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  • Officials from Diamon-Fusion International Inc. announced a new exclusive license agreement with EziCleen Pty Ltd., an Australian surface protection company that specializes in environmentally-friendly advanced surface treatments that restore, protect and seal a wide variety of interior and exterior surfaces, according to an Oct. 21 DFI release. This new distribution channel expands DFI's network...
  • Galaxy Glass & Stone appointed Steven Brenner as executive vice president, according to an Oct. 17 company release. Reporting directly to President and CEO Eugene Negrin, Brenner's responsibilities will include leadership of sales and operation activities for Galaxy Glass & Stone. “Steven has over 30 years of experience with architectural glass and is a sales veteran who has held...
  • Pulp Studio Inc. completed its 8,000-square-foot facility in Los Angeles, specifically equipped for the production of its Switchlite Privacy Glass, according to an Oct. 17 company release. Switchlite transforms translucent glass into opaque with the flip of a switch by permanently bonding a liquid crystal interlayer between sheets of glass, the company reports.The facility is designed to...
  • McGraw Hill Construction reported a 13 percent increase in new construction starts at a seasonally adjusted rate from August to September, according to the Oct. 16 edition of the Associated General Contractors of America Data DIGest. After losing ground in August, nonresidential building bounced back, up 9 percent from this time last year, and total construction starts are up 2 percent over the...
  • Officials at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., reported that a pane of glass in an unoccupied suite broke during a Nascar 500 race Monday, injuring six fans, according to an Oct. 14 report. "A pane of glass broke inward ... and a few pieces of the broken glass fell forward," said speedway spokesman Scott Cooper. "Six fans were evaluated or treated and released on property and returned...
  • Glass Doctor owners, Justin and Jennifer Eimers, in Sioux Falls, S.D., earned the Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year Award at The Dwyer Group International Conference, Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 in San Antonio, according to an Oct. 8 Glass Doctor release.The Franchisee of the Year Award is the highest honor for a franchisee in the Glass Doctor network. The winning franchise must show consistent growth...
  • Virginia Mirror Co. marked its 100th anniversary on Sept. 16, according to an Oct. 6 release. The company, which now includes Virginia Glass Products, was founded in 1913 by Michael and Nicholas Schottland—grandfather and great-uncle, respectively, of current Chairman Chris Beeler.Beeler and CEO John Korff believe honesty and integrity have kept Virginia Mirror operating for 100 years...
  • The Usable Glass Strength Coalition awarded a $110,000 grant to Pennsylvania State University, to carry out research that aims to improve the understanding of manufactured glass products’ strength properties, according to an Oct. 5 press release. The research, controlling and understanding reactive surface sites on multicomponent glasses, aims to characterize the distribution and chemical nature...
  • Construction employment expanded in 194 metro areas, declined in 88 and was stagnant in 57 between August 2012 and August 2013, according to a new analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Despite the widespread gains, however, the AGC noted that construction employment reached peak levels for August in only 19 of 339 metro areas.Construction employment...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference, to be held in Baltimore, Oct. 27-30, will feature keynote speaker Karma Sawyer, technology manager and physical scientist, from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, according to a Sept. 26 AAMA release. Speaking on Mon., Oct. 28, Sawyer will present “Windows Emerging Technologies Portfolio in...
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  • 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...
  • 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,...