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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC sold the assets of AWP Windows and Doors to Deerpath Holdings, a private equity firm that invests in the manufacturing and distribution space. Located in Medley, Fla., AWP services the South and Central Florida window market with aluminum and vinyl impact windows and residential sliding doors.“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Deerpath...
  • The glass industry is entering a time of major change that will present challenges and opportunities, and drive innovation, according to speakers during the Building Envelope Contractors Conference, March 16-18, in Las Vegas.“The only way to get from where we are now to where we need to be in the future is through innovation,” said Mic Patterson, vice president of strategic development at the...
  • The Wagner Cos. plans to launch its newly updated eCommerce website, shop.wagnercompanies.com/, this spring. The new site offers an improved approach to online shopping for Wagner's client base, the company reports. "Our customers have moved online, and it's our goal to be where our customers need us to be when they need us," said Tony Leto, executive vice president of sales and...
  • Terry CarespodiJoseph BernardYKK AP America named Terry Carespodi as national sales manager and Joseph Bernard as Midwest region branch manager. Carespodi will be instrumental in implementing strategic initiatives aimed at sales growth in the Texas region, where the company broke ground on a new manufacturing facility in 2013. Bernard will assume full operational authority of the Cincinnati and...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is offering a virtual attendance option for the Spring Committee Week meeting being held March 24-26 in Memphis, Tenn. “We recognize...that schedules do not always allow the time for travel,” says Jessica Finn, NFRC membership coordinator. “Because participation is the number one benefit of NFRC membership, this year we are providing the opportunity...
  • Paul Schodorf Sr., the last of Schodorf Truck Body & Equipment’s third generation of family owners, passed away on January 11, 2014. He was 88 years old. Known for his visionary design skills, Paul Sr. created an industry first in the 1950s: a glass-hauling trailer capable of carrying the largest glass plates ever transported by truck. He is also credited with designing and building the...
  • Construction employers added 15,000 workers to payrolls in February, raising industry employment to 5,941,000, the highest level since June 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Nonresidential construction added 12,700 employees since January, and 50,600 since February 2013. The association noted, however, that as the...
  • Nonresidential construction spending declined for the second consecutive month, falling 0.3 percent in January, but is up 6.5 percent over the past year, according to U.S. Census Bureau results, as reported by the Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. Spending in 11 nonresidential construction subsectors decreased in January. Commercial construction spending fell 2.5 percent in January, but...
  • Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres' Marsh Barton branch recently relocated to a new location within Marsh Barton trading estate in Exeter, England. This move, along with the recent merger of Mackenzie Glass & Glazing into Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd., positions Exeter & Mackenzie Glass Centres to cover the entirety of Exeter and south Devon. The new branch showcases the...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently became accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program, notably AAMA balloting procedures. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936," said Andrea Rhodes, AAMA...
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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...