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  • Newmark Grubb Knight Frank purchased a 17,149-square-foot Class A industrial asset located in Chandler, Arizona, for the new home of DeMichele Group. NGKF’s Executive Managing Director Jerry Jacobs and Associate Joe Vale represented DeMichele Group (Hefner Family, LLCC) in the $2,229,370 acquisition from MS-Chandler Airpark LLC.“Our growing business required an expansion of space, from 9,000...
  • Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference, June 18-21, in Newport, Rhode Island. Early-bird rates are available until Sunday, May 28.The conference keynote speaker will speak about how the current Trump administration can help or hinder the industry, as well as a full slate of other speakers and presenters. Several workshops will also be...
  • Façade Tectonics Institute, in conjunction with the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, will present a half-day seminar on May 23, 2017, focused on the building envelope. Entitled Windy City Skins, the program will address the impact of fenestration on thermal performance, digital workflows integrating façade design and delivery, and wind effects on tall buildings and...
  • OcuGlass is now in full production of its writable surface glass, OcuWrite, which offers a smooth surface for easy writing with dry-erase and permanent markers. A dry-erase marker will erase cleanly with a dry cloth. Permanent marker and spray paint wipe clean with the use of a simple household glass cleaner. The surface also acts as both a marker board and projection screen, as its etched...
  • Now in its 15th year, GlassBuild America is the gathering place for the entire glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. This year's event will be held Sept. 12-14, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.Presented by the National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance along with association sponsors, the American Architectural...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass, broke ground May 4 on construction of a $55 million jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition coater at its Wichita Falls, Texas, plant. The coater, which Vitro announced when it acquired PPG’s former flat glass business last October, will enable the Monterrey, Mexico-headquartered company to produce high-performing, energy-efficient low-emissivity...
  • Officials from Glass Performance Days 2017 announced that Keith Boswell, technical partner for SOM’s San Francisco office, will speak at the upcoming event, June 28-30 in Tampere Finland. Boswell orchestrates design and development for all of SOM’s San Francisco construction projects. Notably, he is actively engaged in the research of new materials for use in SOM’s technically complex designs...
  • Officials from VIG Technologies LLC announced that its LandGlass tempered vacuum insulating glass units received certification approval from the Safety Glazing Certification Council. VIG Technologies is the exclusive North American distributor for the LandVac vacuum insulating glass division of Luoyang LandGlass Technologies Co. VIG Technologies will supply both the LandVac production lines...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released the "AAMA 2016/2017 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast," which delivers information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. The report found that total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2016. The overall new housing market is expected to continue at a strong level of growth through...
  • Photo courtesy of Saint-GobainSaint-Gobain appointed Thomas Kinisky as president and chief executive officer of Saint-Gobain Corp. As president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp., Kinisky is Saint-Gobain’s North American representative overseeing the family of companies in the United States and Canada, which are key geographies within Saint-Gobain’s global portfolio. Kinisky was also appointed senior...
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  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by:Michael Albert, S. Albert GlassAngelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEOJerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel...
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...