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  • Guardian Glass will begin a major capital project to repair the float glass furnace and expand glass production at its Porto Real, Brazil float glass plant. The project will increase the plant’s production capacity and enhance products and services to support its customers.“This investment reinforces our commitment to create value for our customers and the communities we serve,” says Rick Zoulek...
  • Şişecam Group reported consolidated net sales of $2.3 billion and a net profit of more than $270 million for all of 2016. The Group increased its total consolidated net sales revenue by 13.5 percent year-over-year in 2016.In 2016, Şişecam, a group with manufacturing activities in 13 countries in three continents, produced more than 4.6 million tons of glass, more than 2.3 million tons of soda and...
  • Press Glass UK Ltd., daughter company of Press Glass SA, acquired two UK-based Pilkington group factories and their order book. Both factories have been producing insulating glass units for the residential market. The acquisition was formally proceeded by Glass Systems North Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Press Glass UK Ltd.The factory in Cumbernauld will operate as Glass Systems Scotland; the...
  • Germany-based aluplast acquired Chelsea Building Products. Chelsea Building Products will continue to operate independently in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, and will maintain its identity in the marketplace.“Everyone at Chelsea is looking forward to the partnership with this successful global company,” says Peter Dewil, president and CEO of Chelsea Building Products. “It will bring...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association’s 30th Annual Glass Expo will take place Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Greenbelt, Maryland. The Glass Expo is the only glass exposition in the Washington, DC area and includes the latest in architectural glass and glazing products, curtainwall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors, bath enclosures, sealants, adhesives, doors and...
  • Dean Lewis retired from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association as of the end of 2016. He was a long-time staff member and, most recently, technical manager, training and education. "AAMA membership and staff alike will miss the wealth of knowledge and history that Dean provided during his long tenure at AAMA," says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. "We'll miss Dean the 'answer...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a webinar, “Window Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility,” on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. Angela Dickson, marketing manager for AAMA, will be presenting. All interested parties are welcome; registration is required and complimentary.
  • Sandra Entermann received glazier certification through the Australian Glass and Glazing Association Master Glazier program, the first woman in the world to do so, according to AGGA. Entermann is a glazier and office manager at Greg's Glass and Glazing in West Ipswich, Queensland. She will earn her master glazier certification within 12 months, another world-first, according to AGGA."It's a...
  • BabikianMayerShannonDamronMartinezC.R. Laurence-U.S. Aluminum added five new team members to its national sales team. New team members include Lucy Babikian in the Montreal, Quebec region; Eric Mayer in the San Francisco Bay area; Paul Shannon in Sacramento, California; Jim Damron in Orlando; and Jorge Martinez in Miami.  “We’re very pleased to welcome Lucy, Eric, Paul, Jim and Jorge to...
  • CSW Industrials Inc. Industrial Products business segment acquired Greco Aluminum Railings, manufacturer of engineered railing and safety systems for multifamily and commercial structures in the United States and Canada. CSWI is a diversified industrial growth company with well-established, scalable platforms and domain expertise in industrial products; coatings, sealants and adhesives; and...
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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...