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  • Special-Lite Inc. completed testing for a group of commercial doors and building entry products. The products were rated to conform to the requirements of the high-velocity hurricane standards by the Florida Building Code, within the state of Florida.“We are excited to have a broad offering of products with Florida’s nationally recognized approvals including our stile and rail, all fiberglass,...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated its training program, InstallationMasters, after bringing the administration of the program in-house. The InstallationMasters Program is designed to provide training and certification to industry professionals installing windows and exterior glass doors in residential and light commercial construction applications. AAMA will...
  • According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global low-emissivity glass market is expected to reach an estimated $64.8 billion by 2022 and it is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.4 percent from 2017 to 2022. The major growth drivers for this market are increasing demand for energy saving products with rapidly increasing construction activities, according to the...
  • Forel North America remodeled and expanded its North American headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, to accommodate additional employees and spare parts inventory. This is the second expansion of the company in the last 18 months, including the new service branch office that was opened in Vaughan, Canada in 2016. 
  • The North American Contractor Certification program will host its first industry webinar for technical discussion at 2:00 p.m. EST on June 28, 2017. The discussion will present a case example of an installation project, including some of the challenges that arise when trying to deliver a quality product. The presentation will consider the points of view of the glazing contractor, consultant and...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance opened registration for the IGMA Summer Conference, which will take place July 31 – Aug. 3, 2017, at the Sheraton Montreal Centre in Montreal, Canada. In addition to a full complement of committee and task group meetings, the conference features presentations on glass cutting and cleaning from Bill Briese of GED Integrated Solutions, and a presentation...
  • Adelio Lattuada Srl established Lattuada North America Inc., its new North American branch, based in Northwood, Ohio. According to the company, the branch will provide a range of pre- and post-sale services, and will eventually offer spare parts and tools. Adelio will continue cooperation with TSS Sales & Service, on the West Coast, and Marc Prevost Machinery Inc., in Canada. The company...
  • JekkoUSA partnered with Stephenson Equipment Inc. SEI will offer Jekko’s mini cranes to businesses through its six locations across Pennsylvania and New York. SEI brings 60 years of experience in the sale and rental of heavy equipment, including crane and lifting machinery, to the partnership.“Stephenson is the perfect fit for Jekko,” says Mike Brooks Jr., mini crane specialist with JekkoUSA, and...
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance opened registration for GlassBuild America: The Glass Window & Door Expo. Returning to Atlanta September 12-14, GlassBuild America 2017 will feature Cam Marston, generational expert and keynote speaker at the GlassBuild Opening Session, a new series of Express Learning educational sessions, the 12th annual Glazing...
  • PPG withdrew its proposal to combine with AkzoNobel on June 1, 2017. After consideration, company officials will not make an offer for AkzoNobel’s issued and outstanding shares. Michael McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer, says that PPG had reached out to AkzoNobel’s representatives in a letter the previous week that stated areas of potential negotiation. McGarry reports that...
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