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  • Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc. announced the appointment of Alex Bradaran to the position of senior vice president and general manager-Architectural Division. The CGH Architectural Division consists of Solar Seal branded operations in South Easton, Massachusetts; Hamden, Connecticut; and Stafford, Virginia.“Alex brings a significant amount of experience in manufacturing and a proven track...
  • Officials from Kawneer Co. announced a 6 percent price increase for North American customers, effective Oct. 15. Officials attribute the price increase to cost escalations in materials, labor and other operating expenses, according to a Sept. 29 letter to customers.“Although we have been making every effort to offset the rising costs through operations efficiencies, we can no longer continue to...
  • The managing board of Saudi Guardian International Float Glass Co., Ltd. (GulfGuard) agreed in principle to an investment in a new high technology coating machine for its float glass plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.GulfGuard is a joint venture owned by Guardian Industries Corp., Zamil Group Holding Company and The National Company for Glass Industries.The coater uses advanced technology for...
  • DuvalRyanOfficials from Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products announced the hiring of two industry veterans to its growing roster.Dana Duval will serve as branch manager for Aldora’s new Florida location. Duval has an extensive background that includes branch and regional management in the glass industry. His experience handling laminated glass, insulating glass and low-emissivity glass will lend...
  • Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products, a manufacturer of custom fabricated aluminum and glass products, announce expansion plans into the Charlotte, N.C., area market with a new distribution facility. The new location will be managed by Sean Ryan, a glass industry professional with 15 years of executive and general branch supervision.The Charlotte branch will be supplied fabricated glass materials...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced fiscal 2015 second quarter results. Revenues for the quarter were up 30 percent year-over-year to $231.9 million for Apogee, the parent of Viracon, Harmon Inc., Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Tubelite, Alumicor and Linetec. The company reported a backlog of $480.2 million, up 58 percent, or $176 million from the previous year.“In our second quarter, we had...
  • GrimesHarrisPanbechiPeregrinaPulp Studio has announced the addition of new sales associates. Katie Grimes is now covering the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. territories; and Chris Harris is assigned to Oklahoma and Texas.Additionally, Kami Panbechi, currently based in Los Angeles, will be relocating at the end of the year to cover the New York region; and Brian Peregrina will be taking...
  • The smart glass market, with an estimated worth of $1.6 billion in 2013, is expected to reach $5.8 billion by 2020, according to a forecast report from MarketsandMarkets. The smart glass market, which includes electrochromics, SPD, liquid crystal, microblinds, thermographic and photochromics, will grow at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 20 percent from 2014 to 2020, according to the...
  • The North Carolina Rules Review Commission has rejected the temporary rule which allowed permit holders to opt-out of using low-emissivity fenestration products in residential construction, according to a Sept. 22 release from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.In an Aug. 8, 2014 letter to the North Carolina Building Code Council, AAMA led a coalition of industry organizations...
  • Dino Fenzi, Fenzi Group’s president, president of Vitrum, and honorary president of the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV), passed away Sept. 22.“Present in the company since 1959, his great entrepreneurial skills, his intuition and his profound knowledge of the glass industry enabled him, together with his son Alessandro and his closeststaff, to...
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....