Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • YKK AP America Inc. launched its thermally broken, zero sightline window designed for curtain wall systems. The YOV structural silicone glazed operable vent enhances the aesthetics of a building without the large sightline of a traditional window, say company officials. According to YKK AP, the product improves occupant comfort with high thermal performance and an intentional design to provide...
  • The 2017 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors and skylights has received final approval and is now available. This standard is the result of a multi-year effort by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The updated 2017 standard...
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems recently added a new insulated glass unit fabrication line at its Benton Township, Pennsylvania, factory. The new equipment has the ability for automated assembly of triple-pane insulated glass units, and has greatly increased capabilities and overall window production capacity for the manufacturer.The new glass line includes several cutting, washing, spacer, IGU...
  • Ramapo and Nova Group partnered to create FeneSeal LLC. FenSeal’s product offering includes the FenShield brand of high-performance window and door foam seals, extruded compression seals and specialty pile. The FenSeal product line will be distributed and sold through Ramapo’s six U.S. warehouses. The product line is AAMA certified as an extra-high performance, Class A weather seal...
  • Giroux Glass Inc. installed a new RhinoFAB 1100 machining center in its San Bernardino, California-based plant. Manufactured by deMichele Group, this machinery provides a solution for cutting, drilling and light routing for storefront and curtainwall systems. “One of the system’s main benefits is that it reduces the number of times that shop workers actually need to touch the product,” says...
  • Adelio Lattuada released three new videos on the video portion of its website, www.adeliolattuada.com. The video “Lattuada Robotic Solution” showcased the integration of Lattuada’s edging machines with the Kuka robot, presented at Vitrum 2017. “Strategic Partnerships” presents Lattuada’s collaborations with Knittel Glass and with Holonix, who provides the PLM IOT i-Like Machines software....
  • Saand Inc. welcomed three new employees to its Webster, Massachusetts, facility. The company added Wendy Esformes as human resource generalist, Edwin Morse as plant manager and Lee Ann Gibree as customer service manager. Esformes will be developing human resource systems and processes to ensure an effective and efficient human resources administration plan. She will focus on health and safety,...
  • LiteSentry partnered with Stress Photonics, specialists in measuring stress and strain. The two companies will collaborate in the development, manufacture, sales and service of anisotropy inspection systems as an option to the Osprey Distortion and Flatness Inspection System, manufactured by LiteSentry. According to the company, integration of Stress Photonics technology into LiteSentry’s...
  • TQMP Glass Manufacturing Corp., a Philippines-based glass manufacturer, finalized its acquisition of AGC Flat Glass Philippines Inc. The acquisition was first announced in June 2017. TQMP acquired 100 percent of the company’s issued and outstanding shares. The facility is located in the city of Pasig on a 3-million-square-foot property, and can produce 500 tons per day. Masahiro Takeda, AGC...
  • YKK AP America Inc. promoted Joey Bernard to branch manager of the Texas and western regional office in Dallas, Texas. Bernard will spearhead the company’s efforts to expand its visibility and drive sales within Texas and the western U.S. regions. Bernard will be based in Dallas, Texas. “Joey Bernard brings to this new role a clear vision, tremendous discipline and positive leadership...
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  • The National Glass Association, Vienna, Virginia, and the Glass Association of North America are now one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry. The associations embarked on the combination quest in spring 2017 with the NGA and GANA memberships voting to approve the deal in less than a year. The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have taken the next step to finalizing the combination, resulting in a new, larger, more financially sound association. Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors to combine the associations, the members now vote to ratify, according to a joint press release. 
  • Glass Magazine’s 2017 top headlines reflect an industry experiencing strong demand and market confidence, while facing capacity challenges made worse through supply disruptions. During the year, the North American industry witnessed unexpected production stoppages at three float glass lines throughout the year. Other main stories included business expansions, with announcements of major capital...