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  • glasstec, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing, Products, will host the sectors’ leading international companies. With the strong exhibitor registrations three months before the start of the event, the number of exhibitors and occupied exhibit space already exceeds previous events’ levels (at the last staging of glasstec in 2014, 1,217 companies occupied...
  • During glasstec 2016, Quanex Building Products will celebrate Edgetech Europe’s recent five-year anniversary at its Heinsberg facility, as well as its recent Passive House-certified product, Super Spacer TriSeal Premium Plus, in its exhibition space at stand C59, Hall 17. “We’re proud to be exhibiting our new Passive House-certified line, manufactured in our Heinsberg facility...
  • During its most recent meeting, the ISO/PC283 Project Committee agreed to move forward with the publication of a second Draft International Standard for the ISO 45001 standard. The first DIS of ISO 45001 failed to gain approval by the committee following a round of balloting from Feb. 12 to May 12 that closed with a result of 71 percent in favor to 29 percent against. The DIS also raised over 3,...
  • Asahi Glass Co. and Solaria Corp. announced a strategic partnership to bring an AGC Sudare powered-by-Solaria, building integrated photovoltaic solution to the market. As part of AGC Solar’s commitment to ‘empowering solar efficiency’ the company is expanding its BIPV product line, according to company officials in a release.  “Solaria is honored to be working with AGC to help realize...
  • Mortenson Construction completed construction of the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium 45 days ahead of schedule and turned the project over to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on June 17, according to a Star Tribune report. Construction began in 2013, 30 months prior to the "substantial completion" on Friday. The jagged, 270-foot-high glass and steel building will seat 66,200...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance announced its summer conference will be held Aug. 8-10 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This event offers technical expertise, networking with leaders in the insulating glass industry, and the opportunity to shepherd quality standards development among like-minded individuals, according to IGMA officials. Attendees will:Shape government codes and...
  • BASF has signed an agreement to acquire Albemarle’s global surface treatment business, Chemetall. The purchase price is $3.2 billion. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant authorities and is expected to close by the end of 2016. Chemetall is a global technology and innovation leader in the metals surface treatment market, and is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. It has...
  • During the Summer Conference for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, held June 12-15 in San Antonio, Texas, attendees heard a range of keynote presentation addressing topics ranging from Environmental Product Declarations to dynamic glass to cybersecurity. See coverage from the meeting below, from Window & Door magazine and from AAMA.  Sustainability Speaker...
  • Tyman PLC, parent company of AmesburyTruth has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Bilco Company. The acquisition will enable AmesburyTruth to broaden its commercial product portfolio and further penetrate the commercial market segment. Bilco is a leading supplier of specialty access products for both residential and commercial markets. The terms of the agreement will be effective...
  • LaCantina Doors recently expanded by moving its manufacturing operations into a new state-of-the-art 140,000 square-foot facility in Oceanside, California. Approximately twice the size of its previous space, the new LaCantina facility includes space for manufacturing, warehousing, research and development, sales, marketing, and customer service support. The new facility will allow...
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  • Last week, the Venezuelan government seized control of Guardian’s operations in Venezuela by military force. Guardian has operated proudly in Venezuela for decades. We have been fully committed to ensuring the safety of our employees, and have acted in compliance with all applicable laws and with respect for the community.The safety of the employees and management of Guardian de Venezuela’s...
  • 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...
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce that registration for GlassBuild America: The Glass Window & Door Expo will open on May 9. The 2016 GlassBuild America schedule is available here.Returning to Las Vegas October 19-21, GlassBuild America 2016 will feature Express Learning, the 11th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the 2nd annual...