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  • 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...
  • The 25th glasstec, the International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, will celebrate its special anniversary with high exhibitor participation and new ancillary program events, say organizers. Four months before the start of the event, registrations for exhibition space are already exceeding the total of the 2016 staging, approaching the record figures of 2008,...
  • The next installment of Glass Magazine's Workforce Development series will cover using headhunters and recruiters to find employees, the complexities of non-competes and the sensitive subject of poaching. If you have a story to tell, or helpful resolutions to share, please email Bethany Stough, managing editor, at bstough@glass.org. As we recognize the sensitivity of this subject matter, all...
  • 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 -...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass restarted Line 1 at its Carlisle, Pennsylvania, float facility. The line experienced a glass leak on Aug. 17, 2017, resulting in a complete cold repair of the line. The return of Line 1 marks the restoration of 640 short tons of production per day for Vitro. The line will initially focus on running the low-iron Starphire Ultra-Clear glass, while Line 2 will continue...
  • According to the Dayton Daily News, Fuyao Glass America is planning to build a new distribution center, in addition to its existing manufacturing plant, in Moraine, Ohio. Details of the new center have not yet been released, according to reporting. The auto glass manufacturer will also add warehousing space to its existing property, according to a Moraine city official.
  • PGT Innovations and Western Window Systems have entered into a definitive agreement under which PGT Innovations will acquire Western Window Systems from PWP Growth Equity, the middle market private equity group of Perella Weinberg Partners, for $360 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2018 and, for...
  • Saint-Gobain signed two contracts with Turboden, an Italian manufacturer of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, to install ORC systems in its facilities in India and Italy. Saint-Gobain chose a 1.2 megawatt unit to install at its float glass plant in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, India, as well as a 1.2 MW heat recovery system for its float facility located in Pisa, Italy. The ORC systems will generate...
  • The council of Guelph/Eramosa Township in Ontario, Canada, passed a motion to reject the application for Xinyi Glass's planned float glass facility in the location, as reported by GuelphToday. The rejection was based on the argument that the facility will not meet dry use standards, as the plant will use over 400,000 gallons of water per day. On July 18, Xinyi representatives issued a...
  • Pleotint LLC launched a new website for its Suntuitive Dynamic Glass product line. The new site was designed to bring a detailed online portal to developers, architects, glazing contractors and other stakeholders who utilize high-performance glass in their work.“This site is very important to us as we continue to expand all over the globe. Its crucial to not only tell our story but to be...
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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 -...