Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Administrative Management Systems Inc. is developing the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification Program, with sponsorship from the Finishing Trades Institute International. The organization formed a 27-member steering committee that met for the first time in a 2-hour teleconference on Thursday, June 15. The committee is comprised of industry experts from three major...
  • Vitrum Glass Group hosted Glass Talks 2017 and celebrated their 20-year anniversary at its head office and fabrication facility in Langley, British Columbia. The event had a turnout of nearly 200 architects, glaziers and industry partners. Guests were invited to attend a tour of Vitrum’s fabrication facility. The tour focused on processes for insulating glass, tempering, bent glass, heat soaking...
  • YKK AP America welcomed Tom Olson of Olson Architectural Products. Inc. as sales agent in the Midwest region. In his role, Olson will focus on assisting architects and contract glaziers in specifying and purchasing YKK AP America’s line of commercial architectural products. “These Midwestern territories offer a lot of opportunity for us, and Tom’s knowledge of the region and extensive...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association  heard an overview of U.S. trade orders on Chinese aluminum extrusions and their impact on the curtain wall industry, thanks to Jeff Henderson, president of the Aluminum Extruders Council. Henderson spoke during a session at the AAMA National Summer Conference, June 18-21 in Newport, Rhode Island, about a 2011 AEC victory in a trade case...
  • Geolam named Exterior Technologies Inc. to be its select service provider of engineering design, fabrication and installation of Geolam hybrid aluminum/wood-plastic composite profiles in North America. “With Geolam so popular in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, we’re excited to offer it as a building envelope solution in North America,” says Jim Leslie, general manager, Extech...
  • USG Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce partnered to create the USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index. Doge Data & Analytics gathered data by surveying commercial and institutional contractors. Nearly all contractors surveyed – 96 percent – expect revenues to grow or remain stable this year compared to 2016, with 40 percent expecting an increase, and only 3...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released a new white paper created by the AAMA Aluminum Material Council that discusses the use of aluminum in high-performing building enclosures, AMC-2-26, "Aluminum in High-Performing Building Enclosures.""This white paper was needed in order to educate and inform the marketplace about the energy advantages of using aluminum fenestration,"...
  • Pleotint LLC now supplies its high-performance Suntuitive Dynamic Glass interlayer to Pilkington/NSG Europe for use in the Pilkington Suncool Dynamic product line. The new product launched at the start of June and features several options of dynamic glazing to meet the energy efficient needs of the region.“We are excited to have the trust of not only one of the largest glass manufacturers in the...
  • KoorneefFerlicMuloneHammerFuerstBattenfeld-cincinnati USA expanded its sales and service teams with new team members, as well as team members re-locating from battenfeld-cincinnati Austria. “I am confident that as we build and expand our team, we will bring experience and market knowledge to respond quickly and efficiently to our customer’s needs,” says Paul Godwin, president and CEO of...
  • Bystronic Glass presented its line of technologies for architectural glass processing at China Glass 2017, held May 24-27. The company offered live demonstrations of B’Comfort, a solution for the manufacturing of gas-filled insulating glass units.
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  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by:Michael Albert, S. Albert GlassAngelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEOJerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel...
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...