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  • Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions will close its Hebron, Ohio, plant this spring, according to a Jan. 26 article in Newark Advocate. The plant is one of 10 locations Trulite purchased from AGC Glass Company North America in late December. The company filed notice of the plant closing with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, stating that the plant's 70 employees will be permanently...
  • New construction starts in December fell 16 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $568.2 billion, according to the Jan. 23 Dodge Data & Analytics report. The decline follows the 13 percent increase reported for total construction starts in November, when activity reached its highest level in 2014 (due to four very large projects).Nonresidential building in December fell 23 percent...
  • According to the American Institute of Architects, ten out of twelve months in 2014 saw increasing demand for design services. Indicating a healthy outlook for the nonresidential construction industry. The December ABI score was 52.2, up from a mark of 50.9 in November, according to AIA. The new projects inquiry index was 58.2, following a mark of 58.8 the previous month. “Business conditions...
  • Binswanger Enterprises LLC, doing business as Binswanger Glass, announced the acquisition of GlassWorks LLC, located in Glenview, Illinois and serving the Chicagoland market. GlassWorks installs custom shower enclosures, mirrors, table tops, and architectural glass and glazing.“We are excited to add a company of GlassWorks’ abilities to the family here at Binswanger,” said Norm Plotkin, CEO and...
  • Steve Chen, chief operating officer for national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, will continue as president of the Northeast Window & Door Association through 2015. Chen was recently asked by the Association's Board of Directors to extend his term as president for an additional year and he accepted the request. Chen has led the NWDA since January 2013 and his normal two-year...
  • Poland's Forbes Magazine named Press Glass a Player of the Year by Polish Forbes Magazine, as the fifth place winner within the B2B category. A jury of 16 representatives from strategic counselling companies and private equity management companies determine the winners. Selecting leaders from particular sectors of the Polish economy, jury members took into account the scale of business activity,...
  • Graham Architectural Products entered into an agreement through an affiliate to acquire a stake in Continental Glass Systems LLC of Hialeah, Florida, according to a press release issued Wednesday, Jan. 21. The company plans to acquire a significant equity and operating partner position in the business of CGS, it reports.This strategic acquisition complements the existing GAP businesses by...
  • Registration for the annual Glass Processing Automation Days event is now open. Hosted by FeneTech Inc., GPAD gathers the best minds in the North American glass industry to discuss advancements and trends in glass automation.  “Fabricators spend large amounts of money on equipment and software for their businesses every year. GPAD is an excellent opportunity for executives to gather in one...
  • Aaron Johns joined Clover Architectural Products as vice president, Operations. He has been a part of the architectural metal industry since 2007, starting at Doralco as senior project manager, heavily involved with all project management, operations management, purchasing, inventory, and helping the sales team design solutions for complicated projects. At Metal Edge, Johns gained experience...
  • Graham Architectural Products made two key additions with Martin (Marty) Colby as sales representative and Donna Tarcha as project manager.Colby brings years of sales experience to GAP, most recently as a representative for Winco Windows in the Alabama market where he was the company’s second overall salesman. He will be responsible for positioning the company as the leader in the Alabama and...
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