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  • The Northeast Window & Door Association agreed to merge operations with the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, with the members of NWDA becoming members of the newly formed WDMA-Northeast. Under the new structure, WDMA-Northeast members will continue to receive the same benefits as they did with NWDA, including regular regional meetings, as well as certain services from...
  • On Thursday, Jan. 19, Mike Albert, president of S. Albert Glass Co., and his crew prepared for Inauguration Day by loading up a big box truck with plywood, two-by-fours, security film and other supplies for board ups. A team of 18 field workers readied to respond if any Inauguration Day demonstrations took place the following day. The company has been serving the Washington, D.C., metro area for...
  • Ned MohammadIndustry veterans Ned Mohammad and Leo Espinoza launched Equity Glass Co., located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, in December 2016. The new enterprise is a full-service glass and glazing operation with curtain wall, storefront, entrance doors, handrails, all-glass systems, interior glazing and more, marketed to the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Mohammad, president, has been a part of...
  • Architecture firm billings saw an unexpected surge in December, generating an ABI score of 55.9 for the month, the highest monthly growth of the year, according to the Architectural Billings Index produced by the American Institute of Architects. The average monthly reading for 2016 rose to 51.3, almost equaling the 2015 average monthly score of 51.6. Project inquiries and new design contracts...
  • The 2017 GANA Building Envelope Contractors Conference will provide a forum for more than 400 contract glaziers, industry suppliers and technical experts to connect and discuss critical issues and important trends for building with glass in today's modern world.  Part of the conference keynote lineup is the panel discussion "It's a 3D World with Virtual Construction," presented by Shaun...
  • The American Glass Guild 2017 Conference will take place at the Radisson Rochester Riverside, in downtown Rochester, New York, May 19 to 21, 2017. A diverse selection of pre- and post-conference workshops will be held May 17, 18 and 22. This year’s theme is Harmony: Old and New on Light and the Gift, Nurturing the Creative Mind.Through keynote presentations, case studies, collections, and...
  • Messe München, organizer of BAU, acquired Fenestration China—Asia's leading exhibition for windows, doors and facades, according to a press release. BAU Congress China will become part of the future tradeshow Fenestration BAU China.By acquiring Fenestration China through its subsidiary Messe München Shanghai, Messe München has made its largest investment in the company's history. In the future,...
  • The Architectural Glass Institute will host a free Architectural Glass Boot Camp on railing systems, featuring C.R. Laurence Co. The interactive boot camp, held Jan. 26 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., at the Finishing Trades Institute in Philadelphia, will provide an overview of glass railing systems, covering typical applications, product types, code requirements, standard materials and glazing methods....
  • The 78th Conference on Glass Problems, including the 11th Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass Symposium invites engineers, educators, researchers, students, and solutions providers in glass manufacturing to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at this premier industry conference.Hosted November 6 to 9, 2017 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 78th Conference on Glass...
  • The global flat glass market is expected to grow at a 5.5 percent compound annual growth rate through 2021, according to a recent report from market research firm Lucintel. The report, “Growth Opportunities in the Global Flat Glass Industry 2016-2021: Trends, Forecast, and Market Analysis,” also predicts above average growth for automotive glass and specialty glass markets, as well the continued...
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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...