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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association  heard an overview of U.S. trade orders on Chinese aluminum extrusions and their impact on the curtain wall industry, thanks to Jeff Henderson, president of the Aluminum Extruders Council. Henderson spoke during a session at the AAMA National Summer Conference, June 18-21 in Newport, Rhode Island, about a 2011 AEC victory in a trade case...
  • Geolam named Exterior Technologies Inc. to be its select service provider of engineering design, fabrication and installation of Geolam hybrid aluminum/wood-plastic composite profiles in North America. “With Geolam so popular in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, we’re excited to offer it as a building envelope solution in North America,” says Jim Leslie, general manager, Extech...
  • USG Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce partnered to create the USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index. Doge Data & Analytics gathered data by surveying commercial and institutional contractors. Nearly all contractors surveyed – 96 percent – expect revenues to grow or remain stable this year compared to 2016, with 40 percent expecting an increase, and only 3...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released a new white paper created by the AAMA Aluminum Material Council that discusses the use of aluminum in high-performing building enclosures, AMC-2-26, "Aluminum in High-Performing Building Enclosures.""This white paper was needed in order to educate and inform the marketplace about the energy advantages of using aluminum fenestration,"...
  • Q-railing expanded its sales network in Canada, partnering with Canadian architectural project and hardware specialists. Distributor partners include Bezdan, an architectural railing solutions specialist; Cascade Aqua-Tech, provider of building envelope solutions and architectural hardware in the Western part of Canada; and All Glass Parts, a window, door and glass industry provider. Q-...
  • The 15th annual FeneVision User Conference, a three-day educational event held near FeneTech headquarters in Aurora, Ohio, concluded June 7. The event hosted 108 attendees from 55 glass fabrication and window and door companies, once again setting a record number for the conference.“This is the largest conference we’ve ever had,” says Crowl, who also recognized Intigral, ...
  • Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral - Broad Education Wing. Photo/Jason Meyers.Guardian Glass will install its new jumbo coater at its Carleton, Michigan glass manufacturing complex. “Architects are increasingly designing projects with larger glass sizes to deliver desired aesthetics with more expansive views and higher daylight penetration,” says Rick Zoulek, vice president - Americas...
  • The Associated General Contractors of America’s chief economist, Kenneth Simonson, forecast a promising short-term future for both the U.S. economy and the construction market. Simonson cautioned that progress is uncertain for growing market segments, and that the recent presidential election has also injected some uncertainty into the market. Nonetheless, he pointed to the healthy books and...
  • BauerJonesYKK AP America  promoted Brad Bauer from architectural sales representative to Dallas branch manager and welcomed Rick Jones as architectural sales representative for the New England region. “As we continue to expand our footprint within the U.S., we have seen strong demand in the Western and Northeastern markets,” says Mike Turner, senior vice president of marketing and sales at...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference will welcome Michael Collins, Building Industry Advisors, as keynote speaker. Collins will present on the Trump administration’s impact on the building products industry, in terms of challenges and opportunities. Registration is open for the conference, which will be held June 18-21, 2017, in Newport, Rhode Island....
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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...