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  • More than a third of manufacturing firms in the small and midsized business sector expect the economy to strengthen in the coming six months, while nearly half expect it to remain the same, according to the results of the second annual Sage Manufacturing Survey from Sage North America. Respondents also anticipate an increase in orders, production and exports.Small manufacturing firms are becoming...
  • During its Annual Conference, the Glass Association of North America introduced the first-ever C. Gregory Carney Member of the Year Award, a legacy award remembering the remarkable contributions of GANA's recently departed associate and glazing industry leader, Greg Carney.Carney began his career in the architectural glass industry in 1981 and was involved in glass design, specification,...
  • Major Industries recently updated its website, www.majorskylights.com, with a clean new look and easier access to product information, officials say.Major's new site provides many of the same benefits as before, including a large image gallery and access to a large amount of product data, but in a refined format that makes it simple to find information on each of Major's product lines....
  • Graham Architectural Products announced several key appointments to their staff. Pat Conlon joined GAP as director of operations. Conlon previously served as vice president of operations at Oakworks and TerraCycle. Most recently, he owned and operated the Conlon Group, providing strategic planning and business process improvement projects for local and national companies.Also joining GAP, as...
  • Building Drops Inc., an engineering consulting company with a focus on residential and commercial fenestration, announced the promotion of Matthew Spahr to Project Manager. Spahr started out as an intern with the Building Drops team in 2009.“I have seen how Matt has grown from an intern from the University of Central Florida into a vital member of our business,” says Hermes F. Norero, president...
  • The U.S. Court of International Trade upheld a ruling from the Department of Commerce that found curtainwall units and other parts of a curtainwall system were subject to the aluminum extrusion Antidumping and Countervailing Duty orders. In April 2011, the DOC imposed countervailing duties of 8.02 percent and 374.15 percent on aluminum extrusion products from China after determining Chinese...
  • Revenues increased 17 percent in the first three quarters of FY2014 for Nippon Sheet Glass, according to the company’s quarterly consolidated financial results, released Jan. 31. The company reported revenues of about $4.5 billion from April 1 to Dec. 31, 2013, up from $3.8 billion for the same period in FY2013.Forecasted revenues for the full FY2014 are expected to increase about 15 percent to $...
  • GGI officials announced the company completed installation of a vertical CNC finishing machine. The new glass fabrication machine allows GGI to provide precision-controlled, completely automated milling, drilling, notching, and polishing of oversized glass up to 102 inches by 236 inches.“We’ve named the machine Max,” says CEO David Balik. “The name refers not only to the maximum size glass we can...
  • PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business received a $2.1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. PPG will match each dollar committed by the DOE, for a total public-private investment of approximately $4.3 million to develop liquid encapsulants that will enable photovoltaic modules to be manufactured without the need for capital-intensive laminators, company...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published an updated standard for acoustical performance, AAMA 1801-13, which describes the use of sound transmission loss test data to calculate Sound Transmission Class and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class ratings, according to a Jan. 30 AAMA release.Because design techniques employed to seal an operable window against air leakage and sound...
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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...