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  • The Canadian Glass Association Board of Directors named Rich Porayko, glass marketing specialist, interim executive director until a permanent executive director can be successfully recruited, according to a release.Porayko's career in marketing began 20 years ago, with over ten years in the commercial glass industry. He has been a contributing freelance writer for Glass Canada for the last six...
  • Bonded Technology Corp. named Michael Newman as its new president, according to a company release. Newman has 24 years of experience in the architectural laminated metal panel industry. The company manufactures and promotes the BondTek brand name and product line, which includes insulated and non-insulated architectural Glaze-In panel systems. The company also supplies finish-matched flat sheet...
  • Marg WebbKevin GaulSid SpearDuring the 77th Annual Conference, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association membership ratified the 2014 board of directors, which includes Marg Webb, of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, as affiliated association seat, plus Pella’s Kevin Gaul and Simonton’s Sid Spear as residential representatives, AAMA reports.Webb brings 25 years of building...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. has partnered with The American Institute of Architects as an approved provider of AIA Continuing Education System programming for practicing architects. CRL now offers CE courses on aluminum-framed storefronts and frameless glass railing systems, with additional courses in the works. These new courses address key performance criteria and design considerations, ensuring...
  • CGI Windows and Doors Inc. promoted Liz Rodriguez to architectural sales representative. Due to its growth in the Broward County, Fla., territory, the company needed an additional sales rep to support its customer base. Rodriguez has more than 11 years of experience in the fenestration industry and started with CGI on the inside sales team.“Liz has done an outstanding job for us in inside sales...
  • Crystal Windows & Doors' COO Steve Chen issued a response clarifying a Feb. 12 New York Post report, titled 'Queens glass maker moving due to city's high cost.' The article states that Crystal plans to expand to the suburbs—Westchester County or somewhere close to the city—due to the cost of doing business within city limits. Chen clarifies Crystal's intentions and future plans with its...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association will host its 27th annual Glass Expo at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md., on April 30, from 3 to 9 p.m. The only glass show in the Washington, D.C., area, Glass Expo 2014 features over 130 exhibitors showcasing the latest architectural glass and glazing products, curtain wall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors, bath enclosures,...
  • The Dwyer Group announced that Dina Dwyer-Owens will be stepping down as CEO, assuming the role of executive chair; Mike Bidwell was promoted to president and CEO, according to a Waco Herald-Tribune report.Dwyer-Owens will devote her time to promoting the company’s Code of Values, pursuing opportunities to acquire other companies “and speaking on local national and international stages on behalf...
  • Revenues increased 17 percent in the first three quarters of FY2014 for Nippon Sheet Glass, according to the company’s quarterly consolidated financial results, released Jan. 31. The company reported revenues of about $4.5 billion from April 1 to Dec. 31, 2013, up from $3.8 billion for the same period in FY2013.Forecasted revenues for the full FY2014 are expected to increase about 15 percent to $...
  • Snow clean-up crews reportedly shattered one of the 15 oversized monolithic glass panels on the iconic 32-foot glass cube Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, according to a PCMag report. The panel is still standing, and the store has been operating normally since the incident.Apple officials estimate the glass panel repair to cost $450,000, excluding labor. The 15 panels were installed...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...