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  • Rick Chandler, the Buildings Commissioner for New York City, says that the city will increase safety training requirements for many of the city’s construction workers. The Buildings Department (DOB) will mandate that workers at certain jobsites have 40 hours of safety training and that supervisors have 62 hours of training. These requirements will take effect in stages over the next 12 to 28...
  • The value of new construction starts in April fell 13 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $674.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline follows the 11 percent gain reported for March, which was the highest level of construction starts over the preceding six months, according to the report. Nonresidential building declined 12 percent due...
  • Mappi, an Italian-based manufacturer of flat glass tempering furnaces, closed a deal with Abbas Glass Group regarding the company’s ATS 4.0 Series 2500-by-5000-millimeter tempering furnace. The agreement took place at China Glass 2018. Abbas Glass, based in Dubai, is a service provider for aluminum and glass works, glass tempering, edge work and insulating glass. The order was valued at...
  • Chris Dimou, president and CEO of Roto North America, participated in the “Roundtable: Workforce Development for German Companies in Connecticut” hosted by the German American Chamber of Commerce on May 11, 2018 in New York City. Among the topics discussed were dual apprenticeship programs, a vocational/educational program that began in Germany and is now recognized globally, along with...
  • Tubelite Inc. named Josh Herman as a client development manager serving western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Based in Ohio, he reports directly to Jim Oberlin, Tubelite regional sales manager. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. Herman brings...
  • 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...
  • YKK AP America Inc. hired Clark Rheem & Associates as an independent sales representative for the Western region. Clark Rheem & Associates will service architects and glazing contractors throughout Colorado, Idaho and Utah. Tanner Broerman, product sales for Clark Rheem & Associates, will represent YKK AP America for Clark Rheem & Associates. Clark Rheem & Associates has been...
  • 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...
  • E Instruments launched its new website, www.e-inst.com. The new site features the company’s products, as well as relevant applications and catalogs. Training and education material and introductory videos are also available through the site. Customers can use the site to contact E Instruments for service and support.
  • 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.
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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...