Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • J.E. Berkowitz LP announced the launch of its Fabricated in the USA initiative, a proactive effort to promote and ensure the use of American-made products in the production of the company’s architectural glass solutions. Based in Pedricktown, New Jersey, JEB has been a leader in the architectural glass and glazing industry for nearly a century. The company joined Consolidated Glass Holdings in...
  • MaynardHesterDonahueIakomiSecurity Door Controls, a supplier of mechanical hardware and electronic access control security product solutions, announced several new hires in key sales and marketing positions following a year of strong growth in 2016.“Because we exceeded our sales goals in 2016, it became increasingly clear that we needed to add resources to meet the market demand and continue to...
  • Graham Architectural Products, Curtain Wall Solutions promoted Joe Brown to plant manager and named Ethan Weber as a designer.    Brown joined Graham in 2012 as a project manager, and was promoted to manager, project management in 2015. As the plant operations leader, Brown will be managing the manufacturing operations and developing strategies for a safer and more efficient work...
  • On Jan. 12, the United States launched a new trade enforcement complaint against the People’s Republic of China at the World Trade Organization concerning China’s subsidies to certain producers of primary aluminum, according to an announcement from United States Trade Representative Michael Froman. This action follows numerous bilateral efforts by the Obama Administration to persuade China to...
  • Giroux Glass Inc. upgraded its panel fabrication capabilities by installing a new PanelBuilder, manufactured by AXYZ International, which represents one more piece of CNC equipment for fabricating aluminum composite and metal composite materials in Giroux Glass’ San Bernardino, California-based plant. The new addition, along with the installation of custom saw/feeders, will enhance Giroux...
  • Skyco Skylights received Factory Mutual FM Approval for its line of 4 by 8 industrial skylights. FM Approvals is a third-party certification body that discerns approval of commercial and industrial products for property loss prevention purposes.  “As we continue to grow our national and international presence, FM is a primary building block necessary in certain specifications,” says Skyco...
  • Tubelite Inc. welcomes Jim Leadbetter as director of operations in Reed City, Michigan. He reports directly to Steve Jaskolski, vice president of operations. He will lead and support the company's business growth strategies through safety, quality and productivity improvements.Leadbetter brings more than 25 years of operational and management experience to Tubelite. Most recently, he worked as...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated technical information report addressing the most commonly used composite thermal barrier systems. The 72-page AAMA TIR-A8-16, "Structural Performance of Composite Thermal Barrier Framing Systems," was last updated in 2008 and now includes several new figures and instructions specific to testing dual cavities. Updated...
  • AMS Inc. welcomed Ben Beeler to the organization to further expand the growing certification management team. Beeler comes spent the last 32 years in management at Virginia Glass Products Corp., a tempered glass manufacturer in Virginia. He has also been very active in industry initiatives including serving on the executive board of the Glass Association of North America.“Having been on the glass...
  • Triview Glass Industries purchased a second tempering line, an 84-inch by 168-inch LandGlass Super-Air, purchased from IGE Glass Technologies, late last year. The company projects a 40 to 50 percent increase in capacity to its insulating, laminating and fabrication departments after the new line is fully operational. "Buying a second LandGlass furnace was an easy decision," says Alex...
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  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...
  • 2016’s top industry news headlines reveal a North American glass market that is in a period of change led by consolidation, investment and expansion. The year saw the sale of several prominent, long-standing glass companies at both the float and fabricator level. Numerous companies announced major investments and expansions to meet demand, including demand for more value-added products, such as...
  • Guardian Industries Corp. and Koch Industries Inc. today announced that Guardian stockholders have approved the acquisition of the company by KGIC Merger Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. The deal is an all-cash transaction for the remaining 55.5 percent outstanding shares of Guardian Industries’ common stock not already owned by affiliates of Koch. “Guardian Industries and its...