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  • 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....
  • The float glass line at the Guardian Glass DeWitt, Iowa, plant will be down for an extended repair following a fire and explosion that occurred at the facility, according to a June 7 statement from Rick Zoulek, vice president of the Americas, Guardian Glass. The explosion occurred at the plant on Saturday, June 3, causing minor injuries to five employees and temporarily shutting down the facility...
  • Registration opened for the 78th Conference on Glass Problems, which will also include the Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass symposium. The event will be held Nov. 6-9, 2017, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is organized in collaboration with the American Ceramic Society’s Glass and Optical Materials Division. Click here for the full program....
  • A gas explosion occurred just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the Guardian Industries DeWitt, Iowa, float glass plant. Five workers suffered minor injuries during the incident, and operations were interrupted. All five employees were released from care Saturday night without serious injury, according to company officials.“There was an explosion of unknown origin at Guardian Industries in...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated its training program, InstallationMasters, after bringing the administration of the program in-house. The InstallationMasters Program is designed to provide training and certification to industry professionals installing windows and exterior glass doors in residential and light commercial construction applications. AAMA will...
  • According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global low-emissivity glass market is expected to reach an estimated $64.8 billion by 2022 and it is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.4 percent from 2017 to 2022. The major growth drivers for this market are increasing demand for energy saving products with rapidly increasing construction activities, according to the...
  • The North American Contractor Certification program will host its first industry webinar for technical discussion at 2:00 p.m. EST on June 28, 2017. The discussion will present a case example of an installation project, including some of the challenges that arise when trying to deliver a quality product. The presentation will consider the points of view of the glazing contractor, consultant and...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance opened registration for the IGMA Summer Conference, which will take place July 31 – Aug. 3, 2017, at the Sheraton Montreal Centre in Montreal, Canada. In addition to a full complement of committee and task group meetings, the conference features presentations on glass cutting and cleaning from Bill Briese of GED Integrated Solutions, and a presentation...
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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...