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Pat Mooney Saws Celebrates 75 Years in Business

Pat Mooney Saws is celebrating 75 years in business in 2024. 

Alpen Closes $18 Million Capital Raise

A DOE grant and a private capital raise will help scale Alpen's thin-glass, advanced window businesses.

Press Glass Installs New Tempering Furnace at Virginia Facility

The furnace, estimated to increase the company’s tempered glass production capacity by 50%, follows the company's September 2023 announcement to invest $155 million to expand its plant in Ridgeway, Virginia.

Gauzy Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

Israeli smart glass company Gauzy began trading on the Nasdaq this past Thursday with an initial public offering price of $17. The Tel Aviv-based company is raising $75 million at a company valuation of around $287 million.

SentryGlas Product Celebrates 25 Years

The 25-year history of SentryGlas has had a significant impact on the use of laminated glass in the market.

Frameless Hardware Company Opens New Dallas Service Center

Frameless Hardware Company is expanding its distribution network and market share with the opening of a new facility in Dallas, Texas.

Press Glass Honored with Investor Award

Investors Without Borders, a competition that for companies in or investing in Poland, awarded Press Glass an honor. 

Vitro and Steelers Leadership Celebrate Partnership in Pittsburgh

Vitro Architectural Glass and Pittsburgh Steelers officials recently got together to celebrate the partnership between the two organizations.

Dow's Latest Collaborations in Advancing High-Performance Building Façade Solutions and Sustainability

Dow has recently made two collaborations in an effort to advance high-performance building façade solutions and sustainability.

Greco Offers New Course for Architects

Greco now offers an AIA-approved continuing education course on glass railings for commercial and multi-family projects.

PGT Custom Windows and Doors and NewSouth Window Solutions to Host Truck Rodeo

PGT Custom Windows and Doors and NewSouth Window Solutions will host two simultaneous truck rodeos for its Florida-based professional truck drivers.

PGT Innovations Announces Partnership with Celebrity HGTV Designers

The partnership with Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt, custom home designers featured on popular HGTV shows, provides access to the full suite of PGT window and door products.

ES Enters the Vinyl Window Market

ES has signed a long-term supply agreement to procure vinyl profiles from a leading global manufacturer in an effort to penetrate the vinyl window market. 

YKK AP America Opens Doors to Los Angeles Sales and Manufacturing Center

The company's new sales and manufacturing center hopes to expand YKK AP’s service capabilities and enhance customer experience in the Western region.

Quanex Closing Mikron Brand Plant in Kentucky

Quanex will be closing a Kentucky plant, planned for early August, that will impact almost all jobs. 

View Inc. Reaches Agreement to Become a Private Company

Balance sheet restructuring is designed to strengthen View’s financial position.

GGI Announces Installation of New DX-3 Digital Printing Technology

General Glass International's new equipment and upgrades hope to expand capacity and improve lead times.    

Bendheim Adds New Health Product Declarations to Product Categories

New HPD designations for Bendheim products hope to dramatically expand its palette of sustainable choices for architects, specifiers and designers.

Guardian Glass Publishes New Environmental Product Declarations for North America Glass Products

Guardian Glass has published new EPDs for its flat unprocessed glass products and processed glass products produced in North America, as well as introduced a new feature to its current Performance Calculator tool.

U.S. Green Building Council Releases LEED v5 for Public Comment

Next version of the LEED green building rating system will drive deep decarbonization, quality of life improvements, and ecological conservation and restoration.

View Inc. files for bankruptcy

The dynamic glass company has filed for bankruptcy.

Magid Named a Top USA Workplace

For the third consecutive year, Magid has been named a top USA workplace by USA Today.

Herzog Glass Receives North American Contractor Certification

Herzog Glass has become the first glazing contractor in Washington State to earn North American Contractor Certification.

Guardian Glass Honors Customers at Annual Commercial Project Awards

During the BEC Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Guardian Glass honored its customers with a number of commercial project awards. 

2024 She Builds Nation Report Released

The 2024 "She Builds Nation" report sheds light on the challenges faced by women in the construction industry.

