Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. acquired Pittsburgh Glass Works’ automotive original equipment manufacturer glass business from LKQ Corp. The acquisition completes the agreement announced last December for $310 million, free of cash and debt. The final acquisition price is subject to potential post-closing purchase price adjustments, which are typical for these types of transactions. Headquartered in...
  • Glaston is negotiating the sale of its pre-processing business in the United States and Canada to the Italian company Bavelloni SpA. Similarly, the companies will negotiate Glaston continuing as a reseller in Mexico, Brazil and Singapore. The negotiations are expected to be completed by March 31, 2017. Net sales of pre-processing business in USA and Canada were approximately EUR 4.9 million in...
  • According to the January Architectural Billings Index, produced by the American Institute of Architects, architecture firms reported that their billings were essentially flat to start off 2017. The ABI score of 49.5 for January indicates a very modest decline in firm billings, and is the first monthly decline since September. The AIA reports that uncertainties surrounding new federal policies and...
  • Administrative Management Systems facilitated a certification summit in early February for industry stakeholders in the glass and construction community. Held in Las Vegas, and sponsored by the Finishing Trades Institute, the summit attempted to capture the views of stakeholders, as well as evaluate a potential path for evaluating the competency of installers. The gathering featured more than 50...
  • Consolidated Glass Holdings made changes to the structure of its corporate leadership. Paul Cody left his role as chief executive officer at CGH, a position he has held since 2013, in order to return to the electrical industry. In his place, the company has installed Norm Plotkin, a former CEO of Binswanger Glass, as executive chairman at CGH. "The companies of Consolidated Glass Holdings have an...
  • Shower Doors & More Inc. acquired a new Triulzi horizontal washer to improve its product quality and production processes, the company reports. “Triulzi is family run like our company and I knew the attention to detail and customer service would be their priority,” says Larry Giacin, president of Shower Doors & More. “We pride ourselves on quality and I believe the investment in each...
  • Winco Windows introduced Becky Lahr as its new master scheduling manager. “We’re excited to welcome Becky to the Winco community,” says John Campbell, president of Winco. “Winco is focused on timely deliveries and excellent customer service and I know we can count on her to uphold that standard.”  In her new role, Lahr will be responsible for designing and implementing a state-of-the-art...
  • Krownlab named Maggie O’Brien as director of operations and Marshall Manning as corporate accountant. “As we continue to grow, Maggie and Marshall’s roles will be integral to our operational stability,” Stefan Andrén, Krownlab founder and CEO, says. “Both bring strong pedigrees in their respective disciplines.” O’Brien comes to Krownlab from wireless accessories manufacturer Technocel, where she...
  • Sales for Saint-Gobain, across all business sectors, dropped 1.3 percent in 2016, but cash flow and organic growth continued to rise. Sales for the Flat Glass business sector rose 6.5 percent for the year."Saint-Gobain showed strong progress in its 2016 results, says Pierre-André de Chalendar, chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain. "We saw the benefits of our optimization efforts and of our...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association heard from a number of speakers and presenters focused on green building topics and sustainability at the AAMA 80th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Feb. 12-15. Participants heard upcoming changes to California's Proposition 65, as well as an overview of Environmental Product Declarations, the importance of sustainable cities and the manufacturer'...
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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...