Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The American Institute of Architects and the Committee on the Environment gave Design Excellence Awards to three projects that featured Guardian SunGuard glass by Guardian Glass North America. The projects include: Bristol Community College, John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building in Fall River, Massachusetts; Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Discovery Elementary...
  • BauerJonesYKK AP America  promoted Brad Bauer from architectural sales representative to Dallas branch manager and welcomed Rick Jones as architectural sales representative for the New England region. “As we continue to expand our footprint within the U.S., we have seen strong demand in the Western and Northeastern markets,” says Mike Turner, senior vice president of marketing and sales at...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference will welcome Michael Collins, Building Industry Advisors, as keynote speaker. Collins will present on the Trump administration’s impact on the building products industry, in terms of challenges and opportunities. Registration is open for the conference, which will be held June 18-21, 2017, in Newport, Rhode Island....
  • John Mammen, the longtime patriarch of M3 Glass Technologies, passed away on June 6 after a long battle with cancer. Mammen passed peacefully at home and was surrounded by his family. "We seek to honor this man of great leadership and innovation and will continue to strive in bringing our customers high quality and service in the glass industry," say M3 officials.  Funeral services are...
  • The float glass line at the Guardian Glass DeWitt, Iowa, plant will be down for an extended repair following a fire and explosion that occurred at the facility, according to a June 7 statement from Rick Zoulek, vice president of the Americas, Guardian Glass. The explosion occurred at the plant on Saturday, June 3, causing minor injuries to five employees and temporarily shutting down the facility...
  • Registration opened for the 78th Conference on Glass Problems, which will also include the Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass symposium. The event will be held Nov. 6-9, 2017, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is organized in collaboration with the American Ceramic Society’s Glass and Optical Materials Division. Click here for the full program....
  • BellPro Architectural LLC welcomed Chris Spanjers to its project management team. Spanjers has over 10 years of experience in project management and will be running projects from the company’s catalog of architectural metal products for customers in the glazing and roofing industries nationwide. “Chris has already proven he can get the best out of our team and vendors,” says David Bell, president...
  • Paul Jeffrey Montgomery, corporate safety director at MHS Legacy Group,  completed all requirements for a Board of Certified Safety Professionals certification. This certification is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eligibility criteria and experience in the safety, health and environmental discipline, and have passed an examination. “At MHS, we have a long-standing commitment to...
  • A gas explosion occurred just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the Guardian Industries DeWitt, Iowa, float glass plant. Five workers suffered minor injuries during the incident, and operations were interrupted. All five employees were released from care Saturday night without serious injury, according to company officials.“There was an explosion of unknown origin at Guardian Industries in...
  • Special-Lite Inc. completed testing for a group of commercial doors and building entry products. The products were rated to conform to the requirements of the high-velocity hurricane standards by the Florida Building Code, within the state of Florida.“We are excited to have a broad offering of products with Florida’s nationally recognized approvals including our stile and rail, all fiberglass,...
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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...