Latest News in Auto Glass

  • Photo credit: AAMA.Mark Toth, northwest regional sales manager, Momentive, passed away. With over 30 years in the glass industry, Toth is remembered by his peers as a major contributor to the industry’s progress, as well as a welcoming and supportive colleague. Throughout his career, Toth served the industry through his many volunteer roles at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will hold a complimentary webinar led by Michael Collins, managing director of Building Industry Advisors LLC, about the trade tariffs recently put into play between the United States and China. The talk will take place May 8 at 11:30 a.m. ET. “The tariffs recently placed on steel and other materials and sanctions against...
  • YKK AP America Inc. announced the retirement of Mark Richards, general manager of the Northeast region. Richards’ commitment, leadership and strategic business approach strengthened his team members in Baltimore and Boston, and grew YKK AP’s footprint in the region. Baltimore Branch Manager Derick Clutchey will assume leadership of the Northeast region. Richards joined YKK AP America in 2006 as...
  • From October 27-28, 2017, Messe Düsseldorf will introduce tasc 2017, Trade Fair for Car Glass, Smart Repair and Car Detailing, at the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf, Germany. Approximately 34,500 square feet of exhibition space will offer an ideal platform for exhibitors to present their newest products and solutions for this sector in an auto shop atmosphere.By combining the topics car glass, smart...
  • Binswanger Glass welcomed Aimee Leeper to the company’s marketing team as digital marketing strategist. Leeper will be responsible for conceiving and executing marketing strategies and tactics that drive growth. In addition, she will help overall brand development and messaging in the marketplace.“I’m excited for Aimee to join the Binswanger team” says Tim Curran, CEO. “Her integrated marketing...
  • The global flat glass market is expected to grow at a 5.5 percent compound annual growth rate through 2021, according to a recent report from market research firm Lucintel. The report, “Growth Opportunities in the Global Flat Glass Industry 2016-2021: Trends, Forecast, and Market Analysis,” also predicts above average growth for automotive glass and specialty glass markets, as well the continued...
  • PPG announced July 21 that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., a leading producer of flat glass and specialty products. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, PPG will divest its entire flat glass...
  • glasstec, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing, Products, will host the sectors’ leading international companies. With the strong exhibitor registrations three months before the start of the event, the number of exhibitors and occupied exhibit space already exceeds previous events’ levels (at the last staging of glasstec in 2014, 1,217 companies occupied...
  • In a Nov. 14 article from Automotive News, John Gauthier, the president of Fuyao Glass America, discussed the company’s rapidly growing North American operations. Last year, Fuyao purchased the Mount Zion, Illinois, float plant from PPG Industries and invested $200 million to restart one of the two glass furnaces at the plant. Additionally, the company is investing $400 million to convert a...
  • After more than 42 years in the glass fabrication and distribution industry, Ricky Shaw officially retired from the glass business on Oct. 29. Shaw was president of Solar Seal/Shaw Glass before selling the company to Consolidated Glass Holdings in 2012. He stayed on as a senior vice president for CGH until his retirement. Shaw has been leading professional in the glass industry and...
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  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...
  • On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200-billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. The action comes at the direction of President Trump and will take effect on Sept. 24, beginning at 10 percent and increasing to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. The list of more than 5,700 products includes float glass and...