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  • Steve Frankewicz, owner of Joe’s Refrigeration Inc., passed away on Aug. 13 after a short illness.   Frankewicz joined his father, Joe Frankewicz, at the Withee, Wisconsin-based company in 1973, and eventually became the owner.The company’s partnership with the glass industry began with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, says Todd Roshell, senior project manager, Joe’s Refrigeration....
  • EPDs, LCAs, PCRs: all of these ac­ronyms can be tempting to ignore in today’s busy glass industry. When there are labor issues, tight lead times and other daily pressures to con­tend with, who has time for acronyms? But what if I told you these acro­nyms, and the legislation associated with them, could translate to substan­tial profit loss? What if I told you they affected the use...
  • Yesterday began OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week 2018, a nationwide awareness campaign on the value of health and safety programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Organizations of any size looking for an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to safety—to workers, customers, supply chain...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hired Steven Saffell as technical director.Saffell's background includes architectural firm work, modular home design, manufactured housing and residential and commercial fenestration experience, as well as three years spent teaching as an adjunct professor. He will oversee AAMA’s technical operations including standards, product...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass and Guardian Glass both issued certifications for Tempco Glass Fabrication. “We are very pleased to be certified by our glass suppliers,” says Johnson Chen, general manager for Tempco. “We have installed the latest high-tech equipment to fabricate our glass products and ensured our technicians and supervisors are well-trained in proper procedures and techniques.” Tempco...
  • The commercial segment of the Dodge Momentum Index increased by 3.3 percent in July, part of an overall positive trajectory as the general index reading registered a 1.4 percent uptick in July. The Momentum Index measures the first, or initial, report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year....
  • According to reporting by the Dayton Daily News, U.S. Reps. Mike Turner (R-Dayton) and John Shimkus (R-Ill.) visited Fuyao Glass America’s Moraine, Ohio, facility as part of a tour calling attention to local manufacturing job growth. Fuyao has 400 additional job openings, including for both production positions and engineers, says Jeff Liu, president of Fuyao, in the article. The increase in...
  • Be sure to join the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, the National Glass Association's new monthly educational series. The 30-minute sessions are held the third Thursday of each month, offering a break for education covering a wide range of industry trends and issues.Join the next webinar, California AB262 Bill Update, presented by Vik Ahuja, thinkstep, held Aug. 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET....
  • Photo by Benjamin Williams, courtesy of Martinsville Bulletin.Press Glass Inc. will build a second plant in the United States, to be located in Henry County, Virginia. The 280,000-square-foot plant will be built in Commonwealth Crossing Business Center, with construction to commence towards the end of 2018, becoming operational in 2019, according to the company. Press Glass Inc.’s second...
  • Pleotint LLC appointed Namrata Vora as chief revenue officer, overseeing all aspects of sales and marketing. Namrata joins the Suntuitive team with a very extensive and successful background in the dynamic glass world, says the company. “We are thrilled to have someone of Namrata’s caliber promoting and selling Suntuitive Dynamic Glass,” says Tom Donovan, president of Pleotint. “She knows the...
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