Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Radaway, a manufacturer of high-quality shower doors based in Poland, purchased Mappi’s ATS 4.0 flat glass tempering furnace for Radaway’s plant in the Poznan area. Mappi’s technical team worked side by side with Radaway’s team to perfectly customize the machine to the different needs of Radaway’s customers. Mappi ensures that testing is completed and all users are fully trained on the...
  • Hugh Trautmann, a longtime Billco Co. engineer and a pioneer in the glass industry, passed away peacefully on June 9 at the age of 84. Trautmann was one of the most influential contributors to the development of technology in the glass industry. His legacy and techniques have set the standards for much of the cutting technology still in use today. In 1974, Trautmann successfully engineered and...
  • At the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2018 Summer Conference in Lake Tahoe, California, keynote speaker, John Manzella, gave an address on economic trends, critical issues and how to prepare for what’s ahead.Manzella focused on challenges including the skilled labor shortage, globalization and automation. Regarding the labor shortage, Manzella recommended companies invest more...
  • The second Convention of International Glass Associations, sponsored by Vitrum and the Italian Trade Agency was held June 6-7 in Murano, Italy. The event marked another success in terms of results, turnout and progress, say Vitrum officials. “This second meeting of the International Glass Associations confirms the importance of understanding the true market needs and those of its players,”...
  • Unicel Architectural appointed Julie Huelle to lead its brand and customer development efforts in the southwestern U.S. market including California, Nevada and Arizona. Huelle joins Unicel with more than 15 years of architectural sales representation in the commercial, healthcare, academic, government and high-end residential sectors.   “Julie brings great energy and a consultative...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Guillermo Martinez to manager of general marketing for architectural glass operations in Mexico. “Guillermo has succeeded at every position he has held at Vitro,” says Ricardo Maiz, vice president of architectural glass, Mexican operations, Vitro Architectural Glass. “We’re excited to leverage his expertise to enhance our market position in Mexico and to drive...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass named Deron Patterson architectural market manager in Mexico.“Deron has spearheaded Vitro’s growth in the important Mexico-Latin America region, and he is ideally qualified to take our certified fabricator program to the next level,” says Ricardo Maiz,vice president of architectural glass, Mexican operations, Vitro Architectural Glass. “His expertise will be critical to...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass named Paul Bush as director of quality and technical services.Bush, formerly director of technical services for Vitro Glass, will direct the company’s quality initiatives, including product quality and customer crisis management.“Paul has been involved with many glass technical innovations throughout his distinguished career with PPG, and now with Vitro,” says...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently updated a white paper about water penetration in hurricane conditions. The paper provides information to homeowners, distributors, builders and insurance adjusters regarding water penetration during severe wind-driven rain storms. The white paper originally was released in 2005, and this update is being released at the...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is hosting "A Marketing Guide to Instagram: Visually Showcasing Your Brand', a webinar presented by Meryl Williams, AAMA's communications coordinator, on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm EST. The webinar will give an overview of Instagram and the app's features, as well as ways to highlight your business with the tool by...
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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...