Latest News in Retail Glass

  • According to reporting from The Wellington Advertiser, Xinyi Canada Glass Ltd. submitted an application for a zoning bylaw amendment to the municipality where it plans to build its first North American float glass plant, in Guelph-Eramosa, Ontario, Canada. One of Xinyi’s proposed amendments asks that a caretaker, emergency personnel, and some staff be able to reside onsite. Xinyi met with local...
  • Security Door Controls added two new manufacturer's representatives, Southwest Architectural Sales, located in Dallas, and Monfort Electronics Marketing, based in Indianapolis. Southwest Architectural Sales is partnering with SDC to service and support door hardware customers throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, excluding El Paso. Monfort Electronics Marketing is offering SDC...
  • YKK AP America Inc. announced the retirement of Mark Richards, general manager of the Northeast region. Richards’ commitment, leadership and strategic business approach strengthened his team members in Baltimore and Boston, and grew YKK AP’s footprint in the region. Baltimore Branch Manager Derick Clutchey will assume leadership of the Northeast region. Richards joined YKK AP America in 2006 as...
  • Philadelphia-based building performance firm Graboyes Smart Buildings has named Robert Debski as president. Ellis Guiles, owner and president of sister company Graboyes Commercial Window Company, will serve as director and building performance advisor for GSB.“We’re thrilled to have Bob join us,” said Guiles in a company release. “His thoughtful and collaborative leadership style will benefit our...
  • Unicel Architectural has hired Jean-Pierre Rose as general manager. Jean-Pierre brings over 20 years of experience in developing and leading sales and operations teams at manufacturing and commercial services companies. Most recently, Rose served as CEO of Ducharme Seating, a manufacturer of custom spectator seating solutions for a wide variety of venues including theatres, motor sports tracks,...
  • Officials from Intermac America and Canada announced that Movetro products are now available in the North American market. Movetro, which is based in Italy, produces automatic glass storage and handling systems, and was acquired by Intermac in July 2017.“With our acquisition of Movetro, and the availability of the company’s products in the North American market, we now offer the most...
  • The Glass Guru was named a Top 100 Franchise for less than $100,000 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Franchise 500 Rankings. Franchises are ranked based on scores given in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking, determined by analysis of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchise support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.“It’s a true...
  • Cam Merkezi attended Eurasia Glass 2018, held March 7-10 in Istanbul, to present its latest solutions, technologies and services for the glass industry.Cam Merkezi serves various industries in the international glass market with its three brands Yorsan, Yorglas and Yorim. At Eurasia Glass, Cam Merkezi was represented by its brands Yorsan, a glass-trading company and glass supply partner, and...
  • Quanex Building Products promoted Janice Williamson to plant manager at its IG Systems Divisions, Cambridge, Ohio, location.Williamson has been with Quanex for more than 6 years, most recently serving as mixing production manager where she led the group to become a self-managed team with the best safety record in the IG Systems division. Prior to joining Quanex, Williamson worked in the...
  • The now-combined National Glass Association and Glass Association of North America will host the 2018 Annual Conference, formerly hosted by GANA. The conference will be held in Napa, California, Apr. 23-26 at the Napa Valley Marriot Hotel and Spa. Registration is open for the event.
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  • The National Glass Association announced official dates for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event will be held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Details of the event, including speakers, accommodations and how to register, will be announced in the coming months. Check GlassMagazine.com or glass.org, and follow @glassnation and @GlassMag on Twitter for the latest updates. 
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. Join us Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas.Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return...
  • CRH’s Americas Products Division acquired privately held Coral Industries Inc., effective April 10, 2018. Coral is a fabricator of framed and semi-frameless glass shower enclosures, custom frameless glass shower doors, and architectural glass and aluminum products, primarily in the southern United States.  “Our acquisition of Coral demonstrates our renewed focus on growth in our glass...