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  • glasstec, international trade fair for the glass industry, and GlassPrint, European biennial conference and exhibition for glass decoration, renewed their cooperation. GlassPrint 2015 will be “powered by glasstec” and the two events will continue to support each other.           “We are pleased that GlassPrint will again be held in Düsseldorf...
  • Swiss investor adviser ISS recommended Sika AG shareholders vote against a proposal by members of the Burkard family to oust the chairman as it would ease the sale of their stake to Saint-Gobain, according to a March 31 Bloomberg Business report.Schenker-Winkler Holding AG, representing the Burkard family, wants Max Roesle installed as chairman of the Swiss adhesives maker in place of Paul Haelg...
  • Cameron McGinley has been named the new vice president of commercial sales and president of EFCO Corp., a Pella Company, effective March 30. McGinley is replacing Mike Farquhar, who is moving on to own and operate a Pella independent sales branch.“Cameron is taking the reins from Mike during the next few weeks,” said Pat Meyer, president and CEO of Pella. “Mike is leaving the business poised for...
  • Graham Architectural Products added four new associates: Warren Conrad, Brian Sourber, Pamela Hoebeke and Evan Alvarez.As the new Assembly Supervisor, Orange Line, Conrad will plan and assign work, implement policies and procedures, and recommend improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions. For the past eight years, Conrad has owned A.S.A.P....
  • Valspar Corp. celebrates 50 years of Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings, a popular finishing option for aluminum extrusion applications.To commemorate its golden anniversary, Fluropon50.com will provide information on Fluropon products and specifications, BIM content, blog posts and other news to celebrate Fluropon’s 50th year. Valspar also will share notable projects showcasing...
  • Saint-Gobain, celebrating its 350th anniversary this year, launched six new apps from Saint-Gobain Glass designed to improve the purchase and specification experience of its customers, officials report. Available on both Android and iPhone, users can pick up Glass Compass, Glass Vision, Glass Design, Glass dBstation, Glass Façade and GlassPro in the app store now.
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that its new leadership team was installed at the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, the WDMA Board of Directors elected Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows as the association's 2015-2017 chair. Babiuk replaces outgoing Chair Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows, an Andersen Company.“...
  • At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $724.3 billion, new construction starts in February advanced 16 percent compared to the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. For the first two months of 2015, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were up 34 percent from the same period a year ago.
  • Salem Flat Glass & Mirror will open a new distribution facility in the greater Toronto area in May 2015. This location will first serve Eastern Canada, with the goal to serve all of Canada in the future. The Concord, Ontario, location will stock thousands of fabrication supplies, material handling products, machines and parts, with space to grow as customer needs change, Salem officials...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...