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  • Pictured: (Clockwise, from upper left) The NGA 2019 Boomerang Award recipients;  C. Gregory Carney Award recipient, Julia Schimmelpenningh; the 2019 volunteer award dinner; the C. Gregory Carney Award.During its 2019 Annual Conference, held last week in Naples, Florida, leaders from the National Glass Association recognized volunteers at an awards dinner. “We’re celebrating our...
  • Summary of new NGA technical resources:Fire-Rated Glazing Today AIA PresentationComponent Substitution for Hurricane Impact Fenestration GIBUnsupported Edge Conditions of IGUs GIB Coming soon:Laminated Glazing Reference ManualEngineering Standards ManualHeavy Glass Door ManualProtective Glazing 101 AIA PresentationCoated Glass AIA PresentationDaylighting GIBGlass...
  • Pictured: Scenes from the 2019 NGA Annual Conference in Naples, Florida, held Jan. 22-24, including NGA President Nicole Harris, providing an association update to membership, and a packed Fabrication Committee meeting. About 120 glass industry technical leaders gathered in Naples, Florida, last week for the 2019 Annual Conference for the National Glass Association. During the three-day...
  • Beta participants perform PBT tasks for the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification program at the Finishing Trades Institute in Philadelphia.Members of the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification program traveled to Philadelphia to beta test the program's exam in a new region. The Finishing Trades Institute of Philadelphia hosted the knowledge and performance...
  • According to reporting in the Windsor Star, Xinyi Glass Canada will consider a few locations for its planned $450-million float plant. The publication says that the company is looking at Stratford, London, Welland and Amherstburg, all in the province of Ontario, as potential new locations. Xinyi originally chose Guelph/Eramosa Township, Ontario, as the site for the new plant, but its application...
  • Saint-Gobain Group in Poland modernized its float glass production line at its facility in Dąbrowa Górnicza. The investment will increase Saint-Gobain Poland’s float glass production potential for the construction sector by 25 percent, say company officials. "I would like to express my pride that I am here today with you to participate in the inauguration of this remarkably modern line," said...
  • 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...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will hold its 2019 Western Region Winter Summit Feb. 28-March 1, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Palm Springs, California. The summits will have a diverse range of speakers scheduled to discuss new code requirements, residential and nonresidential trends, zero net energy, and how these factors affect the industry. Click here for the...
  • The Architectural Billings Index rose to 54.7 in November, the highest reading since January, according to the American Institute for Architects. Architectural firms reported healthy billings and project inquiries, despite anxieties about an economic slowdown. Billings for firms with commercial/industrial specialization saw the strongest increase, though firms across the board demonstrated growth...
  • Nonresidential building starts as a whole fell 15 percent to $279.9 billion in November, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, although commercial starts rose 14 percent. Dodge analysts attribute the increase to a few large projects including the Manchester Pacific Gateway complex in San Diego. Hotel construction saw a 22 percent increase, and store construction starts rose 26 percent, while...
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  • 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...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...