Latest News in Fabrication

  • American Insulated Glass acquired Great Lakes Glass Distributors, located in Michigan. The late December closing marked the company’s second acquisition completed in 2018. “We couldn’t be more pleased with this acquisition because AIG brings a wealth of glass industry experience and resources that together will position us to accomplish so much more for our customers,” says Dan Dirmeyer,...
  • Security Door Controls appointed Mary Hester, a 17-year glass industry veteran and the company’s central regional sales manager, to lead a new initiative for easing the adoption and practical application of electrified hardware to glass doors. The new initiative comes as a response to increased demand from the glass industry for access and egress door control solutions, say company officials. "...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will hold its 2019 Western Region Winter Summit Feb. 28-March 1, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Palm Springs, California. The summits will have a diverse range of speakers scheduled to discuss new code requirements, residential and nonresidential trends, zero net energy, and how these factors affect the industry. Click here for the...
  • The Architectural Billings Index rose to 54.7 in November, the highest reading since January, according to the American Institute for Architects. Architectural firms reported healthy billings and project inquiries, despite anxieties about an economic slowdown. Billings for firms with commercial/industrial specialization saw the strongest increase, though firms across the board demonstrated growth...
  • Nonresidential building starts as a whole fell 15 percent to $279.9 billion in November, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, although commercial starts rose 14 percent. Dodge analysts attribute the increase to a few large projects including the Manchester Pacific Gateway complex in San Diego. Hotel construction saw a 22 percent increase, and store construction starts rose 26 percent, while...
  • Bobby Hart, an assembly worker for Billco Manufacturing, is retiring after 44 years. Hart began working at Billco the day after his 18th birthday, as a general laborer in the shop. After about a year as a general laborer, Hart moved into assembly, where he spent his entire career at Billco. During Hart's career, he has seen, made and witnessed many of the historical events and products...
  • Bavelloni SpA signed an agreement with Glaston Corp. for the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of Glaston Tools Srl. The company’s name has been changed to Bavelloni Tools Srl."The acquisition of Glaston Tools represents a milestone in the completion of Bavelloni's product range," says Roberto Califano, marketing director and partner, Bavelloni Spa. "This is an important goal allowing us...
  • Assa Abloy acquired Lorient, a designer and manufacturer of door sealing systems based in the UK with half of sales exported outside of the UK and EU. The acquisition “delivers on the company’s strategy to strengthen its position in the mature markets through adding complementary products and solutions to its core business," says Nico Delvaux, president and CEO of Assa Abloy. "...
  • Intermac offers Sophia IoT integration on select machine models in the North American market starting in January of 2019. The IoT app and cloud-based software management tool helps users achieve higher productivity by providing an easy-to-use dashboard containing real-time visibility of machine status, performance and functionality, according to the company.Sophia provides an...
  • Glass Enterprises Inc. welcomed John M. Peirce to its team as customer experience manager. In his new role, Peirce will be responsible for evaluating and directing all aspects of customer interactions and customer experiences.   “John’s technical knowledge, along with his commitment and dedication to the customer, is unrivaled,” says Joshua Burg, CEO of Glass Enterprises...
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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...