Kensington Glass Arts ends contract glazing division, will focus on glass fabrication

Kensington Glass Arts says it has sunset its contract glazing division, according to a company release. Moving forward, the company will focus all its resources on its glass fabrication division.

Wood’s Powr-Grip Celebrates 60 Years in Business

This year, Wood’s Powr-Grip is celebrating its 60th anniversary. 

Solarcycle to Open Solar Panel Glass Plant in Georgia

Solarcycle has plans to construct a new manufacturing facility located in Cedartown, Georgia. The plant will manufacture glass, recycle solar panels and create about 600 new jobs for the region. 

Alpen High Performance Products Achieve Energy Star Ratings

Alpen High Performance Products' Fixed High and Low Profile Picture Windows and Zenith Series achieved high Energy Star ratings.

Crystal Windows Employee Demonstrates Trauma Skills in Real Life

A trauma skill training course attended by some Crystal Windows and Doors employees to create a safer workplace, came in handy for one employee outside of the workplace.   

Industry Veterans Launch Aria Vetri

The new provider of high-quality hardware materials to the professional glass industry enters the market to empower glaziers, fabricators and temperers.

Cor Vision Receives PAS 24 Certification Achievement

Bespoke Aluminum Manufacturing is celebrating the PAS 24 Certification Achievement for Cortizo's Cor Vision System.

Bendheim Celebrates Distinction from UNESCO

International agency UNESCO is recognizing handmade glass as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity."

Specialty Fenestration Group Hosts Annual Sales Meeting

Specialty Fenestration Group recently hosted its annual sales meeting, which focused on collaboration and education. 

Bendheim Introduces Precision Digital Printing Service

Specialty glass provider Bendheim is now offering the latest in image technology with Bendheim Digital. 

Apogee Enterprises Announces Strategic Actions

Apogee Enterprises announced strategic actions to reduce costs and strengthen the company’s position for profitable growth.

PGT Innovations Makes Forbes' America's Successful Companies List

Due to its growth and accomplishments over the last year, PGT Innovations was named to Forbes' 2024 America’s Most Successful Small-Cap Companies list for the fourth consecutive year. 

Unicel Architectural Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Unicel Architectural has reached six decades in business, growing from a Quebec local business, to expanding across North America, East Asia, Scandinavia and Latin America.

Assa Abloy Plant Closing to Impact Jobs

Assa Abloy's closing of its Charlotte plant is expected to create 87 job losses.

Sisecam to Reduce Carbon Emissions with AI Technology

Sisecam is working on an artificial intelligence project supported by TÜBİTAK. This innovative initiative aims to reduce both the production waste rate and carbon emissions by eliminating color issues during glass manufacturing.

Roto North America Selects 2024 Local Charity

For its 2024 local charity, Roto North America's employees chose the "Seniors for Seniors" Program by the Animal Welfare Society.

PurOptima Expands across the U.S.

The sustainable glass wall partitions and door systems manufacturer recently added six new project delivery partners.

American Glass Announces Strategic Divisional Restructuring

To better align with its continued growth, American Glass has officially separated its wholesale fabrication and distribution division from its local division, and will be rebranded as AGF Glass.

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Tours k-Space

The Congresswoman's tour included discussion with k-Space staff on the CHIPS Act and its potential to support Michigan tech companies.

Roto Donates to Local Charity

As part of the company's annual local outreach efforts, Roto North America has chosen to support "A Little Compassion Inc," which helps young adults with disabilities develop life and job skills to make their transition into adulthood easier.

Strategic Materials Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The large glass recycler of windows and heavy laminated glass filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. It has secured commitments of $23 million, subject to court approval, for a debtor-in-possession financing facility from existing lenders to…

Hegla Develops IGU Separation Technology

Hegla has developed IG2Pieces, assembly line technology that can automatically separate insulated glass.

Emirates Glass Expands Its Glaston Fleet with Jumbo Series

The Glaston Jumbo Series flat glass tempering line featuring Vortex Pro convection technology is the newest part of Emirates Glass' fleet of machinery.

Crawford-Tracey Corp Offers Course on Curtain Wall System Design

Crawford-Tracey’s new AIA-approved continuing education course offers architects an easy-to-follow overview of designing curtain wall systems.

