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  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association will host its 27th annual Glass Expo at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md., on April 30, from 3 to 9 p.m. The only glass show in the Washington, D.C., area, Glass Expo 2014 features over 130 exhibitors showcasing the latest architectural glass and glazing products, curtain wall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors, bath enclosures,...
  • The Dwyer Group announced that Dina Dwyer-Owens will be stepping down as CEO, assuming the role of executive chair; Mike Bidwell was promoted to president and CEO, according to a Waco Herald-Tribune report.Dwyer-Owens will devote her time to promoting the company’s Code of Values, pursuing opportunities to acquire other companies “and speaking on local national and international stages on behalf...
  • Revenues increased 17 percent in the first three quarters of FY2014 for Nippon Sheet Glass, according to the company’s quarterly consolidated financial results, released Jan. 31. The company reported revenues of about $4.5 billion from April 1 to Dec. 31, 2013, up from $3.8 billion for the same period in FY2013.Forecasted revenues for the full FY2014 are expected to increase about 15 percent to $...
  • Snow clean-up crews reportedly shattered one of the 15 oversized monolithic glass panels on the iconic 32-foot glass cube Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, according to a PCMag report. The panel is still standing, and the store has been operating normally since the incident.Apple officials estimate the glass panel repair to cost $450,000, excluding labor. The 15 panels were installed...
  • Another glass panel cracked and shattered at the entrance of the new Chennai Airport domestic terminal in India on Jan. 21, bringing the number of such incidents to 13 since the commissioning of the airport last year, according to a Jan. 27 Deccan Chronicle report. No one was injured and no flights were delayed as a result of the incident.A statement from Chennai airport’s assistant general...
  • The Glass Guru was listed #244 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2014, according to a company release. The company's rank is up from #262 in 2013.“This is a great honor; a sign of the continuous evolution of our brand, and a reflection of the tireless daily efforts of our franchisees,” said Dan Frey, president, in the release.
  • 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...
  • Personna and Bohle America Inc. joined in a new private label partnership, in which Personna's glass product line and blades will be distributed by Bohle, and packaged as Bohle by Personna, according to a Jan. 13 Personna release. “Our new partnership with Bohle America Inc. allows for increased exposure to glass manufacturers and glass business service sectors not previously available to us,“...
  • 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...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • 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...