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  • Şişecam Group has completed its renovation and modernization investment in the Manfredonia plant, the company's second flat glass investment in Italy. The inauguration ceremony of the facility, which had become operational two months earlier than planned, was attended by Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy and Murat Salim Esenli, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Italy, as well as local...
  • Business conditions showed signs of improvement at architecture firms in October, as the Architectural Billings Index score rebounded to 52.0, following flat or declining billings for most of the year so far (a score over 50 indicates billings growth), according to the most recent report from the AIA, which publishes the monthly index. In general, architecture firms remain cautiously optimistic...
  • Fuyao Glass America has agreed to pay $1.3 million in a class action lawsuit, according to a Nov. 26 article in the Dayton Daily News. The lawsuit was brought forward in 2017 by more than 600 current and former Ohio-based employees alleging the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay overtime.
  • Hegla and Glaston Corp. have decided to end the cooperation agreement between Hegla and Glaston company Bystronic Glass due to changes in the companies’ competitive positions. The agreement, which was entered into in 2012 by Bystronic Lenhardt GmbH, Conzzeta AG, Hegla GmbH & Co. KG, and Lewag Holding AG, will terminate at the end of 2019.The purpose of the cooperation agreement was to operate...
  • Randy Beard, longtime general manager and chief financial officer of Crawford-Tracey Corporation, will be retiring this month. Beard joined the company in 2005 and has played a leadership role in Crawford-Tracey’s success and tremendous growth over the last fourteen years. Crawford-Tracey Corporation has become the largest glazing contractor and commercial window manufacturer based in Florida,...
  • The National Glass Association opened registration and released the schedule for its 2020 Building Envelope Contractors Conference. The event is being held for the first time in Nashville, Tennessee, March 1-3, 2020.  Find the full schedule below—the schedule is subject to change. Registration details and hotel information can be found ...
  • The 2020-2021 calendar has been set for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) conferences, the new home for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance content. Registration for the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 10-13, 2020, will open in mid-December. Memberships of AAMA and IGMA voted earlier this year...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index increased 6.9 percent in October to 152.6 (2000=100) from the revised September reading of 142.7. 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. October’s...
  • According to reporting in the Global Legal Chronicle, Tecnoglass will build a $45 million float glass plant in Galapa, Colombia. The new plant will be located 12 miles from the company’s current manufacturing facility. With a capacity of 750 metric tons per day of float glass, the new plant is slated to be completed in 2021, as published in the report.
  • Frameless Hardware Co., a new supplier and manufacturer to the glass and glazing industries, officially opened operations in North America. FHC will supply glass, glazing tools and supplies, frameless shower door hardware, commercial hardware for glass entrances and storefronts, architectural railings, transaction windows, machinery and equipment for the safe handling, fabrication and...
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  • Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook was presented at the 81st annual Outlook Executive Conference held by Dodge Data & Analytics at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. “...
  •   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,...