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  • Mark Thompson, CEO of the Friedman Operating Group, announced that Peter Dixen has been named CEO of A+W Software GmbH. Dixen succeeds Uwe Schmid, who left to pursue other opportunities. Dixen has assumed full responsibility for the worldwide operations of the A+W Software operating unit.Dixen brings more than 20 years of glass and fenestration IT industry experience to his new role and is highly...
  • McGrory Glass announced that Ron Gerhardt, previously of Ridgeview Glass, has joined the company’s Glass Entrance Systems department in architectural sales. In his new role, Gerhardt will focus on enhancing the evolution of the company’s Entrance Division, ultimately improving McGrory’s ability to service a diverse clientele.Gerhardt comes to McGrory Glass with over 36 years of experience in...
  • VentreEdwards Officials from Gardner Glass Products Inc., based in of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, announced Jim Ventre has been named vice president of flat glass sales. He will be focused on the growth and management of distribution and installer sales accounts.Ventre has been with Gardner Glass Products as national accounts manager since 2011 and has been a force within the glass...
  • Breakages of glass railings on a new $16 million footbridge in West Sussex, England, were the result of nickel sulphide inclusions in the glass panels, according to a Nov. 7 article from BBC News. Breakages have occurred on six glass panels, each costing about $10,000, since the bridge opened last November. Five of those were caused by nickel sulphide, and the sixth was likely caused by vandalism...
  • Officials from the Glass Guru Franchise Systems Inc. announced the addition of a new franchise location in Peoria, Arizona. Franchise owner Jeff Aviles comes to the company with an extensive background in the glass industry and general construction. Aviles is an American Architectural Manufacturers Association Installation Masters Instructor, and he brings years of service and operations...
  • Bohle AG acquired cutting wheel producer Lixon sprl, expanding its market leadership in automatic glass cutting. The deal is effective immediately, according to a Bohle announcement.Lixon, from Ransart, Belgium, is the second largest supplier of this industry sector in Europe and has had a significant influence on the development of glass cutting wheels for flat glass for more than 100 years,...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is set to release AAMA 103-14a, Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, on Dec. 1. This document has been completely re-written and re-formatted to comply with new ANSI accreditation requirements. Additionally, a new feature of this document is the enlargement of the initial certification period from four to...
  • Nonresidential construction spending slipped 1 percent in September but has still managed to expand 4.2 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the Nov. 1 release from the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $596.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis while the government slightly revised the August spending figure from $603.7 billion to $601.9 billion."...
  • The AGC Technovation Centre serving AGC Glass Europe was inaugurated by His Majesty the King of the Belgians, on Nov. 5 in Gosselies, Charleroi region. The AGC Technovation Centre brings together about 250 researchers, technicians and engineers in a new facility focused on improving the glassmaking processes and developing new glass products for the construction and automotive industries,...
  • Aldora Aluminum & Glass acquired the assets of Peterson Industries Inc., a Florida-based manufacturer of framed and frameless shower doors, mirror doors, closet doors and glass enclosures, according to an announcement from Superior Capital Partners LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm, and parent of Aldora.Aldora Aluminum & Glass is a fabricator and value-added distributor of...
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