Latest News in Fabrication

  • Special-Lite Inc. appointed Ken Bowditch to the role of vice president of engineering. This promotion was approved by Special-Lite’s Board of Directors on April 20, 2017.Bowditch joined Special-Lite in 2007 as a research and development engineer and was promoted to director of research and development.Prior to joining Special-Lite’s team, Bowditch worked for Stearns-Stafford Inc. as a machinist...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association offers FenestrationMasters courses, professional certification and education for the fenestration industry. The program covers the full breadth of the fenestration industry, including performance standards, products and materials, test methods and code requirements, AAMA officials report. AAMA now offers discounts to select industry...
  • Newmark Grubb Knight Frank purchased a 17,149-square-foot Class A industrial asset located in Chandler, Arizona, for the new home of DeMichele Group. NGKF’s Executive Managing Director Jerry Jacobs and Associate Joe Vale represented DeMichele Group (Hefner Family, LLCC) in the $2,229,370 acquisition from MS-Chandler Airpark LLC.“Our growing business required an expansion of space, from 9,000...
  • Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference, June 18-21, in Newport, Rhode Island. Early-bird rates are available until Sunday, May 28.The conference keynote speaker will speak about how the current Trump administration can help or hinder the industry, as well as a full slate of other speakers and presenters. Several workshops will also be...
  • Façade Tectonics Institute, in conjunction with the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, will present a half-day seminar on May 23, 2017, focused on the building envelope. Entitled Windy City Skins, the program will address the impact of fenestration on thermal performance, digital workflows integrating façade design and delivery, and wind effects on tall buildings and...
  • OcuGlass is now in full production of its writable surface glass, OcuWrite, which offers a smooth surface for easy writing with dry-erase and permanent markers. A dry-erase marker will erase cleanly with a dry cloth. Permanent marker and spray paint wipe clean with the use of a simple household glass cleaner. The surface also acts as both a marker board and projection screen, as its etched...
  • Now in its 15th year, GlassBuild America is the gathering place for the entire glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. This year's event will be held Sept. 12-14, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.Presented by the National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance along with association sponsors, the American Architectural...
  • U.S. Horizon appointed Bob Plush as general manager to lead the company’s growth initiatives.Plush has over 15 years of experience in the glass and glazing industry. He has held several positions during his career, including general manager and vice president of sales. His areas of expertise include product sales and operations. He comes to U.S. Horizon from Custom Industries, a glass fabricator...
  • Vetrotech Saint-Gobain partnered with PRL Glass and Aluminum to distribute Keralite on the West Coast. PRL is based in California, serving the Los Angeles area with architectural glass and metal products.   “This is a great partnership because with our position as a single source supplier, it adds to the many high quality product lines we already offer and as a fabricator we will be...
  • Tubelite Inc. promoted Tim Fookes to vice president of engineering. Fookes will report directly to Amy Cole, company president, and is a part of the Tubelite management team.“Tim and the teams he manages leverage customer requirements and industry trends to develop great products that speak volumes to Tubelite’s ‘dependability,’” says Cole. “They continually strive to provide the best engineering...
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  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by:Michael Albert, S. Albert GlassAngelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEOJerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel...
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...