Pittsburgh's PPG Industries and Walker Glass Co. of Montreal will jointly market the Walker Textures line of acid-etched glass and mirrors made with PPG's Starphire Ultra-Clear glass. Starphire is suitable for Textures because of its clarity and color fidelity, according to a company release. The acid-etched product can be used for interior applications including dividing walls, wall coverings, office partitions, shower and bath enclosures, doors and display shelving, and for exterior uses such as insulating glass units.
888/PPG-IDEA | www.ppgideascapes.com
Joseph Machine Co. of Dillsburg, Pa., manufacturer of automated saw and fabrication equipment, now offers a preventative maintenance agreement for regular service, according to a company release. Company technicians provide preventive maintenance, diagnostic and maintenance training services on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis. Preventive maintenance includes machine inspection, cleaning, lubrication and adjustment; diagnostic services consist of verifying machine calibrations, leveling and re-aligning the machine, and checking and tuning of the servo motor on the pusher; and maintenance training covers preventative maintenance, reviewing spare parts needs and orders, addressing customer concerns and operator training.
717/432-3442 | www.josephmachineco.com
Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., launched Viracon Glass via Google Maps, a site feature that allows users to locate and learn about the company's projects in U.S. cities. Users select from a city list that leads to a list of Viracon projects in that city, along with a Google map showing project locations. Clicking on the project name or location opens a dialogue box listing project information including name, address, Viracon products used, architect, glazing contractor, as well as images of the building, if available. Users can get driving directions to each building, or map a route to see multiple projects. View Viracon's Google Map feature at www.viracon.com by clicking on "Project Gallery/Find Projects on Google Map."
800/533-2080 | www.viracon.com
San Francisco-based AGC InterEdge Technologies released an architectural products binder. It contains product information for clear glass, fire and safety rated glazing systems; options for tints, beveled edges, opaque sandblasting, sound reduction and framing; and framing details and specifications from the Construction Specifications Institute, Alexandria, Va. To request a binder call 877/376-3343.
877/376-3343 | www.firesafe-glass.com
The Architectural Resource Center of Linetec, Wausau, Wis., at www.linetec.com, features paint and anodize finish specifications, green building and environmentally friendly coating information, project ideas, product applications and American Institute of Architects continuing education. As an AIA Continuing Education System registered provider, Linetec's "Introduction to Coatings: Field Performance and the Application Process" program is designed for building industry professionals such as architects and contractors. The program explains anodizing, painting and powder coating processes, describes specifications and compares the field performance of architectural finishes, according to a company release. Architects completing the self-paced course earn one learning unit toward their health, safety and welfare continuing education credits.
888/717-1472 | www.linetec.com
Frank Lowe Rubber and Gasket Co. of Farmingdale, N.Y., re-launched its Web site, www.franklowe.com. The site contains drop-down menus that lead users to information on the company's products, services and capabilities. Visual enhancements allow users to more easily navigate to specific information, according to a company release.
800/777-0202 | www.franklowe.com