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  • According to reporting by Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump said he would delay the tariff increase on Chinese goods, scheduled to go into effect Friday, March 1. The president credited the “substantial progress” made in the U.S.-China trade talks this past weekend as the reason for the delay.
  • The AAMA 82nd Annual Conference, presented by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, is underway in Indian Wells, California, running through Feb. 28. The conference began Monday with The Rich and Diane Walker Cup golf shotgun and a desert ATV adventure. The National Glass Association's own Andrew Haring joined the festivities.ALL conferences should start with a liability...
  • Vitro, S.A.B. of C.V. launched a new brand identity, with the tagline “Together, We See Further.” The new brand represents a renewed commitment to partnership and innovative, long-term thinking—philosophies that have been central to the company’s success for over a century, say officials. “We’re staying true to what has made us an industry leader,” says CEO Adrian Sada Cueva. “The power of...
  • Viwinco Windows hired Al-Farooq Corp. to complete a full product overhaul for its line of Florida-approved products. Thus far, Al-Farooq has completed Viwinco’s impact and non-impact version of the 650 Patio Door, and are assisting in adding a variety of improvements to Viwinco’s complete line of products. In 2019, Viwinco will offer additional features to its single-hung, double-hung,...
  • Eastman Chemical Co. signed an exclusive development and licensing agreement with High Performance Optics for the incorporation of Selective Blue Light Filtering (BLF) technology into films and interlayers for use in architectural applications. In addition to the benefits already provided by Eastman’s films and interlayers, this technology helps protect the human retina and skin from dangerous...
  • The value of new construction starts in January advanced two percent compared to December 2018, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $722.5 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The slight gain followed the loss of momentum that was reported toward the end of 2018, with total construction declines of seven percent in November and 10 percent in December. Nonresidential...
  • Herbert Haas will not return to his role as business unit manager, glass, at Kömmerling due to serious illness. The company is part of H.B. Fuller. “We are touched to inform you that as a result of an accident my beloved husband, our esteemed colleague and friend, Herbert Haas will not be returning to Kömmerling to lead the glass division," says Sabine Fischer. “Like you, we are incredibly...
  • After experiencing a slight easing at the end of 2018, the Architectural Billings Index demonstrated growth in January, suggesting strong billings at the beginning of 2019. The Index, compiled by the American Institute of Architects, recovered to 55.3 after December’s 50.4. January’s score is the highest in more than two years. Despite this growth, firms specializing in commercial and/or...
  • AGC Glass North America employee Kent Thrift, a coating engineer with the company, was awarded the 2019 Jim Colbridge Memorial Technical Scholarship. The scholarship, which the Society of Vacuum Coaterssponsors, is intended to further the education of those currently working in the field of vacuum coating technology. The financial award is to be used toward tuition, books, fees and...
  • Ametek Land appointed Manfred Hayk as the company’s new global infrared product manager. Hayk has over 15 years’ experience in infrared temperature measurement and more than 20 years in optical metrologies, including laser technologies and further high-end metrologies. Prior to his new role, he was the company’s sales channel manager for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia. “We are...
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