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  • Glass equipment, machinery and technology took center stage last week at Vitrum 2019, held Oct. 1-4 across two halls at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. Exhibitors at this year’s event promoted the glass industry’s automation, integration and optimization solutions—all part of Industry 4.0 manufacturing. “Automation: this is our future,” says Carey Brayer, glass vice president of sales for...
  • Clockwise from left: Opening day of Vitrum 2019 at Fiera Milano; Vitrum President Dino Zandonella Necca (left) and Giovanni Rodia of the Italian Trade Agency; the opening day press conference.The 2019 Vitrum glass machinery trade show opened today at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. It is the 21st edition of the event. The show runs through Oct. 4. According to organizers during the...
  • The National Glass Association hosted an exclusive VIP tour of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for over 100 GlassBuild America attendees and exhibitors on September 18. Adding to the show experience beyond the show floor, the tour unveiled building details, design goals and a special look into the glazing systems throughout the venue, provided by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Clover Architectural...
  • The Awards Ceremony for the Window + Door Awards and Glass Magazine Awards recognized 21 winners at the Express Learning Theater, during GlassBuild America 2019. Both awards programs celebrate industry excellence and innovation for products and projects. The editorial staff of the magazines were incredibly impressed with this year’s winners, who represent the cutting edge in...
  • Glass and aluminum fabricator, Aldora, unveiled a new brand identity and fully redesigned website this week during GlassBuild America in Atlanta. “The new look is so much more than just a new face for Aldora. It’s a commitment to a future focused on proactively meeting the ever-evolving needs of glaziers, contractors and architects,” said company officials in a release. “By framing what’s...
  • The commercial construction industry is at the start of a slowing growth trend, according to Connor Lokar, program economist at ITR Economics. Lokar delivered the Annual Economic Forecast at the 2019 Glazing Executives Forum. The Forum, now in its 14th year, took place yesterday as part of the 2019 GlassBuild America in Atlanta. “When I spoke here last year, you were at the top of the...
  • Clockwise from top: Fall Conference attendees at the Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art. NGA Technical and Advocacy Director Urmilla Sowell with industry 'old guard' experts Chris Barry, Stan Joehlin and Bill Lingnell. Members of the Fabricating Committee. Industry technical leaders gathered in Toledo, Ohio, the “Glass City,” last week for the Fall Conference for the National Glass...
  • Pilkington North America, part of the NSG Group, opened the doors of its Rossford, Ohio, float glass facility for attendees of the National Glass Association Fall Conference, held Aug. 13-15 in adjacent Toledo, Ohio. The manufacturing site, located along the Maumee River, has a rich history dating back to 1898 when Edward Ford formed the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company and built the largest plate...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a webinar entitled "ICC 500 – Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelters" on Sept. 10, open to all interested parties. Leading the webinar is Dave Stammen, principal engineer for the Building Science Group at UL. Participants can register now for this complimentary session, part of AAMA's regular webinar series. This webinar will provide...
  • Ren Bartoe accepts the Harry Miles Award at the Old Guard Reunion, held in conjunction with the NGA FallConference in Toledo, Ohio. Longtime industry leader Ren Bartoe received the Harry Miles Award at this year’s Fall Conference, held in Toledo, Ohio, organized by the National Glass Association. The award presentation took place during the Old Guard Reunion dinner, an annual...
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  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...
  • 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...