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  • According to reporting by the Manila Bulletin, flat glass manufacturers in the Philippines may be subject to mandatory project standards. Ramon M. Lopez, trade and industry secretary for the Philippines, announced the potential change at the Manufacturing Summit 2018, a conference for the manufacturing industry. Domestic flat glass manufacturers have previously requested that flat glass be...
  • Nonresidential building in October swelled 53 percent to $358.3 billion (annual rate) thanks to the start of several large building projects, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. After a three-month decline, commercial building also experienced a 48 percent upturn. New construction starts overall rose 21 percent in October, breaking a disappointing three-month stretch beginning in July,...
  • Richard Beuke, president of Vitro Architectural Glass, will retire effective March 31, 2019. Ricardo Maiz accepted the position of president, starting Jan. 1, 2019. In a release, Vitro recognized Beuke's leadership and achievements accomplished during his 42-year career. By Jan. 1, 2019, all direct reports of Beuke will report to Maiz. With 18 years of experience in the glass industry, Maiz has...
  • Jazette Drew, purchasing manager at Safti First, with the principal of a neighboring elementary school.Safti First will be participating in Giving Tuesday by donating 200 Thanksgiving meals to students and their families across four elementary schools near its manufacturing facilities in Merced, California: Margaret Sheehy, Leontine Gracey, Alicia Reyes, and Don Stowell Elementary Schools. Each...
  • WTS Paradigm changed its name as part of a branding initiative that “emphasizes the software company’s high standards of leadership, expertise and innovation in the building products industry,” according to a company release. WTS Paradigm is now branded as Paradigm. “The word ‘paradigm’ is defined as a model,” says Nathan Herbst, Paradigm CEO....
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document describing a standardized test to evaluate heat build-up effects due to infrared exposure on fenestration products. AAMA 1506-18, Voluntary Test Method for Laboratory Heat Build-Up Effects on Fenestration Products, intends to determine the effects of heat rise on fenestration product assemblies intended for vertical...
  • Officials from Q-railing USA announced the company has entered into a strategic partnership with Greco Aluminum Railings, a manufacturer of engineered railing and safety systems. Q-railing’s portfolio of U.S.-tested and certified stainless steel and glass railings will complement Greco’s extensive line of aluminum architectural railings in the United States and Canada, according to company...
  • General contractors want glass suppliers to deliver products faster, on time and at the right price, according to a survey commissioned by Vitro Architectural Glass. The survey, which the company reports was conducted by a leading construction industry research firm, encompassed 146 decision-makers from general contractor, construction management and design/builder firms. All participants have...
  • Be sure to join the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, presented by Nicole Harris, president and CEO of the National Glass Association. The 30-minute sessions are held the third Thursday of each month, offering a break for education and information covering a wide range of industry trends and issues. Join the next webinar, NGA Update, presented by Nicole Harris,Thursday, Nov. 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET....
  • (pictured) GlassRenu completing demo inside ADI’s stand at glasstec 2018. GlassRenu LLC and ADI Srl, entered into a global distribution partnership following a successful showing at glasstec 2018, according to company officials. This exclusive global distribution partnership will primarily be for the OEM and glass fabrication industries as well as associated adjacent market spaces. The...
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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...