Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The Glass+Metal Symposium, co-founded and chaired by Crawford-Tracey Corp. and presented by Donovan+Associates, will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Weston Hotel, 400 Corporate Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The early bird special for registration ends Friday, Aug. 31. Click here to register.
  • Kensington Glass Arts Inc. appointed Ray Buchheister director of building envelope. For over 16 years, Buchheister has effectively managed the design, fabrication and installation of building envelope systems in the Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia markets. Prior to starting his career in the glass industry at Emmitsburg Glass Company, Buchheister was a co-inventor of three U.S....
  • The Architectural Billings Index, which captures billings growth at architectural firms, registered the tenth month in a row of growth, according to the American Institute of Architects. Despite the positive trend, overall billings eased in June, down to 50.7 from 51.3. The South lead other regions in billings growth, posting at 55.2, helping to balance out other regions' receding billings, says...
  • New construction starts for nonresidential building dropped 22 percent in July, after a dramatic 59 percent increase in June, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Overall starts showed a similar decline, falling nine percent in July. Year-over-year comparison for the first seven months of the year register total construction starts up 2 percent, at a $471.4 billion.
  • Shandong Paneu Glass Co., a float glass manufacturer located in Shandong, China, invested $6 million in jumbo size glass machines in 2018. The company’s tempering furnace for curved and flat glass can accommodate glass sizes up to 52.5 feet by 12 feet, and its laminated lines can process glass up to 52.5 feet in length. Paneu’s products include insulated glass units, laminated glass, tempered...
  • HHH Tempering Resources launched a new website, HHHTempering.com, offering U.S. and Canadian glass fabricators an upgraded online experience, say company officials. Fabricators can now interact with the complete HHH Tempering Resources product line of tempering furnaces, glass fabrication equipment and technical resources on the newly redesigned site. Enhanced website features include:...
  • Tubelite Inc. added Judy Bland as vice president of operations in Walker, Michigan. She will report directly to Steve Green, general manager, and her primary focus will be on safety, customer satisfaction, fiscal goal attainment and continual progression of Tubelite’s Lean journey. Bland most recently served as the vice president of operations at Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In...
  • Fall Conference 2018 kicks off Tuesday morning, Sept. 11 with the presentation, “The Prevention of Glazing Surprises,” by Steve Thomas, Western Area technical advisor at Guardian Glass. The session will walk through a range of key glazing selection, design, and specification considerations which can help to guard against unintended consequences on architectural projects. The discussion...
  • GGI will showcase its range of glass solutions and fabrication capabilities at GlassBuild America 2018, Sept. 12-14 in Las Vegas, in booth #1133.Some of the items on display will include GGI's decorative glass, picture frame and museum glass, all-glass entrances, shower enclosures and fire-rated glazing, along with the company’s new bird-friendly glass."At GGI, we have a 'Can Do' attitude within...
  • EFCO Corp. promoted John Bendt to senior vice president of sales and marketing. He will report directly to John Klein, president, EFCO Corp. “John brings tremendous experience and industry knowledge to his new role,” says Klein. “He joined Apogee in 2002 and has held several leadership roles across the organization. In his new role, John will be responsible for leading and developing EFCO’s sales...
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  • Glass Magazine has announced the winners of the 2018 Glass Magazine Awards. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer. To determine the winners in the product and project categories, Glass Magazine submitted nominations to a panel of judges representing all segments of...
  • Don Friese, chairman and CEO of C.R. Laurence, will retire at the end of September, after 58 years with the company. His successor, Lloyd Talbert, has been with the company for over 25 years and will maintain his role as president along with assuming CRL’s leadership. “Don’s leadership and contribution over almost six decades has been instrumental in expanding the business from a small...
  • At the Annual Conference in April, the National Glass Association dissolved the legacy Glass Association of North America divisions to form three core committees—Forming, Fabricating, Installing—under its newly combined structure. Now, the NGA is pleased to announce the volunteer leaders for the three committees for the 2018-2020 term: Forming Chair - Mark Cody, AGC Glass Co. Fabricating Chair -...