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  • Glass fell from a downtown Atlanta office building, Tuesday, prompting fire rescue officials and police to block off part of Marietta Street near Centennial Tower while they investigated, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. Details of the cause of the fall or what floor the glass fell from were not immediately available. No injuries were reported as a result of the event.
  • The industry report "Low Iron Glass for Concentrating Solar Power: Market Shares, Strategies and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020," published by WinterGreen Research, concludes that worldwide markets for low-iron glass for Concentrating Solar Power are poised to achieve significant growth based on an expectation of rapid adoption of CSP worldwide.Low-iron glass CSP represents 3 percent of the...
  • In Western developed countries, the popularizing rate of low-emissivity glass exceeds 80 percent. In China, this rate is less than 10 percent, making the country a prime target for major growth in Low-E during the next several years, according to a recent Research and Markets report.According to the report, “In-depth Research on China’s Low-E Glass Market, 2013-2017,” the volume of Low-E glass...
  • Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference. Those interested can register by Wednesday, May 14, to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $875. 
  • Tracy ForresterKim AlexanderQuanex Building Products hired Tracy Forrester as director of quality and Kim Alexander as vice president of operations for Window & Door Systems. Both Forrester and Alexander will be located at the Richmond, Ky., location. Forrester has more than 20 years of experience driving sustainable growth in quality and operations. He will be focused on overseeing...
  • After a judge approved the demolition of Harmon tower last August, Clark County Districy Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez has ordered that the Las Vegas Strip icon be demolished floor-by-floor. The demolition of the glass-clad building will begin once opposing lawyers collect what evidence they can for the high-stakes trial this fall surrounding the tower's faulty construction, according to an LA Times...
  • Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, named Greg Parker district sales representative, based out of the company's Atlanta operation center. In this role, Parker covers the Georgia, eastern Tennessee and northern Alabama territory. He brings more than thirty years of experience in the scaffolding industry to this position, holding various sales and management positions with Sky Climber, Service...
  • The 27th annual Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo will be held Wednesday, April 30, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md.The event, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, will feature tabletop displays highlighting: architectural glass and glazing products, automotive glass and repair products, curtain wall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors,...
  • YKK AP America launched a career development program for its existing and future engineering employees, helping engineers foster personal and professional development as well as grow within the company and the fenestration industry, YKK AP reports. The program is the third in a series of YKK AP employee development programs. “Every engineer at YKK AP understands their current competencies...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, a co-founder of the Window Safety Task Force, promotes safety and eduction during National Window Safety Week, April 6-12, reminding households that open windows can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. In order to help protect children from window falls, the Window Safety Task Force offers the following tips:...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...