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  • In the last year, Springfield, Missouri-based American Glass has expanded its offerings and capacity with the installation of glass tempering and additional fabrication equipment, and implementation of a new software ERP solution. Additionally, the company has added 18 full-time employees and is planning to add a second production shift in the coming months.To help manage the expansion,...
  • In a letter to customers, Don Ross, chairman of Hoskin & Muir Inc., parent company of Cardinal Shower Enclosures and Cardinal Commercial Products, announced that Chris Murphy, vice president, and Greg Abrams, president, are no longer with the company. Responding to the changes, Ross stated in the letter: "Our service and the quality of our product wasn't up to the level of excellence that we...
  • Pleotint LLC joined a distribution partnership with Tam Skylights, enabling the Seattle–based company to offer Suntuitive glass with its skylight solutions for commercial and residential projects in the Pacific Northwest.Irwin Tam, president of Tam Skylights, said his company has been evaluating new technologies to help control the constant problem of solar heat gain in commercial and residential...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo is set to take place Wednesday, April 29, at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. The event will feature the latest products and services in the glass and glazing industry, and is set to draw a record-breaking number of exhibitors, according to organizers. The Expo runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The Architecture Billings Index indicated a modest increase in design activity in March, the second consecutive month with an increase. The American Institute of Architects reported the March ABI score was 51.7, up from a mark of 50.4 in February. The new projects inquiry index was 58.2, up from 56.6 in February.“Business conditions at architecture firms generally are quite healthy across the...
  • Officials from Graham Architectural Products announced the company has completed an agreement with Continental Glass Systems LLC to acquire a significant equity and operating partner position in the business of CGS.The transaction was completed on Tuesday, April 21. This strategic acquisition complements the existing GAP businesses by broadening the Graham manufacturing footprint in the southern...
  • Dino Zandonella Necca was named president of Vitrum, the international trade show specialized in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass and in glass and processed products for industry, effective April 20. The show will take place this year in Milan, Italy, October 6 to 9.Aldo Faccenda (Bottero SpA) and Cinzia Schiatti (Schiatti Angelo Srl), iconic leaders in Italy’s glass...
  • Glass Doctor of the Gulf Coast recently installed a shower for a house being featured on the television show “Tiny House Nation.” The season premiere episode of the FYI network program aired on April 13.Tiny House Nation features two renovation experts who travel across the country to find and feature unique ‘tiny houses’ and the people who live in them. The show also offers families the...
  • PPG Industries reported first quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations of $3.7 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year, according to an April 16 company release. Net sales in local currencies grew 8 percent year-over-year, including a 7 percent contribution from acquisition-related sales and a 1 percent improvement in sales volume. Unfavorable currency translation reduced year-over-...
  • On April 3, 2015, the Texas Fort Worth Star-Telegram published an article titled "$33.8 million awarded to Fort Worth man who fell through skylight." The Bangor Daily News published a similar article, based on the Star-Telegram piece, on April 4. Both articles discuss a current Texas lawsuit involving Maine-based Wasco Skylights. In a statement released April 13, Wasco Products Inc. asked news...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...