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  • In an effort to highlight the transparency of proceedings, the National Fenestration Rating Council will provide a virtual attendance option for the Spring Committee Week meeting, March 23-25, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland.The times and sessions that the meetings will be available virtually are as follows (all times are approximate, are subject to change, and are Eastern Standard Time):Opening...
  • AmesburyTruth entered into a definitive agreement to sell its non-fenestration custom extrusion business based in Ontario, California, to VIP Rubber and Plastic Products. Under the terms of the agreement, AmesburyTruth will retain the fenestration custom extrusion business as well as the Bandlock Couplers business. The 72,000-square-foot facility has approximately 50 employees. AmesburyTruth will...
  • PPG Industries redesigned and updated its architectural metal coatings, glass and paint website, PPGIdeaScapes.com, which enables architects, interior designers and other building professionals to research, specify and source PPG’s entire collection of metal coatings, glass and paint, according to a company press release.In response to feedback from architects and designers, the site features...
  • The Architecture Billings Index showed no increase in design activity in January, following a nine-month stretch of positive billings, according to the Feb. 18 ABI release from the American Institute of Architects. The January ABI score was 49.9, down from a mark of 52.7 in December, reflecting a very modest decrease in design services. The new projects inquiry index was 58.7, down from a reading...
  • LaCantina Doors hired Tim McCleery as its new customer service manager. With over 20 years of experience in the high-end window and door industry, McCleery joins LaCantina Doors with a background in engineering, design and division management in customer service, inside sales, engineering and warranty departments. McCleery will lead LaCantina Doors’ expanded customer service department with his...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the 78th Annual Conference Awards Banquet in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, last week. Some of the awards include:Chairman’s Award Kawneer was given the 2015 Chairman’s Award, which is given to an AAMA member company by the current or outgoing AAMA...
  • PPG Industries Inc. appointed Michael McGarry president and chief operating officer, effective March 1.McGarry, who is already COO, has been in his current position since August 2014, when he was promoted from executive vice president. He will continue to have strategic oversight responsibility for all of PPG's business units and operating regions as well as oversee information technology,...
  • AmesburyTruth named Phillip Cooke channel sales manager. Cooke brings more than seven years of experience in building supply, vinyl product extrusion, and building supply distribution industries to his new position.Prior to joining AmesburyTruth, Cooke was employed by Guardian Building Products Distribution. In that role, he worked directly with suppliers and customers to optimize value delivery...
  • HHH Tempering Resources Inc. announced the appointment of Mike Synon as the company’s new president. The current employee shareholders and new owners of HHH appointed Synon as president.During the past two years while serving as vice president of sales and marketing, Synon led considerable organizational change and growth at the company.Previous majority owners, Leon and Rick Silverstein, have...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced it reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Customs & Border Protection in a False Claims Act action captioned as United States ex. rel. Valenti v. Tai Shan Golden Gain Aluminum Products, Ltd., et al., Civil Action No. 3:11CV368, pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Government's complaint in...
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...