Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Members of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance gathered last week in Austin, Texas, for the 2019 Winter Conference. Leading discussion topics were the proposed merger between the IGMA and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, demand for product transparency declarations, a new fund for bird-deterrent glass testing, and the critical topic of glass plant safety. For...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will hold its 2019 Western Region Winter Summit Feb. 28-March 1, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Palm Springs, California. The summits will have a diverse range of speakers scheduled to discuss new code requirements, residential and nonresidential trends, zero net energy, and how these factors affect the industry. Click here for the...
  • Exhibit space sales opened for Vitrum 2019, the international trade show specializing in glass processing machinery, equipment and systems, to be held at Fiera Milano Rho, Italy, Oct. 1-4, 2019 in pavilions five and seven. Next year’s edition of the show will feature 12 Vitrum specialized themes that identify visitor interests, allowing attendees to map out their visits, as well as ensuring...
  • “In every airplane safety demonstration, you hear, ‘for your safety and the safety of those around you.’ It’s the same in the glass plant,” says Mike Burk, chair of the IGMA Glass Safety Awareness Council and North American Technical Representative for Sparklike. “You have to think of the safety of everyone around you when you’re in a glass plant. It’s everybody’s job to tell others if they see...
  • Glass Performance Days 2019 returns to Tampere, Finland, June 26-28, with a focus on “smart”—smart cities, smart buildings and smart factories, says Jorma Vitkala, chairman of GPD. Glass Magazine caught up with Vitkala during glasstec 2018 to discuss the event and the glass industry’s smart future.  
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a webinar, “Social Media: Getting Your Message Across on Multiple Platforms,” on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meryl Williams, AAMA communications coordinator, will present. The webinar will address how social media users can make sure important information is reaching the target audience. The presentation will...
  • Photos by Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann. At top, a shot of opening day at glasstec. Bottom, a look at the next-generation possibilities in glass, at the glass technology live display, including a 20-lite laminated block and a glass seesaw. The 25th edition of glasstec, the International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, kicked off today in Düsseldorf, Germany....
  • JohnsonMeagan Johnson, a “generational humorist,” gave the keynote speech at the  American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference. Each generation has been influenced by the major historical events, social trends and cultural phenomena of their time, said Johnson. Consequently, each has different values, standards of quality and attitudes toward each generation they...
  • Registration opened for the 2019 Building Envelope Contractors Conference, hosted by the National Glass Association at Caesars Palace in Las vegas, March 3-5, 2019. Early bird rates end Dec. 15. The BEC Conference provides a forum for more than 500 contract glaziers, industry suppliers and technical experts to connect and discuss critical issues and important trends to take the industry,...
  • Registration is open for the National Glass Association’s 2019 Annual Conference, taking place Jan. 22-24, 2019, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. This year's event will provide a venue for fabricators, suppliers, consultants and technical experts to explore, connect and discuss critical issues and trends, and develop resources for the betterment of the industry, according to...
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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...