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  • AGC Glass Inc.’s Indonesian joint venture partner, PT Asahimas Flat Glass, opened a new mirror line at its Cikampek plant, according to reporting by Mirage News. The facility also inaugurated a new float furnace and magnetron sputtering coater in the third quarter of last year.
  • Organizers of Glass Performance Days 2019 released the final conference program. This year’s conference will be held in Tampere, Finland, at the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Center, June 26-28. The main theme of GPD 2019 revolves around concepts of the future, say organizers. The conference will focus on themes around smart glazing, smart factories, smart buildings and smart cities. The...
  • Known as "glass city" due to its long history of innovation in the glass industry, Toledo, Ohio, is the setting of the National Glass Association’s 2019 Fall Conference, taking place Aug. 13-15 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel. The conference is being held in conjunction with the Old Guard Reunion, an annual gathering of glass industry veterans. Members of the OGR will share their invaluable...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index increased 0.5 percent in March to 145.5 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 144.8. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, 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. The March...
  • Greco Aluminum Railings, a leading manufacturer of high-quality engineered railing and safety systems for multifamily and commercial structures in the U.S. and Canada and operating subsidiary of CSW Industrials Inc., has acquired Petersen Metals, a regional specialty manufacturer and installer of architectural metal products, headquartered in Hudson, Florida. Petersen brings more than 30 years of...
  • Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is dedicated to celebrating the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges and build a stronger, more resilient community. For the National Glass Association, that community is the entire glazing and glass building products industry. NGA wants to take this opportunity to recognize and thank...
  • The National Glass Association and FeneTech jointly announced at the closing of the Glass Processing Automation Days 2019 conference that NGA will take over as organizer and host of future GPAD events. GPAD was founded in 2014 by FeneTech Inc. as a unique two-day opportunity to investigate new and innovative technologies in the glass fabrication industry and discover the additional benefits of...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index increased 0.5 percent in March to 145.5 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 144.8. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, 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. The March uptick was...
  • Gamco Corp. announced that Martin Biskup has joined the company as corporate sales director. Biskup brings 30 years of experience in the building products industry, with emphasis in building envelope systems and glass façades and interiors. He is responsible for expanding sales, building market awareness, and enhancing relationships with architects and design professionals in the New York metro...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass’s Fresno, California, facility is the first float glass manufacturing plant in the U.S. to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star certification for superior energy efficiency. “We are extremely proud of this achievement because it recognizes and rewards the extraordinary commitment our Fresno staff makes every day to operating a world-class...
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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...