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  • 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...
  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Polar Seal Windows Corp. of Grand Rapids, Mich., enabling Polar Seal to incorporate Suntuitive glass into its product line, according to a Pleotint release.With 64 years of experience, Polar Seal is a family owned and operated residential window manufacturer and installer, serving Michigan and Northern Indiana. Polar Seal provides windows for...
  • Pleotint LLC announced the completion of the 100th project featuring Suntuitive glass, first introduced in 2011. Suntuitive glass has been specified for a variety of projects across the country, ranging from single-family homes and education facilities to retail stores and commercial buildings.“What’s unique about Suntuitive glass is that it offers the same solar control benefits and energy-...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights. The result of a multi-year effort by the three associations, the NAFS User Guide has received final approval and is...
  • Cinzia Schiatti was confirmed to her fourth term as president of Gimav, the Association of Italian Manufacturers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing, during the association's general meeting, June 16. The other statutory bodies were also renewed, according to a Gimav press release.“The coming years will be very challenging for Gimav,” said Schiatti after her...
  • A worker at Manko Window Systems in Aurora, Colo., died after being crushed by nearly 4,000 pounds of glass on Saturday morning, June 21. Capt. Diane Lord of the Aurora Fire Department said Saturday that the victim was helping unload wooden crates of glass at the business when the 4,000-pound load fell on top of him, killing him at the scene, according to a KRDO Denver report. No one else was...
  • Boon Edam Inc. promoted Glen Tracy to national account manager for architectural revolving doors in the USA and Canada. For the past six years, Tracy served as Boon Edam’s senior business development manager in the Southeastern United States.In his new position, Tracy will be responsible for expanding the promotion  and sales of Boon Edam’s manual and automatic revolving doors to a wide...
  •  Phil James, president and CEO of the National Glass Association and the Window and Door Dealers Alliance, has announced his transition to president and CEO emeritus. NGA senior executive Nicole Harris succeeds him as president and CEO of the organizations, assuming control over all daily operations on June 20, 2014.As president and CEO emeritus, James will serve as consultant and counsel to...
  • James (Jim) Griggs, former president of the Maryland Glass Dealer's Association, now the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, passed away on June 14, 2014, at the age of 66. Named the association's first president in 1982, Griggs was also the owner of Bel Air Glass and Mirror Co. in Harford County, Maryland, where he ran the business until 2002 before selling the full service glass company in 2005."...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 1607, “Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights.” This document provides a guideline for installing pre-assembled unit skylights onto a roof. “The AAMA 1607 document is the first and only comprehensive unit skylight installation guideline ever produced,” says Bob Sampson, RCS Consulting, chair of the AAMA 1607...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • 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...