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  • Midwest Wholesale Hardware unveiled its new branding, including a new logo. The branding change is part of MWH’s continuous focus on providing improved services and communications with their customers.The new logo pays respect to the previous monogrammed style logo through the new icon, an updated, modern monogram display of the company’s initials. In the top lighter blue portion of the icon...
  • Officials from Glaston North America announced the addition of Joe Santelli as sales agent to the U.S. sales team.“Joe brings over 16 years of heat treatment sales experience to Glaston. He has valuable knowledge from sales to operations, and we are very pleased to have him and are confident he will contribute significantly to our business,” said Scott Steffy, vice president of Glaston North...
  • Officials from MiTek Industries announced that after 35 years of distinguished leadership of Benson Industries, Lou Niles will retire as CEO on Jan. 2, 2015.  Long-time Benson veteran Joseph Aholt, currently chief operating officer, will be promoted to CEO. MiTek acquired Benson in July 2013. Under Niles’ leadership, Benson grew from a small regional glass company with 12 employees in...
  • While the total U.S. construction industry added 16,000 jobs in September, the nonresidential construction segment added just 3,200 jobs during the month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as reported by the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.  “Today’s release also confirms that nonresidential construction’s expansion continues to be a moderate one, with the industry adding...
  • Officials from Efco Corp., a Pella company, announced several promotions and new hires at the manufacturing level. Ben Seaton has been promoted to second shift production manager. In his new role, Seaton will be responsible for second shift assembly and support operations. Blake Hohensee has been promoted to first shift production manager and will be responsible for first shift final...
  • The Efficient Window Collaborative has successfully transitioned from being a Department of Energy-sponsored organization to a 501(c)3 organization. The group will continue to effectively partner and collaborate with government, research, and industry organizations to deliver tools and information in well-designed, innovative and unbiased way, according to an organization release. In the 25...
  • Pleotint LLC announced the appointment of Chad Simkins as its new vice president. In his new position, Simkins will lead domestic sales and marketing efforts for the company’s Suntuitive glass products and technology.“This is an exciting day for our company,” said Harlan Byker, chief executive officer of Pleotint. “As we continue to grow and refine Suntuitive glass, Chad’s background in material...
  • Construction material and labor costs increased in recent months, and will likely continue their upward trajectory, according to two construction price indices, as reported in the Sept. 29 edition of Data DIGest from the Associated General Contractors of America.The Engineering and Construction Cost Index from the IHS Procurement Executives Group was 57.8 percent in September, up from 53 percent...
  • Sika Corp., Target Market Industry, announced the promotion of Carl Tompkins to national sales manager, flat glass, effective Jan. 2, 2015. Tompkins previously served as global AGR-strategic marketing manager, and Western region manager- aftermarket. In his new role, Tompkins will manage strategy, execution and growth targets of Sika Target Market Industry in the flat glass segment for the United...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council awarded the Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year to Joseph Hayden, senior engineer, technical leader-products, for Pella Corp. Hayden has been involved with NFRC for 18 years, and during that time he has been active on every committee, subcommittee, and many task groups. He also served a term as the Chair of the NFRC Board of Directors.The field of...
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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....