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  • Glaston Corp. announced that President and CEO Arto Metsänen will transfer to Asia on Jan. 1 for about a year and a half to promote the company’s growth in Asia, particularly in the areas outside of China, and to promote the company’s development projects in the Pacific region. Metsänen temporary transfer to Asia will not affect the company’s operational structure or head office functions in...
  • The International Code Council and the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation formalized the consolidation of the two associations. SRCC is now part of the ICC Group that includes the ICC Evaluation Service and the International Accreditation Service.“SRCC is an industry leading association with big ideas and limited resources,” said SRCC Executive Director Eileen Prado, who will serve as...
  • Diamon-Fusion International has had its products specifically reviewed for compliance in association with USGBC's LEED rating system to confirm how they can contribute in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Materials and Resources. DFI’s flagship product, Diamon-Fusion, is among the first protective coatings on the market...
  • U.S. construction spending increased 1.1 percent in October to its highest level since May, according to a Dec. 2 Department of Commerce report. It had slipped 0.1 percent in September.Fueling the gains in October were newly built schools, which led to a 2.3 percent increase in government construction spending. Private construction of power plants and commercial centers slipped in October....
  • Richard A. Mauro, founder and owner of Tower Glass in Woburn, Massachusetts, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27. Mauro was a strong advocate of the union glazing and construction industry. He worked with his three sons at Tower Glass, and was a long time member of Glaziers Local 1044. He was past president and officer of the Glass Employers Association of New England; a trustee on the local Pension...
  • PPG Industries and Pleotint LLC renewed their agreement to jointly market a commercial window glass system that combines self-tinting Suntuitive glass by Pleotint with Solarban low-emissivity glass by PPG to increase occupant comfort, control solar heat gain and reduce energy costs in buildings, PPG reports. Pleotint and PPG established their marketing alliance in 2011.  “Pleotint and PPG...
  • Bendheim Wall Systems Inc. partnered with Längle Glass GmbH of Austria to introduce decorative glass rainscreen systems. The systems can completely change the look of a building while offering a range of functional benefits for new and retrofit construction, including bird-friendly decorative glass options, according to Bendheim.  Bendheim’s history of joining forces with design industry...
  • ClearEdge Wholesale Glass announced plans to relocate, moving from its current 14,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in New Orleans to a 41,000-square-foot facility in Baton Rouge, according to a Nov. 25 article from AreaDevelopment Online. The company will invest $2.65 million for the renovation and expansion project.“Above and beyond the glass industry, our dream is to create the best...
  • Fuyao Glass Group has retained McMurray, Pa.,-based Henry F. Teichmann Inc. to complete the remodeling project of its Mount Zion, Pa., plant, according to a Nov. 26 article from the Herald-Review. Fuyao is converting the former PPG glass plant into a production facility for automotive glass.
  • Government officials from Azerbaijan announced plans for a flat glass plant during an industrialization conference last week, according to an article from Azer News. While several container glass manufacturers operate facilities in the country, there are no flat glass plants in Azerbaijan.
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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...