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  • Officials from EnduroShield announced the company’s protective coating was applied glass on the spire of One World Trade Center in New York City.EnduroShield glass treatment was applied to the glass panels in the factory before they were installed into the spire’s steel frame structure. EnduroShield chemically bonds to the glass substrate, turning the glass into a high performance, hydrophobic...
  • Four months after being unveiled at the AIA National Convention in Chicago, the ViraconGlass iPad app is now available as a web app on the Viracon website. Architects and designers can use the app on their personal computers or any operating system, thanks to its browser-based functionality, according to a company release.To use the ViraconGlass web app, click here.Just like the iOS version, the...
  • Spending for office construction was up 18 percent in September, compared to September 2013, reaching an annualized pace of $37 billion, according to a report from the Census Bureau, as reported in a Nov. 13 article from the Wall Street Journal.Office construction is now one of the fastest growing building segments, slightly behind multifamily, which was up 20 percent in September, year-over-year...
  • Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last week that Guardian Industries will invest $1.57 million to expand operations at its Consolidated Glass & Mirror facility in Galax, Virginia, creating 30 new jobs.“Consolidated Glass & Mirror and Guardian Industries have been important corporate citizens in the Galax community dating back to 1979,” said Governor McAuliffe, according to a...
  • Officials from Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope notified its customers it will be increasing prices for its glass products, effective Dec. 8, according to a Nov. 14 letter to customers. In the letter, Jim Avanzini, COO, cited flat glass manufacturer price increases, as well as cost increases in other business areas, as reasons for the increase.
  • According to a Nov. 12 report in Bloomberg, Guardian Industries won a ruling at the top European Union court, cutting an antitrust fine by 30 percent to $129 million.When the European Commission initially assigned the fine in 2007, it did not take into account Guardian’s internal structure, and thus set a relatively larger fine for the company, the court found, according to the article.“Excluding...
  • In recent letters to customers, officials from PPG Industries notified customers Nov. 3 of a price increase for clear glass of 10 percent for customers in the Eastern-Central Regions, and 15 percent for customers in the Western region. “PPG Flat Glass continues to experience rising material, operating and logistic costs associated with the production and supply of our glass products,...
  • During glasstec, the new management team for Vitrum held an international press event to illustrate the main themes of the 19th edition of the biennial international trade show specialized in machinery, equipment and systems for flat, bent and hollow glass and in glass and processed products for the industry. Vitrum 2015 is scheduled for Oct. 6-9 at the Fiera Milano exhibition complex in Rho.“...
  • Mark Thompson, CEO of the Friedman Operating Group, announced that Peter Dixen has been named CEO of A+W Software GmbH. Dixen succeeds Uwe Schmid, who left to pursue other opportunities. Dixen has assumed full responsibility for the worldwide operations of the A+W Software operating unit.Dixen brings more than 20 years of glass and fenestration IT industry experience to his new role and is highly...
  • McGrory Glass announced that Ron Gerhardt, previously of Ridgeview Glass, has joined the company’s Glass Entrance Systems department in architectural sales. In his new role, Gerhardt will focus on enhancing the evolution of the company’s Entrance Division, ultimately improving McGrory’s ability to service a diverse clientele.Gerhardt comes to McGrory Glass with over 36 years of experience in...
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