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YKK AP Acquires Erie Architectural Products Group

YKK AP America Inc. has acquired high-performance facades solutions provider Erie Architectural Products Group, according to a Dec. 9 company announcement.

Aldora Opens New Coral Springs Facility

Aldora opened a brand-new facility in Coral Springs, Florida. The 120,000-square-foot location is replacing the now closed Miramar, Florida, fabrication plant.

Apogee Enterprises Enters Cooperation Agreement with Engaged Capital

Apogee Enterprises Inc. entered into a Cooperation Agreement with Engaged Capital LLC and certain of its affiliates. As part of the Cooperation Agreement and the Company’s ongoing board refreshment process, Apogee will nominate three new independent director candidates for election to its board at…

Tecnoglass to Build Float Plant in Colombia

According to reporting in the Global Legal Chronicle, Tecnoglass will build a $45 million float glass plant in Galapa, Colombia.

Bonnell Aluminum Rebrands

Bonnell Aluminum started a rebranding of the company. Bonnell and its subsidiaries, AACOA and Futura, will all fall under the Bonnell Aluminum banner. Together, they provide a comprehensive range of custom extruded, fabricated and finished aluminum solutions to the building and construction markets.

U-M Taubman College and Guardian Industries Announce Research Partnership

The University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and Guardian Industries formed a new collaborative research partnership in advanced glass materials.

The Novatech Group Acquires Laurier

The Novatech Group, a Toronto-based door manufacturer, acquired glass product manufacturer Laurier, based near Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

First Solar Begins Production at New Manufacturing Facility in Lake Township

First Solar started production at its new manufacturing facility in Lake Township, Ohio, according to reporting in the The Blade, a Toledo, Ohio-based newspaper.

3 Financial Strategies for Uncertain Times

The Bottom Line We are in a unique time where there is uncertainty but also access to relatively cheap financing. This environment allows companies to improve their safety net, and potentially profits, by leveraging financing. It also allows them to improve cash flow by leveraging vendor…