Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • 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...
  • White Bear Glass, located in the Twin Cities area, Minnesota, partnered with Diamon-Fusion International to treat White Bear’s shower and commercial glass with the company’s FuseCube, a fully automated hydrophobic coating machine. White Bear will be offering a two-sided application for the cost of one. The patented glass treatment also comes with a lifetime warranty and can be applied to a wide...
  • Glass Magazine attended 2018 Glass TEXpo, held May 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas. Exhibitors showed products to meet market demands—from decorative glass to thermal-efficient metal systems and more. See photos from the floor.
  • In December 2014, officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights—in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika. (Read Glass Magazine's coverage at the time.)  The...
  • IGE Glass Technologies expanded its line of machinery with new products by Parker. IGE will be supplying Parker products including window and door machinery for aluminum and PVC, as well as curtain wall processing equipment, industrial aluminum processing centers and PVC seamless corner welders. According to IGE, all relevant certifications have been achieved and standards met and...
  • ODL Inc. hired George Rowader as vice president and general manager of adjacent businesses in support of ODL’s strategic growth initiatives.Rowader joins the ODL team with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry in various roles of global responsibility including assignments in Japan and Germany. Most recently, he was vice president at Metals Product Group - Americas at Adient...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host its Western Region Summer Summit at The Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California, June 14-15, immediately following its National Summer Conference. This schedule is designed to allow the Western Region members to enjoy the industry related topics from a national level, and follow up with discussions and...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released the "AAMA 2017/2018 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights." The bi-annual report offers information on non-residential market trends and product relationships for windows, doors and skylights, storefront and curtain wall. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2018.The...
  • Glass TEXpo, the biennial glass industry trade show, was held May 10-11 in San Antonio. A majority of the exhibitors described their businesses on a scale of “busy” to “super busy,” as market growth continues across all industry segments. Jim Charles, manufacturing representative, Groves Inc., says he feels smaller glass shops are doing well right now. “I’m also seeing independent fabricators...
  •  Landry ValentinBiesse Group promoted Michelle Landry to North America corporate recruiting manager and welcomed Elizabeth Valentin as North America human resources manager. Landry previously served as Biesse Group’s North America human resources manager for over 15 years. In her new role, she will handle recruiting for all positions in North America. In addition, she will be...
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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...