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  • Paul W. Bush, PPG manager of technical services for flat glass, was elected to the board of the National Fenestration Rating Council, occupying the Fenestration Industry, primary glass manufacturer seat, according to a PPG release. “We are pleased to have Paul as a representative of PPG and primary glass manufacturers on the NFRC board,” said Richard A. Beuke, PPG vice president, flat glass...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association will host its 27th annual Glass Expo at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md., on April 30, from 3 to 9 p.m. The only glass show in the Washington, D.C., area, Glass Expo 2014 features over 130 exhibitors showcasing the latest architectural glass and glazing products, curtain wall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors, bath enclosures,...
  • Technoform Bautec North America Inc. increased its capacity by 29 percent to meet growing demand for its polyamide thermal insulating strips, according to Technoform officials in a Feb. 10 release. Used in aluminum-framed windows, doors and façades, Technoform’s strips optimize thermal performance for both residential homes and commercial buildings.Technoform Bautec enhanced its production...
  • The U.S. construction industry added 48,000 jobs in January, bringing the sector’s unemployment rate down to 12.3 percent, according to a Jan. 7 report from AGC of America. The construction industry has added 179,000 jobs in the past 12 months, driven by growth in both the residential and nonresidential building segments. January’s spike in employment is the largest gain in jobs for construction...
  • Glaston’s net sales increased 5.7 percent to $166.7 million in 2013, according to company officials. Orders for the year increased 4.4 percent, while earnings for the year totaled $14.3 million.“We can be relatively satisfied with 2013. The company’s operational result returned to positive and we restored our financial position,” says president and CEO Arto Metsänen. “During the first quarter, we...
  • MT Group, which offers a full range of fenestration testing services for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, added the Sealed Insulated Glass Test System to its fenestration division. With the addition of the IG System, the company can provide the following test methods and standards:ASTM E2190, "Standard Specification for Insulated Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation"ASTM E2188, "Standard...
  • Diamon-Fusion International joined forces with Glass Machinery Solutions Ltd., a U.K.-based glass and stone machinery and service supplier, to distribute its hydrophobic coating products in United Kingdom and Ireland markets, according to a DFI release. The distribution channel focuses on the architectural glass market, both in hand-applied form as well as the newly launched FuseCube. “This new...
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. signed a purchase agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary Nichols Aluminum LLC to Alaris for $110 million, company officials announced Feb. 10."As the housing markets continue to recover, we see great opportunity for both organic and acquisitive growth in our Engineered Products Group," said Bill Griffiths, Quanex chairman, president and CEO. "This transaction...
  • The Dwyer Group announced that Dina Dwyer-Owens will be stepping down as CEO, assuming the role of executive chair; Mike Bidwell was promoted to president and CEO, according to a Waco Herald-Tribune report.Dwyer-Owens will devote her time to promoting the company’s Code of Values, pursuing opportunities to acquire other companies “and speaking on local national and international stages on behalf...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index rose 3 percent in January compared to the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, bringing the index to 121.1, compared to a revised 117.6 in December 2013. With the exception of two minor dips in June and October of 2013, the index has been steadily climbing for over a year. Commercial building plans gained 5.7 percent, largely the result of increased...
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