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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope CEO Bruno Biasiotta Steps Down to Focus on Health; CFO Michael Marcely Appointed Interim CEO

Bruno Biasiotta will step down as CEO of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope to focus on his health and family, according to a company release. While the company searches for a new CEO, CFO Michael Marcely will serve as interim CEO effective immediately.

DOE Launches $2 Million Prize to Advance Cost-effective, Energy-efficient Commercial Secondary Glazing Systems

The Building Technologies Office, part of the Department of Energy, announced that they will sponsor a $2 million dollar prize to encourage production of high-performance and cost-effective secondary glazing systems towards improving energy performance in commercial windows. The first phase of the…

Miter Brands to Acquire PGT Innovations

Miter Brands will acquire PGT Innovations, according to a company release. PGTI announced it will terminate its agreement with Masonite. 

Masonite to Acquire PGT Innovations in $3 Billion Deal

Howard Heckes will continue to serve as CEO of Masonite. At the closing, Jeff Jackson, PGT Innovations CEO, and one additional PGT Innovations director will join the Masonite Board of Directors.

PGT Innovations Establishes Glass Company

PGT Innovations has established Triple Diamond Glass, a PGT Innovations company. Triple Diamond Glass will offer solutions to window and door manufacturers in the areas of energy efficiency, security and sound abatement applications.

Arty Feles Steps Down as President of CRL

Arty Feles, president of CRL, informed Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope CEO Bruno Biasiotta that he, Feles, is resigning from his position, effective immediately.

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Acquires Syracuse Glass Co.

Syracuse Glass Co., an independent fabricator serving the Northeast, has been acquired by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope as part of a strategy to grow market strength in that region.

Roto Acquires Fenestration Sealing Products Manufacturer Ultrafab

Roto Frank Window and Door Technology announced its acquisition of Ultrafab Inc., a manufacturer of window and door seals, and increases its reach to the fenestration industry in the U.S. and Canada.

Trulite Acquired by Truelink Capital

Trulite was officially acquired by investment firm Truelink Capital, according to a company release. Trulite CEO Kevin Yates says Truelink is the right partner to help support Trulite's next phase of growth.

The National Glass Association Outlines Impacts of The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

NGA applauds the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 today, August 16, 2022, by President Biden. Most notable to the glazing and glass building products industry, the bill provides almost $400 billion to fund energy and climate projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent by…

Guardian Glass Sells Two Russian Facilities

In response to the Russian aggression against Ukraine, Guardian Glass has sold its two float glass manufacturing facilities in Russia, say officials.

Delays, Freight Rate Hikes Likely as Ukraine War Disrupts Shipping Operations

The key port cities Odessa and Mariupol in Ukraine have suspended most operations, leaving over 1,000 commercial sailors unable to move cargo containers through the Kerch Straight and the Black Sea. The glass manufacturing and other commercial construction industry sectors that rely on Eastern…

Bloomberg Reports that CRH Plans to Sell Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

According to a Dec. 7 breaking news report from Bloomberg, CRH Plc is planning a sale of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope in a deal that could be worth more than $3 billion, per “people with knowledge of the matter.”