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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document describing minimum requirements for various factors pertaining to rigid polyvinyl chloride exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-18, Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride Exterior Profiles, was first released in 2000 and was last updated in 2012. This voluntary specification...
  • “In every airplane safety demonstration, you hear, ‘for your safety and the safety of those around you.’ It’s the same in the glass plant,” says Mike Burk, chair of the IGMA Glass Safety Awareness Council and North American Technical Representative for Sparklike. “You have to think of the safety of everyone around you when you’re in a glass plant. It’s everybody’s job to tell others if they see...
  • The National Glass Association will host its 2019 Annual Conference Jan. 22-24, 2019, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. Early bird registration is available until Nov. 15. The Annual Conference features dedicated time for the NGA's Fabricating and Forming Committees to meet and discuss open work items, new resource development, and trends and issues facing the industry....
  • Mike Petrullo, chief executive officer, Dodge Data & Analytics, introduces the 80th Dodge Construction Outlook Conference, held in Washington, D.C. After several years of solid construction growth, the market will begin to ease in 2019, with the possibility of a recession in 2020, according to panelists at the 2019 Dodge Construction Outlook conference, held last week in Washington...
  • From latest-generation coatings to digital printing, Fenzi offers a broad range of complete solutions for the international glass industry. All the business units are represented during glasstec 2018, starting with the innovative Single Pass Evolution, the latest technology in digital printing for non-stop production introduced by Tecglass. From the insulating glass division, the spotlight...
  • Ed Sieber (center), franchise owner of The Glass Doctor, Charlotte, North Carolina, won the President's Choice Award. Neighborly, formerly The Dwyer Group, honored three Glass Doctor franchise locations as part of its annual reunion. The reunion recognized top performing franchisees and employees across each of the company's 21-service based brands, which includes The Glass Doctor.Franchisee...
  • NSG Group selected a location for its new glass production facility in the United States. The new plant will support the Group’s plan to expand production capacity of online transparent conductive oxide coated glass to respond to growing demand in the solar market, as announced in May 2018. Construction will begin in the spring of 2019, and it is expected the plant will be operational in the...
  • Photos by Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann. At top, a shot of opening day at glasstec. Bottom, a look at the next-generation possibilities in glass, at the glass technology live display, including a 20-lite laminated block and a glass seesaw. The 25th edition of glasstec, the International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, kicked off today in Düsseldorf, Germany....
  • JohnsonMeagan Johnson, a “generational humorist,” gave the keynote speech at the  American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference. Each generation has been influenced by the major historical events, social trends and cultural phenomena of their time, said Johnson. Consequently, each has different values, standards of quality and attitudes toward each generation they...
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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...