Latest News in Retail Glass

  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host its Western Region Summer Summit at The Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California, June 14-15, immediately following its National Summer Conference. This schedule is designed to allow the Western Region members to enjoy the industry related topics from a national level, and follow up with discussions and...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released the "AAMA 2017/2018 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights." The bi-annual report offers information on non-residential market trends and product relationships for windows, doors and skylights, storefront and curtain wall. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2018.The...
  • Glass TEXpo, the biennial glass industry trade show, was held May 10-11 in San Antonio. A majority of the exhibitors described their businesses on a scale of “busy” to “super busy,” as market growth continues across all industry segments. Jim Charles, manufacturing representative, Groves Inc., says he feels smaller glass shops are doing well right now. “I’m also seeing independent fabricators...
  • Officials from NSG Group announced May 11 that the company will invest nearly $350 million to expand production capacity of transparent conductive oxide coated glass for the solar market. The investment will fund the construction of a new float glass production facility in the United States, and the upgrade and restart of a currently dormant float line in Vietnam, to take place in the next three...
  • YglesiasWalkerThe American Architectural Manufacturers Association honors Rich Walker as he steps aside after serving for 18 years as its president and CEO. Janice Yglesias, executive vice president of the organization, succeeds him, assuming control over all daily operations, effective May 10.An industry veteran, Walker joined AAMA in 1996 as technical director and advanced to Southeast region...
  • Arcadia Inc. acquired the assets of Metal Window Corp., a southern California-based manufacturer of aluminum window and door products. The company reports that the acquisition will expand and enhance the capabilities of Arcadia's residential division, Arcadia Custom, allowing Arcadia Custom to better serve its luxury home market. Arcadia Custom will continue to offer MWC’s products...
  • More than 120 representatives from leading glass fabricators, manufacturers, industry suppliers and more gathered in Napa, California, April 23-26 for the Annual Conference of the now- combined National Glass Association and Glass Association of North America. The NGA and GANA officially merged on Feb. 1. During the conference, the active volunteer force of the association continued its work on...
  • Registration for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is now in full swing. GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. This year it will take place Sept.12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show...
  • PGT Innovations is partnering with the All-Star Children’s Foundation, during the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge on May 1-2, to help fund a new 5-acre campus that provides trauma-informed care for children of abuse.PGT donated windows and doors for the new campus and will match up to $5,000 in contributions during the Giving Challenge. All-Star...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will hold a complimentary webinar led by Michael Collins, managing director of Building Industry Advisors LLC, about the trade tariffs recently put into play between the United States and China. The talk will take place May 8 at 11:30 a.m. ET. “The tariffs recently placed on steel and other materials and sanctions against...
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  • The National Glass Association announced official dates for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event will be held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Details of the event, including speakers, accommodations and how to register, will be announced in the coming months. Check GlassMagazine.com or glass.org, and follow @glassnation and @GlassMag on Twitter for the latest updates. 
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. Join us Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas.Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return...
  • CRH’s Americas Products Division acquired privately held Coral Industries Inc., effective April 10, 2018. Coral is a fabricator of framed and semi-frameless glass shower enclosures, custom frameless glass shower doors, and architectural glass and aluminum products, primarily in the southern United States.  “Our acquisition of Coral demonstrates our renewed focus on growth in our glass...