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  • Ramapo Sales & Marketing hired Shannon Carlin as its new vice president of sales, according to a Jan. 10 company release. Carlin is a 19-year veteran of the window and door industry, most recently serving as VP of sales for Intigral Inc. In his new position, Carlin will be responsible for leading Ramapo’s North American sales team along with developing and supporting the strategic direction...
  • TechNavio analysts forecast the global flat glass market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 9.34 percent between 2012 and 2016, according to its most recent report, Global Flat Glass Market 2012-2016. The report points to the growing demand in the construction and automotive industries as the key factor of this growth. Although the global flat glass market is seeing an increasing use of...
  • Summit Glass Coatings LLC selected three new outside sales reps to  market and sell DecraCoat Glass Products, according to a Jan. 10 company release. The reps will represent DecraCoat Back-painted Glass, DecraCoat Texture Back-painted Glass and DecraCoat Satin Mirror products from Summit.  George Barr of Des Parte & Associates will represent Summit in Wisconsin, Northern Illinois...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) will be a featured speaker during the Washington Briefing breakfast at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, to be held March 31 to April 2, 2014, according to a WDMA release.   Sen. Johnson will discuss his views on the root cause of the troubled American economy, according to...
  • Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 77th Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 16-19, 2014 at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, Fla., according to a Dec. 19 AAMA release. Those interested in attending can sign up by Tuesday, Jan. 21 to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $1025.To register, download and complete the paper...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is among the industry groups awarded a $450,000, two-year U.S. Department of Energy cooperative grant, according to a Dec. 19 NFRC release. The groups taking part in the project will promote U.S. technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energy in South Africa. NFRC will provide technical information, fenestration rating and certification methods, and...
  • Asahi Glass Co. unveiled a spiral glass staircase using a suspension structure, the first in the world, according to the company. The staircase is on display at AGC studio in Tokyo, according to a Dec. 13 article from The Asahi Shimbun. “AGC has created suspended glass steps that stand unaided, enhancing the light transmission through the staircase,” according to the article. 
  • The global smart glass market is expected to reach $700 million this year, according to the Smart Glass 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts report from Markets Research Reports.“Smart glass technology has received hundreds of millions of dollars in investment over the past few years. This has resulted in a rapid expansion of the production capacity globally,” according to the report. “At...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index rose 2.8 percent in November compared to the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial, as reported in a Dec. 6 release. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...