Latest News in Commercial Glass

  •   The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the 80th Annual Conference Awards Banquet held Feb. 13 in Phoenix. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions as they serve to further the industry as a whole. In addition to residential group awards, the...
  • Graboyes Commercial Window Co. announced that Ellis Guiles, P.E., LEED AP, has assumed the role of owner and president. Guiles and his investment partners earlier this month acquired the company from previous owners Tricia Scott, John Scott, and company founder Terry Graboyes. The new entity is in the process of registering as a Minority Business Enterprise.John Scott will continue to serve as...
  • MagennisSchulzDue to rising machine order volumes, Biesse and Intermac America restructured their service manager responsibilities and added two new service managers to the team, in order to provide customers better support. “This reorganization places Biesse among the top companies most prepared to handle the industry’s constant growth without a lapse in quality customer service,” said Niki...
  • John Heinaman was named managing principal of the Consulting Collaborative West Coast office in Orange County, California. He has over four decades of career experience working with companies in the glass industry including sales and management positions with PPG Industries, executive positions with Model Glass Co. and president and CEO of Heinaman Contract Glazing with facilities in Lake Forest...
  • FrēMarq Innovations announced the addition of Sean Maxwell as a regional sales executive.Maxwell joins FrēMarq with extensive construction experience and an understanding of curtain wall and sustainable building practices, company officials report.“We’re excited for Sean to join our team,” says Gary Tongco, national sales manager of FrēMarq Innovations. “His skill set matches our culture well and...
  • Security Door Controls is seeking experienced, industry-independent representative sales agencies for security system, access control and door hardware sales. The company would look to the agencies to service SDC’s existing account base and expand its sales throughout its Midwest sales territories. The ideal agency will serve Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and parts of southern Illinois. “We...
  • Tredegar Corp. announced that its subsidiary, The William L Bonnell Co., known as Bonnell Aluminum, completed the acquisition of Futura Industries Corp. The approximate purchase price of $92 million was funded using Tredegar’s existing revolving credit.Headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, Futura designs and manufactures a wide range of extruded aluminum products for a number of industries and end...
  • Dave Dalbke, part owner of Maryland Glass & Mirror Co., in Baltimore, Maryland, passed away Feb. 11, after suffering from multiple myeloma. He was 62. In addition to his company, Dalbke supported the industry with his involvement in the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, even serving on its Board of Directors in the 1990s. The son of Raymond Dalbke and Helinda "Betty" Dalbke, David Roy...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass selected its Wichita Falls, Texas, plant to be the site of a new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition glass coater, expected to be the largest of its kind in North America, Vitro officials report. Installation is expected to begin in April.  The $55-million investment, which Vitro Glass first announced when it acquired PPG’s former flat glass business...
  • The global fire-resistant glass market is projected to reach $7.36 billion by 2021, registering a compound annual growth rate of 12.9 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a recent study produced by Research & Markets. The market is projected to register a CAGR of 10.5 percent, in terms of volume, from 2016 to reach 17.43 million square meters by 2021. 
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