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  • AAMA volunteers filled and distributed 500 backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Austin, Texas.During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2019 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled and distributed 500 backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Austin, Texas.After...
  • News broke earlier this week that Guardian Glass would be closing the company's Millbury, Ohio, fabrication plant in November. “This decision comes after a review by Guardian to look at its business activities and understand the long-term competitiveness and viability of the location within the company,” said Amy Hennes, director of global communications, Guardian Glass in a...
  • Clockwise from left: Opening day of Vitrum 2019 at Fiera Milano; Vitrum President Dino Zandonella Necca (left) and Giovanni Rodia of the Italian Trade Agency; the opening day press conference.The 2019 Vitrum glass machinery trade show opened today at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. It is the 21st edition of the event. The show runs through Oct. 4. According to organizers during the...
  • The glass and fenestration industries convened in Atlanta last week for the largest GlassBuild America in Atlanta in recent years. The essential industry trade show drew 8,200 attendees to a 187,000-net-square-foot exhibit floor with more than 420 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in industry innovations. “The industry made it known that we're here, we're strong and we're looking to grow; this...
  • Angelo Rivera (right) passes the gavel to incoming chair, Chris Bole.The National Glass Association is pleased to announce its board leadership for the 2019-2020 term.  At its meeting at GlassBuild America in Atlanta last week, the NGA board of directors welcomed Chris Bole, Pikes Peak Glass Inc., as chair for the upcoming term, while Cathie Saroka, Goldray Glass, was voted in as chair-elect...
  • August’s Architectural Billings Index, compiled by the American Institute of Architects, dropped to 47.2, a score that signals a decline in aggregate design activity, say analysts. The fall was paralleled in the national score for new design contracts, which registered at 47.2. Analysts say that the market softening is causing architectural firms to consider international projects.Region: Midwest...
  • The National Glass Association hosted an exclusive VIP tour of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for over 100 GlassBuild America attendees and exhibitors on September 18. Adding to the show experience beyond the show floor, the tour unveiled building details, design goals and a special look into the glazing systems throughout the venue, provided by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Clover Architectural...
  • The Awards Ceremony for the Window + Door Awards and Glass Magazine Awards recognized 21 winners at the Express Learning Theater, during GlassBuild America 2019. Both awards programs celebrate industry excellence and innovation for products and projects. The editorial staff of the magazines were incredibly impressed with this year’s winners, who represent the cutting edge in...
  • Welcome to Atlanta, and to GlassBuild America 2019! This is the largest and most important event staged for what has consistently proven to be the most important event to the glass and fenestration industries in the Americas. Thank you for joining us, and kudos to you for taking the time to invest in yourself, your company, and this incredible industry. GlassBuild represents everything we do at...
  • Vitrum 2019 released the schedule of the event’s in-depth seminars. Four informative events featuring high-profile speakers will offer trade professionals an opportunity to share and compare and get up-to-date on cutting-edge technology. The sessions will also preview possible future scenarios implementing that technology, the various technical standards of reference and the options for...
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  • Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook was presented at the 81st annual Outlook Executive Conference held by Dodge Data & Analytics at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. “...
  •   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,...