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  • The glass, glazing and window industry needs to be aware of a growing demand for Health Product Declarations, according to officials at theAmerican Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Annual Conference this week in Orlando. During the Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting, AAMA’s senior executive coordinator, Maureen Knight, said the architectural community is beginning to request HPDs from...
  • CGI Windows and Doors Inc. promoted Liz Rodriguez to architectural sales representative. Due to its growth in the Broward County, Fla., territory, the company needed an additional sales rep to support its customer base. Rodriguez has more than 11 years of experience in the fenestration industry and started with CGI on the inside sales team.“Liz has done an outstanding job for us in inside sales...
  • A joint-association glass industry task group is months away from completing the Product Category Rules for Life Cycle Assessment, according to officials at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Annual Conference, running Feb. 16-19 in Orlando. In 2011, AAMA joined forces with the Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door...
  • Asahi Glass Co., currently in negotiations with its Works Council and representatives of local trade unions, plans to close its solar glass production facility in Roux, Belgium. The factory closure will affect around 190 employees, but AGC has not yet determined how the closure will impact its financial results, it reports.
  • O'Neill, left, and TennantViracon named two new architectural sales representatives, Connor O’Neill and Tyler Tennant. Cameron Scripture, Viracon’s Western regional manager residing in Denver, will provide leadership and guidance to both O'Neill and Tennant, according to a Viracon release. O’Neill has participated in Viracon’s Field Sales Training Program since July 2013, and will relocate to...
  • Graham Architectural Products appointed Pat Conlon as director of operations, Terre Snare as eastern division sales manager, and Jim Barbour as central division sales manager to its team in York, Pa.  Conlon previously served as vice president of operations at Oakworks and TerraCycle. Most recently, he owned and operated the Conlon Group, which provided strategic planning and business...
  • LiteSentry Corp., which supplies automated glass inspection systems to glass fabricators, began fulfilling an order in December 2013 for seven new Osprey Distortion and Flatness Measurement Systems for Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions' fabrication plants in Texas, California, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida and Indiana. These systems add to Trulite's existing six Osprey systems...
  • Crystal Windows & Doors' COO Steve Chen issued a response clarifying a Feb. 12 New York Post report, titled 'Queens glass maker moving due to city's high cost.' The article states that Crystal plans to expand to the suburbs—Westchester County or somewhere close to the city—due to the cost of doing business within city limits. Chen clarifies Crystal's intentions and future plans with its...
  • Intermolecular Inc. and Guardian Industries, working together since 2010 on the development of innovative coated glass products targeting a variety of end applications, plan to extend their collaborative development program and strategic IP licensing agreement through 2017, according to a Feb. 11 Guardian release. The contract extension provides for an immediate increase in resources, with both...
  • The Aluminum Extruders Council will host Robert DeFrancesco, attorney at law for Wiley Rein LLP, at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference. DeFrancesco will be making a special presentation, "The Rise of State-Owned Entities and Their Effects on Metal Trade: A Case Study, the U.S. Countervailing Duty Case Against Aluminum Extrusions from China," giving attendees a rare inside look at...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...