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  • Security Lock Distributors purchased and opened a new warehouse in the greater Chicago area. The new warehouse, located at 640 Heathrow Drive in Lincolnshire, Illinois, has nearly 50,000 square feet of space, and replaces the company’s facility in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The Chicago warehouse is now fully operational. According to the company, the expanded space allows Security Lock Distributors...
  • During the Annual Conference for the now-combined National Glass Association and Glass Association of North America last week in Napa, California, energy code expert Tom Culp, owner of Birch Point Consulting, provided a look ahead at the more stringent thermal performance requirements on the horizon in the 2019 ASHRAE 90.1 standard. ASHRAE is nearing completion of the 90.1 2019 criteria, and the...
  • Bernard Savaëte, founder of BJS.Différences, during the 2018 National Glass Association Annual Conference. The global glass industry has witnessed tremendous shifts in the last 25 years, with more changes on the horizon, according to Bernard Savaëte, a global flat glass industry expert and founder of BJS.Différences. Savaëte delivered a keynote address during the Annual Conference for the...
  • Rehau will adjust its window solutions division in Canada and the United States. The company will close its manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, by the end of 2018. “The decision to cease operations at our window profile extrusion plant in Winnipeg was difficult but necessary,” says Christian Fabian, CEO of Rehau Americas. “There is no realistic prospect for profitability and therefore we...
  • Intus Windows launched One Window, One Tree, a program that matches each window or door purchased for architectural projects with a tree planted by the company, in order to offset the structure’s carbon footprint. By 2030, Intus anticipates they will be planting 2 million trees in the United States every year. Intus' new carbon reduction goal is to offset carbon emissions enough to recover the...
  • The Aluminum Extruders Council have called for the Trump administration to not impose quotas on imported primary aluminum products, supporting the position of the Aluminum Association. The trade group also asked the Administration to lift duties and sanctions from companies that supply aluminum to the United States, until the U.S. aluminum industry can ensure a stable domestic supply.The...
  • Intermac America & Canada held its Spring Inside Event April 19-20 at its Charlotte, North Carolina, campus. The company hosted North American glass manufacturers at their 23,000-square-foot showroom. “It was an honor for us to host such a wide range of manufacturers from across North America,” says Carey Brayer, vice president glass division, Intermac America & Canada. “Intermac is...
  • PGT Innovations recently opened two new locations, expanding its operations in the Miami area. The new facilities will enhance the company’s manufacturing capabilities to meet future expected growth of the impact-resistant window and door market, the company reports.The main location, a 330,000-square-foot facility designed to produce CGI residential impact-resistant products, is located in...
  • According to reporting by the Post Star, two individuals have been arrested in Queensbury, New York, and charged with fraud in connection with their glass-handling machinery business. Authorities have charged Robert J. Mirel and Deborah Burnett with 29 felonies each, alleging that the couple defrauded over 40 clients by taking money for machinery that was never delivered.
  • LaCantina Doors received the Pulse of the City News Customer Satisfaction Award for the third consecutive year, with a five out of five-star rating. The award identifies companies in the building and construction trades that provide an excellent customer experience. The Pulse of the City News research team analyzes research and information gathered from many sources, including online business and...
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  • The National Glass Association announced official dates for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event will be held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Details of the event, including speakers, accommodations and how to register, will be announced in the coming months. Check GlassMagazine.com or glass.org, and follow @glassnation and @GlassMag on Twitter for the latest updates. 
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. Join us Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas.Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return...
  • CRH’s Americas Products Division acquired privately held Coral Industries Inc., effective April 10, 2018. Coral is a fabricator of framed and semi-frameless glass shower enclosures, custom frameless glass shower doors, and architectural glass and aluminum products, primarily in the southern United States.  “Our acquisition of Coral demonstrates our renewed focus on growth in our glass...