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  • Guardian Industries will pay the Allegheny County Health Department $25,000 in air pollution fines incurred at its Floreffe, Pennsylvania, plant, according to a Jan. 20 article in the Pittsburgh Business Times. The company stopped work on smog controls dictated by the county when it began discussions to close the plant in 2015.According to county officials, by stopping installation Guardian...
  • New construction starts in December fell 16 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $568.2 billion, according to the Jan. 23 Dodge Data & Analytics report. The decline follows the 13 percent increase reported for total construction starts in November, when activity reached its highest level in 2014 (due to four very large projects).Nonresidential building in December fell 23 percent...
  • According to the American Institute of Architects, ten out of twelve months in 2014 saw increasing demand for design services. Indicating a healthy outlook for the nonresidential construction industry. The December ABI score was 52.2, up from a mark of 50.9 in November, according to AIA. The new projects inquiry index was 58.2, following a mark of 58.8 the previous month. “Business conditions...
  • Binswanger Enterprises LLC, doing business as Binswanger Glass, announced the acquisition of GlassWorks LLC, located in Glenview, Illinois and serving the Chicagoland market. GlassWorks installs custom shower enclosures, mirrors, table tops, and architectural glass and glazing.“We are excited to add a company of GlassWorks’ abilities to the family here at Binswanger,” said Norm Plotkin, CEO and...
  • Steve Chen, chief operating officer for national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, will continue as president of the Northeast Window & Door Association through 2015. Chen was recently asked by the Association's Board of Directors to extend his term as president for an additional year and he accepted the request. Chen has led the NWDA since January 2013 and his normal two-year...
  • Registration for the annual Glass Processing Automation Days event is now open. Hosted by FeneTech Inc., GPAD gathers the best minds in the North American glass industry to discuss advancements and trends in glass automation.  “Fabricators spend large amounts of money on equipment and software for their businesses every year. GPAD is an excellent opportunity for executives to gather in one...
  • Quanex Building Products named Lance Lunde as territory sales manager in its South-Central region. Lunde has more than 10 years of fenestration sales experience, including five years with Quanex brands.“Lance is extremely knowledgeable about our products and industry, and brings a proven dedication to providing exceptional customer service to his new territory,” said George Wilson, general...
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2015 last week, outlining a number of policies for the window, door, and skylight industry that will aid in the recovery of the housing and construction industry, and support continued job creation in the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to WDMA.The 2015 WDMA National Policy Agenda is divided into...
  • PPG Industries announced that David B. Navikas, senior vice president, strategic planning and corporate development, will retire effective March 1.   “PPG has benefited greatly from David’s deep knowledge of our company’s strategic priorities and financial framework,” said Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and chief executive officer. “He has been a key leader in driving the growth and...
  • Guardian Industries Corp. now offers Health Product Declaration information for its flat glass and coated glass products. “Guardian supports architects and designers that want to be environmentally and socially responsible with the products they specify, and are incorporating energy efficiency and sustainability in their designs,” says Chris Dolan, director of marketing, North America, Guardian...
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  • 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...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...