Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Rick Chandler, the Buildings Commissioner for New York City, says that the city will increase safety training requirements for many of the city’s construction workers. The Buildings Department (DOB) will mandate that workers at certain jobsites have 40 hours of safety training and that supervisors have 62 hours of training. These requirements will take effect in stages over the next 12 to 28...
  • The value of new construction starts in April fell 13 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $674.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline follows the 11 percent gain reported for March, which was the highest level of construction starts over the preceding six months, according to the report. Nonresidential building declined 12 percent due...
  • Chinadaily.com reports that Bengbu Design and Research Institute for the Glass Industry, located in the Anhui province of China, has produced the thinnest float glass in the world, while remaining flexible, and with high light transmittance. The float glass measures 0.12 millimeters thick. Read more…
  • Mappi, an Italian-based manufacturer of flat glass tempering furnaces, closed a deal with Abbas Glass Group regarding the company’s ATS 4.0 Series 2500-by-5000-millimeter tempering furnace. The agreement took place at China Glass 2018. Abbas Glass, based in Dubai, is a service provider for aluminum and glass works, glass tempering, edge work and insulating glass. The order was valued at...
  • The Dayton Daily News reported that 548 current and former employees of Fuyao Glass America have joined the class-action lawsuit against the company. The suit was originally filed by Julia Staggs, a former employee, who alleged violations regarding wages and scheduling. Read more…
  • Chris Dimou, president and CEO of Roto North America, participated in the “Roundtable: Workforce Development for German Companies in Connecticut” hosted by the German American Chamber of Commerce on May 11, 2018 in New York City. Among the topics discussed were dual apprenticeship programs, a vocational/educational program that began in Germany and is now recognized globally, along with...
  • Ametek Land standardized all its Certificates of Conformity for its fixed thermal imagers and line scanners. This includes the ARC, NIR, NIR-B Borescope, LSP-HD Line Scanner, FTI-Eb Borescope and FTI-E instruments. According to the company, customers now can be assured that when they purchase an Ametek Land instrument it is provided with a Certificate of Conformity confirming that the instrument...
  • Tubelite Inc. named Josh Herman as a client development manager serving western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Based in Ohio, he reports directly to Jim Oberlin, Tubelite regional sales manager. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. Herman brings...
  • Linetec welcomed three new associates. Brandon Slowiak started his role as a continuous improvement manager, Cody Horne as a manufacturing engineer and Tad Klabacha as a senior technical engineer.In his role as continuous improvement manager, Slowiak reports to Andy Joswiak, Linetec’s vice president of operations. Slowiak is responsible for leading the company’s Lean initiatives and continuous...
  • YKK AP America Inc. hired Clark Rheem & Associates as an independent sales representative for the Western region. Clark Rheem & Associates will service architects and glazing contractors throughout Colorado, Idaho and Utah. Tanner Broerman, product sales for Clark Rheem & Associates, will represent YKK AP America for Clark Rheem & Associates. Clark Rheem & Associates has been...
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  • The National Glass Association announced official dates for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event will be held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Details of the event, including speakers, accommodations and how to register, will be announced in the coming months. Check GlassMagazine.com or glass.org, and follow @glassnation and @GlassMag on Twitter for the latest updates. 
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. Join us Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas.Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return...
  • CRH’s Americas Products Division acquired privately held Coral Industries Inc., effective April 10, 2018. Coral is a fabricator of framed and semi-frameless glass shower enclosures, custom frameless glass shower doors, and architectural glass and aluminum products, primarily in the southern United States.  “Our acquisition of Coral demonstrates our renewed focus on growth in our glass...