NFRC Documents Open for Comment

The NFRC 7019 Extension and Waiver document as well as five other NFRC Standards Committee documents are open for public comment.

Glaston Sets Emission-Reduction Targets

Glaston has submitted science-based, emission-reduction targets for validation.

Sisecam Celebrates 88 Years

Sisecam has now been in business for 88 years, growing from a company with operations in one country and 400 employees, to 14 countries with a sales network of 150 countries and more than 25,000 employees.

FHC Receives Certificate of Appreciation for Business Contribution

Frameless Hardware Company received a certificate of appreciation from the city of South Gate for the company's role in boosting the city's economic growth.

Tempco Glass Fabrication Adds Lamination Line

While celebrating its 10th anniversary, Tempco cut the ribbon on its new glass lamination line.

HMI Closes West Coast Locations

HMI's locations in California and Nevada will be winding down over the next few weeks ahead of its closures. 

LuxWall Selected to Receive U.S. Department of Energy Funds

LuxWall Inc. was selected among seven U.S. companies to receive funds from the Department of Energy to strengthen clean energy supply chains.

Cyncly Opens AI Innovation Center

Cyncly's new AI Innovation Center aims to accelerate the development of innovative artificial intelligence capabilities that help Cyncly customers put the consumer at the heart of their business.

Eastman Releases 2023 Sustainability Report

Eastman's 2023 Sustainability Report is now available to read. It includes sustainability goals, which include molecular recycling, carbon neutrality and more. 

Western Window Systems Unveils Design Studio

Western Window Systems now has a new design studio in Santa Monica, CA, that is available to customers via appointment. 

Halio to Further Develop Next-Gen Smart Glass Technology

Halio has raised millions in funding from SKC to further develop the next generation of smart glass technology. 

PGT Innovations Wins Top 10 Executive Team Award

PGT Innovations, Inc. was recently awarded the Top 10 Executive Team Award by OnConferences during its 2023 OnCon Icon Awards. The manufacturing company was chosen from roughly 225 finalists that participated in the voting process. 

Magid Named a Top Workplace

The Chicago Tribune named Magid Glove & Safety a winner of the Chicagoland Top Workplaces Award for the third consecutive year.  

Vetrotech's CONTRAFLAM One Succeeds in Testing

Contraflam One's successful fire testing brings Vetrotech's next innovation closer to its launch.

PGTI Reports Third-Quarter 2023 Results

PGT Innovations delivered a record third quarter in spite of a continuing dynamic macro environment.

Glenny Glass Invests in LineScanner

Glenny Glass has added a new LineScanner to its facility. 

AGMT Program Launches Partnership with Prometric

The new partnership between AGMT and Prometric aims to provide convenient, nationwide testing access, among other new benefits, for glaziers.

Roto’s Role in Local Manufacturing

In honor of National Manufacturing Month, Roto North America is sharing some of its efforts to support and advance manufacturing in its local community. 

Solvay and Vancouver Bulk Terminal to Redevelop Ash Shipping Facility

A strategic partnership between Solvay and Vancouver Bulk Terminal to redevelop Terminal 2, Berth 7 at the Port of Vancouver represents an expansion of global export capacity in a growing soda ash production region. 

Crystal Windows Partners with JB Hunt on Deliveries

In response to increased supply chain and transportation cost, Crystal Window & Door Systems is now working with trucking company JB Hunt to provide dedicated logistics services, supplementing Crystal’s fleet.

Hegla Breaks Ground on Logistics Center

Hegla has begun construction on a new logistics center at its Beverungen, Germany location.

All Weather Receives 2023 Workforce Heroes Award

The Solano County Workforce Development Board has recognized All Weather Architectural Aluminum for its prestigious annual awards.

Bendheim Channel Glass Achieves EPD and HPD

Bendheim’s channel glass has now achieved both an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and a Health Product Declaration (HPD), helping architects and designers’ meet demands for sustainability. 

ES Windows Rebrands

ES Windows is rebranding to become "ES". The company also has a new tagline: "Imagine Extraordinary".

