Latest News in Fabrication

  • Registration opened for glasstec – International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products – to be held Oct. 20-23, 2020, in Düsseldorf, Germany. The organization again expects over 40,000 visitors and over 1,200 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. 
  • Spectrum Metal Finishing hired Jared Ruggieri as national sales manager. In this role, Ruggieri will serve as the company’s first national sales manager, working with senior management to develop and benchmark sales and customer service strategies. Ruggieri joins Spectrum after a six-year stint at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, where he most recently worked in engineered curtainwall sales, covering...
  • Façade Tectonics will hold its next forum, “Material Matters: Emerging Strategies and Design Practices for Facade Systems, Buildings and Urban Habitat,” in Seattle, July 16, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the University of Washington, Kane Hall Auditorium. “The building façade system uniquely impacts both performance and appearance at the combined scales of building and metropolis,” say organizers. “...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index fell 1.0 percent in May to 141.0 (2000=100) from the revised April reading of 142.4. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first, or initial, report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The May decline for the...
  • VanLithCarrDynamic Glass welcomed Dean VanLith and Matt Carr to the Dynamic Glass family in Austin. VanLith will serve as a vice president in the company’s newly founded Austin Division and will be responsible for team leadership and will oversee sales, project management and field operations, as well as general management responsibilities for the Austin Division. Carr will serve as a project...
  • AAMA released a new technical information report providing design considerations for exterior shading devices such as aluminum sun shades, glass awnings, deep snap on covers and louvered shading devices with outriggers. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released a new technical information report providing design considerations for exterior shading devices such as aluminum...
  • President Trump announced on Thursday, May 30, that the United States will impose a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imported goods, starting on June 10, according to New York Times reporting. The tariff threat is part of the administration's effort to force Mexico to increase its immigration enforcement actions, according to a White House statement. "If the illegal migration crisis is...
  • YKK AP America appointed Michael Platt as Architectural Sales Representative. Platt will service the San Antonio metro area, where he will leverage his relationship building skills to capitalize on growth opportunities and increase profitability within the building enclosure market. Platt comes to YKK AP with a long history of managing sales and developing growth strategies in and around the...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) appointed Bradley P. Boone director, OEM segment, for residential glass and specialty glass markets.   A 39-year company veteran, Boone has spent his entire career in the glass business, primarily in glass manufacturing and in the technical support, sales and marketing of glass products. For the past seven years, he has served as market manager...
  • Glaston Group made appointments to its regional organizations. The new regions and the new heads of the regions will be responsible for the sales and service of both Glaston and Bystronic glass products in their respective territories. Glaston Group consists of three sales regions: Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific (APAC); and Americas. Pekka Hytti, senior vice president, was...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
  • 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...