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  • Twenty-five years after its founding in British Columbia, Canada, the National Fenestration Rating Council will be returning for the 2014 Fall Membership Meeting on September 22-25. Meeting registration is open now.In addition to the usual NFRC meeting proceedings, NFRC will be celebrating its 25 year anniversary, highlighting the milestones that NFRC has reached, and resolving 10 ballots that...
  • Pleotint, LLC has entered into a distribution partnership with H Window Company of Ashland, Wis., that enables H Window to incorporate Suntuitive glass into its full window and door product lines. H Window manufactures new and replacement windows for residential, commercial, institutional, and government projects across the country. The manufacturer's aluminum/wood composite...
  • Officials from Consolidated Glass Holdings announced the rebranding of its Hamden, Conn., location as Solar Seal Connecticut. Hamden now joins Solar Seal sites in South Easton, Mass., and Stafford, Va., operating under the Solar Seal brand.“Solar Seal has built a reputation in the market as a leader in customer service, producing quality products, and meeting commitments. The Hamden operation is...
  • PPG Industries’ flat glass business has launched GlassNET, a fully redesigned and updated version of its online order entry, inventory review and shipment tracking system for clear, tinted and coated PPG glass products.Within the GlassNET website from PPG Industries, orders can be created for both inventory and non-inventory products. Customers can customize an inventory search of PPG products...
  • U.S construction spending in June slipped 1.8 percent from May, but was 5.5 percent higher than June 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, as reported in the Aug. 7 edition of AGC of America’s DataDIGest.Private nonresidential spending was down just 1.6 percent from May, but up 11 percent year-over-year. Public construction spending, however, was down 4 percent for the month and 2.9 percent...
  • Pictured left to right, Craig Wiertsema, Brad Anderson, Bryan Cox, Doug Dieleman.EFCO Corporation received the Missouri Association of Manufacturer’s Safety Excellence Award. The award was presented to EFCO Vice President of Operations Doug Dieleman and EFCO Safety Manager Brad Anderson at the Missouri Association of Manufacturer’s annual Safety and Worker’s Compensation Conference in Springfield...
  • Lori Schock has been named Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ vice president of sales and marketing. As a member of Wausau’s executive team, Schock reports directly to company president Jim Waldron. Drawing from more than 20 years of management experience, she most recently served as general manager of Hilti North America’s East Great Lakes and Steel Services division.“We are excited to have...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host an online contest on both LinkedIn and Twitter every Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, at 2:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 5 through Sept. 3. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program—the industry resource for comprehensive professional education and certification.Each Tuesday, one quiz question will be...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council has created a free video course entitled “NFRC 101: How the NFRC Rating and Labeling System Works,” for anyone with a need to evaluate the efficiency of windows, explain the benefits of window ratings, or for those who want to make an educated shopping choice.The course shows viewers how NFRC’s energy performance ratings and labeling systems serve as the...
  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems expanded Architectural Sales Representative Bob Thiede’s sales region to include southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, as well as Wyoming, Montana and portions of Idaho, South Dakota and North Dakota. He builds upon the strong relationships established with building owners, architects, general contractors and glazing contractors by Tom Metz, Wausau’s former...
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  • 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....
  • 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...