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  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc. acquired Elite Manufacturing Solutions, which adds machining capacity, manufacturing engineering support and operations leadership expertise to GED, according to officials. “We are pleased to be adding Elite to the GED family,” says Bill Weaver, president and CEO of GED. “The acquisition allows us to expand our capabilities and services to the...
  • Officials from the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health named MI Windows as one of its three winners of the Leadership Award. ADOSH annually bestows this honor on VPP Star sites, which MI Windows achieved 18 months ago, that go above and beyond in maintaining workplace safety.“This award is provided to employers and employees who work to improve their workplace on a proactive level...
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum and ARCOM have announced a partnership that will incorporate CRL-U.S. Aluminum products into MasterSpec, according to a company release. MasterSpec allows architects, engineers and design professionals to write customized specifications for clients. The ARCOM staff reviews each manufacturer and product in detail prior to approving a listing, company officials report. The...
  • Taylor Made Group has expanded its glass manufacturing capacity by refurbishing and upgrading an additional flat glass furnace at one of its European facilities, Taylor Made Glass & Systems in Ireland, according to a company release.“This investment was needed to satisfy increased demand in the marine and off-highway glass business,” said Eric Wagner, director of business development for...
  • Officials from SageGlass and MechoSystems announced the launch of a joint-technology partnership. SageGlass’ dynamic LightZone technology, a product of Saint-Gobain, and MechoSystems’ automated SolarTrac technology will now be offered as an integrated solution for solar control. SageGlass and MechoSystems announced this partnership at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.This...
  • A period of rapid growth for Jeld-Wen continues with the company's acquistion of LaCantina Doors, a manufacturer of folding and multislide door systems based in Oceanside, Calif. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.“With the booming popularity of folding and multislide door systems, the acquisition gives us additional resources, capacity and a leading brand in this growing segment of the...
  • Construction industry employment hit a five-year high in November as the sector added 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest rate for November in seven years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The latest figures, however, include signs that demand for public-sector and non-residential construction may be weakening."November...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • The Architecture Billings Index fell slightly in October, to 53.7 in October from 55.2 in September, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America. A reading above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The score for design contracts, a new indicator added by the American Institute of Architects earlier this year, was 56.4 in October. The new projects inquiry index fell to...
  • The European Union's second-highest court has reduced a fine on Saint-Gobain for participating in an auto glass cartel with Compagnie, its parent company. The court said Saint-Gobain should pay EUR715 million ($987 million) instead of the original EUR880 million fine, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The European Commission decided to punish Saint-Gobain in 2008, after finding that a...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
  • 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...