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  • Be sure to join the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, the National Glass Association's new monthly educational series. The 30-minute sessions are held the third Thursday of each month, offering a break for education covering a wide range of industry trends and issues.Join the next webinar, Glass Embedding, presented by Florian Doebbel, Business Development manager - Facades, Sika Corp...
  • Watkins Associated Industries acquired Lexington Manufacturing. WAI is a large, privately-held company, with an existing line of businesses in the building materials sector, among others. Lexington Manufacturing, operating out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a full-service window, door and structural millwork component parts supplier, providing a variety of machining and fabrication services to...
  • Saint-Gobain Group in Poland modernized its float glass production line at its facility in Dąbrowa Górnicza. The investment will increase Saint-Gobain Poland’s float glass production potential for the construction sector by 25 percent, say company officials. "I would like to express my pride that I am here today with you to participate in the inauguration of this remarkably modern line," said...
  • 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...
  • PGT Innovations elected Frances Powell Hawes to its board of directors.“We are pleased to welcome Frances as a new independent director to the PGT Innovations board, and especially value the wealth of experience she has developed through serving in senior finance and accounting roles with public and private companies for many decades,” says Jeff Jackson, PGT Innovations CEO and president. “...
  • Bavelloni SpA signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of Glaston Tools Srl with Glaston Corp., a Finnish company in the field of glass heat treatment technologies."The acquisition of Glaston Tools represents a milestone in the completion of Bavelloni's product range," says Roberto Califano, marketing director and partner at Bavelloni SpA. "This is an important goal...
  • American Insulated Glass acquired Great Lakes Glass Distributors, located in Michigan. The late December closing marked the company’s second acquisition completed in 2018. “We couldn’t be more pleased with this acquisition because AIG brings a wealth of glass industry experience and resources that together will position us to accomplish so much more for our customers,” says Dan Dirmeyer,...
  • Security Door Controls appointed Mary Hester, a 17-year glass industry veteran and the company’s central regional sales manager, to lead a new initiative for easing the adoption and practical application of electrified hardware to glass doors. The new initiative comes as a response to increased demand from the glass industry for access and egress door control solutions, say company officials. "...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will hold its 2019 Western Region Winter Summit Feb. 28-March 1, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Palm Springs, California. The summits will have a diverse range of speakers scheduled to discuss new code requirements, residential and nonresidential trends, zero net energy, and how these factors affect the industry. Click here for the...
  • The Architectural Billings Index rose to 54.7 in November, the highest reading since January, according to the American Institute for Architects. Architectural firms reported healthy billings and project inquiries, despite anxieties about an economic slowdown. Billings for firms with commercial/industrial specialization saw the strongest increase, though firms across the board demonstrated growth...
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