in late June. Hein, who has worked for YKK AP for over 12 years, will transfer from his current role in the Orlando office to focus on developing the new region.“As YKK AP continues to grow its presence...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • 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'...