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  • Following three months of accelerating demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index for October reflected a somewhat slower pace of growth, according to a Nov. 21 release from the American Institute of Architects, which compiles the ABI. The October ABI score was 51.6, down from a mark of 54.3 in September, but still indicating an increase in design services, AIA reports. The...
  • Officials from Kuraray and DuPont today announced they have signed a definitive agreement for DuPont to sell Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls, a part of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, to Kuraray for $543 million, plus the value of the inventories, according to a Nov. 21 release. The sale is expected to close during the first half of 2014 pending customary regulatory approvals.GLS/...
  • Linda Vos-Graham, president of Vos Glass Inc., and E. Edward Williams, retired president and CEO of Edwards Glass Co., were among the 2013 inductees to the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame. Vos-Graham and Williams, along with three other Michigan construction industry leaders, were inducted into the Hall of Fame during a formal ceremony on Oct. 24 at Ferris State University’s Granger Center for...
  • The U.S. Green Building Council's latest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4, launched today at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, according to a USGBC release.  Highlights of LEED v4 include:New market sector adaptations for LEED, including data centers, warehouses and distribution centers, hospitality, existing schools, existing retail...
  • In a Nov. 15 letter to customers, officials from AGC announced price increases on its various primary glass products, both annealed and tempered. “As we continue to see economic recovery in North America, and the global capacity challenges facing our industry, AGC, like all of you, is facing cost pressures on essential components driving our business operations,” officials said in the letter....
  • Glass Doctor, an affiliate company of The Dwyer Group, was ranked No. 281 on the Franchise Time's Next 300 list, which ranks global franchises by worldwide sales, according to a Nov. 16 company release.With over 170 franchise locations across North America, Glass Doctor provides expertise for business owners looking for new ways to diversify their business for expansion in both the flat glass and...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. named Gerald Hendrick president of its U.S. Aluminum Division. Hendrick will be based out of CRL-U.S. Aluminum's central Waxahachie, Texas, service center and will help bolster operational growth initiatives, as well as oversee the division’s sales and estimating teams, according to a release.With 30 years of industry experience, Hendrick has held senior management positions...
  • In a November 7 letter to customers, the NSG Group announced Pilkington North America would implement the following price increases, effective with all shipments beginning December 2, 2013:9 percent on clear float glass products in thicknesses of 2.3 millimeters through 12 mm7 percent on clear float glass products in thicknesses of 15 mm and 19 mm7 percent on Pilkington Energy Advantage low-E...
  • 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,...
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  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • 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...