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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document specific to sound control for fenestration products. AAMA TIR-A1 provides detailed technical information for the reduction of sound transmission through building envelopes in terms of the design and construction of both commercial and residential buildings. AAMA added several newly defined terms to the document, which was...
  • PPG Industries announced plans to close its plant in Burlington, Iowa, on May 1, according to a March 7 Washington Times article. The 29 employees affected will be given an opportunity to transfer to PPG manufacturing plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; or Wichita Falls, Texas. The Burlington plant manufactures tempered flat glass and custom annealed glass.“The costs associated with supplying raw...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America state that construction employers added 29,000 jobs in February and 321,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total in six years, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 10.6 percent, according to a March 6 release. According to the AGC report, construction employment totaled 6,353,000 in February, the highest...
  • Chris HanstadBojan KomadinaArmando RodriquezC.R. Laurence expanded its executive team with the promotions of Chris Hanstad, Bojan Komadina and Armando Rodriquez to the position of vice president. Hanstad is VP of Architectural Sales, Komadina is VP of Engineering, and Rodriguez is VP of Production.Most recently, Hanstad served as brand manager of CRL's Architectural Railings brand, where he...
  • 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...
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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...