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  • Hubert Thomas joined DAPA Products Inc. as general manager. A veteran in the plastic extrusion industry, Thomas brings knowledge of plastics to his new position, opening the door for DAPA’s growth with additional custom and special profiles, the company reports.
  • Officials from Tulsa-based Tristar Glass Inc. announced plans to open a new facility in Houston. The plant is scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter of 2015.The new facility will feature the new Glaston FC500 furnace with a bed load size of 130 inches by 240 inches. According to company officials, the furnace will be the largest of its kind in the United States, and will feature state...
  • View has named Mark Mendenhall as its chief commercial officer. An accomplished executive with more than three decades of innovation and leadership experience in the energy and electronics industries, Mendenhall will be responsible for leading View’s commercial expansion.“We are thrilled to have Mark join the View team at an exciting time,” says Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View. “View Dynamic Glass is in...
  • Pleotint LLC has announced a distribution partnership with Gilkey Window Company, enabling Gilkey to offer Suntuitive glass with its full product line.For more than 33 years, Gilkey has been one of the most trusted window replacement companies in the country. The family owned company specializes in the manufacture and installation of custom windows and doors, and serves Cincinnati; Chicago;...
  • Responding to the need for high-performance insulation solutions for the architectural curtain wall market, Dow Corning Corp. and JE Berkowitz LP Architectural Glass have announced a manufacturing agreement—JE Berkowitz will manufacture Dow Corning Architectural Insulation Modules utilizing Dow Corning Vacuum Insulation Panels. The agreement, announced July 10, includes a joint marketing and...
  • As part of a commitment to help customers make their businesses better, Quanex is proud to present an Express Learning session on lead generation as part of a new, value-add educational series offered to attendees of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.Quanex team member Noel Lavezzi will lead an Express Learning session on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m., in the Express Learning...
  • Wood's Powr-Grip, celebrating its 50th anniversary, employs more than 100 people.Since 1964, Wood’s Powr-Grip has provided innovative equipment which uses vacuum to lift, hold, and position nonporous materials, including glass, plastics, engine valves, sheet metal, stone slabs, and appliances.However, the history for the Laurel, Mont., company extends back even further. In 1946, Howard Wood...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index gained 3.3 percent in June to 128.7, its third consecutive increase following hesitation in February and March, according to McGraw Hill Construction. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.The...
  • Reed Construction Data announced that the dollar value of nonresidential construction starts in June surged 34 percent compared to May. Nonresidential starts in June reached $32.0 billion, marking one of the strongest in RCD’s database, according to a Reed release.The one-third increase was an outsized gain, even after taking into account seasonality. RCD’s long-term average May-to-June increase...
  • SAGE Electrochromics’ SageGlass will be included in expansion plans for the planned $325 million expansion project at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. The electronically tintable glass will be installed in the large oval rotunda that covers the grand new entrance to the Mall, providing solar control and comfort. Groundbreaking for the project started in May 2014 and is expected to be...
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