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  • Graham Architectural Products, Curtain Wall Solutions promoted Ken Schmidtchen to operations manager and welcomed Steve Jorgensen as project manager. Schmidtchen began his employment with Graham in May 2015 as engineering manager and will continue to preside over the engineering department. Additionally, his duties will include project management and plant operations, specifically managing,...
  • Savio S.p.A. based in Torino, Italy, and Savio Thesan USA, owned and operated by Patrick Revenew, formed a partnership agreement, bringing Savio Thesan to the North American market. In a letter to customers, Patrick Revenew, president and CEO of Savio Thesan, said, "I have been professionally involved with Savio S.p.A. for over 16 years and our business relationship has allowed us to enter...
  • Guardian Glass named Ricardo Knecht general manager for South America. Knecht is responsible for developing strategies, setting priorities and executing critical initiatives for the company throughout South America. Guardian Glass’ South American operations include two float glass plants in Brazil and distribution centers in Argentina, Colombia and Costa Rica. Knecht will be based in Brazil.“This...
  • Midwest Wholesale Hardware opened a new distribution center on Feb. 13, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana, providing the upper mid-west access to next-day delivery of all orders.  This location is the seventh distribution center for Midwest Wholesale, allowing the company to offer over 75 percent of the U.S. population next-day delivery, and over 98 percent access to one- and two-day...
  • TigerStop opened a new office in Mexico City and hired Gregorio Aspeitia as the national sales manager for Mexico. He is tasked with new business development and building a new dealer network that can sell and support TigerStop products throughout Mexico and South America.“We are gaining traction in Mexico, and to serve this promising market we have decided to open an office in one of the most...
  • Tim Doughty, client development manager of northern Georgia for Tubelite Inc., retired in December 2016 after 40 years in the architectural products industry. Jeff Tate, client development manager for southern Georgia, will temporarily cover Doughty’s region until a permanent replacement is hired. Tate will continue to report to Southeast regional sales manager, Patrick Daniels. They work closely...
  • Guardian Glass is spending $1.5 million for detailed engineering designs and site reviews for a potential second float glass facility in Poland. Guardian Glass currently operates a float glass plant in Czestochowa, Poland and is considering adding capacity with a second plant to meet its customers’ growing demand for coated and fabricated glass products in both the commercial and residential...
  • Bohle America announced an upcoming training seminar that is open to the industry. The Bohle UV Bonding Certification Program will be held in two-day sessions at Bohle’s North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina on the following dates: April 21-22, 25-26 and 27-28. According to the company, participants in this program will gain an understanding of the correct method for UV...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently released a new document to provide guidance and sound technical information on the various aspects and considerations that need to be considered when applying plastic-glazed skylights and sloped glazing as an enhancement to a building design. The document is intended to provide the architect, engineer, contractor and property owner...
  • The Ottawa, Illinois, float glass plant for NSG Group - Pilkington sustained severe damage last week from a tornado. While workers were on-site at the time, no one was injured, according to a March 2 article from MyWebTimes.com. Company officials are unsure when the plant will reopen, according to the article. 
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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...