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  • Glaston Corp. will be initiating temporary lay-offs and terminating employment contracts, according to a company statement. The measures are in response to a lower than expected demand for heat treatment equipment, say officials. The measures could lead to the termination of 20 employees, according to the company, and, in combination with other profitability improving actions, is designed to save...
  • A representative from the Texas Department of Insurance spoke to those at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference about the state's voluntary windstorm program and what manufacturers need to know when operating in 14 Texas counties in a designated catastrophe area along the Gulf Coast. Dr. Paul Bove's presentation was sponsored by AAMA's Southeast Region, and a...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index moved 4.1 percent higher in September to 143.6 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 137.9. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first, or initial, report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The gain...
  • According to Steklosouz Russia, Ukraine build a float glass plant in the country’s Borodyanka, Kiev, region. The plant will bring 300 jobs, and will produce 600 tons of glass per day, according to the report. Agromat, a Ukranian company, and an American engineering firm have partnered to construct the facility. See the translated source here. Read the original.  
  • Glass equipment, machinery and technology took center stage last week at Vitrum 2019, held Oct. 1-4 across two halls at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. Exhibitors at this year’s event promoted the glass industry’s automation, integration and optimization solutions—all part of Industry 4.0 manufacturing. “Automation: this is our future,” says Carey Brayer, glass vice president of sales for...
  • Jose Colon of Intertek hosted a session about managing risk at AAMA's 2019 Fall Conference.In a session hosted by Intertek, participants of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2019 National Fall Conference in Austin, Texas, learned techniques for managing risk. A focus was placed on effective pre-construction laboratory mock-ups, as well as quality control field testing in a...
  • Saint-Gobain invested over $22 million in its glass plant in Calarasi, Romania, according to reporting by Ziarul Financiar, published in Romania-Insider.com. The investment was used to refurbish the factory’s float line, a process that was completed in four months, according to the reporting.
  • AAMA volunteers filled and distributed 500 backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Austin, Texas.During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2019 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled and distributed 500 backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Austin, Texas.After...
  • News broke earlier this week that Guardian Glass would be closing the company's Millbury, Ohio, fabrication plant in November. “This decision comes after a review by Guardian to look at its business activities and understand the long-term competitiveness and viability of the location within the company,” said Amy Hennes, director of global communications, Guardian Glass in a...
  • Clockwise from left: Opening day of Vitrum 2019 at Fiera Milano; Vitrum President Dino Zandonella Necca (left) and Giovanni Rodia of the Italian Trade Agency; the opening day press conference.The 2019 Vitrum glass machinery trade show opened today at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. It is the 21st edition of the event. The show runs through Oct. 4. According to organizers during the...
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  •   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,...
  • 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...