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  • The National Glass Association received the Gold Stevie Award in the Best Business Book category in the 17th Annual American Business Awards for “An Owner's Guide to Exit & Succession Planning: A Complete Introduction with Case Studies from the Glass Industry.”   The American Business Awards are the premier business awards program in the United States. All organizations...
  • The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime. This new proposal would update the salary threshold using current wage data, projected to Jan. 1, 2020, and would boost the standard salary level from $455 to $679 per week (an equivalent of $23,660 to $35,308 per year). “Our...
  • Recognizing that glazier training is a financial and time burden for many companies, the National Glass Association launched the new MyGlassClass.com, along with other training initiatives, at the BEC Conference in Las Vegas this week.The new MyGlassClass.com website features more than 60 classes that employees can take online on their smartphone, tablet or desktop. Each of the classes varies in...
  • Finding new talent, training employees and communicating across a multigenerational workforce requires that business leaders understand the expectations of the various generations represented in their company’s workforce. This was the message from generational expert Cam Marston, head of Generational Insights, who spoke yesterday at the first keynote breakfast during GlassBuild America: The Glass...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association announced the launch of its Facebook page for its scholarship and partner programs The Facebook page is a resource for AAMA members and prospective applicants to receive exclusive information regarding the programs. To access the page, search “AAMA Scholarship Program” on Facebook or visit AAMAScholarshipProgram.“The Facebook page ... will be...
  • Glass Magazine and the National Glass Association have re-launched the Glass Magazine Employment Center, an interactive industry job board that focuses on glass and glazing companies and professionals, offering the industry an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.  NGA members and non-members can use the Glass Magazine Employment Center to...
  • BrendenLewisRinkaThe American Architectural Manufacturers Association announced new staff appointments during the AAMA National Fall Conference, held October 14-17 in Albuquerque, N.M. Ken Brenden has been promoted to technical director, responsible for reviewing content of all AAMA technical document drafts and ballots; representing AAMA at selected industry organization events;...
  • Long-time glass industry member Patricia “Pat” Petrucci passed away at her home, April 1, 2012. She began her glass career as a customer service representative at Stewart Carey, Inc., in 1966, and worked her way up to automotive products manager for retail and wholesale operations. In 1986, she joined Glass Depot, and shortly thereafter, became involved in the newly founded Indiana Glass...
  • The Glass Association of North America announced Feb. 9 that Valerie Block of DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has been elected chair of the GANA Laminating Division. Block will assume her new role at GANA’s upcoming Annual Conference, Feb. 20-24, in Sarasota, Fla.“I am honored to serve as the GANA Laminating Division Chair,” Block said, in a release. “I look forward to working with current...
  • Officials from Kawneer Company, Inc. announced Oct. 25 that Norris McElroy has been appointed plant manager for the Visalia, Calif., operation. In this position, he will lead manufacturing and customer service personnel as they connect their efforts with the commercial organization to help drive benchmark customer service satisfaction levels for quality, service and communications...
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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...