Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Euroglas Polska began construction of its second float glass production line, located at the Euroglas Polska glass factory in Ujazd, Poland. The line is scheduled to start production in the first quarter of 2019. “The investment is a response to the continuously growing demand for such glass," say officials from Euroglas. "The production on the new line, similarly to the production on the...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index rose in March, increasing 6.1 percent overall to 155.0. Much of the upwards trend is due to the commercial component of the index, which saw a 9.6 percent jump. These gains counter the 5.1 percent decrease observed in February. The positive trajectory reflects increased planning activity in the fourth quarter, capping a fiscal year that saw little overall movement in the...
  • According to reporting from The Wellington Advertiser, Xinyi Canada Glass Ltd. submitted an application for a zoning bylaw amendment to the municipality where it plans to build its first North American float glass plant, in Guelph-Eramosa, Ontario, Canada. One of Xinyi’s proposed amendments asks that a caretaker, emergency personnel, and some staff be able to reside onsite. Xinyi met with local...
  • Security Door Controls added two new manufacturer's representatives, Southwest Architectural Sales, located in Dallas, and Monfort Electronics Marketing, based in Indianapolis. Southwest Architectural Sales is partnering with SDC to service and support door hardware customers throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, excluding El Paso. Monfort Electronics Marketing is offering SDC...
  • YKK AP America Inc. announced the retirement of Mark Richards, general manager of the Northeast region. Richards’ commitment, leadership and strategic business approach strengthened his team members in Baltimore and Boston, and grew YKK AP’s footprint in the region. Baltimore Branch Manager Derick Clutchey will assume leadership of the Northeast region. Richards joined YKK AP America in 2006 as...
  • Philadelphia-based building performance firm Graboyes Smart Buildings has named Robert Debski as president. Ellis Guiles, owner and president of sister company Graboyes Commercial Window Company, will serve as director and building performance advisor for GSB.“We’re thrilled to have Bob join us,” said Guiles in a company release. “His thoughtful and collaborative leadership style will benefit our...
  • Unicel Architectural has hired Jean-Pierre Rose as general manager. Jean-Pierre brings over 20 years of experience in developing and leading sales and operations teams at manufacturing and commercial services companies. Most recently, Rose served as CEO of Ducharme Seating, a manufacturer of custom spectator seating solutions for a wide variety of venues including theatres, motor sports tracks,...
  • Officials from Intermac America and Canada announced that Movetro products are now available in the North American market. Movetro, which is based in Italy, produces automatic glass storage and handling systems, and was acquired by Intermac in July 2017.“With our acquisition of Movetro, and the availability of the company’s products in the North American market, we now offer the most...
  • The Glass Guru was named a Top 100 Franchise for less than $100,000 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Franchise 500 Rankings. Franchises are ranked based on scores given in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking, determined by analysis of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchise support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.“It’s a true...
  • Cam Merkezi attended Eurasia Glass 2018, held March 7-10 in Istanbul, to present its latest solutions, technologies and services for the glass industry.Cam Merkezi serves various industries in the international glass market with its three brands Yorsan, Yorglas and Yorim. At Eurasia Glass, Cam Merkezi was represented by its brands Yorsan, a glass-trading company and glass supply partner, and...
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  • 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...
  • The National Glass Association, Vienna, Virginia, and the Glass Association of North America are now one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry. The associations embarked on the combination quest in spring 2017 with the NGA and GANA memberships voting to approve the deal in less than a year. The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have taken the next step to finalizing the combination, resulting in a new, larger, more financially sound association. Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors to combine the associations, the members now vote to ratify, according to a joint press release.