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  • According to reporting by the Manila Bulletin, flat glass manufacturers in the Philippines may be subject to mandatory project standards. Ramon M. Lopez, trade and industry secretary for the Philippines, announced the potential change at the Manufacturing Summit 2018, a conference for the manufacturing industry. Domestic flat glass manufacturers have previously requested that flat glass be...
  • Nonresidential building in October swelled 53 percent to $358.3 billion (annual rate) thanks to the start of several large building projects, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. After a three-month decline, commercial building also experienced a 48 percent upturn. New construction starts overall rose 21 percent in October, breaking a disappointing three-month stretch beginning in July,...
  • Richard Beuke, president of Vitro Architectural Glass, will retire effective March 31, 2019. Ricardo Maiz accepted the position of president, starting Jan. 1, 2019. In a release, Vitro recognized Beuke's leadership and achievements accomplished during his 42-year career. By Jan. 1, 2019, all direct reports of Beuke will report to Maiz. With 18 years of experience in the glass industry, Maiz has...
  • Jazette Drew, purchasing manager at Safti First, with the principal of a neighboring elementary school.Safti First will be participating in Giving Tuesday by donating 200 Thanksgiving meals to students and their families across four elementary schools near its manufacturing facilities in Merced, California: Margaret Sheehy, Leontine Gracey, Alicia Reyes, and Don Stowell Elementary Schools. Each...
  • Şişecam Group hosted its 33rd Annual Glass Symposium. Şişecam Group hosted the 33rd Annual Glass Symposium. With 525 glass professionals in attendance, the symposium program focused on the future of the glass industry and new technologies. “The increasing interest of the national and international universities, research institutions and companies in the Şişecam Glass Symposium and the...
  • WTS Paradigm changed its name as part of a branding initiative that “emphasizes the software company’s high standards of leadership, expertise and innovation in the building products industry,” according to a company release. WTS Paradigm is now branded as Paradigm. “The word ‘paradigm’ is defined as a model,” says Nathan Herbst, Paradigm CEO....
  • View Inc. is developing several smart building solutions to further its vision of creating environments that are more intelligent, connected and personalized, including its recent release, View SmartProtect. In addition, View entered into a partnership with Microsoft to leverage Azure IoT services.View SmartProtect smart window-based building security solution automatically and instantaneously...
  • Kim Flanary, industry member and dedicated American Architectural Manufacturers Association volunteer, passed away Nov. 10. Flanary started working at Milgard Windows in 1993 and continued until his partial retirement this past year. A long-time AAMA member, Flanary attended his first AAMA event in 2004 and was recognized with the Outstanding Member award in 2014. This award is given to an...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document describing a standardized test to evaluate heat build-up effects due to infrared exposure on fenestration products. AAMA 1506-18, Voluntary Test Method for Laboratory Heat Build-Up Effects on Fenestration Products, intends to determine the effects of heat rise on fenestration product assemblies intended for vertical...
  • Officials from Q-railing USA announced the company has entered into a strategic partnership with Greco Aluminum Railings, a manufacturer of engineered railing and safety systems. Q-railing’s portfolio of U.S.-tested and certified stainless steel and glass railings will complement Greco’s extensive line of aluminum architectural railings in the United States and Canada, according to company...
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  • 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...
  • On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200-billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. The action comes at the direction of President Trump and will take effect on Sept. 24, beginning at 10 percent and increasing to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. The list of more than 5,700 products includes float glass and...