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  • The Consumer Product and Safety Commission posted notice of a proposed rule change to the Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials affecting safety glazing products under CPSC jurisdiction. The proposed amendment would substitute the industry’s voluntary testing protocol set forth in ANSI Z97.1-2009 for the CPSC's federal testing regime specified in 16 CFR 1201.4 for safety glazing,...
  • Steve Schwartz, owner of Sarasota, Florida-based Quality Enclosures, was named Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the Year by the Florida Business Observer. Steve and his father Manny Schwartz founded Quality Enclosures in 1991, when customers were hard to find, according to the Observer. The duo knocked on front doors, pored through the yellow pages and searched for customers from Venice to remote areas...
  • Privacy control glass manufacturer and designer Vistamatic announced the launch of a new division, VistaGlass Direct. The division will offer full service glass fabrication and water jet services from within its new manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Florida.Vistamatic via VistaGlass Direct has invested heavily in new machinery, including a glass cutting line, nine-spindle polisher, drill,...
  • After more than 30 years of production, officials from the Bystronic Glass Neuhausen-Hamberg location announced delivery of the company’s 1,000th sealing robot, according to a May 27 release. The Speed’Sealer was delivered in late May to a Chinese customer.The first sealing robot was developed and built by the former company Lenhardt Maschinenbau GmbH, now Bystronic Lenhardt GmbH, in 1981.
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance today announced the release of a new Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin on its webstore. The bulletin is intended to assist residential or commercial insulating glass and window manufacturers on the topic of vacuum insulating glazing (VIG). VIG has drawn attention around the globe over the past several years as it offers performance approaching...
  • Johnny L. Aaron, the longtime general field supervisor for ACE Glass Construction Corp., passed away on May 16 at the age of 57.Aaron was a prominent fixture in the central Arkansas construction community and served ACE Glass for over 27 years. He received numerous certifications from technical and leadership trainings over the years and was recognized as the go-to source of information for many...
  • Heartland Glass Co. promoted Garrity Gerber to sales manager. Gerber started at Heartland Glass in 2013, serving as estimator and sales representative. In his new role, he will be responsible for commercial sales, project management and drafting departments.Gerber has a sales and estimator background and bachelor’s degree in business management from St. Cloud State University. He graduated in...
  • Tubelite Inc.’s facilities Walker and Reed City, Michigan, successfully meet ICC Evaluation Services LLC Acceptance Criteria for Quality Documentation (AC10). This third-party inspection by Architectural Testing Inc.)/Intertek verifies Tubelite’s quality control process for its products, systems and materials.“At Tubelite, ‘dependable’ is more than part of our brand identity, it’s part of our...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Demand for glass for the construction industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.08 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a recent report from Research and Markets. An increasing global population and higher levels of disposable income are driving growth worldwide, according to the report, “Construction Glass Market by Type (Low-E, Special), Application (Residential,...
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