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  • Morgan Advanced Materials appointed Tom Ford, former president of George Ford & Sons, as the fused silica product manager at its Haldenwanger Business. Ford built his career for over 40 years and has worked in all aspects of the business. He will be in prime position to represent Morgan in this demanding industry, says the company. “I am looking forward to beginning this new chapter of my...
  • The Glass Guru of Amarillo, Texas, transferred ownership from Chase York to Josh Hipskind. Hipskind completed initial franchise training at The Glass Guru headquarters in Roseville, California. Hipskind comes to The Glass Guru with over 25 years of auto glass experience and is excited to embark on a new career direction in the residential glass market, says the company. “I was looking for new...
  • Greco Aluminum Railings created a strategic alliance with Q-railing in the United States and Canada to expand its stainless steel and structural glass railing product offering.  “Through extensive testing, institutions and internationally leading enforcing authorities have certified the safety of our products and systems,” says Andre van Uitert, vice president of Q-railing.  Greco...
  • Officials from glass machinery supplier DeGorter Inc. announced the company has partnered with Macotec, a manufacturer of productive and technologically advanced systems for glass cutting, handling and storage. “We are officially partners with Macotec, supplying their cutting, storage, racking, and loading solutions,” says Pete de Gorter, vice president. “We are extremely proud to work with...
  • The National Glass Association was represented at last week’s ASHRAE 90.1 committee meeting by Urmilla Sowell, NGA’s director of technical services and advocacy; Tom Culp, NGA's technical consultant and co-vice-chair of the ASHRAE 90.1 committee; and Thom Zaremba, GICC consultant. Culp reported three items of good news to NGA members by email regarding outcomes of the Window Criteria...
  • First jumbo glass will clad iconic Detroit building expansion  Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 HT coating on jumbo glass with temporary protective film.Guardian Glass is now producing jumbo coated glass in North America. The company recently completed all testing on its jumbo coater in Carleton, Michigan, and started coating its float glass with Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 HT coating...
  • Volunteers fill backpacks for a Title I elementary school in Tucson, Arizona.During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2018 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Tucson, Arizona. Volunteers filled and distributed a total of 500 backpacks during the event. A Title I school is...
  • One out of every eight companies requesting an exclusion, or exemption, from the aluminum tariffs is having it granted, according to reporting in the Washington Examiner. Information on company’s individual requests for exemption are available through the Commerce Department, though data for the exemptions has not yet been compiled systematically in the same database, according to the report.
  • Architectural Glass & Cladding named Alexsandra Guinan as architectural sales representative covering the western Australian market. "As a veteran of the architectural glass industry, Ally understands, and can communicate to architects and façade engineers, the benefits of specifying glass and cladding products early in the design phase of their project," says Paul Nipperess, sales manager,...
  • Ribbon cutting (from left to right), Norman da Costa, plant manager, Langley; Piero Fedele, plant manager, Langley; Mike English, plant manager, Calgary; Michael Zizek, marketing director; Gemma Martini, CEO; Thomas Martini, president; Sunny Chahal, operations manager; Brad Iverson, branch manager, Calgary; Bruce Robinson, sales manager.Vitrum Glass Group celebrated the grand opening of its new...
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  • 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...
  • On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200-billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. The action comes at the direction of President Trump and will take effect on Sept. 24, beginning at 10 percent and increasing to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. The list of more than 5,700 products includes float glass and...