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  • Walker Glass Co. appointed Alan Harrison as its new sales director. Effective Oct. 1, Harrison will begin transitioning into his responsibilities as sales director. Harrison began his career with Walker over 13 years ago as a member of the costing team. He was promoted to customer service, where he gained a strong knowledge of the company’s customer base, as well as Walker’s product offering. In...
  • Vitro Architectural Glass will debut its new corporate branding during GlassBuild America 2019. The company’s exhibit will include several new additions to its signature “glass wall,” as well. Launched late last year, Vitro’s new corporate identity is highlighted by a refreshed logomark and tagline that reads “Together, We See Further.” Robert Struble, manager, brand and communications, Vitro...
  • Pertici North America partnered with Stürtz Machinery to expand Stürtz’s presence in the aluminum fabrication arena.  “2018 was the best year Stürtz Machinery Inc. has had since we opened up shop in northeast Ohio in 1997,” says Ellis Dillen, president and CEO of Stürtz. “While our success and growth to this point has focused on the PVC fenestration market in North America, we feel like...
  • Germany’s Hegla Group announced it signed a sales agreement on Sept. 5 to purchase a majority stake in Taifin Glass Machinery Oy. Hegla will take over 51 percent of Taifin’s stock and the company will conduct its future business under the name Hegla-Taifin Oy.“We are pleased to have found a young, dynamic, and innovative partner company in Taifin, who have already established themselves as...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 1.3 percent from July to August to 137.8 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 139.6. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The drop in...
  • Q-railing USA opened a new branch of the company in New York City. Clients throughout the Northeastern U.S. can now have direct, face-to-face contact with Q-railing sales consultants. Thanks to its central location, the new branch also offers flexible and speedy service, say company officials. “Q-railing firmly believes in the power of having close relationships with its customers,” says Jan...
  • Visitors to GlassBuild America 2019 can view Enduroshield’s latest innovations and demonstrations at booth #2548. EnduroShield offers a complete coating solution for any size business, turning ordinary glass into easy-clean, non-stick surfaces, say company officials. Application is effortless with the X-Line Automatic Coating Machine, already in use at some of the largest glass...
  • ChristieAlexanderWalker Glass Co. announced that Ross Christie, vice president of sales and marketing and member of the board of directors decided to step down from his day to day sales and marketing duties effective Dec. 31, 2019. Charles Alexander will serve as vice president of sales and marketing upon Christie’s retirement.Christie will take on the role of executive vice president...
  • The GED Store will open to the public at GlassBuild America 2019. This new online platform, launched by GED Integrated Solutions, is all about simplifying the ordering process for GED Integrated Solutions customers. As the only online source for genuine OEM parts for GED machinery, The GED Store provides significant value, according to officials. “The real value to our customer is...
  • The U.S. imposed 15 percent tariffs on some Chinese goods, valued at $300 billion, as of Sept. 2, according to Reuters. The Chinese government responded with retaliatory tariffs, and filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization.
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