Latest News in Fabrication

  • Pilkington North America Inc. appointed Matthew Hargather as regional sales and marketing manager for architectural glass North America, covering the East Coast region. Hargather joins Pilkington after working as the regional sales director in the eastern U.S. for Paintzen/PPG.
  • The North American Contractor Certification Program for glazing contractors is now referenced in MasterSpec’s updated Section 8 specifications. MasterSpec, the architectural industry’s leading specification system, includes NACC Certification of a glazing contractor as a requirement for “Installer Qualifications” within the sub-section titled “Quality Assurance.” The NACC Program is the glazing...
  • Şişecam’s Bulgarian manufacturing facility, which produces automotive windows, will boost its production, according to the Bulgarian energy ministry, as reported in SeeNews. The country’s Electricity System Operator will invest almost $2 million to expand the power station near the company’s plant in Targovishte, Bulgaria. Other improvements include a gas pipeline that will serve the facility, as...
  • ICC Evaluation Service now offers application submittal service to obtain State of Florida approval for ICC-ES clients. ICC-ES is an approved evaluation, validation and quality assurance entity within Florida.  Florida has a separate building product listing program including review of products used under the latest version of the Florida Building Code and High Velocity Hurricane Zones...
  • Glaston Corp. officials report that the North American market has been on a good level in 2019, a positive development that was also evident at GlassBuild America. According to the company, demand from the architectural glass market in North America has remained strong, as customers focus on growing their business with advanced produces and increased automation. Company officials attribute the...
  • New construction starts moved 5 percent lower in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $774.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. This marks the second consecutive monthly decline in construction starts. Nonresidential construction starts rose 1 percent during the month aided by the start of a large manufacturing project. The September statistics pushed the Dodge Index...
  • From left: Michael and Valarie GommThe Glass Guru welcomed the organization’s newest owners to the franchise network. Michael and Valarie Gomm completed their initial franchise training at The Glass Guru’s North American headquarters in Roseville, California. Upon their return home, the Gomms will be working hard on the finishing touches required to launch their franchise location in Wichita,...
  • Chanel’s Flagship store in New York City features a black and white storefront made possible by 16 oversized laminated glass panels, fabricated by Agnora. Each panel measures 124 inches by 192 inches, and weighs over 3,000 pounds. Because the panels incorporate a striated pattern, applied post-Agnora fabrication, the company used a low-iron extra clear float glass with very high light...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass welcomed Brian Lurie to the company as national architectural manager for northern California. As a member of Vitro Glass’s national architectural team, Lurie will deliver product, technology and service solutions to architects, designers, specifiers and other customers in the commercial construction industry. “Throughout his career, Brian has cultivated relationships...
  • Tyler Giacin joined Shower Doors & More Inc. as production manager. In his new role, he will assist in the continued growth of his family’s glass fabrication company, say officials. In a previous role, Giacin served over the past three years as the professional assistant to the Superintendent at the Village of Garden City’s Building Department. Involved in a variety of roles at the Building...
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  • Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook was presented at the 81st annual Outlook Executive Conference held by Dodge Data & Analytics at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. “...
  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...