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  • C.R. Laurence's U.S. Aluminum Division promoted Yolanda Moran to service center manager of its U.S. Aluminum Miami Service Center. Moran joined CRL-U.S. Aluminum with the acquisition of Delta Doors in 2010. Initially Moran ran purchasing and was responsible for inventory procurement, as well as production scheduling. In her new position, Moran will oversee all aspects of daily operations for U.S...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 1607, “Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights.” This document provides a guideline for installing pre-assembled unit skylights onto a roof. “The AAMA 1607 document is the first and only comprehensive unit skylight installation guideline ever produced,” says Bob Sampson, RCS Consulting, chair of the AAMA 1607...
  • Tubelite Inc. appointed Jim Flandreau as director of information technology business relationship management.Flandreau serves Tubelite from its parent company, Apogee Enterprises Inc. He brings more than 17 years of experience in IT strategic planning, governance and business process improvements, and in manufacturing operations. Throughout his career, he has focused on operational excellence in...
  • Universal Window and Door hired Alan Karp as materials manager. Karp is a 25-year veteran of the commercial window industry, having previously served as a purchasing agent, inventory controller and a human resources professional with E.R. Lewin, American Window Products, and North American Manufacturing.“Alan’s depth of knowledge in all aspects of the commercial window industry will be a huge...
  • Kuraray, Japanese manufacturer of performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, successfully completed its acquisition of DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls, a segment of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, according to a Kuraray press release. The $543-million acquisition will double the size of Kuraray’s presence in the United States, Central and South America....
  • PPG Industries will manufacture Starphire ultra-clear glass using oxy-fuel furnace technology at its float glass plant in Fresno, Calif. Starphire glass was formerly manufactured only at PPG’s central Pennsylvania plant. West Coast production of Starphire glass will enable PPG customers to purchase products made using the most environmentally-advanced float glass furnace technology, and...
  • At the Fiera Milano Exhibition center in Milan, Vitrum 2015, scheduled for Oct. 6-9, 2015, will feature cutting-edge glass products and machinery from around the world for commercial and retail applications. Vitrum, the international event, has recently attracted more than 20,000 visitors. The 2015 event will put a special focus on leading Made in Italy glass technology, which took up about 70...
  • The Façade Design & Engineering Summit UAE, to be held September 7-9 in Dubai, features leaders from the property design and development sector, discussing some of the key trends, innovations and material requirements in the field, with a focus on the UAE market. The event is open for all industry professionals looking to supply products and grow their business in the Middle East. The summit...
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. reported net sales of $135 million in the second quarter, up 8 percent from the same period in 2013, and EBITDA of $5.7 million, up from $1.2 million in Q2 2013."Despite poor weather throughout much of the second quarter and recent weakness in housing and construction data, we continued to enjoy encouraging growth in all of our product lines," Chairman, President...
  • Tim McMenamin joins Tubelite Inc. as Lean Champion, helping to drive efficiency and quality, improve productivity and optimize the company’s value stream. Tubelite provides clients and their commercial building projects with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems.Most recently, McMenamin applied his “Black Belt” in Six Sigma/Lean manufacturing at E&J Gallo Winery and...
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