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  • MagennisSchulzDue to rising machine order volumes, Biesse and Intermac America restructured their service manager responsibilities and added two new service managers to the team, in order to provide customers better support. “This reorganization places Biesse among the top companies most prepared to handle the industry’s constant growth without a lapse in quality customer service,” said Niki...
  • FrēMarq Innovations announced the addition of Sean Maxwell as a regional sales executive.Maxwell joins FrēMarq with extensive construction experience and an understanding of curtain wall and sustainable building practices, company officials report.“We’re excited for Sean to join our team,” says Gary Tongco, national sales manager of FrēMarq Innovations. “His skill set matches our culture well and...
  • Security Door Controls is seeking experienced, industry-independent representative sales agencies for security system, access control and door hardware sales. The company would look to the agencies to service SDC’s existing account base and expand its sales throughout its Midwest sales territories. The ideal agency will serve Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and parts of southern Illinois. “We...
  • Dave Dalbke, part owner of Maryland Glass & Mirror Co., in Baltimore, Maryland, passed away Feb. 11, after suffering from multiple myeloma. He was 62. In addition to his company, Dalbke supported the industry with his involvement in the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, even serving on its Board of Directors in the 1990s. The son of Raymond Dalbke and Helinda "Betty" Dalbke, David Roy...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass selected its Wichita Falls, Texas, plant to be the site of a new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition glass coater, expected to be the largest of its kind in North America, Vitro officials report. Installation is expected to begin in April.  The $55-million investment, which Vitro Glass first announced when it acquired PPG’s former flat glass business...
  • The global fire-resistant glass market is projected to reach $7.36 billion by 2021, registering a compound annual growth rate of 12.9 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a recent study produced by Research & Markets. The market is projected to register a CAGR of 10.5 percent, in terms of volume, from 2016 to reach 17.43 million square meters by 2021. 
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2017, which outlines important policy priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector.
  • Officials from Faour Glass Technologies announced the recent addition of Kiera Harris to the company’s purchasing department. Harris provides much needed support to the purchasing department and other key areas of the company, according to a company release.Harris is a recent graduate from Rasmussen College with a B.S. in Business Management and brings professional experience as a team...
  • Diamon-Fusion International will present during Glass Processing Automation Days, March 14-15 in New Orleans, as a Gold Sponsor of the event. DFI’s marketing director, Syndi Sim, is slated to present on hydrophobic coating products and their advantages for glass fabricators.“It is quite remarkable how the glass industry continues to evolve ... And in the world of protective coatings,...
  • Vitrum 2017 organizers plan new services and seminars for the 20th edition of the tradeshow, Oct. 3-6, 2017. This year the show will focus on the close connection between industry players: foreign and Italian businesses, domestic and international glass industry associations, institutional stakeholders, research centers and trade press from around the world. According to Vitrum show...
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  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • 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...
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