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  • Saint-Gobain acquired the entire share capital of Romanian company Pietta Glass Working, active in glass processing and insulating glazing systems for façade markets and certain industrial applications. Pietta Glass sales should reach €20 million in 2016, with a strong potential for growth over the next few years, according to Saint-Gobain."The Flat Glass business is already established in...
  • The 2017 GANA Building Envelope Contractors Conference, to be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Feb. 6-8, will provide a forum for more than 400 contract glaziers, industry suppliers and technical experts to connect and discuss issues and trends for building with glass.The conference will host keynote speaker, and former NBA All-Star for the Utah Jazz, Mark Eaton. Industry experts Julia...
  • Alabama Metal Industries Corp., known as AMICO, will close its two Houston-area facilities “due to business reasons,” according to a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission. The company also will close a plant in Bourbonnais, Illinois, according to the Daily Journal of Kankakee Valley, Illinois. The company has about 15 other locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Parent company,...
  • Gusmão Representações, Brazil-based glass technology distributor, partnered with the Fenzi Group to distribute Tecglass digital printing machines to the Brazilian market.Tecglass became part of Fenzi in early 2016.Fenzi South America and Gusmao Representações have collaborated for many years to promote and distribute the wide range of Fenzi and Glass Alliance products for high-yield insulating...
  • Raul Casares, past president of R.C. Aluminum Industries and impact-resistant glass pioneer, passed away Dec. 2 of complications from Alzheimer’s. He was 82. R.C. Aluminum, a privately held company Casares founded in 1990, posted record profits within its first five years, aided by Casares’ development of impact-resistant glass.Casares was born on Sept. 22, 1934, in Havana, Cuba, and moved to...
  • View's Chief Financial Officer J.D. Fay was named CFO of the Year in the venture-backed category by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. J.D. was recognized for his contributions to organizational growth, leadership skills and successful direction and delegation of corporate finances."This is a very well deserved honor," said Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View. "J.D.'s ability to guide our financial...
  • Tecnoglass Inc. acquired E.S. Windows LLC, importer and reseller of Tecnoglass products in the United States, based in Miami, Florida. ESW is affiliated with José M. Daes, the Company's CEO, and Christian T. Daes, the Company's COO. The acquisition of ESW was completed for a total purchase price of $13 million."The consolidation of ESW marks another milestone in our efforts to generate...
  • Tubelite Inc. named Dennis Mills Associates as its manufacturer representative serving clients in Idaho, Utah and New Mexico. Representing leading manufacturers that specialize in architectural glass products, Dennis Mills and Bret Summers work closely with architects, engineers and glazing contractors throughout the Intermountain West region. "Our business operates from a perspective that...
  • On Nov. 18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule on walking-working surfaces and personal fall protection for general industry. According to OSHA documentation on the rule, the organization is revising and updating the rule to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips and falls, as well as other injuries andfatalities associated with walking-working...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently released an updated document using ASTM test methods to qualify windows, doors and skylights as "impact resistant." The AAMA 506-16, "Voluntary Specifications for Impact and Cycle Testing of Fenestration Products," was last updated in 2011."The AAMA 506 document provides details regarding the rating of windows, doors and skylights for...
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