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  • The Destination Center for the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, N.C., has attained LEED Gold status in a rating that acknowledges the building's design exceeds the standard for high energy efficiency.In certifying the Destination Center's compliance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards at Gold level, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the maximum 10 points for energy...
  • The team behind the £250 million [$374,907,500] redevelopment of Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield [United Kingdom] has announced a deal with architectural aluminum glazing specialist Technal for the supply of more than 1,500 windows and doors.Under the new contract, Technal [U.K.] will supply pivot windows from its FX146 range to provide natural ventilation and ease of cleaning on...
  • Mike Ledue started City Glass and Mirror [Wichita Falls, Texas] from scratch in 1984.Ledue does a little bit of everything from estimating jobs to quality control. His company does commercial and residential work and has jobs as far away as Lubbock [Texas], plus Fort Sill and Altus, Okla.They do glass work for heavy showers, mirrors, storefronts and pretty much anything except automobile glass....
  • GrayGlass, queens Village, N.Y., now expands on architectural and specialty glass introducing a complete line of laminated glass. Custom laminated glass patterns and styles are now available in a myriad of combinations. Rice paper, imagery and metal mesh patterns can be added to glasses, providing great design versatility for architects and project designers, according to a Jan. 13...
  • Heinaman Contract Glazing, Lake Forest, Calif., will offer online training to its employees through an innovative training alliance between the State of California and the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.Heinaman becomes the latest California-based glass firm to benefit from a new Employment Training Panel contract that streamlines the process by which NGA members can qualify for, and...
  • Since Jerry Maycock became the boss of CSR just over 20 months ago, the beleaguered sugar, aluminum and building materials conglomerate is understood to have received a number of serious restructuring proposals - including a few put forward by one of its larger shareholders, Sir Ron Brierley's Guinness Peat Group.CSR will release its full-year results on May 13 and, barring a big turnaround in...
  • A glass wall wrapping around the outside of Central Library and the Hamilton Farmers' Market [Ontario] is the most striking feature of the face-lift designed by architect David Premi.The wall, with color-changing LED lights built in, will also create an indoor walkway and cafe connecting the library and market. Sliding glass panels will open the market to a widened sidewalk in summer.A new...
  • Al Fajer Properties has announced orders worth AED 245 million [$66.8 million] for aluminum and glass for its world class Jumeirah Business Centre towers projects.Al Fajer said in the statement that by using the latest technologies and materials, its latest towers will be in compliance with the Green Building Regulations promoting a brighter, cleaner Dubai.Work is well underway on its phase...
  • Bisazza S.p.A. has imbued glass mosaic tile production with a sense of contemporary fashion and, in the process, has turned around one of Italy's centuries-old manufacturing fields.In this 22nd installment in a series on the world's high-end brands, Yomiuri Shimbun Rome Correspondent Kazuki Matsuura interviews Piero Bisazza, chief executive officer of the postwar-founded firm, asking him about...
  • On Jan. 15, the Glaston Corp. subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing Ltd. will initiate statutory employer-employee negotiations under the Act on Co-Determination within Undertakings (YT negotiations) in respect of the adjustment of architectural glass operations to the present market situation.Architectural glass operations currently employ around 110 people in Tampere and Lempääl...
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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...