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  • On Jan. 12, the United States launched a new trade enforcement complaint against the People’s Republic of China at the World Trade Organization concerning China’s subsidies to certain producers of primary aluminum, according to an announcement from United States Trade Representative Michael Froman. This action follows numerous bilateral efforts by the Obama Administration to persuade China to...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated technical information report addressing the most commonly used composite thermal barrier systems. The 72-page AAMA TIR-A8-16, "Structural Performance of Composite Thermal Barrier Framing Systems," was last updated in 2008 and now includes several new figures and instructions specific to testing dual cavities. Updated...
  • AMS Inc. welcomed Ben Beeler to the organization to further expand the growing certification management team. Beeler comes spent the last 32 years in management at Virginia Glass Products Corp., a tempered glass manufacturer in Virginia. He has also been very active in industry initiatives including serving on the executive board of the Glass Association of North America.“Having been on the glass...
  • Viracon Inc. and RJ Aluminum launched a strategic marketing initiative. The initiative is defined as the mutual agreement to serve as a referral partner and work together to promote and integrate the other’s products and services. The agreement enables both companies to leverage the expertise of the other while further positioning their own leadership in glazing services.RJA specializes in the...
  • Competition Commission of India, the fair trade regulator, approved the proposed acquisition of Guardian Industries Corp.  by Koch Industries Inc. The two companies entered into a deal in November 2016 that Koch's wholly-owned subsidiary KGIC Merger Corp. would acquire sole ownership of Guardian."The deal is an all-cash transaction for the remaining 55.5 percent outstanding...
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum received Florida Product Approval by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation for the Monterey S55 and S80 Bi-Folding Doors, and Series D900 Impact-Resistant Terrace Door. This signifies full compliance with Florida Building Codes and will make it easier for glaziers and design professionals to select the appropriate systems for their jobs, company...
  • Pulp Studio Inc.'s sister company, Vitracor Inc., doing business as California Glass Bending, merged into the operations of Pulp Studio. It will now operate as a division of Pulp Studio. All three, now under the Pulp Studio umbrella, will be located in a new 150,000-square-foot facility at 2100 W. 139th St. in Gardena, California. The merger and move are targeted for completion at ...
  • View published an Environmental Product Declaration for View Dynamic Glass, verified by UL Environment. The EPD certification, combined with View's Health Product Declaration and Declare label, provides architects, building owners, developers and other specifiers with independent, third-party verification of environmental performance benefits for View Dynamic Glass."Today, leading...
  • DormaKaba plans to acquire certain mechanical security businesses from Stanley Black & Decker for a total consideration of $725 million in cash. The transaction encompasses Stanley Commercial Hardware spanning mainly across North America and including a production facility in Taiwan; as well as GMT in China. Sargent and Greenleaf, a safe lock provider that also forms part of Stanley Black...
  • The North American Contractor Certification Program for Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors released the 2017 Program Procedural Guide, with updates to certain certification requirements. The intent is to streamline the resource. The guide is available for download here.The NACC Program was established in 2015 to create an industry benchmark for Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors. So...
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  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...
  • 2016’s top industry news headlines reveal a North American glass market that is in a period of change led by consolidation, investment and expansion. The year saw the sale of several prominent, long-standing glass companies at both the float and fabricator level. Numerous companies announced major investments and expansions to meet demand, including demand for more value-added products, such as...
  • Guardian Industries Corp. and Koch Industries Inc. today announced that Guardian stockholders have approved the acquisition of the company by KGIC Merger Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. The deal is an all-cash transaction for the remaining 55.5 percent outstanding shares of Guardian Industries’ common stock not already owned by affiliates of Koch. “Guardian Industries and its...