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  • LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. This is LaCantina Doors second consecutive appearance on San Diego Business Journal’s annual list of local businesses. For the past 11 years, the San Diego Business Journal’s annual Fastest Growing Private Companies list highlights 100 organizations...
  • Quanex Building Products announces the appointment of Patrick Junker to vice president of sales for the company’s screens division. The new leadership reflects Quanex’s continued commitment make its customers’ businesses better, by improving product quality, increasing operational efficiency, decreasing lead time and providing continued innovation.Junker is a new addition to the Quanex team, but...
  • Hubert Thomas joined DAPA Products Inc. as general manager. A veteran in the plastic extrusion industry, Thomas brings knowledge of plastics to his new position, opening the door for DAPA’s growth with additional custom and special profiles, the company reports.
  • As part of a commitment to help customers make their businesses better, Quanex is proud to present an Express Learning session on lead generation as part of a new, value-add educational series offered to attendees of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.Quanex team member Noel Lavezzi will lead an Express Learning session on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m., in the Express Learning...
  • Wood's Powr-Grip, celebrating its 50th anniversary, employs more than 100 people.Since 1964, Wood’s Powr-Grip has provided innovative equipment which uses vacuum to lift, hold, and position nonporous materials, including glass, plastics, engine valves, sheet metal, stone slabs, and appliances.However, the history for the Laurel, Mont., company extends back even further. In 1946, Howard Wood...
  • Reed Construction Data announced that the dollar value of nonresidential construction starts in June surged 34 percent compared to May. Nonresidential starts in June reached $32.0 billion, marking one of the strongest in RCD’s database, according to a Reed release.The one-third increase was an outsized gain, even after taking into account seasonality. RCD’s long-term average May-to-June increase...
  • Eastman Chemical Co., manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System for laminated glass, announced the winners of the third Vanceva World of Color Awards. The international competition honors architects, interior designers, and other industry professionals who have demonstrated innovative and liberal use of Vanceva color interlayers for laminated glass in their work between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31,...
  • Pacific Mountain Group, a manufacturing representative agency that serves Northern California, will represent Alumax Bath Enclosures products. PMG is led by Tony Pearson, who brings 13 years experiences to the company’s efforts in the shower door market.
  • United Glass & Panel Systems, an installer of specialized glass and metal systems, named Joe Schultheis as its new general manager. Schultheis, who had most recently been a senior project manager at the company, now takes on an expanded leadership role as United Glass & Panel Systems continues its growth in the marketplace, according to company officials.“It makes me proud to have Joe...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...
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  • 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...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....