Adelio Lattuada Celebrates 45 Years in Business

Adelio Lattuada is celebrating 45 years in business; serving its customers since 1978. 

FASA Creates Guide to Prepare Companies for Natural Disasters

Given the increase in climate disasters, ASA is making available a natural disaster guide created by FASA. The guide includes insights, guidance and resources for preparation and post-disaster response relevant for industry companies.

ASSA ABLOY joins the mindful Materials Manufacturers Forum

Created to expand building industry alignment, mindful Materials' Manufacturers Forum has welcomed ASSA ABLOY as a participating company. 

All Weather Architectural Aluminum Launches Apprenticeship Program

All Weather Architectural Aluminum has graduated its first five apprentices from the company’s inaugural apprenticeship program.

PGT Innovations celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

PGTI celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week this September by hosting events at its facilities with goodies for all the company's truck drivers. 

‘Biz Kidz’ Visit Glass Manufacturer, Learn About Entrepreneurship

Children aged 7 to 18 had the opportunity to learn about glass manufacturing and overall entrepreneurship during a tour of MY Shower Door / D3 Glass' facility in Fort Myers, Florida. 

PGTI Delivers Post-Storm Aid

Following Hurricane Idalia, PGT Innovations mobilized its team to deliver post-storm aid to Florida communities. 

Solarban Glass Used in Award-Winning Projects

Solarban glass by Vitro Architectural Glass was featured in six of the 2023 COTE top 10 award-winning projects.

U.S. Bullet Proofing Joins Partner Alliance for Safer Schools

U.S. Bullet Proofing is partnering up with the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools, as well as becoming a member. PASS provides information and guidelines for safeguarding school facilities.

VitroSphere Earns R&D World 100 Award Honors

Vitro's VitroSphere Digital Glass Simulator recently won a 2023 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine, which honors R&D pioneers and their ideas in science and technology.

Groupe SVR Adds Enduroshield X-Line to Facility

In an effort to further its automation goals, Groupe SVR has added an Enduroshield X-Line automatic glass coating machine to its facility. 

PGT Innovations' Apprenticeship Program Sees Success

PGT Innovations' apprenticeship program, Pathway to PGTI, is helping students build interest and awareness in manufacturing career opportunities.

Wheaton & Sprague Announces Reorganization, Strategic Shift

Wheaton & Sprague Engineering has reorganized, implementing a strategic shift with a refined focus in its building envelope consulting, engineering and design services.

PGT Innovations Announces Grant of Equity

PGT Innovations announces an $11 million grant of equity to more than 5,000 eligible team members based on each employee’s tenure.

PGT Innovations Helps Forgotten Angels

PGT Innovations recently donated Eze-Breeze Horizontal Side Slider porch enclosure products to Forgotten Angels, a nonprofit organization, and installed the products to enclose the organization's 960-square-foot common area.

Bendheim Launches Sustainability Program

Bendheim's new “Building a Clear Future” sustainability program signals the company’s commitment to advance its sustainability goals.

Hadley Associates Represents Vetrotech Saint-Gobain in Midwest

Hadley Associates Inc. will now represent Vetrotech Saint-Gobain in Illinois and Indiana. 

Apogee Celebrates 40 Years on Nasdaq Exchange

Apogee company officials were invited to ring the Nasdaq opening bell to commemorate the company's 40th anniversary on the exchange.

Giroux Glass Named a “2023 Best Place to Work in LA”

The Los Angeles Business Journal and Workforce Research Group has named Giroux Glass one of the best places to work in Los Angeles, California. 

Cyncly to Reveal Complete Portfolio at GlassBuild America

Access IT, FeneTech and Soft Tech will come together to present under the Cyncly banner for first time at the largest trade and networking event of the year, GlassBuild America. 

My Shower Door and D3 Glass Earn Inc. 5000 Ranking

My Shower Door and its sister company, D3 Glass, earned spot's on the national Inc. 5000 list; My Shower Door appearing on this list for the seventh time. 

Special Shapes Refractory Company Expands Presence

In direct response from customers and partners at the latest glasstec, SSRC has decided to expand its international presence and make some other changes. 

