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  • The production facilities at Cladtech in the Arab Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah are characterized by spacious premises and a quiet working environment. As in all Arab emirates, there is a lot of sunshine, sand and, above all, plenty of space. The company uses this space, amongst other things, for glass processing using machines from the Bystronic glass group, according to a Dec. 2 release.On a tour...
  • Toledo-based glass maker Pilkington North America Inc. will install a $1.4 million solar array at its plant in Northwood, thanks in part to a state and federal grant that will offset nearly half the cost.The 3,450-panel project, to be built by fall 2010 at the company's Plant 21 site on East Broadway, is one of 25 alternative-energy projects in Ohio that will share more than $13 million in...
  • Glass Alliance, the insulating glass products network comprising Fenzi, Alupro and Rolltech, shows strong signals of growth, according to a Dec. 2 release. A new company, Fenzi - Alu Pro Iberica, has been established in Lalin, Galicia in order to be closer to the strategic Spanish market.The new company operates within the network, as a reference point in Spain for the distribution and storage of...
  • The economic recovery seems on track for slow but steady gains after new reports Tuesday showed growth in manufacturing activity, construction spending and contracts to buy homes.The batch of new economic data lifted spirits on Wall Street. But analysts cautioned that the economy won't come roaring back from the worst recession in seven decades. Some say the rebound's modest growth could falter...
  • Previously, reports on the International Code Council code development hearings that ended earlier in November focused on significant energy related proposals that could impact the window and door industry and the approval of a proposal to reference the Association of Millwork Distributors' side hinged entry door standard in the International Residential Code. This article summarizes the results...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., will conduct a free Webinar Dec. 3 on the use of its Component Modeling Approach for rating the energy performance of commercial fenestration system in California.  The Webinar will be held from 10 a.m. to noon PST (1 - 3 p.m. EST), according to a Dec. 2 Window & Door report.
  • Edgetech I.G. celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday [Dec. 1], bringing together past and present leaders of the company at its headquarters in Cambridge, Ohio.  The manufacturer of Super Spacer, wholly owned subsidiary of New Philadelphia, Ohio-based Lauren Mfg., also marked the occasion with the ribbon-cutting on a new dedicated extrusion line, according to a Dec. 2 Window & Door...
  • Fenestration manufacturers and architects now have a comprehensive resource for protective glazing systems design analysis and performance testing at Architectural Testing’s new ISO/IEC 17025-accredited Security Research Center at the firm’s York, Pa., headquarters, according to a Dec. 1 release.“The Security Research Center focuses on the key threats of bomb blast, ballistic...
  • Spending on nonresidential construction activity tumbled 1.5 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, to the lowest annual rate since July 2007, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. The data showed that nonresidential construction spending slumped to $652 billion, an 11 percent decline compared to October 2008, the...
  • Glassline Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, announces the acquisition of the glass processing technology of Aisa S.p.A. , Ticengo, Italy, according to a Dec. 1 release. Aisa produces silkscreen printing machines and paint drying systems, both UV and infrared styles. The Aisa technology includes screen printing accessories, such as squeegee sharpeners, as well as Aisa’s well respected glass handling...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...