Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Tim Doughty, client development manager of northern Georgia for Tubelite Inc., retired in December 2016 after 40 years in the architectural products industry. Jeff Tate, client development manager for southern Georgia, will temporarily cover Doughty’s region until a permanent replacement is hired. Tate will continue to report to Southeast regional sales manager, Patrick Daniels. They work closely...
  • Linetec continues to expand capacity and add new jobs to support the market's increased demand for high-quality finishes and high-performance architectural metal products. Part of the latest job growth is a $3 million investment to double the capacity of the thermal services department, according to a company release. The company offers both thermal insulating strut and poured-and-debridged...
  • Guardian Glass is spending $1.5 million for detailed engineering designs and site reviews for a potential second float glass facility in Poland. Guardian Glass currently operates a float glass plant in Czestochowa, Poland and is considering adding capacity with a second plant to meet its customers’ growing demand for coated and fabricated glass products in both the commercial and residential...
  • Bohle America announced an upcoming training seminar that is open to the industry. The Bohle UV Bonding Certification Program will be held in two-day sessions at Bohle’s North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina on the following dates: April 21-22, 25-26 and 27-28. According to the company, participants in this program will gain an understanding of the correct method for UV...
  • HawkinsGrubish Viracon named Mitch Hawkins and Patrick Grubish as its newest architectural sales representatives. Their responsibilities include strengthening relationships with commercial developers and owners, glazing contractors and the architectural community in their assigned territories, as well as marketing Viracon’s products and services.Hawkins will represent Viracon’s North Central...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently released a new document to provide guidance and sound technical information on the various aspects and considerations that need to be considered when applying plastic-glazed skylights and sloped glazing as an enhancement to a building design. The document is intended to provide the architect, engineer, contractor and property owner...
  • The Ottawa, Illinois, float glass plant for NSG Group - Pilkington sustained severe damage last week from a tornado. While workers were on-site at the time, no one was injured, according to a March 2 article from MyWebTimes.com. Company officials are unsure when the plant will reopen, according to the article. 
  • Lamatek kicked off 2017 by expanding its manufacturing facility in West Deptford, New Jersey, from 49,000 to 92,000 square feet, significantly increasing production capacity. The supplier of foam tapes, seals, gaskets and custom fabricated parts signed a 10-year lease that started on Jan. 1 for the space adjoining its current location, according to a Feb. 28 company release.Having spent the last...
  • Wincore Windows and Doors added automated welding and corner cleaning machines to its vinyl window production lines, allowing them to significantly increase output capacity without compromising quality control, according to a company release. The automated high-heat parallel welder and dual-head corner cleaning machine are both operated by a computerized control panel for precision and...
  • Glaston FC500Forel Commercial IG lineHartung Glass Industries officially opened its new, dedicated commercial insulating glass fabrication plant. The new facility, which was completed in mid-February, includes inline inventory, cutting, tempering, insulating, crating and shipping specifically designed for large and oversized insulating glass units.Hartung's new Glaston FC500 oversize furnace...
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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...