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  • 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...
  • In an April 24 letter to customers, PPG Industries announced it would increase prices on primary glass products, effective June 2, 2014. In the letter, PPG officials attribute the price increase to rising costs of materials, operating expenses and distribution costs, which continue to affect "reinvestment in enhanced product development and security of supply initiatives." PPG will...
  • Glaston Corp. released the summary of its January-March 2014 interim report, indicating a slow start to the year. Key points include:Orders received in January-March totalled $28.8 million.Consolidated net sales in January-March totalled $26.4 million.The operating result was a loss of $3.4 million, or a 12.8 percent loss of net sales.Glaston expects net sales and operating profit to grow in...
  • Sapa Extrusions North America announced its 2014 Sapa Profile Academy schedule. The Sapa Profile Academy provides an overview of various opportunities with aluminum, from inception to production, for designers and engineers, as well as plant, project, production and purchasing managers.  Specific topics include: Metallurgy and AlloysDesign and ProductionSurface Treatment and...
  • Jeff Phillips joined C.R. Laurence Co. as sales and marketing director, Interior Office Systems. Phillips brings his experience in sales, business development, strategic planning, leadership, and customer service, to his position with CRL. Phillips comes to CRL from Dorma Interior, where he oversaw all sales and marketing initiatives, and daily operations as national sales manager. Prior to...
  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • 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. 9-11, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • 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...