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  • LPI team comprises several generations of American families and long-tenured employees.LPI is marking 25 years of innovative digital measuring solutions for companies in stone and various other industries. Led by its popular Laser Templator laser measuring system, LPI has sold more than 6,000 systems throughout the world that have helped thousands of companies increase their productivity, say...
  • Glass Performance Days began today in Tampere, Finland, and runs through June 28. The event has over 700 registered participants and offers 17 different workshops on glass and performance. The event also hosts the Opening Ceremony and Get Together Party on June 26. On June 27 and 28, participants will enjoy seven simultaneous, all-day sessions covering a variety of topics such as smart...
  • Kinestral Technologies Inc., developer and manufacturer of Halio smart-tinting glass, partnered with Vitrum Glass Group to produce Halio insulating glass units for multiple commercial projects in North America. These projects will use more than 100,000 square feet of Halio smart-tinting glass produced at Kinestral’s large-scale Taiwan manufacturing facility. Vitrum Glass Group will begin delivery...
  • At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $757 billion, new construction starts in May climbed 10 percent from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase continues the double-digit swings that were reported during the previous two months, when a 16 percent hike for total construction starts in March was followed by a 15 percent decline in April. Each of the three main construction...
  • Don MollFreebornBryan MollB&G Glass, based in Reading, Pennsylvania, announced a realignment of its leadership and organizational structure. President and CEO Don Moll will be transitioning to chairman and CEO.Due to substantial growth through quality craftsmanship, expanded regional opportunities, and diversity of product and service offerings, the company completed a business expansion and...
  • Members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance gathered in Victoria, British Columbia, last week for the 2019 Joint AAMA and IGMA Summer Conference. It was the first combined conference for the two organizations, which are currently pursuing unification. Work on the unification proposal has been ongoing for about two years, and a...
  • Industry companies should keep a close eye on new and changing regulations coming from OSHA, NFRC, EPA and more, according to Kathy Krafka Harkema, codes and regulatory affairs manager for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Harkema spoke during the 2019 Joint AAMA and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Summer Conference, held last week in Victoria, British...
  • The most recent round of International Code Council hearings produced positive results for the glass and fenestration industries, according to Kathy Krafka Harkema, codes and regulatory affairs manager for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Harkema delivered a comprehensive update on recent code changes last week at the 2019 Joint AAMA and Insulating Glass Manufacturers...
  • Billings growth at architectural firms was flat in May, according to the Architectural Billings Index score, compiled by the American Institute of Architects. The index registered soft billings for the last four months, the longest sustained stretch since 2012, according to analysts. Scores for the value of new design contracts and inquiries into new projects remained positive, but also showed...
  • The Facade Tectonics Institute created a new Special Advisory Council. The Council comprises 27 individuals selected through a competitive application process and embody the disciplinary and geographic demographics of the Institute’s membership, international mission and inclusionary practices. The Council will function as a supportive body to the FTI board of directors on strategic Institute...
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