Latest News in Fabrication

  • The National Glass Association published its newly updated Laminated Glazing Reference Manual. The manual replaces the original 2009 edition. The Laminated Glazing Reference Manual presents useful technical and performance data, as well as installation guidelines for laminated glass products. The 2019 edition includes the latest information on laminating interlayers as well as in-depth...
  • Matodi welcomed Lou Pongia as the latest addition to its glass machinery and tooling sales team. Based near Philadelphia, Pongia has been appointed area sales manager in the Northeast U.S. region, and will be covering states from Maine to Virginia. He can be reached for glass machinery or tooling needs at lou@matodi.biz.
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings that includes fenestration products, such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations. AAMA 714-19, "Voluntary Specification...
  • The Insulating Glass Certification Council elected Dennis Johnson of Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. as president, in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the organization. Johnson is a public interest board member. The organization is well-positioned to move its many initiatives forward under the leadership of Johnson, the IGCC Board and the committees. “Dennis’s dedication to...
  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc. acquired Elite Manufacturing Solutions, which adds machining capacity, manufacturing engineering support and operations leadership expertise to GED, according to officials. “We are pleased to be adding Elite to the GED family,” says Bill Weaver, president and CEO of GED. “The acquisition allows us to expand our capabilities and services to the...
  • The American Institute of Architects hosted the 2019 Architecture Expo in Las Vegas, June 6-7. More than 450 exhibitors, including over 50 from the glass and glazing industry, presented products, solutions and educational sessions to architect attendees at the show. The National Glass Association exhibited during the event, presenting resources and expertise for architects' questions on...
  • The Trade Show News Network listed GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo as 117th largest in the United States for 2018. The TSNN list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S., ranked by net square footage. In 2018, GlassBuild America had a net square footage of 156,800 and 395 exhibitors. This represents significant growth, with GlassBuild advancing 28 spots...
  • Be sure to join the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, the National Glass Association's monthly educational series. The 30-minute sessions are held the third Thursday of each month, offering a break for education covering a wide range of industry trends and issues.Join the next webinar, Bird-Friendly Glazing Design - Latest Canadian Standard Updates, presented by Sylvain Denis, Product...
  • Consolidated Glass Holdings named Bob Cummings as vice president of sales and marketing.In his new role, Cummings will be responsible for leading both inside and outside sales teams for CGH’s architectural division—which includes J.E. Berkowitz and Solar Seal—as well as the company’s estimating and marketing departments. “Bob brings more than 30 years of experience and proven performance in the...
  • On May 10, the United States raised tariffs on an estimated $200 billion in Chinese imports, from 10 percent to 25 percent. The Trump administration had initially imposed 10 percent tariffs on the items in September, with the new tariffs going into effect during the administrations ongoing trade talks with China. A little over a week later, the U.S. lifted tariffs on aluminum and steel from...
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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...