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  • Suntuitive added Glassfab Tempering Services Inc., to its Certified Fabricator program. Glassfab recently shipped their first order of Suntuitive glass and is expecting and increasing demand. “The addition of Glassfab to the Suntuitive network was driven by the continued growth of Suntuitive in the west and the need to have an exceptional performing, well-positioned fabricator that can handle the...
  • Commercial starts rebounded in November, according to the Dodge Momentum Index, 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. Compiled by Dodge Data & Analytics, the commercial component of the index jumped 9.4 percent,While November did see a...
  • Be sure to join the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, the National Glass Association's new monthly educational series. The 30-minute sessions are held the third Thursday of each month, offering a break for education covering a wide range of industry trends and issues.Join the next webinar, Security Glazing for Schools, presented by Urmilla Sowell, NGA Advocacy and Technical Director, held Dec....
  • AAMA updated  a document for evaluating the performance and durability of rollers used in the operation of sliding doors and lift and slide doors.The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document for evaluating the performance and durability of rollers used in the operation of sliding doors and lift and slide doors. AAMA 906-18, Voluntary Specification...
  • Ray Guthmiller, an employee of Don’s Mobile Glass, died following an auto accident on Nov. 17 in Modesto, California. According to an article from the local Fox news affiliate, Fox 40, Guthmiller was riding an ATV in Modesto when the accident occurred. “He leaves behind his wife Yvonne and three young children: Dalila, 3, Ray Jr. 1 and a half, and a new born baby girl, Jasmin Daisy. Our heart...
  • Exhibit space sales opened for Vitrum 2019, the international trade show specializing in glass processing machinery, equipment and systems, to be held at Fiera Milano Rho, Italy, Oct. 1-4, 2019 in pavilions five and seven. Next year’s edition of the show will feature 12 Vitrum specialized themes that identify visitor interests, allowing attendees to map out their visits, as well as ensuring...
  • The World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body plans to investigate steel and aluminum import tariffs imposed by the United States. The request originally came from seven members of the establishment panels. The DSB also agreed to U.S. requests to review counter-tariffs on U.S. imports imposed by China, Canada, the European Union and Mexico.
  • According to reporting by the Manila Bulletin, flat glass manufacturers in the Philippines may be subject to mandatory project standards. Ramon M. Lopez, trade and industry secretary for the Philippines, announced the potential change at the Manufacturing Summit 2018, a conference for the manufacturing industry. Domestic flat glass manufacturers have previously requested that flat glass be...
  • Nonresidential building in October swelled 53 percent to $358.3 billion (annual rate) thanks to the start of several large building projects, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. After a three-month decline, commercial building also experienced a 48 percent upturn. New construction starts overall rose 21 percent in October, breaking a disappointing three-month stretch beginning in July,...
  • Richard Beuke, president of Vitro Architectural Glass, will retire effective March 31, 2019. Ricardo Maiz accepted the position of president, starting Jan. 1, 2019. In a release, Vitro recognized Beuke's leadership and achievements accomplished during his 42-year career. By Jan. 1, 2019, all direct reports of Beuke will report to Maiz. With 18 years of experience in the glass industry, Maiz has...
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  • 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...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...