Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The North American Contractor Certification Program for Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors released the 2017 Program Procedural Guide, with updates to certain certification requirements. The intent is to streamline the resource. The guide is available for download here.The NACC Program was established in 2015 to create an industry benchmark for Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors. So...
  • IHS Markit and the Procurement Executives Group reported construction costs rose for the second straight month in December, as the Construction Cost Index registered 53.3, up from 50.7 in November, continuing the recovery after a 22-month slump in prices. Strength was evident in both labor and material markets, according to the report."Notwithstanding the stronger readings of the past two months...
  • Technoform Glass Insulation, a member of Technoform Group, welcomed Helen Sanders, Ph.D., to its North American market team. Sanders will help develop strategic markets and relationships, and industry-leading fenestration products, while guiding and supporting the company's continued focus on energy performance and sustainability, according to a company release."TGI has an amazing story to tell...
  • Technoform Glass Insulation, a member of Technoform Group, welcomed Helen Sanders, Ph.D., to its North American market team. Sanders will help develop strategic markets and relationships, and industry-leading fenestration products, while guiding and supporting the company's continued focus on energy performance and sustainability, according to a company release."TGI has an amazing story to tell...
  • After a slight increase in October, which followed two consecutive months of decreases, the Architectural Billings Index posted modest gains in design services in November. The American Institute of Architects reported the November ABI score was 50.6, essentially unchanged from the mark of 50.8 in the previous month. The new projects inquiry index was 59.5, up from a reading of 55.4 the previous...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC automotive original equipment manufacturer glass business from LKQ Corp. for approximately $310 million, according to a Dec. 19 company announcement. In the deal, Vitro will acquire seven manufacturing plants, two satellite facilities and two float glass furnaces in the United States, one...
  • Registration for GPAD 2017, to be held March 13-15 in New Orleans, is now open. The event is hosted by FeneTech and sponsored by leading machinery and building products suppliers.This year's conference events include live presentations on new and upcoming equipment and software enhancements from industry leaders; table-top displays of all sponsor companies during break-out sessions for additional...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association launched the Leadership Development Program, which focuses on developing soft leadership skills. Developing soft skills (communicating effectively with people, recognizing a company's culture and effectively aligning with that culture, understanding accountability in the workplace, etc.) provides the necessary intangibles to become a great leader,...
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum received four awards in Architectural Record Magazine’s 2016 “Products of the Year” competition. A jury of industry experts reviewed hundreds of entries in various categories and selected winners according to usefulness, aesthetics, and degree of innovation. CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s winning products are as follows:TAPER-LOC 9BL Glass Railing System with Safety Seal: Best in Category...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association opened registration for the AAMA 80th Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 12-15, 2017 in Phoenix at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort. This is the first-ever conference AAMA is hosting with the association's new conference restructuring plans put in place and also will feature the annual awards banquet during this milestone year. A special...
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  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...
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