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  • The Department of Energy's  Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies program announced it will add up to $1.6 million in new funding to develop a program to rate and certify the energy performance of both commercial and residential window attachments, according to a Nov. 6 BTO release.BTO’s prioritization tool, used for internal analysis, has indicated that the use of...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...
  • The Glass Guru opened its newest franchise location in Staunton, Va., according to an Oct. 31 News Leader report. Franchise owner Alex Haliburton will offer the company's moisture removal and prevention service—the first to do so in the area.   The restoration service is available for most dual-pane windows. The Glass Guru offers a free estimate to determine which windows are good...
  • Schuco USA LLP recently appointed Attila Arian as its president, according to a Nov. 1 company release.Prior to his engagement with Schuco,  Arian served as president of the New York-based U.S. operation of Seele, where he was involved with a number of high profile building envelope projects, according to the release. Arian brings more than 23 years of senior and executive level experience...
  • Exeter Glass Centre and Mackenzie Glass & Glazing, both located in Exeter, United Kingdom, merged to become Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres, with Mackenzie joining Exeter as part of the Cornwall Glass & Glazing Group, according to an Oct. 31 release.The merger has widened the service area for both companies to include Devon and the South of Somerset. With more than 30 colleagues in...
  • Vos Glass received two 2013 Award in Excellence honors from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan for the interior and exterior glazing of the Gordon Food Service corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Mich., according to an Oct. 25 company release. Vos has received honors in the glazing and/or metal panel categories ten of the past eleven years, according to the release. Read...
  • Business conditions continued to improve at architecture firms in September, with the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index score rising to 54.3. Despite uncertainty in the general economy related to the federal government shutdown, firm billings have been accelerating every month since the beginning of the summer. Inquiries into new work continue to rise, despite having dipped slightly from their...
  • A glass truck lost its load of glass on an interstate near downtown Houston, spreading shards of glass for about 400 to 500 yards across three lanes of traffic, according to an Oct. 28 KTRK-TV report. Police reported a problem with either the frame or broken straps, causing the load of glass to shift, break and then fall out of the truck, according to the report.
  • Glass Doctor opened four new franchise locations during the third quarter of 2013, according to an Oct. 23 company release. “Welcoming these new Glass Doctor franchisees is always an exciting time for us,” said Mark Liston, president of Glass Doctor, in the release. “Glass Doctor is more than just helping people start their own business. It’s about helping our franchisees achieve their personal...
  • The construction sector reported increased employment levels in September, with the addition of 20,000 jobs, according to the latest employment statistics from the Deptartment of Labor, as reported in an Oct. 22 Associated General Contractors of America report. The construction sector's unemployment rate dropped sharply over the past year, from 11.9 percent in September 2012 to 8.5 percent in...
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  • 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...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...