Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Don’s Mobile Glass / Wardrobe & Bath Specialties welcomed Erik Miller as its new director of Information and Technology. “We are incredibly pleased to have Erik join our team,” says Dave Leach, chief operating officer. “Erik has known our business from a vendor standpoint for over 15 years, and we feel he is the perfect choice to make our technology investments work together to...
  • HarbisonWalker International selected The Point Industrial Park in South Point, Lawrence County, Ohio as the location for construction of its new monolithic refractories manufacturing facility. The site is subject to completion of the company’s due diligence and finalization of one additional grant application that is in process. Groundbreaking for the new facility is expected to occur in early...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) launched a new website at vitroglazings.com, which retains all of the most popular and heavily trafficked features on the legacy PPGIdeaScapes.com website, including the Construct tool, online sample order system and thermal stress analysis tools; as well as links to product literature, architectural glass specifications, design resources and...
  • Consulting Collaborative welcomed Jean-Francois Cavalié as the managing principal of its new European office near Toulouse, France. According to the company, he brings significant experience to the consulting firm as it launches services in Europe.Cavalié has a background in building products, construction, aluminum extrusion and manufacturing industries along with executive experience in start-...
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed its new leadership team at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference. At the meeting, the WDMA Board of Directors elected Phil Donaldson of Andersen Corporation as the association's 2017-2019 chairman. Donaldson replaces outgoing Chairman Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows.Donaldson is the executive vice president and CFO of...
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance announced that GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo has moved up to spot No. 145 on Trade Show News Network's list of Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States for 2016. The TSNN list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the United States, ranked by net square footage. In 2016, GlassBuild...
  • Guardian Glass welcomed more than 200 guests to a community and customer celebration at its Rayong, Thailand float glass plant. Guardian Industries president and CEO Ron Vaupel welcomed the guests, which included local officials and dignitaries; glass dealers, fabricators, glaziers and suppliers; and company officials. “Our shared vision at Guardian is to create value for our customers, our...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released a new document to provide a standard laboratory procedure for exterior shading devices and the project-specific evaluation of downward static ice and snow loads, as well as the impacts on these devices from falling ice or snow. AAMA 514-16, the "Standard Test Method of Static Loading and Impact on Exterior Shading Devices," uses...
  • Installed Building Products Inc. acquired Custom Glass Atlanta Inc. and Atlanta Commercial Glazing Inc., which consists of five branches throughout the Southeastern United States. The businesses were founded in 1991.“With combined annualized revenues of $11 million, CGA and ACG further diversifies our product and end-market mix, while enhancing our footprint in the Southeastern U.S. Our pipeline...
  • Guardian Glass will begin a major capital project to repair the float glass furnace and expand glass production at its Porto Real, Brazil float glass plant. The project will increase the plant’s production capacity and enhance products and services to support its customers.“This investment reinforces our commitment to create value for our customers and the communities we serve,” says Rick Zoulek...
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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...