Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The consulting firm Accenture opened its new flagship hub in San Francisco’s tallest building, Salesforce Tower. At the center of the 31st – 35th floor renovation is a stunning five-story staircase featuring sawtooth cut glass railing to match the rise of each stair, and shoe mounted glass railing on accompanying overlooks, supplied by Trex Commercial Products. Aluminum handrails and top cap...
  • Safti First added Kevin Frisone to its growing sales team as glass business development manager. With an extensive background in fire-rated glass sales and marketing, Frisone brings his unique experience to promote Safti First’s U.S.-made fire-rated glazing products, most especially SuperClear 45-HS-LI, which recently won “Product of the Year” in the 2019 Glass Magazine Awards. “SuperClear 45-HS-...
  • A+W staff demonstrated the company's newest software solutions: A+W iShape and A+W Smart Companion at GlassBuild America.Visitors to A+W Software’s booth at GlassBuild America in Atlanta received hands-on experience using two of A+W’s newest software solutions: A+W iShape and A+W Smart Companion. According to John Staiano, chief operating officer of A+W Software North America, GlassBuild America...
  • Convenient Payments Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Beekman Investment Partners III, LP, acquired Mainstreet Computers Inc. Mainstreet has operated as an independent company since 1982 and continues to be independent under the new ownership of Convenient Payment Holdings LLC, say officials.  “We are impressed with the Mainstreet team and are thrilled to welcome them to the Convenient...
  • Almost two years after the publication of its first environmental product declaration on full surface acid-etched glass, Walker Glass published a third-party-verified EPD on patterned acid-etched glass and on all of its AviProtek bird friendly glass solutions.Walker has earned Type III Environmental Product Declaration verification and registration in conformance with certification...
  • American Insulated Glass acquired Tennessee Glass Wholesalers, a privately held glass distributor in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is an asset-only purchase agreement designed to expand the AIG footprint, say company officials. “The AIG team is well-known in this market and we simply could not be more pleased to be moving into a physical location in Knoxville this soon and we look forward to...
  • The glass and fenestration industries convened in Atlanta last week for the largest GlassBuild America in Atlanta in recent years. The essential industry trade show drew 8,200 attendees to a 187,000-net-square-foot exhibit floor with more than 420 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in industry innovations. “The industry made it known that we're here, we're strong and we're looking to grow; this...
  • Angelo Rivera (right) passes the gavel to incoming chair, Chris Bole.The National Glass Association is pleased to announce its board leadership for the 2019-2020 term.  At its meeting at GlassBuild America in Atlanta last week, the NGA board of directors welcomed Chris Bole, Pikes Peak Glass Inc., as chair for the upcoming term, while Cathie Saroka, Goldray Glass, was voted in as chair-elect...
  • New construction starts dropped 6 percent over the month in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $807.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. August’s decline breaks a string of three consecutive month-to-month gains, say analysts. The August statistics lowered the Dodge Index to 171 (2000=100) compared to 182 in July, marking the lowest reading for the Index since May...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass named Dan Stipetich as sales director, eastern region, where he will lead a team of commercial account managers in the Eastern U.S. serving the commercial construction industry. Stipetich joined Vitro Glass in 2016 as senior account manager, southeastern region. Prior to his time with Vitro Glass, he worked in the flat glass and architectural coatings business with PPG,...
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  •   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,...
  • 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...