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  • Building and product performance took center stage at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference, held last week in Seattle. Discussions and presentations looked at the trend in the building industry to widen the definition of “high-performance” to include factors beyond energy and thermal efficiency. The glass and fenestration industries should prepare for...
  • Graham Architectural Products added three new associates. Antonio “Tony” Iglesias joined Continental Glass Systems LLC as a project manager in the Hialeah, Florida, operation, while Graham Architectural Products’ York location has added Benjamin “Ben” Pettit as an assistant project manager and Robert “Rob” Fogle as a CAD drafter.Iglesias will lead the planning, design and implementation of CGS’s...
  • The Renovate by Berkowitz window/curtain wall retrofit system is being used to update SandRidge Tower in Oklahoma City, headquarters of SandRidge Energy Inc. The 30-story, 43-year-old building will be the largest and most complex installation of the Renovate system to date. In all, 2,808 windows will be retrofitted with the Renovate Platinum Plus II system.“Oklahoma City faces relatively cool...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council Board of Directors announced that Jim Benney, formerly NFRC Chief Executive Officer, has left the organization.Chief Operating Officer Deb Callahan will serve as interim CEO while the Board searches for Benney’s replacement. Callahan has been with NFRC since 2005, originally serving as Deputy Executive Director before assuming her current role as...
  • C.R. Laurence completed the expansion of its U.S. Aluminum Division headquarters in Waxahachie, Texas. The renovated facility will enhance production and distribution processes resulting in greater stock inventories, reduced lead times, and improved customer support. At 350,000 square feet, the large-scale expansion doubled the size of the previous building. The result is a new, state-of-the-art...
  • GGI launched an updated website, focusing on the user experience. The refreshed website aims to educate and inspire architects, designers and glaziers on the many ways to use architectural glass to enhance the built environment, GGI officials report. The site features large images and detailed product information that outline all of GGI’s products and capabilities, while  showcasing notable...
  • William (Bill) J. Birch, former executive vice president of the Glass Association of North America, passed away Saturday, June 27, in Topeka, Kansas. He was 81.Birch was the first president of Association Services Corporation (now known as Centric Management and Consulting Inc.) starting in 1976, and retired on December 31, 2000, serving in the capacity for 43 years. Birch also served as the EVP...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported its fiscal 2016 first-quarter results on June 24, 2015, with revenues of $240.0 million, up 14 percent versus the prior-year period.    “Apogee had an outstanding start to fiscal 2016, doubling earnings per share and again delivering double-digit revenue growth,” said Joseph F. Puishys, Apogee chief executive officer. “Our backlog has declined...
  • Australia's Viridian Glass completed an extension of its agreement with gas and engineering company BOC, according to a June 26 report. The companies agreed to a 10-year extension to their partnership that will secure the ongoing compressed air, hydrogen and nitrogen gas requirements of Viridian’s Dandenong site, Australia's only float glass manufacturing facility.“BOC and Viridian have worked...
  • Memphis, Tennessee-based Southeastern Asset Management Inc. purchased a 3 percent holding in Sika AG, according to a June 25 MarketWatch report. In the report, the investor said it "fully supports" the company's management and independent board of directors in their opposition to the December Saint-Gobain agreement to pay $2.95 billion for Schenker-Winkler Holding AG, the investment vehicle...
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