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  • The National Glass Association was represented at last week’s ASHRAE 90.1 committee meeting by Urmilla Sowell, NGA’s director of technical services and advocacy; Tom Culp, NGA's technical consultant and co-vice-chair of the ASHRAE 90.1 committee; and Thom Zaremba, GICC consultant. Culp reported three items of good news to NGA members by email regarding outcomes of the Window Criteria...
  • One out of every eight companies requesting an exclusion, or exemption, from the aluminum tariffs is having it granted, according to reporting in the Washington Examiner. Information on company’s individual requests for exemption are available through the Commerce Department, though data for the exemptions has not yet been compiled systematically in the same database, according to the report.
  • 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...
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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...