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  • Basco Manufacturing Co. announced that Jonathan Morton has joined the company as director of engineering. Morton will be responsible for new product research, design and development, production efficiencies and innovation and project management.Most recently, Morton served as design engineering manager for Deceuninck North America, where he optimized departmental continuity and improved...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council ANS Standards Committee and NFRC Board of Directors submitted three NFRC Documents referenced in International Code Council Building Codes to the American National Standards Institute’s process. The public review and comment period is from May 2 to June 16, 2014. The three documents submitted for public review, comment and the full ANSI consensus...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association reported that the nonresidential fenestration market increased 9 percent in 2013 and is expected to continue to increase throughout 2017, according to the AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. The report provides details for geographic regions and commercial market segments, framing materials,...
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering steps to reduce lead based paint exposure from the renovation, repair and painting of public and commercial buildings as required by the Toxic Substances Control Act. As part of the initiative, EPA is inviting small businesses to participate as consultants for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel, according to an EPA release. The SBAR...
  • Chemetall US Inc. acquired certain business assets, including glass surface protection technologies, of SaberPack Inc., in Lino Lakes, Minn. The acquisition strengthens Chemetall's worldwide market position in the glass industry, the company reports. “The SaberPack acquisition is in line with our strategic goal to enlarge, strengthen and grow our glass business globally,” said Joris...
  • Fenestration Canada's 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference will be held June 12-14 at the Fort Gerry hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The advance hotel reservation deadline—to secure a single or double room at the reduced rate of $149/night—is Monday May 12th. Registration information, program content, forms and link to a room reservations portal are all available on the Association's website...
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Larry Patterson to director of operations, Steve Wright to logistics manager, Mike Smith to human resources manager and John E. Bendel to tooling manager of the Richmond, Ky., window and door profile facility. Patterson joined Quanex in 2005 as the plant manager for the Richmond, Ky., location, working to improve operational performance for the facility...
  • In an April 24 letter to customers, PPG Industries announced it would increase prices on primary glass products, effective June 2, 2014. In the letter, PPG officials attribute the price increase to rising costs of materials, operating expenses and distribution costs, which continue to affect "reinvestment in enhanced product development and security of supply initiatives." PPG will...
  • Glaston Corp. released the summary of its January-March 2014 interim report, indicating a slow start to the year. Key points include:Orders received in January-March totalled $28.8 million.Consolidated net sales in January-March totalled $26.4 million.The operating result was a loss of $3.4 million, or a 12.8 percent loss of net sales.Glaston expects net sales and operating profit to grow in...
  • Sapa Extrusions North America announced its 2014 Sapa Profile Academy schedule. The Sapa Profile Academy provides an overview of various opportunities with aluminum, from inception to production, for designers and engineers, as well as plant, project, production and purchasing managers.  Specific topics include: Metallurgy and AlloysDesign and ProductionSurface Treatment and...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....