Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated its training program, InstallationMasters, after bringing the administration of the program in-house. The InstallationMasters Program is designed to provide training and certification to industry professionals installing windows and exterior glass doors in residential and light commercial construction applications. AAMA will...
  • According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global low-emissivity glass market is expected to reach an estimated $64.8 billion by 2022 and it is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.4 percent from 2017 to 2022. The major growth drivers for this market are increasing demand for energy saving products with rapidly increasing construction activities, according to the...
  • Forel North America remodeled and expanded its North American headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, to accommodate additional employees and spare parts inventory. This is the second expansion of the company in the last 18 months, including the new service branch office that was opened in Vaughan, Canada in 2016. 
  • The North American Contractor Certification program will host its first industry webinar for technical discussion at 2:00 p.m. EST on June 28, 2017. The discussion will present a case example of an installation project, including some of the challenges that arise when trying to deliver a quality product. The presentation will consider the points of view of the glazing contractor, consultant and...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance opened registration for the IGMA Summer Conference, which will take place July 31 – Aug. 3, 2017, at the Sheraton Montreal Centre in Montreal, Canada. In addition to a full complement of committee and task group meetings, the conference features presentations on glass cutting and cleaning from Bill Briese of GED Integrated Solutions, and a presentation...
  • Adelio Lattuada Srl established Lattuada North America Inc., its new North American branch, based in Northwood, Ohio. According to the company, the branch will provide a range of pre- and post-sale services, and will eventually offer spare parts and tools. Adelio will continue cooperation with TSS Sales & Service, on the West Coast, and Marc Prevost Machinery Inc., in Canada. The company...
  • JekkoUSA partnered with Stephenson Equipment Inc. SEI will offer Jekko’s mini cranes to businesses through its six locations across Pennsylvania and New York. SEI brings 60 years of experience in the sale and rental of heavy equipment, including crane and lifting machinery, to the partnership.“Stephenson is the perfect fit for Jekko,” says Mike Brooks Jr., mini crane specialist with JekkoUSA, and...
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance opened registration for GlassBuild America: The Glass Window & Door Expo. Returning to Atlanta September 12-14, GlassBuild America 2017 will feature Cam Marston, generational expert and keynote speaker at the GlassBuild Opening Session, a new series of Express Learning educational sessions, the 12th annual Glazing...
  • PPG withdrew its proposal to combine with AkzoNobel on June 1, 2017. After consideration, company officials will not make an offer for AkzoNobel’s issued and outstanding shares. Michael McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer, says that PPG had reached out to AkzoNobel’s representatives in a letter the previous week that stated areas of potential negotiation. McGarry reports that...
  • Thermoseal Group purchased the stock and assets of North Western Lead, adding its DecraLed decorative product range to Thermoseal’s existing range of insulating glass components. “Purchasing the DecraLed decorative product ranges was an excellent opportunity for us to add … to our …IG component range,” says Gwain Paterson, managing director at Thermoseal Group. “There is a high demand for...
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  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by:Michael Albert, S. Albert GlassAngelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEOJerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel...
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...