Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Soft Tech welcomed Derek Neuschulz as technical product specialist, joining the company’s Support and Training Team. Neuschulz is known in the industry for having a passion for developing system software, say officials. In his previous role, he led a team to produce one of the signature V6 databases which is today used as a benchmark in the Australian marketplace. Neuschulz has over 15 years’...
  • MI Windows and Doors finalized its acquisition of Milgard Windows & Doors from Masco Corp., which was first announced earlier this year. The acquisition combines two leading brands in the residential window industry and positions MI to become the most well-known window business in America, say company officials.“MI and Milgard align culturally, complement each other’s strengths...
  • Kalwall Corp. welcomed Paul “Wes” Settlemyre to the team as southeast regional sales manager. The Southeast Region includes South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and parts of Arkansas and Kentucky. Settlemyre, who has over 20 years of experience in client relationship development, account management and team building, is...
  • The Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time in 2019. The Federal Open Market Committee cut rates to a range of 1 ¾ percent to 1 ½ percent. "This action supports the Committee's view that sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near the Committee's symmetric 2 percent objective are the most likely outcomes, but uncertainties about this...
  • According to reporting in the Global Legal Chronicle, Tecnoglass will build a $45 million float glass plant in Galapa, Colombia. The new plant will be located 12 miles from the company’s current manufacturing facility. With a capacity of 750 metric tons per day of float glass, the new plant is slated to be completed in 2021, as published in the report.
  • Bavelloni SpA finalized the acquisition of all of the shares of Glaston Mexico S.A. de C.V., a company of the Glaston Group. Glaston Mexico, which will become Bavelloni Mexico, is a business based in Guadalajara, Mexico, specializing in the sales and service of Bavelloni products and in the sales of Glaston HT machines. The company has been operating for more than 25 years, installing over 1,000...
  •   Bowers  Cox Aftimos   Walter Growing its architectural sales team, Wausau Window and Wall Systems hired three new representatives: Andy Bowers, Kenneth Cox and Antonio Aftimos. In addition, Chad Walter will be serving customers in Illinois and Indiana. Wausau's architectural sales representatives work locally with owners, architects and design...
  • Frameless Hardware Co., a new supplier and manufacturer to the glass and glazing industries, officially opened operations in North America. FHC will supply glass, glazing tools and supplies, frameless shower door hardware, commercial hardware for glass entrances and storefronts, architectural railings, transaction windows, machinery and equipment for the safe handling, fabrication and...
  • Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook was presented at the 81st annual Outlook Executive Conference held by Dodge Data & Analytics at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. “...
  • Jack Sussman, glass industry veteran, passed away in August 2019. Sussman was born in New York City, and worked in his father’s iron working business in the late 1940s, focusing on manufacturing windows for churches and stained glass. In the 1950s, he designed aluminum extrusions specifically for stained glass windows, and helped grow J. Sussman Inc. from a regional company. Sussman was awarded...
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  • Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook was presented at the 81st annual Outlook Executive Conference held by Dodge Data & Analytics at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. “...
  •   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,...