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  • Iran has launched operations at Sahand Float Company in Tabriz, the largest glass plant in the country, according to a May 21 article from Press TV. The plant is expected to produce 220,000 tons of flat glass annually for building, automotive, security and decorative applications, according to the article.
  • A man in Jacksonville, Florida, crashed through a skylight and fell 24 feet to the ground, suffering critical injuries. He later died of his injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the scene and found Pinnacle Roofing Contractors Inc. had failed to install protective cages over the skylights and cited the company for two willful and two serious violations,...
  • Delaware Glass & Mirror, a Muncie, Indiana-based commercial contract glazier and retail glass company, is expected to expand into a nearby larger facility, according to a May 25 article from The Star Press. The company currently employs about 30 people, but will add 20 or more in the next several years if it is able to move to the larger building, according to the article.“We ran out of space...
  • After increasing for thirteen of the last fifteen months, the Architecture Billings Index dropped in April for the second month this year, with a score of 48.8 down significantly from 51.7 in March, according to the American Institute of Architects. The new projects inquiry index was 60.1, up from a reading of 58.2 the previous month.“The fundamentals in the design and construction industry...
  • Glaston Corp. agreed to sell 100 percent of the shares of Glaston Italy S.p.A to the local management of Glaston Italy S.p.A. The sale is expected to be finalized by June 2015. The purchase price is undisclosed."Glaston has a clear strategy and direction, which is sustainable and profitable growth. The company's expertise is strongest in heat treatment technology. The agreement signed today means...
  • Glass fabricator Press Glass has published a new version of its internal standard, binding for its plants in Poland and Croatia. The Press Glass internal standard, which has been created taking into account the latest EU standards, addresses the fabrication of insulating glass units and specialty glass. The updated document includes detailed and up-to-date information on tests, inspections and...
  • Thermoseal Group expanded its manufacturing capabilities to meet the requirements of a continued increase in demand for Thermobar and Thermoflex warm edge spacers and accessories, according to company officials in a release. “Our recent investment in three additional Thermobar production lines and an additional Thermoflex line is testament to our confidence in our products," says Sales...
  • Tubelite Inc. celebrates 70 years in business this year. It has been fabricating and distributing extruded aluminum products for the glass and glazing industry since 1945.Seventy years ago, James T. Miller, an engineer for Kawneer, set up shop in Reed City, Michigan in a 50-by-60-foot alley-front building. Here, he began making aluminum doors and frames.Miller landed a contract with Pittsburgh...
  • Winco Window Company, a St. Louis-based, family owned window manufacturer of high performance and heavy commercial windows and doors, was recognized for 50 years of continuous membership with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association at their 78th Annual Conference Awards Banquet held February 16th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.“We’ve been members of the AAMA right from the start, and it’...
  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Sun Valley Skylights + Windows + Doors. The agreement enables the Los Angeles–based company to offer self-tinting Suntutive glass with its full product line.“In today’s energy-conscious environment, driven by stringent Title 24 requirements, we’ve had to think outside the box to meet the rigorous performance criteria and customer demand,”...
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