Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Frank Lowe Rubber and Gasket Co. successfully passed the renewal audit for ISO 9001:2008 standard certification. Auditing organization QAS International re-certified Frank Lowe by reviewing the company's quality plan with the ISO 9001:2008 audit.ISO 9001 is a standard defining corporate Quality Management System requirements. Certification to ISO 9001 creates a systematic framework in which...
  • Tony Blatnik was named operations manager of MirrorMate LLC in Charlotte, N.C., a manufacturer and retailer of custom-ordered, retro-fit frames for on-the-wall plate glass mirrors.   Blatnik, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, will lead the manufacturing process at MirrorMate using lean manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma systems. These methods ensure consistent quality while lowering...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its annual Glass Expo April 30, drawing 76 vendors and 823 total participants to Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Attendance numbers were slightly down from the 2013 Glass Expo, which organizers attributed to rain storms.“Despite the rain and weather the atmosphere had a positive feel to it and most everyone seemed excited about the turnout and the...
  • Basco Manufacturing Co. announced that Jonathan Morton has joined the company as director of engineering. Morton will be responsible for new product research, design and development, production efficiencies and innovation and project management.Most recently, Morton served as design engineering manager for Deceuninck North America, where he optimized departmental continuity and improved...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council ANS Standards Committee and NFRC Board of Directors submitted three NFRC Documents referenced in International Code Council Building Codes to the American National Standards Institute’s process. The public review and comment period is from May 2 to June 16, 2014. The three documents submitted for public review, comment and the full ANSI consensus...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association reported that the nonresidential fenestration market increased 9 percent in 2013 and is expected to continue to increase throughout 2017, according to the AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. The report provides details for geographic regions and commercial market segments, framing materials,...
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering steps to reduce lead based paint exposure from the renovation, repair and painting of public and commercial buildings as required by the Toxic Substances Control Act. As part of the initiative, EPA is inviting small businesses to participate as consultants for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel, according to an EPA release. The SBAR...
  • Chemetall US Inc. acquired certain business assets, including glass surface protection technologies, of SaberPack Inc., in Lino Lakes, Minn. The acquisition strengthens Chemetall's worldwide market position in the glass industry, the company reports. “The SaberPack acquisition is in line with our strategic goal to enlarge, strengthen and grow our glass business globally,” said Joris...
  • Fenestration Canada's 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference will be held June 12-14 at the Fort Gerry hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The advance hotel reservation deadline—to secure a single or double room at the reduced rate of $149/night—is Monday May 12th. Registration information, program content, forms and link to a room reservations portal are all available on the Association's website...
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Larry Patterson to director of operations, Steve Wright to logistics manager, Mike Smith to human resources manager and John E. Bendel to tooling manager of the Richmond, Ky., window and door profile facility. Patterson joined Quanex in 2005 as the plant manager for the Richmond, Ky., location, working to improve operational performance for the facility...
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...