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  • According to the January Architectural Billings Index, produced by the American Institute of Architects, architecture firms reported that their billings were essentially flat to start off 2017. The ABI score of 49.5 for January indicates a very modest decline in firm billings, and is the first monthly decline since September. The AIA reports that uncertainties surrounding new federal policies and...
  • Shower Doors & More Inc. acquired a new Triulzi horizontal washer to improve its product quality and production processes, the company reports. “Triulzi is family run like our company and I knew the attention to detail and customer service would be their priority,” says Larry Giacin, president of Shower Doors & More. “We pride ourselves on quality and I believe the investment in each...
  • Sales for Saint-Gobain, across all business sectors, dropped 1.3 percent in 2016, but cash flow and organic growth continued to rise. Sales for the Flat Glass business sector rose 6.5 percent for the year."Saint-Gobain showed strong progress in its 2016 results, says Pierre-André de Chalendar, chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain. "We saw the benefits of our optimization efforts and of our...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association heard from a number of speakers and presenters focused on green building topics and sustainability at the AAMA 80th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Feb. 12-15. Participants heard upcoming changes to California's Proposition 65, as well as an overview of Environmental Product Declarations, the importance of sustainable cities and the manufacturer'...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association finalized its new Board of Directors and adjusted key positions for 2017, including the following industry representatives:President: Trevor Elliott, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelopePast-President: L.B. Kline, Amco Metal ProductsSecretary: Ed Turner, Hawkins-Solar SealTreasurer: Bill Paolucci, Chillum Metal Works LLCBoard of Directors:Michael Albert, S. Albert Glass...
  • More news from AAMA Annual Conference:Sustainability Top of Mind at AAMA 80th Annual Conference; Speakers Discuss Role of Fenestrationglassblog: Doritos or Emerald Nuts? Using Verbal and Non-verbal Cues to Improve Business SuccessAAMA Awards Member Leadership During 80th Annual ConferenceThe American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted Dr. Jim Doti, president emeritus at Chapman...
  •   The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the 80th Annual Conference Awards Banquet held Feb. 13 in Phoenix. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions as they serve to further the industry as a whole. In addition to residential group awards, the...
  • MagennisSchulzDue to rising machine order volumes, Biesse and Intermac America restructured their service manager responsibilities and added two new service managers to the team, in order to provide customers better support. “This reorganization places Biesse among the top companies most prepared to handle the industry’s constant growth without a lapse in quality customer service,” said Niki...
  • John Heinaman was named managing principal of the Consulting Collaborative West Coast office in Orange County, California. He has over four decades of career experience working with companies in the glass industry including sales and management positions with PPG Industries, executive positions with Model Glass Co. and president and CEO of Heinaman Contract Glazing with facilities in Lake Forest...
  • Tredegar Corp. announced that its subsidiary, The William L Bonnell Co., known as Bonnell Aluminum, completed the acquisition of Futura Industries Corp. The approximate purchase price of $92 million was funded using Tredegar’s existing revolving credit.Headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, Futura designs and manufactures a wide range of extruded aluminum products for a number of industries and end...
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  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • 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...
  • 2016’s top industry news headlines reveal a North American glass market that is in a period of change led by consolidation, investment and expansion. The year saw the sale of several prominent, long-standing glass companies at both the float and fabricator level. Numerous companies announced major investments and expansions to meet demand, including demand for more value-added products, such as...