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  • Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Bunch reviewed steps the company took in 2009 to respond to the global financial crisis that began at the end of 2008 and continued through the year in 2009, according to an April 15 release.“The strategic vision we have established is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty...
  • Diamut, Charlotte, N.C., part of the Biesse Group, hired Michele Ragno as sales manager for the United States and Canada, according to an April 15 release.Ragno has a strong technical tooling background, having worked for several years as sales manager for another industry player. In addition, Ragno has extensive experience in programming CNC machines and...
  • Use of architectural glass in advanced building structures and the finer points of security glass processing form the base of the first ever Glass Performance Days Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil, May 6-7. The final program of the conference has been released and is available here. Registration for the conference is now in progress, according to an April 15 release.The two-day GPD event is part...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, today [April 15] reported sales for the first quarter of $3.1 billion, an increase of 12 percent vs. the prior year’s first quarter, according to an April 15 release. First quarter reported net income was $30 million, or 18 cents per share, which included a significant charge related to a change in U.S. tax law. Adjusted net income was $117 million, or...
  • AGC Glass Europe, Brussels, has acquired 70 percent of the shares in FGT Polska, Netherlands, a key player in architectural glass in Poland, according to an April 16 release.Fassaden Glas Technik-Polska is a producer of high-end architectural glass components for the building projects market. The company operates one of the largest glass bending furnaces in Europe besides producing double...
  • Moody's Investors Service said the commercial real-estate market continued to improve in the first quarter across the U.S. as project demand grew and the pipeline of new projects dissipated.
  • EFI, an industry leader in designing and manufacturing original glass and aluminum interior products, announces its partnership with Italy-based Omni Décor to distribute its exclusive, contemporary, and ISO 14001 environmentally-certified (100% recyclable) etched satin-finish glass to the North American market.
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co named former DuPont executive Craig Naylor as its new president and CEO on Thursday, making him the second non-Japanese to head the Tokyo-based glass maker.Nippon Sheet Glass had been searching for a new chief executive to replace Stuart Chambers, a British national who stepped down in October after a 15-month stint at the helm, citing the desire to spend more time with his...
  • Officials at the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., and Efco Corp. announced that NFRC has issued the first label certificate under the new Component Modeling Approach program to the Monett, Mo.-based commercial window and door company, according to an April 14 release.Efco, a Pella company, pulled the first certificate in March for 5600 2¼ Curtain Wall supplied to...
  • The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday [April 13] bestowed landmark status on the Springs Mills Building, a tower clad in green glass at 104 West 40th St., just west of Avenue of the Americas, which was built in 1963 and named for a pillowcase maker.The building is the eighth mid-century Modernist building given the status in the last seven years, said Elisabeth de Bourbon,...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...