Latest News in Retail Glass

  • The assets of Heritage Glass were auctioned off last week at the company's former premises in Kingsport, Tennessee, according to a Jan. 18 article from the Kingsport Times News. Heritage Glass suspended operations in May 2015, after reports of unpaid workers and financial troubles. EnviraGlass purchased the Heritage facility and all assets in May 2016, anticipating the addition of a third-...
  • Russell Williams, professional engineer and an architectural sales representative with Wausau Window and Wall Systems, has moved to Los Angeles to serve southern California and Hawaii. During his last four years with Wausau, Williams was based in Colorado and previously in New York. In his new location, he continues to report directly to Wausau’s regional sales manager, Keith Lindberg....
  • Glaston has closed a deal with Comercial Dialum of Santiago, Chile, for an FC Series flat tempering furnace with Chinook convection system. The order was booked in Glaston’s fourth quarter 2016 order book. Measured by size, this is the biggest flat tempering furnace that Glaston has ever sold in South America, according to company officials. The furnace will be delivered to Chile during...
  • J.E. Berkowitz LP announced the launch of its Fabricated in the USA initiative, a proactive effort to promote and ensure the use of American-made products in the production of the company’s architectural glass solutions. Based in Pedricktown, New Jersey, JEB has been a leader in the architectural glass and glazing industry for nearly a century. The company joined Consolidated Glass Holdings in...
  • MaynardHesterDonahueIakomiSecurity Door Controls, a supplier of mechanical hardware and electronic access control security product solutions, announced several new hires in key sales and marketing positions following a year of strong growth in 2016.“Because we exceeded our sales goals in 2016, it became increasingly clear that we needed to add resources to meet the market demand and continue to...
  • On Jan. 12, the United States launched a new trade enforcement complaint against the People’s Republic of China at the World Trade Organization concerning China’s subsidies to certain producers of primary aluminum, according to an announcement from United States Trade Representative Michael Froman. This action follows numerous bilateral efforts by the Obama Administration to persuade China to...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated technical information report addressing the most commonly used composite thermal barrier systems. The 72-page AAMA TIR-A8-16, "Structural Performance of Composite Thermal Barrier Framing Systems," was last updated in 2008 and now includes several new figures and instructions specific to testing dual cavities. Updated...
  • AMS Inc. welcomed Ben Beeler to the organization to further expand the growing certification management team. Beeler comes spent the last 32 years in management at Virginia Glass Products Corp., a tempered glass manufacturer in Virginia. He has also been very active in industry initiatives including serving on the executive board of the Glass Association of North America.“Having been on the glass...
  • Viracon Inc. and RJ Aluminum launched a strategic marketing initiative. The initiative is defined as the mutual agreement to serve as a referral partner and work together to promote and integrate the other’s products and services. The agreement enables both companies to leverage the expertise of the other while further positioning their own leadership in glazing services.RJA specializes in the...
  • Competition Commission of India, the fair trade regulator, approved the proposed acquisition of Guardian Industries Corp.  by Koch Industries Inc. The two companies entered into a deal in November 2016 that Koch's wholly-owned subsidiary KGIC Merger Corp. would acquire sole ownership of Guardian."The deal is an all-cash transaction for the remaining 55.5 percent outstanding...
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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...