Latest News in Retail Glass

  • Mappi, an Italian-based manufacturer of flat glass tempering furnaces, closed a deal with Abbas Glass Group regarding the company’s ATS 4.0 Series 2500-by-5000-millimeter tempering furnace. The agreement took place at China Glass 2018. Abbas Glass, based in Dubai, is a service provider for aluminum and glass works, glass tempering, edge work and insulating glass. The order was valued at...
  • Chris Dimou, president and CEO of Roto North America, participated in the “Roundtable: Workforce Development for German Companies in Connecticut” hosted by the German American Chamber of Commerce on May 11, 2018 in New York City. Among the topics discussed were dual apprenticeship programs, a vocational/educational program that began in Germany and is now recognized globally, along with...
  • Tubelite Inc. named Josh Herman as a client development manager serving western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Based in Ohio, he reports directly to Jim Oberlin, Tubelite regional sales manager. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. Herman brings...
  • Linetec welcomed three new associates. Brandon Slowiak started his role as a continuous improvement manager, Cody Horne as a manufacturing engineer and Tad Klabacha as a senior technical engineer.In his role as continuous improvement manager, Slowiak reports to Andy Joswiak, Linetec’s vice president of operations. Slowiak is responsible for leading the company’s Lean initiatives and continuous...
  • YKK AP America Inc. hired Clark Rheem & Associates as an independent sales representative for the Western region. Clark Rheem & Associates will service architects and glazing contractors throughout Colorado, Idaho and Utah. Tanner Broerman, product sales for Clark Rheem & Associates, will represent YKK AP America for Clark Rheem & Associates. Clark Rheem & Associates has been...
  • White Bear Glass, located in the Twin Cities area, Minnesota, partnered with Diamon-Fusion International to treat White Bear’s shower and commercial glass with the company’s FuseCube, a fully automated hydrophobic coating machine. White Bear will be offering a two-sided application for the cost of one. The patented glass treatment also comes with a lifetime warranty and can be applied to a wide...
  • E Instruments launched its new website, www.e-inst.com. The new site features the company’s products, as well as relevant applications and catalogs. Training and education material and introductory videos are also available through the site. Customers can use the site to contact E Instruments for service and support.
  • Glass Magazine attended 2018 Glass TEXpo, held May 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas. Exhibitors showed products to meet market demands—from decorative glass to thermal-efficient metal systems and more. See photos from the floor.
  • In December 2014, officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights—in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika. (Read Glass Magazine's coverage at the time.)  The...
  • IGE Glass Technologies expanded its line of machinery with new products by Parker. IGE will be supplying Parker products including window and door machinery for aluminum and PVC, as well as curtain wall processing equipment, industrial aluminum processing centers and PVC seamless corner welders. According to IGE, all relevant certifications have been achieved and standards met and...
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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...