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  • Vitro, S.A.B. of C.V. launched a new brand identity, with the tagline “Together, We See Further.” The new brand represents a renewed commitment to partnership and innovative, long-term thinking—philosophies that have been central to the company’s success for over a century, say officials. “We’re staying true to what has made us an industry leader,” says CEO Adrian Sada Cueva. “The power of...
  • Viwinco Windows hired Al-Farooq Corp. to complete a full product overhaul for its line of Florida-approved products. Thus far, Al-Farooq has completed Viwinco’s impact and non-impact version of the 650 Patio Door, and are assisting in adding a variety of improvements to Viwinco’s complete line of products. In 2019, Viwinco will offer additional features to its single-hung, double-hung,...
  • Eastman Chemical Co. signed an exclusive development and licensing agreement with High Performance Optics for the incorporation of Selective Blue Light Filtering (BLF) technology into films and interlayers for use in architectural applications. In addition to the benefits already provided by Eastman’s films and interlayers, this technology helps protect the human retina and skin from dangerous...
  • The value of new construction starts in January advanced two percent compared to December 2018, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $722.5 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The slight gain followed the loss of momentum that was reported toward the end of 2018, with total construction declines of seven percent in November and 10 percent in December. Nonresidential...
  • Herbert Haas will not return to his role as business unit manager, glass, at Kömmerling due to serious illness. The company is part of H.B. Fuller. “We are touched to inform you that as a result of an accident my beloved husband, our esteemed colleague and friend, Herbert Haas will not be returning to Kömmerling to lead the glass division," says Sabine Fischer. “Like you, we are incredibly...
  • After experiencing a slight easing at the end of 2018, the Architectural Billings Index demonstrated growth in January, suggesting strong billings at the beginning of 2019. The Index, compiled by the American Institute of Architects, recovered to 55.3 after December’s 50.4. January’s score is the highest in more than two years. Despite this growth, firms specializing in commercial and/or...
  • Ametek Land appointed Manfred Hayk as the company’s new global infrared product manager. Hayk has over 15 years’ experience in infrared temperature measurement and more than 20 years in optical metrologies, including laser technologies and further high-end metrologies. Prior to his new role, he was the company’s sales channel manager for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia. “We are...
  • Vitrum Glass Group appointed Tara Brummet as business development manager, U.S. Markets. Brummet will be responsible for the overall implementation of growth strategies for Vitrum’s continued expansion into various U.S. markets.“Tara has proven that her focus and determination is unrivaled, and we are confident that growth in these markets will be consistent and that service levels will remain...
  • Registration opened for Façade Tectonics Minneapolis Forum. The regional forum will convene April 15, at the University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall, bringing together architects, engineers, fabricators, and academics to discuss four themes related to the façade: energy-efficiency and sustainability, digital technology, kinetic and dynamic components, and material evolution...
  • This month, Glass Magazine staff launched a redesigned magazine, intended to show how we innovate and evolve along with the industry we serve, and strive to effectively communicate industry successes through our content and communication platforms.To this end, along with the redesigned magazine, staff unveiled an updated logo, refreshed social media feeds, and a brand new Facebook page to fully...
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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...