Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • During the 2019 National Glass Association Annual Conference, held Jan. 22-24 in Naples, Florida, the organization’s volunteer Fabricating Committee discussed developing an industry-wide environmental product declaration for processed glass. An EPD is used to disclose the life cycle performance of a product, derived from a set of product category rules that measure the life cycle impacts of...
  • MI Windows and Doors will be recommended for a Voluntary Protection Program Star by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, says the company. OSHA officials completed a three-day evaluation of the MI Profiles extrusion facility in Millersburg, Pennsylvania. The three-member OSHA team announced they would recommend Profiles for the award. “This is an awesome moment,” says Jeff...
  • Biesse promoted Randy Jamison to executive vice president of sales and marketing in North America. He previously held positions in the company as vice president of sales for the wood division and as brand manager for Selco panel saws, Biesse America and Canada. “Randy’s well-deserved promotion comes at a particularly exciting time in the history of our subsidiary,” says President and CEO...
  • According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, November 2018 construction spending reached $1.3 trillion, seasonally adjusted, up 3.4 percent year-over-year, as reported by the Associated General Contractors of America. The data was released late due to the government shutdown. Commercial construction spending dropped 2.3 percent in November, representing a 1.3 percent year-over-year dip....
  • AGC Glass' new MSVD coater at its Greenland plant in Church Hill, Tennessee, is now fully operational and is producing glass for the residential and commercial markets.  “We’re ringing in 2019 by expanding the industry’s largest product offering and continuing our commitment to world-class service,” says Mike Antonucci, regional president for AGC Glass North America. “The new coater not...
  • Kensington Glass Arts Inc. hired Julie Whitehair as chief of staff. Whitehair, who previously worked at ISEC, a prime trades contractor, comes to Kensington Glass Arts with more than 18 years of experience in the trades. Beginning her career as a project engineer, she eventually transitioned into purchasing and later served as the preconstruction services manager overseeing the estimating and...
  • GGI named Alex Lafaras as CFO of the company, succeeding Ron Vance, who recently retired. Lafaras brings almost 20 years’ experience in accounting and executive financial management from a variety of industries, most recently serving as the North American CFO and executive vice president for Alumil S.A.
  • From left: Cezary Ziółkowski, Press Glass CFO, and Horst Mertes, FeneTech Europe CEO.Press Glass SA selected software specialist FeneTech as its new long-term software partner. The partnership will begin with the implementation of FeneVision ERP in Press Glass’ commercial glass plants in Poland followed by installation of the software in Press Glass’ new plant Press Glass Inc.,...
  • Pictured: (Clockwise, from upper left) The NGA 2019 Boomerang Award recipients;  C. Gregory Carney Award recipient, Julia Schimmelpenningh; the 2019 volunteer award dinner; the C. Gregory Carney Award.During its 2019 Annual Conference, held last week in Naples, Florida, leaders from the National Glass Association recognized volunteers at an awards dinner. “We’re celebrating our...
  • Summary of new NGA technical resources:Fire-Rated Glazing Today AIA PresentationComponent Substitution for Hurricane Impact Fenestration GIBUnsupported Edge Conditions of IGUs GIB Coming soon:Laminated Glazing Reference ManualEngineering Standards ManualHeavy Glass Door ManualProtective Glazing 101 AIA PresentationCoated Glass AIA PresentationDaylighting GIBGlass...
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  • 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...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...