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  • YKK AP America launched a career development program for its existing and future engineering employees, helping engineers foster personal and professional development as well as grow within the company and the fenestration industry, YKK AP reports. The program is the third in a series of YKK AP employee development programs. “Every engineer at YKK AP understands their current competencies...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, a co-founder of the Window Safety Task Force, promotes safety and eduction during National Window Safety Week, April 6-12, reminding households that open windows can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. In order to help protect children from window falls, the Window Safety Task Force offers the following tips:...
  • Greco Aluminum Railings Ltd. announced James Small as the new business development manager and chief estimator for the company. Small will report directly to Dino Aleo, vice president of manufacturing and engineering, and will be responsible for all aspects of business development and estimating for the company’s Canadian operations. Small joined Greco in March, bringing more than 25 years...
  • Insulated Glass of America, a wholesale glass fabricator located in Dallas, N.C., announced the launch of their updated website at www.igamerica.com. The user friendly website maintains the same company recognition and color scheme, while offering new features, new images and detailed information on all of IGA’s products, according to a company release.In addition to insulating glass, IGA...
  • Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. named Jeff De Lonay as company president and appointed him to the board of directors. De Lonay will report to Judy Gorski, CEO. Michael Salsieder retired from this position at the beginning of April.De Lonay has served as executive vice president for the last four years, as president of Kolbe’s subsidiary Point Five Windows & Doors for the last six years, and as...
  • Construction firms added jobs in 37 states over the past 12 months and in 30 states between January and February, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The jobs gain came even as much of the country endures unusually severe winter weather."Considering the mix of states adding and losing construction jobs for the month and year, it...
  • Virginia Mirror Co. reorganized its leadership team. Ben Beeler, a 30-year veteran of the company, was promoted to executive vice president of product development and new ventures, responsible for adding new products to the company portfolio. Mike Dishmon was promoted to VP of sales and marketing. He is responsible for inside and outside sales teams. Rodney Keatts, also a 30-year employee of...
  • Metropolitan Glass Inc. received a Pinnacol Assurance 2013 Circle of Safety Award, which recognizes exceptional risk management, for the second consecutive year. Celebrating its 50th year in business in 2014, Metropolitan Glass is one of fifty recipients to receive this award out of Pinnacol's fifty-five thousand policy holders.“It’s an honor to accept this award on behalf of our hard-working...
  • Metropolitan Glass Inc. appointed Toby West as a project manager. West brings seven years of project management experience to his new position, working on notable projects such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Planet Hollywood Towers and Encore at the Wynn.West began working for Enclos Corp. in 2008, serving as a project coordinator and assistant project manager, then joined Blocka...
  • After starting out the year on a positive note, the Architecture Billings Index saw another minor increase last month as the February ABI score rose to 50.7, up slightly from a mark of 50.4 in January.“The unusually severe weather conditions in many parts of the country have obviously held back both design and construction activity,” said Kermit Baker, chief economist for the American Institute...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...