Latest News in Retail 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...
  • Officials from Heritage Glass in Kingsport, Tennessee, addressed its financial problems last week following reports that employees were not being paid, according to a May 7 report from News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass manufacturing facilities in Kingsport in May 2014. According...
  • Swiss financial regulator FINMA denied an appeal by investors over a proposed $3 billion takeover of Sika by Saint-Gobain, according to a May 4 Reuters report. The Bill Gates Foundation as well as Cascade Investment had sought to force the French firm to buy out minority shareholders in Sika, which is controlled by the Burkard-Schenker family.FINMA said it backed an April decision by Switzerland'...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released the AAMA 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, which delivers timely information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. According to the report, in 2014, nonresidential construction activity experienced strong growth, with a similar net positive effect on the entry door market. Total...
  • Vitrum officials announced that now through May 15, interested parties can submit applications for abstracts to showcase their work at the 30th Annual Association of Italian Glass Technicians Advances in Glass Processes: Key innovation topics in hollow and flat glass Conference, set to take place October 8 during Vitrum 2015 at the Fiera Milano, Rho Exhibition District.The event will offer...
  • Supreme Corp., designer and manufacturer of personal safety apparel including Tuff-N-Lite brand products, appointed Keith B. Snook as South Central regional sales manager, a new position within the company. Snook brings nearly 15 years of sales development, sales training and sales management experience to Supreme. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance and a Masters of Business...
  • Vistamatic expanded into a 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Florida. Expansion plans include a showroom dedicated to showcasing a variety of Vistamatic vision panels and BetweenGlassBlinds magnet operated and motorized integral blind systems. The showroom will be available to architects, interior designers and facility managers in order to visualize and test the...
  • D.A. Glass America began production of acid-etched glass at its new plant in Calumet, Michigan. Since construction started on the facility in November 2013, the company has been working to begin production of OcuMatte, its acid-etched product, according to a company release.“We are very excited to have the plant up and running here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” said Steve Williams, president...
  • In the last year, Springfield, Missouri-based American Glass has expanded its offerings and capacity with the installation of glass tempering and additional fabrication equipment, and implementation of a new software ERP solution. Additionally, the company has added 18 full-time employees and is planning to add a second production shift in the coming months.To help manage the expansion,...
  • In a letter to customers, Don Ross, chairman of Hoskin & Muir Inc., parent company of Cardinal Shower Enclosures and Cardinal Commercial Products, announced that Chris Murphy, vice president, and Greg Abrams, president, are no longer with the company. Responding to the changes, Ross stated in the letter: "Our service and the quality of our product wasn't up to the level of excellence that we...
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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...