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  • Şişecam Group has completed its renovation and modernization investment in the Manfredonia plant, the company's second flat glass investment in Italy. The inauguration ceremony of the facility, which had become operational two months earlier than planned, was attended by Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy and Murat Salim Esenli, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Italy, as well as local...
  • Business conditions showed signs of improvement at architecture firms in October, as the Architectural Billings Index score rebounded to 52.0, following flat or declining billings for most of the year so far (a score over 50 indicates billings growth), according to the most recent report from the AIA, which publishes the monthly index. In general, architecture firms remain cautiously optimistic...
  • Fuyao Glass America has agreed to pay $1.3 million in a class action lawsuit, according to a Nov. 26 article in the Dayton Daily News. The lawsuit was brought forward in 2017 by more than 600 current and former Ohio-based employees alleging the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay overtime.
  • Hegla and Glaston Corp. have decided to end the cooperation agreement between Hegla and Glaston company Bystronic Glass due to changes in the companies’ competitive positions. The agreement, which was entered into in 2012 by Bystronic Lenhardt GmbH, Conzzeta AG, Hegla GmbH & Co. KG, and Lewag Holding AG, will terminate at the end of 2019.The purpose of the cooperation agreement was to operate...
  • Randy Beard, longtime general manager and chief financial officer of Crawford-Tracey Corporation, will be retiring this month. Beard joined the company in 2005 and has played a leadership role in Crawford-Tracey’s success and tremendous growth over the last fourteen years. Crawford-Tracey Corporation has become the largest glazing contractor and commercial window manufacturer based in Florida,...
  • Avondzon, a 160-bed residential care center in Belgium, installed Halio smart-tinting glass, developed and manufactured by Kinestral. Halio was used for 132 skylights to create a “glass roof” that would deliver maximum daylight without sacrificing the comfort of residents and staff. “Avondzon is the first health care facility to install Halio,” says Benoît Domercq, general manager of Halio...
  • The Grenzebach Group agreed with the BMT Group to acquire its float glass engineering division CNUD EFCO GFT. CNUD EFCO GFT is an annealing lehr and tin bath solutions provider, including accessories, with a global presence and locations in Belgium, Germany, Romania and China. Besides the glass business where CNUD EFCO GFT has worked on more than 300 float glass production lines, the company...
  • Tubelite Inc. introduced its client development manager trainee program. The program is designed to train aspiring sales professionals to successfully promote Tubelite's storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems to glazing contractors and architectural teams. Cameron Shooltz, client development manager for Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and western North Dakota, completed the...
  • Vetrotech Saint-Gobain expanded their territory reach by partnering with Architectural Glazing Solutions. AGS is a manufacturers’ representative firm for a wide range of architectural glass and metal products, representing a wide range of manufacturers, including Vetrotech. The company has been a source for architects and glazing contractors in Southern California since 2002. “Vetrotech...
  • Moag’s new facility is now fully operational. The 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is located in Lanesville Business Park in Harrison County, Indiana.The new facility offers increased capacity and features state of the art equipment that provides fast, precision glass fabrication, as well as brighter lighting to increase facility safety, say company officials. Machinery investments...
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