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  • Şişecam Flat Glass has launched its reflective solar control glass in the Indian market under its “Şişecam Tentesol” brand. Şişecam Flat Glass launched its reflective solar control glass in the Indian market under its “Şişecam Tentesol” brand. Şişecam Flat Glass came together with its customers in New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Jaipur, India, to introduce its silver, gray, green, bronze and...
  • The U.S. branch of Bovone will open in 2020 close to Salem Distributing Co.’s headquarters in North Carolina, say company officials. The expansion to the U.S. of the Italian company will streamline exchanges between the glass fabrication machinery manufacturer, Bovone and its distributor-partner, Salem, according to the company. Within the product lifecycle management process, this move will make...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index retreated 4.6 percent in July to 138.9 (2000=100), down from the revised June reading of 145.6. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first, or initial, report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The lower...
  • Quanex Building Products’ Cambridge, Ohio, facility recently achieved more than 1 million man-hours worked without a lost time injury.“At Quanex, we’ve seen a reduction in accidents and injuries that can be attributed to a great safety culture that starts at the top with the CEO, COO and divisions presidents who are all committed to providing the safest workplace in our industry through...
  • Insulating glass units are complex systems. IG failures happen and are a goldmine of information. The key to a fabricator’s long-term success is determining the cause of those failures to improve daily practices, increase production quality, and reduce liability.Based on the popular session from the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s IG Fabricator Workshop, Forensic Investigation of...
  • The U.S. may levy a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese goods beginning on Sept. 1, according to reporting by the Washington Post. The tariff will be imposed on the remaining goods that have not already been taxed – President Trump increased a 10 percent tariff on $250 billion in Chinese goods to 25 percent in May. If the tariff takes effect, they will affect consumer goods, whereas the...
  • GGI welcomed Zachary Carrubba, who will join the company as a field sales representative for the Mid-Atlantic region. Carrubba offers 15 years’ experience working with glass and glass-related building products. He has worked in various roles during his career allowing him to gain knowledge in sales, estimating and preparing CAD drawings. Carrubba worked most recently as a sales representative...
  • The new 707 Fifth "AAA" office tower in downtown Calgary, Alberta, met its energy targets, due in part to the use of Technoform's TGI Spacer M in the triple-glazed, curtain wall system.The new 707 Fifth "AAA" office tower in downtown Calgary, Alberta, features a distinctive, curved glass appearance with high energy efficiency and a comfortable interior, say officials. In spite of the cold climate...
  • The Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification Program certified its first group of professional glaziers. The 177 glaziers certified by the program range from all over North America. “It says that the glazing technician and the contractor who employs the certified technician is committed to an elevated quality standard,” says Ben Beeler,  AGMT program manager. “When a workforce...
  • Consolidated Glass Holdings appointed Chris Randisi as director of national accounts and architectural specifications. In his new role, Randisi will be responsible for overseeing national accounts for the CGH Architectural Glass division—those served by J.E. Berkowitz, Solar Seal, Columbia Commercial Building Products and Dlubak Specialty Glass. He will serve as a key resource for architects and...
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  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...
  • 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...