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  • Employees of Viracon Inc. donated a total of $108,692.60 to the United Way of Steele County 2016 campaign, which includes $91,300 from payroll deductions, $8,000 from fun workplace events and $9,300 from corporate contributions. Viracon Inc. finished at No. 2 in United Way of Steele County’s 2016 Top 20 Most Generous Workplace Campaigns.“Viracon Inc. is one of those workplaces we know we can...
  • SC Railing added to its team at Architectural Sales of Colorado Inc., which represents Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The company welcomes Scott Smith, Todd Reynolds, Beth Hockett and the rest of the ASC team, and look forward to a great partnership, according to company officials. “We are excited and pleased to have the pleasure of working with the talented team at ASC.   The combination...
  • Lester Hong, of Crystal Window & Door System, received the Queens Stars Under 40 award on Jan. 26 from the New York City business community. The award recognizes outstanding young leaders from the business, non-profit and government sectors under 40 years of age whose efforts are having a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in New York City’s second most populous borough....
  • Koch Industries Inc. completed the acquisition of Guardian Industries Corp. following the receipt of all regulatory approvals. Koch initially invested in Guardian in 2012, acquiring a 44.5 percent minority interest in the company at the time.Guardian brings new capabilities and expertise to Koch in several highly technical manufacturing and distribution industries. In addition to being one of the...
  • Quanex Screens LLC, a division of Quanex Building Products, named Jim Card as product sales specialist. Card is responsible for aiding in the development of current and prospective client relationships for Quanex, working with territory sales managers to support customer needs and growing their businesses. Card has more than 22 years of experience working within the fenestration industry, holding...
  • Deceuninck North America hired Frank Perna as vice president of operations for its Monroe and Fernley facilities. In this role, Perna will be responsible for manufacturing activities. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the industry, including extrusion, window fabrication and all phases of operations and plant management.“Frank has the ability to deliver short-term results and long-...
  • The GPD Conference, to be held June 28-30 in Tampere, Finland, will celebrate its 25th year. Currently, there are 140 confirmed speakers for the conference sessions and workshops, and 800 attendants are expected to attend. The 2017 event will introduce GPD Step Change, which is a twofold addition to the GPD conference aimed at bringing new technologies to the glass industry through...
  • GPI Group/GPI Millworks invested in a new plant in Tucker, Georgia to expand its capacity. "We see continued growth opportunities in our core markets,” says Ryan Chapman, GPI Group’s president. "Our investment in the new facility will allow us to expand our fabrication and production to better serve ourcustomers. This increased capacity presents us with additional opportunities to...
  • Members of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance addressed a wide range of topics, from complex insulating glass to the future of EnergyStar, during the association’s 2017 Winter Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, last week. EnergyStarThe future of the EnergyStar program, including its window, door and skylight component, is uncertain in the new Trump Administration, said Jeff Baker,...
  • Members of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance gathered in Clearwater Beach, Florida, last week for the 2017 IGMA Winter Conference, where education and training took top priority. “The question is, how do we transfer this industry knowledge to the next generation?” asked Margaret Webb, executive director of the IGMA. Last year, the association launched two educational programs, the IG...
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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...
  • 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...