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  • Glaston Group made appointments to its regional organizations. The new regions and the new heads of the regions will be responsible for the sales and service of both Glaston and Bystronic glass products in their respective territories. Glaston Group consists of three sales regions: Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific (APAC); and Americas. Pekka Hytti, senior vice president, was...
  • The National Glass Association is offering free passes to attend the AIA Conference on Architecture, June 6-7, in Las Vegas, so attendees can visit NGA at booth # 6418 on the expo floor to: Get glass questions answered,Learn about NGA”s new partnership with Architectural Record and the debut of its dedicated Glass & Glazing Continuing Education Design Academy, andGet free digital Architect's...
  • Amy Post joined ODL Inc. as national marketing manager for ODL Pro Channel. Post has more than 14 years experience in marketing in roles in higher education and technology. In her new role with ODL, Post will lead the ODL Pro Channel marketing team and oversee the transition to a new digital marketing focus.“Amy has a broad background and experience which will help propel the growth and...
  • The National Glass Association has announced the publication of three resources for the glazing and glass products industry. Task groups comprised of member volunteers within the Fabricating Committee worked diligently to update two existing and create one new Glass Informational Bulletin for the industry. The GIBs, which underwent the regular five-year systematic review process per NGA policy,...
  • Suntuitive Dynamic Glass added Manko Window Systems Inc., to its Certified Fabricator program, and welcomed the company as an exclusive distributor in specific territories. This agreement will extend Suntuitive’s market penetration through Manko’s fabrication and geographic footprint, say company officials. Manko’s operation features an extensive product offering, according to the company,...
  • Patron Gabriela lighting the furnace at the company’s Ujazd plant.Euroglas opened its fifth float glass plant in Poland. Located in Ujazd, production at the plant is already running at full capacity, about three months after ignition of the new melting furnace. The project's construction schedule was ambitious in its planning and implementation, say company officials. This enabled the furnace to...
  • Glaston executive Burghard Schneider left his position at the company on May 27. Schneider has been responsible for the Bystronic glass business since 2014 and was a member of Glaston Group's Executive Management Group as of April 1. Dietmar Walz, former chief sales officer at Bystronic glass, will assume the position as president for the Bystronic glass business and member of the EMG. “I want to...
  • The value of new construction starts in April fell 15 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $685.2 billion, pulling back following the 16 percent hike that was reported in March, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. During the first four months of 2019, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were $224.5 billion, down 8 percent from the same period of 2018. On a 12-month...
  • Following last month’s negative reading, April’s Architectural Building Index, compiled by the American Institute of Architects, returned to a positive score of 50.5. Despite the upturn, only a slight majority of architectural firms reported an increase in firm billings, though new project inquiries and the value of new signed design contracts both showed growth this last month. Architectural...
  • The National Glass Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturer's Alliance, in coordination with thinkstep, are issuing a joint scoping survey about processed glass Environmental Product Declaration, or EPDs. The goal of the survey is to identify specific data needs from each participating manufacturer for developing a proposal. This relates to the overall project goal of creating industry-...
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