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  • More than 1,000 industry representatives from around the world gathered in Tampere, Finland, June 25-28 for the 2019 Glass Performance Days. The event included workshops and conference sessions, in addition to a management forum and expo, covering a variety of topics such as smart technology, glass and sustainability, R&D, market trends in the glass industry and more. Check out news and...
  • American Insulated Glass LLC, a glass fabricator and wholesale distributor for commercial and residential markets, announced today that it will expand service of custom fabricated glass and distribution products to the Knoxville, Tennessee, market. The first phase of this expansion will be the opening of a sales office, which will be fully staffed to support sales, estimating and customer service...
  • Technoform updated its website, Technoform.com, to reflect the global company's uniform brand identity and its full range of standard and tailored plastic solutions for all industries. “A global presence doesn't mean one-size-fits-all thinking. We draw from our local knowledge and collaborate with customers to develop durable, thermoplastic innovations for their windows, curtainwall and façade...
  • The U.S. Supreme Court passed on an appeal brought by the American Institute for International Steel regarding the Trump Administration’s 25 percent steel tariffs. The group, which represents importers of steel and companies that use imported steel, brought its lawsuit in June 2018, claiming that the legal provision that allowed President Trump to apply tariffs based on national security concerns...
  • Oak Moser stressed the value of listening, assessing and empathizing as key skills for effective leaders.A senior management professional spoke about the need to develop interpersonal skills at the 2019 Joint American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Summer Conferences, June 17-20, in Victoria, British Columbia. Oak Moser, who has 33 years...
  • Members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance gathered in Victoria, British Columbia, last week for the 2019 Joint AAMA and IGMA Summer Conference. It was the first combined conference for the two organizations, which are currently pursuing unification. Work on the unification proposal has been ongoing for about two years, and a...
  • Industry companies should keep a close eye on new and changing regulations coming from OSHA, NFRC, EPA and more, according to Kathy Krafka Harkema, codes and regulatory affairs manager for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Harkema spoke during the 2019 Joint AAMA and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Summer Conference, held last week in Victoria, British...
  • The National Glass Association published its newly updated Laminated Glazing Reference Manual. The manual replaces the original 2009 edition. The Laminated Glazing Reference Manual presents useful technical and performance data, as well as installation guidelines for laminated glass products. The 2019 edition includes the latest information on laminating interlayers as well as in-depth...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings that includes fenestration products, such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations. AAMA 714-19, "Voluntary Specification...
  • The Insulating Glass Certification Council elected Dennis Johnson of Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. as president, in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the organization. Johnson is a public interest board member. The organization is well-positioned to move its many initiatives forward under the leadership of Johnson, the IGCC Board and the committees. “Dennis’s dedication to...
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  •   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,...
  • 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...