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  • Steve Chen, chief operating officer for national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, will continue as president of the Northeast Window & Door Association through 2015. Chen was recently asked by the Association's Board of Directors to extend his term as president for an additional year and he accepted the request. Chen has led the NWDA since January 2013 and his normal two-year...
  • Poland's Forbes Magazine named Press Glass a Player of the Year by Polish Forbes Magazine, as the fifth place winner within the B2B category. A jury of 16 representatives from strategic counselling companies and private equity management companies determine the winners. Selecting leaders from particular sectors of the Polish economy, jury members took into account the scale of business activity,...
  • Graham Architectural Products entered into an agreement through an affiliate to acquire a stake in Continental Glass Systems LLC of Hialeah, Florida, according to a press release issued Wednesday, Jan. 21. The company plans to acquire a significant equity and operating partner position in the business of CGS, it reports.This strategic acquisition complements the existing GAP businesses by...
  • Registration for the annual Glass Processing Automation Days event is now open. Hosted by FeneTech Inc., GPAD gathers the best minds in the North American glass industry to discuss advancements and trends in glass automation.  “Fabricators spend large amounts of money on equipment and software for their businesses every year. GPAD is an excellent opportunity for executives to gather in one...
  • Aaron Johns joined Clover Architectural Products as vice president, Operations. He has been a part of the architectural metal industry since 2007, starting at Doralco as senior project manager, heavily involved with all project management, operations management, purchasing, inventory, and helping the sales team design solutions for complicated projects. At Metal Edge, Johns gained experience...
  • Graham Architectural Products made two key additions with Martin (Marty) Colby as sales representative and Donna Tarcha as project manager.Colby brings years of sales experience to GAP, most recently as a representative for Winco Windows in the Alabama market where he was the company’s second overall salesman. He will be responsible for positioning the company as the leader in the Alabama and...
  • Quanex Building Products named Lance Lunde as territory sales manager in its South-Central region. Lunde has more than 10 years of fenestration sales experience, including five years with Quanex brands.“Lance is extremely knowledgeable about our products and industry, and brings a proven dedication to providing exceptional customer service to his new territory,” said George Wilson, general...
  • After receiving a request from Sika AG to bid for the entire company, Saint-Gobain SA stated it has no intention of buying the whole of Sika and will stick to its plans to acquire a controlling stake from the Burkard family, according to a Jan. 19 Bloomberg report. Sika has said that the current offer values the family’s holding at an 80 percent premium, while providing no reward for other...
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2015 last week, outlining a number of policies for the window, door, and skylight industry that will aid in the recovery of the housing and construction industry, and support continued job creation in the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to WDMA.The 2015 WDMA National Policy Agenda is divided into...
  • PPG Industries announced that David B. Navikas, senior vice president, strategic planning and corporate development, will retire effective March 1.   “PPG has benefited greatly from David’s deep knowledge of our company’s strategic priorities and financial framework,” said Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and chief executive officer. “He has been a key leader in driving the growth and...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • 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...