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  • Kevin McCarthy, former real estate leader turned white collar inmate, delivered a keynote address at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Annual Conference, held Feb. 25-28. McCarthy, now a professional speaker who advises on how to avoid "blind spots" in making judgment calls, spoke to AAMA conference participants about the motivations behind choices and how to avoid poor...
  • According to reporting by Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump said he would delay the tariff increase on Chinese goods, scheduled to go into effect Friday, March 1. The president credited the “substantial progress” made in the U.S.-China trade talks this past weekend as the reason for the delay.
  • The AAMA 82nd Annual Conference, presented by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, is underway in Indian Wells, California, running through Feb. 28. The conference began Monday with The Rich and Diane Walker Cup golf shotgun and a desert ATV adventure. The National Glass Association's own Andrew Haring joined the festivities.ALL conferences should start with a liability...
  • Vitro, S.A.B. of C.V. launched a new brand identity, with the tagline “Together, We See Further.” The new brand represents a renewed commitment to partnership and innovative, long-term thinking—philosophies that have been central to the company’s success for over a century, say officials. “We’re staying true to what has made us an industry leader,” says CEO Adrian Sada Cueva. “The power of...
  • The value of new construction starts in January advanced two percent compared to December 2018, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $722.5 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The slight gain followed the loss of momentum that was reported toward the end of 2018, with total construction declines of seven percent in November and 10 percent in December. Nonresidential...
  • This month, Glass Magazine staff launched a redesigned magazine, intended to show how we innovate and evolve along with the industry we serve, and strive to effectively communicate industry successes through our content and communication platforms.To this end, along with the redesigned magazine, staff unveiled an updated logo, refreshed social media feeds, and a brand new Facebook page to fully...
  • Officials from Salem Distributing Co. announced an agreement with SmartLift USA to act as a distributor for the company's line of SmartLift intelligent glass handling and lifting machines.SmartLift USA is the North American representative of SmartLift Glass Handler of Denmark. The company offers an extensive line of lifting and handling solutions to serve the glazing and glass fabrication...
  • SCS Global Services will host a webinar, “LEED v4.1 EPD Update for Product Manufacturers,” Feb. 21, 2 p.m. EST.  Wes Sullens, chair of the LEED Materials & Resources Technical Advisory Group for the U.S. Green Building Council, will discuss updates to LEED for LCA/EPDs. Click here to register.
  • UL will host a webinar, "What Recent LEED and Green Program Updates Mean for Your Products," Thursday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m.   The webinar will discuss updates to green building demand drivers, such as LEED v4.1, Fitwel, IgCC ASHRAE 189.1, and the WELL Building Standard, and the implication for industry products. Click here to register.
  • The Dodge Momentum Index rose 4.7 percent in January to 157.7 (the year 2000 is equal to 100) from the revised December reading of 150.6. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, 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....
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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...