Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is giving away souvenir photo samples of their new polished fire-rated glass ceramic product, Keralite Select. The photo souvenir format demonstrates the product’s distortion-free surface, sharper viewing, truer color, and high light transmission, according to company officials.Attendees of GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, can receive a complimentary souvenir...
  • Linetec announced “Antimicrobial Protection for Public Building Applications,” a new white paper co-authored by Linetec, The Sherwin-Williams Company and Microban International, Ltd., and available free for download at Linetec.com.The white paper describes the uses and advantages of antimicrobial infused coatings, as well as details the related technology, testing and specifications. According to...
  • The Architecture Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects was up for the third straight month in July with a reading of 55.8 (any score above 50 indicates growth). The index provides a preview of future construction market activity, indicating building trends in 9 to 12 months.“The July reading reflects stronger gains in billings than any period since mid-2007. With solid monthly...
  • KragenbringMatthewsQuanex Building Products announced the appointments of Rick Mathews to regional sales manager in the East and Kyle Kragenbring to regional sales manager in the West.Kragenbring is a new addition to the Quanex team, but comes with more than 27 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining Quanex, Kragenbring held positions with industry suppliers, including Amesbury Group...
  • PPG Industries launched the PPG Concierge Program, designed to provide members of the PPG Certified Fabricator Program with customized project coordination for large, complex or high-profile commercial construction projects.The program was developed to leverage PPG’s extensive experience in managing multifaceted glass construction projects along with the quality fabrication capabilities of...
  • Officials from GlasWeld promoted Director of Operations Seth Schuepbach to general manager, following the retirement of former general manager, Dennis Garbutt.Garbutt served with GlasWeld for five years. “Dennis has been an integral part of our growth and success over the past half-decade. We are a better, more organized and efficient organization thanks to his efforts. We would like to sincerely...
  • Officials from Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc. announced the promotion of Kelly Marino to senior project manager at SAF Metal Fabrication division, Villa Rica, Ga. Previously, Marino distinguished herself as a junior project manager, becoming the No. 1 order entry person for scope-defined metal fabrication projects.Marino has been employed at SAF since 2006, assisting customers with aluminum...
  • As part of an effort to deliver an enhanced user experience, Kawneer Company Inc. has launched its newly redesigned website, www.kawneer.com. The redesign offers easy access to essential product information as well as an array of industry, product and company resources, according to Kawneer officials.Optimized for viewing on a wide range of mobile devices, the site showcases a “My Products”...
  • In an in-depth article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PPG Industries Chairman Charles Bunch discussed PPG’s evolution from a glass and chemicals company to primarily a coatings company. In 2004, PPG’s portfolio was 52 percent coatings, 23 percent glass and 21 percent chemicals. Last year, it was 93 percent coatings and 7 percent glass, with no chemical sales, according to the article.Among the...
  • Nebraska-based Kearney Glass has become a Glass Doctor franchise location, according to an Aug. 30 article from the Kearney Hub. The Kearney Glass Service Division is now named Glass Doctor of Central Nebraska, while the wholesale and contract glazing division will remain Kearney Glass, according to the article.“We are excited to be joining the Glass Doctor franchise system,” Operation Director...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...