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  • Cinzia Schiatti was confirmed to her fourth term as president of Gimav, the Association of Italian Manufacturers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing, during the association's general meeting, June 16. The other statutory bodies were also renewed, according to a Gimav press release.“The coming years will be very challenging for Gimav,” said Schiatti after her...
  • A worker at Manko Window Systems in Aurora, Colo., died after being crushed by nearly 4,000 pounds of glass on Saturday morning, June 21. Capt. Diane Lord of the Aurora Fire Department said Saturday that the victim was helping unload wooden crates of glass at the business when the 4,000-pound load fell on top of him, killing him at the scene, according to a KRDO Denver report. No one else was...
  • Boon Edam Inc. promoted Glen Tracy to national account manager for architectural revolving doors in the USA and Canada. For the past six years, Tracy served as Boon Edam’s senior business development manager in the Southeastern United States.In his new position, Tracy will be responsible for expanding the promotion  and sales of Boon Edam’s manual and automatic revolving doors to a wide...
  •  Phil James, president and CEO of the National Glass Association and the Window and Door Dealers Alliance, has announced his transition to president and CEO emeritus. NGA senior executive Nicole Harris succeeds him as president and CEO of the organizations, assuming control over all daily operations on June 20, 2014.As president and CEO emeritus, James will serve as consultant and counsel to...
  • 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...
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  • 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....
  • 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...