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  • In its interim financial report, released Oct. 28, officials from Glaston Corp. report machine sales of $34.2 million in the third quarter, and $90 million for the January to September period.“The third quarter was good in terms of profitability and was another step in the right direction. Our systematic measures to improve profitability are therefore yielding results,” said Arto Metsänen,...
  • Four of the five newly-elected members to the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Board of Directors are first-timers, according to NFRC officials. Members joining the 2015 slate include the following:Fenestration Industry (Unspecified) Catherine Best, curtainwall thermal analysis specialist, Benson IndustriesFenestration Industry (Specified – Primary Residential Manufacturer) Kevin...
  • Forel North America continues its grow with the recent hiring of two additional service technicians. Nick Eue and Scott Bjergo joined the company this summer and have undergone extensive training and are already actively installing equipment in the field. Both Eue and Bjergo have extensive process equipment and mechatronics capabilities to help support the new company’s growth.EueBjergo 
  • TigerStop received the Innovation Award in the 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Awards from the Association of Washington Business. The AWB Innovation Award recognizes a company that has maintained a competitive advantage by sustaining considerable innovation while remaining responsive to market demands and that the products made in the winner’s facility are unique and innovative, according to a...
  • Officials from Central Glass Co., a parent company of Carlex Glass, announced that it has finalized pending acquisitions to expand Carlex’s business operations, according a company release. Central Glass has officially acquired all of the outstanding shares of two subsidiaries of Guardian Industries Corp.: Guardian Automotive Products Inc., formerly headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan,...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released AAMA 510-14, Voluntary Guide Specification for Blast Hazard Mitigation for Vertical Fenestration Systems, which provides a guide to manufacturers, architects, specifiers, contractors and building owners for specifying these types of systems and services to meet the requirements of blast hazard mitigation, according to an AAMA...
  • Manko Window Systems has appointed Carle Abernathy as director of business development for the Rocky Mountain Region. Abernathy will work out of the company’s Denver office.Abernathy has extensive experience in the glass and glazing industry spanning more than 30 years. Most recently he served in the role as director of sales and marketing and director of human resources while at J. R. Butler,...
  • Officials from Universal Window and Door announced that the firm has been selected to receive more than $60,000 in funds from the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program. The fund, financed entirely by Massachusetts employers, is designed to help employers increase the job-related skill sets of employees through specific programs designed by the individual company. This grant will...
  • Effective immediately, Azon will no longer produce the warm-edge spacer product Warm-Light for insulating glass, the company announced in an Oct. 30 release.According to David Mills, Azon CEO, “Even though we believe the product to be the very best spacer for thermal and structural performance, we simply are not able to produce the material in our plant in a cost-efficient manner, and we are...
  • Energy efficiency and net zero design topped discussions during the Western Region meeting for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, held Oct. 14-15 in Costa Mesa, Calif. Driven by stringent energy performance requirements outlined in California’s Title 24 Building Code, and legislative goals for emissions, the state is at the forefront of energy-efficient building performance and...
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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...