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  • Ribbon cutting (from left to right), Norman da Costa, plant manager, Langley; Piero Fedele, plant manager, Langley; Mike English, plant manager, Calgary; Michael Zizek, marketing director; Gemma Martini, CEO; Thomas Martini, president; Sunny Chahal, operations manager; Brad Iverson, branch manager, Calgary; Bruce Robinson, sales manager.Vitrum Glass Group celebrated the grand opening of its new...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index fell for the second month in a row in September. Compiled by Dodge Data & Analyitcs, the Momentum Index 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. September’s overall index showed a 2.6 decrease from August, with...
  • 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...
  • Organizers of glasstec 2018, to be held Oct. 23-26, in Düsseldorf, Germany, released the schedule of events. glasstec is expected to draw 1,250 exhibitors from over 50 nations. “Only here in Düsseldorf will the glass industry present itself to visitors from all over the world with such a variety of forward-looking solutions, products and applications,” says Birgit Horn, director of...
  • The Gimav governing board elected Nicola Lattuada, Adelio Lattuada srl, and Nancy Mammaro, Mappi International srl,  as vice presidents to serve on the Gimav presidential team for the 2018 - 2020 biennium. Lattuada and Mammaro will assist President Michele Gusti, OCMI-OTG SpA, in the performance of his duties. Also part of the Gimav presidents committee are Aldo Faccenda, Bottero SpA,...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document to describe a standard test method and performance criteria for side-hinged door systems in the locked position to resist entry under a specified load and conditions. AAMA 1304-18, the "Voluntary Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems," seeks to measure the ability...
  • Global Security Glazing announced that Childgard security glazing will be featured in a special segment on Inside the Blueprint airing on Fox Business, Sunday, Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m. EST. Improving safety and security in educational facilities are top priorities for parents, school boards, law enforcement, and design professionals, say Global Security Glazing officials in a company release. As a...
  • Heather West Public Relations Inc. celebrated its 20th year in business with clients and colleagues attending GlassBuild America, Sept. 12-14 in Las Vegas.Founded in 1998 by the wife and husband team of Heather West and Mark Long, the company specializes in architectural, engineering and construction product manufacturers and service providers. Its clients include: the American Architectural...
  • 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...
  • Several employees of WTS Paradigm were shot on Sept. 19 after a gunman opened fire at the company’s Middleton, Wisconsin, offices. According to Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke, the shooting began at about 10:25 a.m. at the software company, which serves the glass and fenestration industries. The gunman, who was an employee of WTS Paradigm, was shot and killed by responding law enforcement,...
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  • 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...
  • On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200-billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. The action comes at the direction of President Trump and will take effect on Sept. 24, beginning at 10 percent and increasing to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. The list of more than 5,700 products includes float glass and...