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  • JekkoUSA partnered with Stephenson Equipment Inc. SEI will offer Jekko’s mini cranes to businesses through its six locations across Pennsylvania and New York. SEI brings 60 years of experience in the sale and rental of heavy equipment, including crane and lifting machinery, to the partnership.“Stephenson is the perfect fit for Jekko,” says Mike Brooks Jr., mini crane specialist with JekkoUSA, and...
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance opened registration for GlassBuild America: The Glass Window & Door Expo. Returning to Atlanta September 12-14, GlassBuild America 2017 will feature Cam Marston, generational expert and keynote speaker at the GlassBuild Opening Session, a new series of Express Learning educational sessions, the 12th annual Glazing...
  • The Chinese government will soon open a 1,640-foot glass slide, located on the side of a mountain in Dayudu Yellow River Scenic Area in the Shanxi province. Riders will slide 328 feet down, overlooking the forest through transparent glass guardrails and glass base. The grand opening of the slide has not been set; however, trials began on May 19 and are currently ongoing.The slide joins a growing...
  • PPG, which sold its flat glass operations to Vitro in 2016, now generates more than 90 percent of its sales from paints and coatings. The company plans to completely exit the glass business by the end of 2017, after the sale of its remaining fiberglass business to Nippon Electric Glass Co. for $545 million.The unit to be sold to the Japanese glassmaker operates production facilities in Chester,...
  • Officials from Keystone Certifications Inc. announced the hiring of three new associates. Joe Descheemaeker joins as a senior certification technician and will be responsible for performing National Fenestration Rating Council validations. Descheemaeker has a degree in computer aided drafting and design and his background includes materials testing per ASTM, AAMA and ANSI standards as well...
  • The 25th anniversary Glass Performance Days, held June 28-30, 2017, in Tampere, Finland, will host James Carpenter, an artist and designer, as one of the keynote speakers at the opening ceremony. Carpenter is the founder of New York-based James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.   At the event, Carpenter will be presenting an overview of the main technological developments in the industry over...
  • Saint-Gobain has inaugurated its float glass production plant located in Aniche-Emerchicourt in the North of France, according to a May 23 announcement. The manufacturing equipment has been completely renovated and modernized for a total investment of about $34 million. With an annual output of 20 million square meters, the line produces glass for both the construction and the automotive markets...
  • Data from the Study Center of GIMAV, the Italian Association of Glass Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers association, indicate that China is an increasingly attractive market for Italy’s glass processing machines, plants and systems, special products and accessories, with penetration on the rise throughout Asia. In 2016 China was Italy’s third-ranked export market with an impact of 8.41...
  • Architecture firm billings continued to rise in April for the third month in a row, according to the April Architecture Billings Index, produced by the American Institute of Architects. Despite this growth, the Index dipped to a score of 50.9, down from March’s 54.3. The AIA attributes the decrease to a drop in firms who reported billings growth in April as compared to March. Nonetheless, the AIA...
  • Diamon-Fusion International released the newest edition of its protective coating machine, the FuseCube Flex. The modular machine offers the same fast coating technology as the FuseCube with the ability to be upgraded to help glass fabricators meet growing production demands, company officials report. The FuseCube, available in seven different sizes, including five new Flex models, allows...
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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...