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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings that includes fenestration products, such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations. AAMA 714-19, "Voluntary Specification...
  • The Insulating Glass Certification Council elected Dennis Johnson of Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. as president, in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the organization. Johnson is a public interest board member. The organization is well-positioned to move its many initiatives forward under the leadership of Johnson, the IGCC Board and the committees. “Dennis’s dedication to...
  • The American Institute of Architects hosted the 2019 Architecture Expo in Las Vegas, June 6-7. More than 450 exhibitors, including over 50 from the glass and glazing industry, presented products, solutions and educational sessions to architect attendees at the show. The National Glass Association exhibited during the event, presenting resources and expertise for architects' questions on...
  • The Trade Show News Network listed GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo as 117th largest in the United States for 2018. The TSNN list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S., ranked by net square footage. In 2018, GlassBuild America had a net square footage of 156,800 and 395 exhibitors. This represents significant growth, with GlassBuild advancing 28 spots...
  • Registration opened for glasstec – International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products – to be held Oct. 20-23, 2020, in Düsseldorf, Germany. The organization again expects over 40,000 visitors and over 1,200 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. 
  • AAMA released a new technical information report providing design considerations for exterior shading devices such as aluminum sun shades, glass awnings, deep snap on covers and louvered shading devices with outriggers. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released a new technical information report providing design considerations for exterior shading devices such as aluminum...
  • President Trump announced on Thursday, May 30, that the United States will impose a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imported goods, starting on June 10, according to New York Times reporting. The tariff threat is part of the administration's effort to force Mexico to increase its immigration enforcement actions, according to a White House statement. "If the illegal migration crisis is...
  • The National Glass Association is offering free passes to attend the AIA Conference on Architecture, June 6-7, in Las Vegas, so attendees can visit NGA at booth # 6418 on the expo floor to: Get glass questions answered,Learn about NGA”s new partnership with Architectural Record and the debut of its dedicated Glass & Glazing Continuing Education Design Academy, andGet free digital Architect's...
  • The National Glass Association has announced the publication of three resources for the glazing and glass products industry. Task groups comprised of member volunteers within the Fabricating Committee worked diligently to update two existing and create one new Glass Informational Bulletin for the industry. The GIBs, which underwent the regular five-year systematic review process per NGA policy,...
  • Glaston executive Burghard Schneider left his position at the company on May 27. Schneider has been responsible for the Bystronic glass business since 2014 and was a member of Glaston Group's Executive Management Group as of April 1. Dietmar Walz, former chief sales officer at Bystronic glass, will assume the position as president for the Bystronic glass business and member of the EMG. “I want to...
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  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...
  • 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...