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  • Intermolecular Inc. and Guardian Industries, working together since 2010 on the development of innovative coated glass products targeting a variety of end applications, plan to extend their collaborative development program and strategic IP licensing agreement through 2017, according to a Feb. 11 Guardian release. The contract extension provides for an immediate increase in resources, with both...
  • The Aluminum Extruders Council will host Robert DeFrancesco, attorney at law for Wiley Rein LLP, at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference. DeFrancesco will be making a special presentation, "The Rise of State-Owned Entities and Their Effects on Metal Trade: A Case Study, the U.S. Countervailing Duty Case Against Aluminum Extrusions from China," giving attendees a rare inside look at...
  • Paul W. Bush, PPG manager of technical services for flat glass, was elected to the board of the National Fenestration Rating Council, occupying the Fenestration Industry, primary glass manufacturer seat, according to a PPG release. “We are pleased to have Paul as a representative of PPG and primary glass manufacturers on the NFRC board,” said Richard A. Beuke, PPG vice president, flat glass...
  • Technoform Bautec North America Inc. increased its capacity by 29 percent to meet growing demand for its polyamide thermal insulating strips, according to Technoform officials in a Feb. 10 release. Used in aluminum-framed windows, doors and façades, Technoform’s strips optimize thermal performance for both residential homes and commercial buildings.Technoform Bautec enhanced its production...
  • The U.S. construction industry added 48,000 jobs in January, bringing the sector’s unemployment rate down to 12.3 percent, according to a Jan. 7 report from AGC of America. The construction industry has added 179,000 jobs in the past 12 months, driven by growth in both the residential and nonresidential building segments. January’s spike in employment is the largest gain in jobs for construction...
  • Glaston’s net sales increased 5.7 percent to $166.7 million in 2013, according to company officials. Orders for the year increased 4.4 percent, while earnings for the year totaled $14.3 million.“We can be relatively satisfied with 2013. The company’s operational result returned to positive and we restored our financial position,” says president and CEO Arto Metsänen. “During the first quarter, we...
  • MT Group, which offers a full range of fenestration testing services for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, added the Sealed Insulated Glass Test System to its fenestration division. With the addition of the IG System, the company can provide the following test methods and standards:ASTM E2190, "Standard Specification for Insulated Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation"ASTM E2188, "Standard...
  • Diamon-Fusion International joined forces with Glass Machinery Solutions Ltd., a U.K.-based glass and stone machinery and service supplier, to distribute its hydrophobic coating products in United Kingdom and Ireland markets, according to a DFI release. The distribution channel focuses on the architectural glass market, both in hand-applied form as well as the newly launched FuseCube. “This new...
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. signed a purchase agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary Nichols Aluminum LLC to Alaris for $110 million, company officials announced Feb. 10."As the housing markets continue to recover, we see great opportunity for both organic and acquisitive growth in our Engineered Products Group," said Bill Griffiths, Quanex chairman, president and CEO. "This transaction...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index rose 3 percent in January compared to the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, bringing the index to 121.1, compared to a revised 117.6 in December 2013. With the exception of two minor dips in June and October of 2013, the index has been steadily climbing for over a year. Commercial building plans gained 5.7 percent, largely the result of increased...
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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...