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  • Global demand for flat glass is forecast to advance 8.6 percent per year to 11.5 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $112 billion, according to Freedonia's World Flat Glass Market report, released Dec. 15. The largest improvements are expected in developed countries, as rebounds in building construction activity in these regions of Europe and North America will support rising demand for...
  • Quality Metalcrafts LLC/Americlad announced the addition of G. Bowie and Associates to serve as the company’s architectural representative for Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and the Florida Panhandle. Founded in 1992, G.Bowie and Associates specializes in Division 8 products and will be actively promoting the extensive Americlad product line, which includes aluminum plate wall panels, composite...
  • Victor H. Reeder (Vic), founder of Custom Glass Products Inc. passed away on Nov.19 at the age of 84. Reeder was recognized as a leader and innovator in the glass industry, developing coatings and energy efficient insulating glass products for the commercial and residential fenestration industries, according to Custom Glass officials.In 1968, Reeder accepted a position with Multi-Pane,...
  • As C.R. Laurence expands its U.S. Aluminum Division, the growing brand has recently appointed David Chatburn to outside sales representative for the Washington, Oregon, and Alaska regions. Chatburn started his career in the glass industry as a glazing contractor then operated as general manager at Ellis Glass until he opened his own glass shop, Idaho Glassworks in Boise. Most recently,...
  • Officials from Pleotint LLC announced that the Suntuitive self-tinting dynamic interlayer is now listed on the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Approved Interlayer List for laminated glass.According to Chad Simkins, vice president of Pleotint, the most common way for fenestration products to receive NFRC-certified ratings is through a simulation process, and only interlayers that are on the...
  • Mullet’s Aluminum Products Inc. received the 2014 Award of Excellence from the Aluminum Association of Florida for the Canopies, Walkway Covers and Carports category.Mullet’s Aluminum was contracted by Skanska USA for fabrication and installation of aluminum clad canopies at the south and west entries at the new Sarasota Memorial Hospital Courtyard Tower in Sarasota, Florida. The design team...
  • BowieUlrichTubelite Inc. added Ty Bowie and Eric Ulrich as client development managers. Bowie serves clients in central and northern Florida as part of G. Bowie & Associates’ manufacturer’s representative team. He replaces Brian Ragsdale, who has moved to the position of product applications engineer. Ulrich serves clients in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Bowie previously owned,...
  • 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...
  • Construction industry employment hit a five-year high in November as the sector added 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest rate for November in seven years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The latest figures, however, include signs that demand for public-sector and non-residential construction may be weakening."November...
  • Bill Barker concluded 27 years in the metal market working for Petersen Aluminum Corp., a career which endured such changes as consolidation on the producer side, Reynolds closing its doors, the influence of imports on pricing, numerous customers going out of business, and many more challenges.“Our good friend and long-time associate Bill Barker has retired from Petersen Aluminum Corp.,...
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