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  • Anthony International, a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based investment firm Aurora Capital Group, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VAL S.p.A., a European manufacturer of curved tempered glass and refrigerator doors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.AI is a leader in the U.S. commercial refrigeration industry and the world’s largest...
  • Cornwall Glass & Glazing [England] has bought the assets of Seleda Ltd. out of administration, saving more than 20 jobs at the Saltash [England]-based glass manufacturer in the process.Cornwall Glass moved quickly to agree to a deal with administrators Begbies Traynor, after Seleda entered administration on July 17.A new company has been formed–Westcountry Glass–which will...
  • A glass panel fell from what appears to be the fifth story of the Point Zero building's Tower I downtown [Montreal, Quebec] on St. Antoine Street at the corner of Mansfield Street yesterday, according to a July 22 report in The Gazette.
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council Research and Technology Committee completed the morning meetings July 21 by approving $7500 in funding to support a research project that will be carried out by the Insulated Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario.Greenbelt, Md.-based NFRC is hosting its summer meeting  in Baltimore July 20-23.IGMA’s project will assist in developing an...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 24th Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its Web site, according to a July 21 release. Titled Installation Techniques Designed to Prolong the Life of Flat Glass Mirrors, the GIB gives several tips on handling and installing mirror when in the field....
  • Japan may suffer from a drastic lack of oil, minerals and young people, but there is one natural resource that the country will never run out of: adoring, moist-eyed references to Mount Fuji.The country’s tallest mountain, a 3,776 metre high volcano, is technically dormant but relentlessly productive. For the past 1,000 years it has been the snow-capped inspiration for proverbs, etchings,...
  • Internationally renowned Internet marketing expert Andy Beal will provide hands-on Web site analysis and marketing strategies at a clinic during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct."We are thrilled to be able to offer this highly practical seminar that will dissect participants’ Web sites from top to bottom,...
  • John Lewis, senior manager of business and outreach for National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., provided a progress report on the Component Modeling Approach on the first day of NFRC Summer Meeting, July 20-23, Baltimore.Two of the key improvements CMA offers over the Site Built Program are that 1.) Approved components do not require re-certification, and 2.) A single label...
  • Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council's 2009 Summer Membership Meeting kicked off at 7:30 [Monday] morning with a series of task group meetings.Attendance for the meeting is the highest it's been in the last five years. There are 125 attendees, including 25 first-timers, according to a July 20 post on NFRC News Now.
  • After Hurricane Wilma raked Miami four years ago, developer Alan Ojeda picked his way down Brickell Avenue to survey his new apartment project, One Broadway.Now, with Wilma's lesson in mind, Ojeda is putting the finishing touches on another new building, 1450 Brickell. His company bills it as the most wind-resistant glass-sided office tower in the nation. In a marketing release, its exterior wall...
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  • 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...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...