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  • The Seventh Court of Appeals affirmed May 9 that PPG Industries did not violate an arbitration award to the United Steelworkers by unilaterally implementing a two-tier wage system that lowered production and maintenance employees' pay at an Illinois glass manufacturing plant. According to the court, PPG in April 2009 sought to modify its bargaining agreement with USW to reduce labor costs at...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is launching a new education program during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014.The content experts at Glass Magazine and Window & Door, official publications of the National Glass Association, are producing a series of 20-minute glass and fenestration business and product sessions free...
  • Brock WestMichelle IgnazioYKK AP America expanded its Atlanta branch management team with the appointment of Brock West as branch manager and the promotion of Michelle Ignazio to operations manager. West will oversee all aspects of daily operations for the Southeastern region business unit covering the states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, as well as the panhandle of Florida. He comes to...
  • YKK AP America recognized its top performers from 2013 during its annual meeting on May 6 at the Evergreen Resort in Stone Mountain, Ga. The Branch of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in sales and profitability, is one of the top honors given each year. Kim Law, branch manager of the Greensboro, N.C., facility, accepted this award on behalf of the branch. “The...
  • EFCO Corp. welcomed Dave Potter to its corporate sales team. During his career, Potter has spent considerable time selling major projects and custom engineered projects. In his new position Potter will be working closely with EFCO customers, architects and Independent Sales Agencies in the development of high profile and/or custom curtain wall projects. 
  • Coral Industries plans to expand operations in Tampa, Fla., with the addition of a services center to open in the third quarter of 2014. The new center will offer a dedicated area for product development and offer expanded customer service to the Coastal and Caribbean markets, Coral reports. These services will include complete fabrication of impact and non-impact doors, frames and solar control...
  • Soaring production of multi-family apartments pushed nationwide housing starts above the 1 million-unit mark in April, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production rose 13.2 percent for the month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.07 million units. Multi-family production jumped 39.6...
  • 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...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • 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....