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  • The Architecture Billings Index fell slightly in October, to 53.7 in October from 55.2 in September, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America. A reading above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The score for design contracts, a new indicator added by the American Institute of Architects earlier this year, was 56.4 in October. The new projects inquiry index fell to...
  • Guardian Industries Corp. plans to close its Floreffe, Pennsylvania float glass plant in 2015, according to a company release. The plant currently produces dark tinted privacy float glass—PrivaGuard and MidnightGray II—for automotive and commercial applications. Guardian intends to shift that production to its Carleton, Michigan, float glass plant. “Guardian continuously reviews its manufacturing...
  • Officials from the Glass Guru Franchise Systems Inc. announced the addition of a new franchise location in Peoria, Arizona. Franchise owner Jeff Aviles comes to the company with an extensive background in the glass industry and general construction. Aviles is an American Architectural Manufacturers Association Installation Masters Instructor, and he brings years of service and operations...
  • Officials from Glass Doctor announced the addition of Mike Gai to the corporate staff as vice president. The company’s growth over the last couple of years demanded the creation of a second vice president position, and Gai will rejoin Glass Doctor to fill that role.“Mike is coming home,” said Glass Doctor President Mark Liston. “He was our VP of operations before being selected to head up The...
  • Glass Doctor of Seattle & Tacoma was recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The award was announced in the September 2014 issue of Inc.com. As a recipient of this honor, Glass Doctor of Seattle & Tacoma will be honored at the 33rd Annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony in Phoenix, October 15-17. They will also be added to...
  • GrimesHarrisPanbechiPeregrinaPulp Studio has announced the addition of new sales associates. Katie Grimes is now covering the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. territories; and Chris Harris is assigned to Oklahoma and Texas.Additionally, Kami Panbechi, currently based in Los Angeles, will be relocating at the end of the year to cover the New York region; and Brian Peregrina will be taking...
  • Dino Fenzi, Fenzi Group’s president, president of Vitrum, and honorary president of the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV), passed away Sept. 22.“Present in the company since 1959, his great entrepreneurial skills, his intuition and his profound knowledge of the glass industry enabled him, together with his son Alessandro and his closeststaff, to...
  • Bob G. Pool, founder and chairman of Thermal Windows Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away Sept. 13. He was 85.A well-known figure in the window industry, Pool began his extensive career in the window business in the early 1950s. In 1958 Pool joined his father Cal in business at Aluminum Window Products Company in Tulsa. In 1979, recognizing the need for high quality replacement windows Pool...
  • The value of nonresidential construction starts in August reached $32.17 billion, up 25 percent from July, according to a Sept. 12 report from Reed Construction Data. The month’s gain comes on the heels of several months of volatility—July was down 19.7 percent from June; June was 33.4 percent higher than May.August 2014 was also up 24.6 percent from August 2013. Year to date, the construction...
  • Renson, developer of ventilation and solar shading products, joined a strategic marketing partnership with Deceuninck North America. The company installed its Invisivent Evo thermally broken ventilation system onto the Deceuninck Revolution Tilt & Turn window system. Selling to the same fabrication customers, Renson and Deceuninck offer a complete product featuring low energy consumption and...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...