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  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum and ARCOM have announced a partnership that will incorporate CRL-U.S. Aluminum products into MasterSpec, according to a company release. MasterSpec allows architects, engineers and design professionals to write customized specifications for clients. The ARCOM staff reviews each manufacturer and product in detail prior to approving a listing, company officials report. The...
  • A period of rapid growth for Jeld-Wen continues with the company's acquistion of LaCantina Doors, a manufacturer of folding and multislide door systems based in Oceanside, Calif. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.“With the booming popularity of folding and multislide door systems, the acquisition gives us additional resources, capacity and a leading brand in this growing segment of the...
  • Construction industry employment hit a five-year high in November as the sector added 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest rate for November in seven years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The latest figures, however, include signs that demand for public-sector and non-residential construction may be weakening."November...
  • The Architecture Billings Index fell slightly in October, to 53.7 in October from 55.2 in September, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America. A reading above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The score for design contracts, a new indicator added by the American Institute of Architects earlier this year, was 56.4 in October. The new projects inquiry index fell to...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...
  • The glass industry has become a value-added business, with everything from new decorative glass, to high-performance glass coatings, to more efficient equipment and trucks on display at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta. “We’re seeing more complex projects, such as tempered, laminated, insulating units with silkscreen,” said show attendee Kirk Johnson, COO, Hartung...
  • A+W Software, the supplier of software for glass and windows, and Smart-Builder, the supplier of glass design software, have formed a strategic partnership. As part of the agreement, both A+W and Smart-Builder have developed a certified interface that allows for seamless integration from the Smart-Builder configurators into the A+W ERP and production systems, allowing customers to design...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo took place September 10-12 in Atlanta, where the mood was upbeat among the more than 6,200 attendees and 360 exhibitors on the show floor.

  • Arthur Balik, retired chairman of the board for GGI, Secaucus, N.J., passed away September 15, 2013. Arthur and his younger brother Albert, who died in August of last year, joined the family company in 1945 after serving in World War II.  The “Balik Boys” were the third generation to enter the business, then operating out of the lower east side of Manhattan. At the time, General Glass...
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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...