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  • Administrative Management Systems Inc. is developing the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification Program, with sponsorship from the Finishing Trades Institute International. The organization formed a 27-member steering committee that met for the first time in a 2-hour teleconference on Thursday, June 15. The committee is comprised of industry experts from three major...
  • Vitrum Glass Group hosted Glass Talks 2017 and celebrated their 20-year anniversary at its head office and fabrication facility in Langley, British Columbia. The event had a turnout of nearly 200 architects, glaziers and industry partners. Guests were invited to attend a tour of Vitrum’s fabrication facility. The tour focused on processes for insulating glass, tempering, bent glass, heat soaking...
  • YKK AP America welcomed Tom Olson of Olson Architectural Products. Inc. as sales agent in the Midwest region. In his role, Olson will focus on assisting architects and contract glaziers in specifying and purchasing YKK AP America’s line of commercial architectural products. “These Midwestern territories offer a lot of opportunity for us, and Tom’s knowledge of the region and extensive...
  • Jeff Henderson, president of the Aluminum Extruders Council, updated members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, on U.S. trade orders of Chinese aluminum extrusions and their impact on the curtain wall industry, during the AAMA National Summer Conference, June 18-21 in Newport, Rhode Island. After the 2011 AEC victory in a trade case against the People's Republic of...
  • Geolam named Exterior Technologies Inc. to be its select service provider of engineering design, fabrication and installation of Geolam hybrid aluminum/wood-plastic composite profiles in North America. “With Geolam so popular in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, we’re excited to offer it as a building envelope solution in North America,” says Jim Leslie, general manager, Extech...
  • USG Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce partnered to create the USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index. Doge Data & Analytics gathered data by surveying commercial and institutional contractors. Nearly all contractors surveyed – 96 percent – expect revenues to grow or remain stable this year compared to 2016, with 40 percent expecting an increase, and only 3...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released a new white paper created by the AAMA Aluminum Material Council that discusses the use of aluminum in high-performing building enclosures, AMC-2-26, "Aluminum in High-Performing Building Enclosures.""This white paper was needed in order to educate and inform the marketplace about the energy advantages of using aluminum fenestration,"...
  • Pleotint LLC now supplies its high-performance Suntuitive Dynamic Glass interlayer to Pilkington/NSG Europe for use in the Pilkington Suncool Dynamic product line. The new product launched at the start of June and features several options of dynamic glazing to meet the energy efficient needs of the region.“We are excited to have the trust of not only one of the largest glass manufacturers in the...
  • The Glass Association of North America is bringing its Fall Conference to GlassBuild America in Atlanta for a first-time integration of its committee work and presentations with the annual tradeshow.  The GANA Fall Conference runs concurrently with GlassBuild, Sept. 12-14, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The combination of the two events provides a larger audience and...
  • KoorneefFerlicMuloneHammerFuerstBattenfeld-cincinnati USA expanded its sales and service teams with new team members, as well as team members re-locating from battenfeld-cincinnati Austria. “I am confident that as we build and expand our team, we will bring experience and market knowledge to respond quickly and efficiently to our customer’s needs,” says Paul Godwin, president and CEO of...
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