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  • The National Glass Association, has formed a new Technical Services and Advocacy Department to ensure continuance of the important and ongoing work by the Glass Association of North America committee volunteers and staff upon closing of the combination. Committee volunteers will continue to work on documents in-process before the combination close and will renew their collaborative focus on...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America are now proceeding with member votes to ratify the combination of the two associations. The NGA's membership is asked to vote to approve bylaws changes to accommodate the combination with GANA. These changes focus on the board of directors’ structure and composition to reflect the full supply chain. A 13-member board will...
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decisively rejected the arguments made by the American Subcontractors Association and the Construction Industry Safety Coalition on the crystalline silica rule issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in March 2016. The rule, which OSHA started enforcing in the construction industry on Oct. 23, requires construction...
  • LaCantina Doors will launch two new interactive videos. Dubbed “LaCantina Interactive,” the company reports that the videos are aimed at allowing builders, architects and consumers to better understand the company’s open space products design considerations and material options. The Design Consideration video helps with design choices, while the Material Options video details product...
  • The Integration Task Force established by the National Glass Association, Vienna, Virginia, and the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kansas, identified its guiding principles to ensure continuance of the important work by the GANA committee volunteers once the combination becomes effective early in 2018.- Preserve the integrity of the technical process and outputs, observing...
  • Riverside Co., a global private equity firm, invested in HMI Cardinal. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Cardinal manufactures at its own factory and operates seven distribution centers and nine delivery warehouses to meet the needs of roughly 5,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada. “The shower enclosure market is growing, and stylish glass enclosures like Cardinal makes are increasingly...
  • Continuing a year of growth, the Architectural Billings Index, compiled by the American Institute of Architects, spiked again in November, jumping to 55. Representing the highest index of the year, November’s report also suggests that billings growth may be accelerating.The West leads the four geographical regions in growth, though firms in all regions experienced at least modest gains. General...
  • Pulp Studio hired Kirk Johnson as director of operations.Kirk has held positions at ACI, now Trulite, and Hartung Glass Industries.Kirk's 23 year history in the commodity-based glass production industry has given him a unique advantage to phasing into the world of decorative glass, says Bernard Lax, founder of Pulp Studio. 
  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems hired Edy Garipay as an architectural sales representative. She reports directly to regional sales manager Keith Lindberg. Based in Denver, she will work with commercial building owners, architects and design professionals, contractors and construction teams to assist with product selection for high-performance window and curtain wall systems on projects in Colorado...
  • Şişecam Science and Technology Center, the research and development unit of global glass manufacturer Şişecam Group, received the Intellectual Property Competence Award from the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. Professor Şener Oktik, Şişecam Group research and technology development president, received the award from Dr. Faruk Özlü, Turkish minister of science, industry and...
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  • The National Glass Association, Vienna, Virginia, and the Glass Association of North America are now one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry. The associations embarked on the combination quest in spring 2017 with the NGA and GANA memberships voting to approve the deal in less than a year. The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have taken the next step to finalizing the combination, resulting in a new, larger, more financially sound association. Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors to combine the associations, the members now vote to ratify, according to a joint press release. 
  • Glass Magazine’s 2017 top headlines reflect an industry experiencing strong demand and market confidence, while facing capacity challenges made worse through supply disruptions. During the year, the North American industry witnessed unexpected production stoppages at three float glass lines throughout the year. Other main stories included business expansions, with announcements of major capital...