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  • Vitro Architectural Glass launched its new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition coater at its Wichita Falls, Texas, manufacturing plant. The coater allows the manufacturer to produce energy-efficient glass in sizes 112.5 percent larger than standard size lites, the company reports.“The trend in buildings today is large, expansive glass—with some panels over 12 feet tall—that is also energy...
  • The National Glass Association’s Flat Glass Manufacturing Division (FGMD) has issued public comments regarding California’s AB 262 legislation to the state’s Department of General Services. Known as the Buy Clean California Act, AB 262 will ask bidders on public works projects in California to submit an EPD, or Environmental Product Declaration, for specified flat glass products.

  • EPDs, LCAs, PCRs: all of these ac­ronyms can be tempting to ignore in today’s busy glass industry. When there are labor issues, tight lead times and other daily pressures to con­tend with, who has time for acronyms? But what if I told you these acro­nyms, and the legislation associated with them, could translate to substan­tial profit loss? What if I told you they affected the use...
  • Yesterday began OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week 2018, a nationwide awareness campaign on the value of health and safety programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Organizations of any size looking for an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to safety—to workers, customers, supply chain...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hired Steven Saffell as technical director.Saffell's background includes architectural firm work, modular home design, manufactured housing and residential and commercial fenestration experience, as well as three years spent teaching as an adjunct professor. He will oversee AAMA’s technical operations including standards, product...
  • The commercial segment of the Dodge Momentum Index increased by 3.3 percent in July, part of an overall positive trajectory as the general index reading registered a 1.4 percent uptick in July. The Momentum Index measures 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....
  • According to reporting by the Dayton Daily News, U.S. Reps. Mike Turner (R-Dayton) and John Shimkus (R-Ill.) visited Fuyao Glass America’s Moraine, Ohio, facility as part of a tour calling attention to local manufacturing job growth. Fuyao has 400 additional job openings, including for both production positions and engineers, says Jeff Liu, president of Fuyao, in the article. The increase in...
  • Be sure to join the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, the National Glass Association's new 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, California AB262 Bill Update, presented by Vik Ahuja, thinkstep, held Aug. 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET....
  • Pleotint LLC appointed Namrata Vora as chief revenue officer, overseeing all aspects of sales and marketing. Namrata joins the Suntuitive team with a very extensive and successful background in the dynamic glass world, says the company. “We are thrilled to have someone of Namrata’s caliber promoting and selling Suntuitive Dynamic Glass,” says Tom Donovan, president of Pleotint. “She knows the...
  • Attendees of the IG Fabricator Workshop during the IGMA Summer Conference. The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance hosted its Summer Conference last week in Vancouver. It was the first meeting for the organization since IGMA officials announced in June that the group is pursuing a potential merger with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. A joint AAMA and IGMA team is...
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  • Glass Magazine has announced the winners of the 2018 Glass Magazine Awards. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer. To determine the winners in the product and project categories, Glass Magazine submitted nominations to a panel of judges representing all segments of...
  • Don Friese, chairman and CEO of C.R. Laurence, will retire at the end of September, after 58 years with the company. His successor, Lloyd Talbert, has been with the company for over 25 years and will maintain his role as president along with assuming CRL’s leadership. “Don’s leadership and contribution over almost six decades has been instrumental in expanding the business from a small...
  • At the Annual Conference in April, the National Glass Association dissolved the legacy Glass Association of North America divisions to form three core committees—Forming, Fabricating, Installing—under its newly combined structure. Now, the NGA is pleased to announce the volunteer leaders for the three committees for the 2018-2020 term: Forming Chair - Mark Cody, AGC Glass Co. Fabricating Chair -...