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  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced it reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Customs & Border Protection in a False Claims Act action captioned as United States ex. rel. Valenti v. Tai Shan Golden Gain Aluminum Products, Ltd., et al., Civil Action No. 3:11CV368, pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Government's complaint in...
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems celebrated its 25th year of operation on February 7, 2015, with a gala employee banquet event. Almost 1,000 people attended, including Crystal's employees and their families, select business associates and local elected officials, including U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and former Borough President Claire Shulman. New York...
  • CohenSultagePPG Industries named Stephen Cohen as national architectural manager, northeast region, and George Sultage as national architectural manager, mid-Atlantic region. Cohen joins PPG from Schott North America where he spent 20 years in sales and product management posts, most recently as national sales manager, architecture. In his new position, Cohen will support architects and...
  • Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total since February 2009, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the job gains come as most construction firms report plans to expand headcount this year, but worry...
  • Construction spending rose 5.6 percent in 2014 to $961.4 billion, up from $910.8 billion in 2013, according to a Feb. 2 report from the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce. The value of private construction in 2014 was $687.0 billion, 7.2 percent above the $641.1 billion spent in 2013. The value of public construction in 2014 was $274.4 billion, 1.8 percent above the $269.6 billion...
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Tony Thiret to territory sales manager in the Southwest region in addition to his role as commercial sales specialist in the West.“Tony has nearly 20 years of experience, including four years as a Quanex commercial sales specialist,” said George Wilson, general manager of Quanex’s insulating glass spacer operations. “He’s an incredible asset to the industry and...
  • Garibaldi Glass will be hosting its 5th Annual “Glass Day” on Friday May 1st, 2015 at its state-of-the-art facility at 8183 Wiggins Street, Burnaby, B.C., Canada. Each year the event continues to grow and has become an industry-known event, Garibaldi officials report. This “Open House” is designed for both the architectural & design and commercial glazing communities to visit and tour the...
  • Exhibitor registration is now open for Vitrum 2015, the 19th international trade show specializing in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass. The event is scheduled to take place October 6-9, 2015 in the exhibition district at Fiera Milano, Rho, Italy.During the 2015 edition of Vitrum leaders of the worldwide glass industry will present the latest technologies amidst areas...
  • Officials from Heartland Glass Co. promoted Ryan Torgerson to general manager. Torgerson started at Heartland Glass in 2001 and has held various roles including in sales, as estimator and as project manager.In 2007 Torgerson was promoted to operations manager while maintaining sales responsibilities, a role he maintained for the last seven years. His new role as general manager includes managing...
  • Diamon-Fusion International, along with IGE Glass Technologies Inc., sold the first FuseCube to be used by a framless shower door manufacturer in the eastern United States. The Original Frameless Shower Doors company plans to offer the Diamon-Fusion hydrophobic coating as a standard feature on its complete inventory in order to differentiate its products in the marketplace, DFI reports. The...
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  • 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 Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...