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  • Pictured: Scenes from the 2019 NGA Annual Conference in Naples, Florida, held Jan. 22-24, including NGA President Nicole Harris, providing an association update to membership, and a packed Fabrication Committee meeting. About 120 glass industry technical leaders gathered in Naples, Florida, last week for the 2019 Annual Conference for the National Glass Association. During the three-day...
  • Dave Dalton, chief officer of British Glass, called on the U.K. government to ensure stability for the glass manufacturing industry while the possibility of a 'no-deal' Brexit exists.British Glass, the U.K. glass manufacturing industry’s trade body, called on the U.K. government to ensure stability for its members in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. The call comes after other established heavy...
  • Azon appointed Margaret Roberts as chief operating officer for the Azon companies. In this position, Roberts will be working with production, customer relations, information technology and overall assistance with the Azon international operations. “Margaret is well-respected for her strong financial leadership and business expertise,” says Dave Mills, CEO of Azon. “The addition of a COO to our...
  • The Architectural Billings Index closed 2018 with a slight easing, registering a score of 50.4, down from November’s 54.7. Compiled by the American Institute of Architects, the index's analysts caution that despite worry about a possible 2019 economic slowdown, December’s score follows a year of consistent growth for architectural billings. Backlogs have only increased, as have new project...
  •  YKK AP's new Cincinnati facility will focus on production, distribution and logistics.YKK AP America opened the doors of a new manufacturing facility in Cincinnati. The manufacturing center, which will be dedicated to production, distribution and logistics, will improve the company’s service capabilities for customers in the Midwest region, says the company. “The opening of a...
  • Gateway Extrusions promoted Simone Bradley to maintenance manager for the company’s manufacturing facility. “Simone Bradley is a tremendous asset for Gateway, and her promotion is well deserved,” says Thomas Ziegler, president of operations. “Since she came on board a couple of years ago, Simone has demonstrated not only technical proficiency but the ability to manage large-scale projects with...
  • Viracon and its employees donated a little over $116,000 to the United Way of Steele County 2018 campaign, according to reporting by Owatonna.com. The money was raised through payroll deductions, workplace events and corporate contributions. 
  • Saint-Gobain will inaugurate its third float glass plant, located in Chennai, India, according to the New Indian Express. The factory complex, known as the World Glass Complex, hosts two float glass lines with a total production capacity of about 1,650 tons per day.
  • Suntuitive Dynamic Glass welcomed Kraft Consult, and its founder Alexander Kraft as an independent sales representative for the glass and glazing market in Germany. Kraft is an experienced consultant with a well-demonstrated history of working in the building materials industry, say company officials. “We are very excited to work with Dr. Kraft, his extensive skillset in the smart glass segment...
  • Vitrum Glass Group welcomed Russell Williams of Architectural Insider LLC as its newest sales and architectural representative. Located in the Greater Los Angeles area, Williams will focus on client representation in the Southern California, southern Nevada, and Hawaii markets. “We want to ensure that as we expand and amplify our services in various regions, that we are careful to bring in...
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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...