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  • Jerry Wright, co-founder and current president of the Texas Glass Association and owner of AAA Glass & Mirror Co., passed away Nov. 24. He was 67. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia their children, Tracy, Sarah and Cliff, and three grandchildren. Wright served as chairman of the National Glass Association from 1991-1992. "It’s safe to say that his spirit of volunteerism extended far...
  • Bonnell Aluminum, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation, announced plans to expand and upgrade its anodizing capacity to serve the commercial-architectural construction market. In response to increased demand for anodizing products, the company expects to invest approximately $5 million to expand and modernize the anodizing line at its Carthage, Tennessee, facility. The company anticipates that...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • The Architecture Billings Index fell slightly in October, to 53.7 in October from 55.2 in September, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America. A reading above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The score for design contracts, a new indicator added by the American Institute of Architects earlier this year, was 56.4 in October. The new projects inquiry index fell to...
  • Guardian Industries Corp. plans to close its Floreffe, Pennsylvania float glass plant in 2015, according to a company release. The plant currently produces dark tinted privacy float glass—PrivaGuard and MidnightGray II—for automotive and commercial applications. Guardian intends to shift that production to its Carleton, Michigan, float glass plant. “Guardian continuously reviews its manufacturing...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council approved Wausau Window & Wall Systems as a Manufacturer Approved Calculation Entity Organization under the Component Modeling Approach Certification Program, according to a Wausau release. Many of Wausau’s products are listed in NFRC’s Certified Products Directory, and in 2009, Wausau’s John Kolbeck and Tom Mifflin were among the first CMA software...
  • In a Nov. 6 letter to customers, officials from Pilkington North American announced price increases on its various glass products.“The NSG Group – Pilkington North America Inc. has been aggressively working to control costs. Amid rising transportation, raw material and operation costs, it is necessary for us to increase prices,” said Stephen Weidner, regional director, sales and marketing, for...
  • Officials from EnduroShield announced the company’s protective coating was applied glass on the spire of One World Trade Center in New York City.EnduroShield glass treatment was applied to the glass panels in the factory before they were installed into the spire’s steel frame structure. EnduroShield chemically bonds to the glass substrate, turning the glass into a high performance, hydrophobic...
  • Four months after being unveiled at the AIA National Convention in Chicago, the ViraconGlass iPad app is now available as a web app on the Viracon website. Architects and designers can use the app on their personal computers or any operating system, thanks to its browser-based functionality, according to a company release.To use the ViraconGlass web app, click here.Just like the iOS version, the...
  • Spending for office construction was up 18 percent in September, compared to September 2013, reaching an annualized pace of $37 billion, according to a report from the Census Bureau, as reported in a Nov. 13 article from the Wall Street Journal.Office construction is now one of the fastest growing building segments, slightly behind multifamily, which was up 20 percent in September, year-over-year...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...