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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document describing the test procedures and specifications required for sealants. The AAMA 800 document, "Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants," was last updated in 2010.The AAMA 800 contains a group of documents utilized in the construction and installation of fenestration products. Beginning with the...
  • After news broke Thursday, July 21, of the $750 million PPG-Vitro acquisition deal expected to close by the end of 2016, officials from the National Fenestration Rating Council spoke with Paul Bush, director of technical services at PPG and vice chair for the NFRC. In the interview, Bush noted that 240 years of glass technology are coming together to better serve customers.“These businesses are...
  • Manufacturing Day will be held October 7, 2016, with events happening at manufacturing locations across the country. Officials from the National Association of Manufacturers, co-organizer of the event, are looking for endorsing companies. Becoming an official Endorser of MFG Day is free and shows that the organization supports a day created for the manufacturing community, according to NAM.The...
  • Supported by increasing levels of demand across all project types, the Architecture Billings Index was positive in June for the fifth consecutive month, according to the American Institute of Architects.  The AIA reported the June ABI score was 52.6, down from the mark of 53.1 in the previous month, still reflecting an increase. The new projects inquiry index was 58.6, down from a reading of...
  • Officials from Adler Windows, a New York City window installation company, announced Bernard Walker as the firm's design/solutions sales representative. Prior to joining Adler Windows, Walker was an in-home design consultant and field representative for Renewal by Andersen of Westchester, Putnam, New York, and Fairfield, Connecticut, counties. Walker’s career boasts a wealth of experience in both...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently released an updated document describing the test procedures and performance requirements for pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum, fiber reinforced thermoset or wood and cellulosic composite profiles for windows, doors, wall panels, skylights, sloped glazing and similar products. The update was made as a clarification to...
  • Officials from Quanex Building Products announced the appointment of Tom Kopacz to territory sales manager for Quanex’s North Central territory.“For more than 18 years, Tom has built lasting relationships with customers and suppliers in the window and door industry. He will be an essential addition to our team,” said Kyle Kragenbring, Quanex’s Western regional sales manager. “We are looking...
  • Päivi Lindqvist has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Management Group at Glaston Corp., effective Sept. 19. Lindqvist reports to President and CEO Arto Metsänen. Lindqvist joins Glaston from Basware Corp. where she held the position as vice president, business control since 2014. Prior to that she served in financial, communications and investor relations...
  • PPG announced July 21 that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., a leading producer of flat glass and specialty products. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, PPG will divest its entire flat glass...
  • Officials from Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products announced the acquisition of Louisville Plate Glass Company Inc. The purchase was completed in early 2016, according to a company release. Bill Stone, head of LPG, will remain active as president of the company and will become a new shareholder of Aldora. The company will also maintain the Louisville Plate Glass name. The acquisition coincides...
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