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  • Responding to a growing need for sustainable products, Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, developed the SustainaView Window Technology marketing campaign to help customers sell the many environmental benefits of Super Spacer, according to a Jan. 9 company release. Designed to educate homeowners, SustainaView Technology shows that ‘going green’ is more than buying energy-efficient...
  • An estimated two-thirds of the nation's non-residential construction companies are planning to cut their payrolls, according to new employment and business forecast figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. All told, those layoffs are forecast to result in a 30 percent decline in the number of people working on construction projects."Unless the...
  • In the coming decade, we will see some amazing new technologies that will affect our lives to such an extent that we will wonder how we ever lived without them.It's easy to tap into solar power if your construction materials--from roofing to siding to exterior facades--have built-in solar cells to create cost-efficient, aesthetically pleasing self-powered buildings. Building-integrated...
  • F. Barkow Inc., Milwaukee, will celebrate 130 years of family ownership this year, according to a Jan. 1 company release.“F. Barkow is proud of our long history as a family-owned business," said John Weise, family owner and president, in the release. "We’ve survived every economic downturn imaginable, and credit our longevity to our long-held mission of providing the...
  • Bohle America Inc., Charlotte, N.C., added a West Coast office and hired a divisional sales manager for the South East, according to a Jan. 7 company release. The move follows impressive growth following the company’s formal launch at GlassBuild America in October 2008 in Las Vegas, with more than 200 new accounts signed up since then.Rick Nelson, a long-time product...
  • Policymakers’ understanding of sophisticated risk transfer issues is growing, and that’s good news for construction subcontractors, according to The ASA Report: The Policy Environment in the States, which the American Subcontractors Association, Alexandria, Va., released Jan. 1, 2009. ASA’s annual evaluation of public policies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., formed an association-wide marketing committee, according to a Jan. 6 release. The committee will focus on several goals, including marketing:• the benefits of GANA to potential industry members• various products and services offered by GANA• the benefits of glass in architectural design, and more.The committee will be chaired...
  • TGI warm edge spacer and Bautec structural insulating strut thermal insulating strut from Technoform, Twinsburg, Ohio, are now compliant with Building Information Modeling processes, according to a Jan. 6 company release.“We are pleased to be able to offer this feature to our customers,” said Mark Silverberg, president, Technoform North America, in the release. “BIM offers...
  • Effective mid-January, Gary Danowski , director, global operations, aerospace, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, will become vice president, performance glazings, according to a Jan. 5 company release. He will be based at the Harmar, Pa., glass business and discovery center and report to Senior Vice President Victoria M. Holt.Danowski joined PPG in 1982 as a production engineer at the former...
  • Efco's new location at 451 Mirror Court, Henderson, Nev., will provide careers for about 15 team members who serve customers in the Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Southern California and Las Vegas areas, according to a Jan. 5  company release. The company will fabricate products and provide estimating and customer service from the center. The grand opening will take place this month....
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  • 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...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...