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  • Aquarium of the Pacific, located in Long Beach, California, winner of this year's Best Decorative Glass Application - Exterior. Kuraray America nad Pulp Studios were both honored for their work on the project. Photo by Tom Bonner. Glass Magazine announced the winners of the 2019 Glass Magazine Awards. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and...
  • At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $849.6 billion, new construction starts in July advanced two percent from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. This marked the third consecutive monthly increase for total construction starts, following gains of 10 percent in May and nine percent in June. Nonresidential building in July settled back four percent, following a 16...
  • Clockwise from top: Fall Conference attendees at the Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art. NGA Technical and Advocacy Director Urmilla Sowell with industry 'old guard' experts Chris Barry, Stan Joehlin and Bill Lingnell. Members of the Fabricating Committee. Industry technical leaders gathered in Toledo, Ohio, the “Glass City,” last week for the Fall Conference for the National Glass...
  • Be sure to join the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, the National Glass Association's monthly educational series. The 30-minute sessions are held the third Thursday of each month, offering a break for education covering a wide range of industry trends and issues. Join the next webinar, Designing with Multi-Cavity Insulating Glass Units, presented by Joe Erb, product commercial sales specialist at...
  • Attendees at Fall Conference 2019. The conference kicks off in Toledo, Ohio.The 2019 Fall Conference for the National Glass Association kicked off today in Toledo, Ohio. The conference, held Aug. 13-15, will feature educational and informational sessions on the state of the industry from its leaders. The conference opens with a meeting of the Forming Committee, which will focus on...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index retreated 4.6 percent in July to 138.9 (2000=100), down from the revised June reading of 145.6. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first, or initial, report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The lower...
  • A panel of glass industry and façade experts addressed glass and glazing’s critical role in achieving building performance, occupant health and wellness, and design goals during the July 24 webinar, “Professional Roundtable: Perspectives on Glass and Glazing in Design.” The webinar, sponsored by the National Glass Association and hosted by Architectural Record, is part of the new Glass...
  • New construction starts in June advanced 9 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $832.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase followed the 10 percent gain reported for May, as total construction starts continued to strengthen following April’s subdued performance. By major sector, much of the lift in June came from a 16 percent jump for...
  • Express Learning is back once again on the trade show floor of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo. Since launching in 2014, these 20-minute educational sessions have been providing standing-room-only crowds with specific product- and business-related information they can use to build more profitable companies.The 2019 lineup for these popular "TED Talks"-style educational...
  • Pilkington restarted an updated float glass line at its facility in Gladbeck, Germany. The line has been completely renovated, including technological improvements, say officials, and added 530 jobs to the facility. NSG Group invested over $33 million in the modernization project. The line, which produces flat glass primarily for the automotive industry, had been under cold repair since April....
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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...