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  • Consolidated Glass Holdings appointed Bob Price as vice president of strategic architectural sales. In his new role, Price will be responsible for developing CGH’s strategic growth accounts, as well as providing strategic direction to the company’s architectural sales teams, including those of Columbia Commercial Building Products in Texas; J.E. Berkowitz in New Jersey; and Solar Seal in...
  • Bohle America hired Connor Leahy Jr. as national sales director. Leahy will have responsibility over the inside and outside sales teams and will be charged with continuing to grow Bohle America’s sales footprint within North America. He will be based out of Bohle's Charlotte, North Carolina, headquarters. Leahy joins Bohle America with more than a decade worth of sales management experience...
  • The Wagner Cos. hired Michael Dover as president. He assumes the position previously held by Rick Kettler who retired after an 18-year career with the company and a nine-year tenure as president. Bob Wagner remains in the role of chief executive officer. Dover brings 26 years of extensive manufacturing, sales and marketing experience to the company. For the last ten years, he served as president...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have taken the next step to finalizing the combination, resulting in a new, larger, more financially sound association. Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors to combine the associations, the members now vote to ratify, according to a joint press release. 
  • Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency, according to a recent release. Officials say the technology could have architectural applications. The NREL-developed demonstration device allows an average of 68 percent of light in the visible portion of the...
  • Apex Aluminum Extrusions welcomed Ken Rowson in the role of director of sales for its Apex Facade Systems division. He will be responsible for developing sales strategies, assisting in product design and leading all sales efforts for Apex’s architectural glazing system.“Ken brings more than 35 years’ experience in the aluminum and glazing industry to his position. We are very excited to have Ken...
  • Registration opened for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Conference 2018. The conference will run Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2018 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Early bird registration is available until Jan. 2, 2018. Click here to register. 
  • The Dodge Momentum Index jumped 13.9 percent in November, representing a second month of growth. November’s index rose to 149.5, up from October’s revised reading of 131.3. Both components of the index again showed gains, with commercial planning leading with a 19.6 percent spike, and institutional planning increasing 5.5 percent. November’s growth represents a 21 percent year-over-year increase...
  • EFCO named Steven E. Westfall as president, effective Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Westfall comes to EFCO from Tuthill Vacuum & Blower in Springfield, Missouri, where he has been president since 2013. He was instrumental in leading the transformation of the 125-year-old, family-owned industrial manufacturing business. From 2008 to 2013, Westfall led two companies owned by private equity firms, CST...
  • Construction spending for October 2017 registered at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,241.50 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s report on monthly construction spending. October’s figure represents a 1.4 percent increase from September’s estimated $1,224.6 billion, and a 2.9 percent increase from October 2016’s $1,206.6 billion. Nonresidential construction, private and public,...
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  • The National Glass Association, Vienna, Virginia, and the Glass Association of North America are now one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry. The associations embarked on the combination quest in spring 2017 with the NGA and GANA memberships voting to approve the deal in less than a year. The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have taken the next step to finalizing the combination, resulting in a new, larger, more financially sound association. Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors to combine the associations, the members now vote to ratify, according to a joint press release. 
  • Glass Magazine’s 2017 top headlines reflect an industry experiencing strong demand and market confidence, while facing capacity challenges made worse through supply disruptions. During the year, the North American industry witnessed unexpected production stoppages at three float glass lines throughout the year. Other main stories included business expansions, with announcements of major capital...