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  • Revenues increased 21 percent during the 2015 fiscal year for Apogee Enterprises, and were up15 percent for the fourth quarter, according to an April 8 company release. The company is reporting a backlog of $491 million, up 49 percent year-over-year, and is anticipating a 10 to 15 percent increase in revenue for FY2016.“Apogee’s growth engine continued in the fourth quarter as we again grew...
  • SafeWorks LLC recently welcomed David Beckett as vice president and general manager for Spider. He will be based in the Chicago area and will report directly to SafeWorks’ CEO Scott Farrell.Beckett comes to SafeWorks after an impressive succession of leadership roles at Otis Elevator Co., a unit of United Technologies Corp. During his twenty-six year tenure with Otis, David held multiple roles...
  • The 28th Annual Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo will be held April 29 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. The event is the only glass expo in the Washington, D.C., area, bringing together glass and glazing companies, as well as architects and company sales representatives from the Mid-Atlantic region. The 2015 show will feature tabletop displays highlighting the...
  • Saint-Gobain and the Burkard family will amend their agreement over the sale of Schenker-Winkler Holding's controlling stake shares in Sika, and have extended the date of validity of their agreement until June 30, 2016, with another option to extend the agreement at that time, according to an April 7 RTT News report..Saint-Gobain and the Burkard family have also adapted their agreement to take...
  • Officials from Special-Lite Doors announced Quixsilver Systems as the company’s new sale representative in Northern California. The architectural service provider is based in Morgan Hill, California, in the Silicon Valley, and will serve as representative for Special-Lite’s line of entrance products.
  • Business conditions at U.S. architecture firms improved modestly in February, but growth rates remain well below typical 2014 levels, according to the most recent Architectural Billings Index report from the American Institute of Architects. With a national index score of 50.4 for February, billings increased somewhat from the 49.9 reading in January. New design contracts had no improvement over...
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Nosko as Membership & Marketing Director. Nosko returns to the NGA\WDDA after five years as marketing and membership director for the United Motorcoach Association. Prior to that appointment, she worked at NGA for 17 years, ultimately as vice president of marketing.“We...
  • Construction employment expanded in 278 metro areas, declined in 36 and was stagnant in 44 between February 2014 and February 2015, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released April 2 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the job gains come as private sector demand, particularly multi-family housing, offset declining public-sector...
  • Glass Performance Days 2015 will be held June 24-26, 2015 in Tampere, Finland. Organizers just released the final, full exhibition program, allowing participants to select the combination of events most useful for their needs ahead of time. The two-day event includes intensive special topic workshops and the opportunity to book individual meetings with other GPD participants.Registration for the...
  • Saint-Gobain commemorates its 350th anniversary with a global exhibition, “Future Sensations,” exhibiting May 30 to June 6, 2015, at The Oval, located on the northwest end of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Free to visit, “Future Sensations” features five distinct ephemeral pavilions that take visitors on a journey of science, storytelling and art that celebrates the past three and a...
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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...