Quaker Windows & Doors Recognized in 2023 Inc. 5000 List

Quaker Windows & Doors made the Inc. 5000 list for 2023, securing its position as the 119th fastest-growing manufacturing company on the list.

NSG Group Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Rossford Plant

NSG Group has been celebrating the 125th anniversary of where it all started for the company, its plant in Rossford, Ohio. 

Optima Systems Enters U.S. Market as PurOptima

Sustainable acoustic glass partition and wall system specialist Optima Systems has launched its U.S. brand, PurOptima.

FGIA Releases Updated Fenestration Hardware Components Specification

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recently released updated fenestration hardware components specification in AAMA 907-23 "Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Windows, Doors and Skylights."

Hartung Glass Industries Adds FuseCube Express to Offer DFI Glass Protection

Diamon-Fusion International announced that Hartung Glass Industries is adding Diamon-Fusion protective coating to its product offering across the company’s manufacturing facilities in North America. This new launch also includes the Agalite shower and tub glass division.

Smart-Builder Rebrands as Smart Glazier Software

Smart-Builder rebranded the company as Smart Glazier Software in order to better represent the company's services. The company will continue to offer its suite of software products to the glass industry.

Laminators Inc. Celebrates 60 Years

The family-owned and operated Laminators Inc. celebrates 60 years in the industry as a manufacturer of composite panels for the commercial construction and OEM industries in the U.S. and Canada.

AGMT Glazier Certification Program Debuts Spanish Test

The Architectural Glass and Metal Technician certification program has introduced a Spanish version of the Knowledge-Based Test, now available any time the English test is administered.

Lamatek Adds New Rotary Press to Plant Floor

Lamatek recently invested in the Delta Crusader, a multi-head, modular-style rotary press that can accommodate different substrates and perform several converting processes in one place.

PGTI University Celebrates 100th Podcast Episode

In the episode, PGT Innovations President and CEO Jeff Jackson discusses highlights from 2022, acquisitions, the company's vision and more.

Cyncly to Make Use of AI Technology

Cyncly recently shared that it intends to use artificial intelligence across its solution portfolio to better meet its customers' demands. 

FHC Makes Education Grant to Support Glaziers via NGA’s

Frameless Hardware Company, manufacturer and supplier to the glass and glazing industry, renews its commitment to support glazier and fabricator education and apprenticeship programs for all through an education grant for

Skyline Design Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Over the course of four decades in business, Skyline Design has rebranded, grown its team of personnel, added to its product and manufacturing capabilities, and amped up its philanthropical efforts.

GRECO Offers Course on Metal Coatings and Finishes

GRECO now offers a new AIA-approved continuing education course on metal coatings and finishes, which aims to offer architects an easy-to-follow overview of organic coatings and metal finishes.

Cardinal Glass Announces Consolidation and Expansion

Cardinal Glass Industries Inc. announces the consolidation and expansion of Cardinal CT Company’s Custom Tempering Operations in the Western U.S.

Vitro Increases Availability of Both Pavia and Platia Glasses

Vitro Architectural Glass is increasing the availability of both Pavia Acid-Etched Glass and Platia Mirror Glass across the U.S. and Canada. 

PGTI Receives Workforce Development and Innovation Award

PGT Innovations received the Workforce Development and Innovation Award for the second time from The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce for its commitment to creating world-class career opportunities, upskilling workers, creating career pathways, and recruiting through education and outreach.

Sisecam Signs United Nations' Women's Empowerment Principles

Sisecam signed the Women's Empowerment Principles, established by the United Nations, which aim to empower women to take part in every aspect of society and the economy in all industries and at all levels. As a signatory to the WEPs, Sisecam hopes to further emphasize the importance of gender…

NSG Group Reports Disposal of Joint Venture in Russia

NSG Group announces that its joint venture, SP Glass Holdings B.V., a company registered in the Netherlands but owning operating subsidiaries in Russia, has completed the disposal of those subsidiaries. The group expects to recognize a profit as a consequence of this transaction.

Burkle Installs Laminated Glass Line at Viwinco

Burkle completed the installation of its easy-LAM IFL laminated glass line at Viwinco Windows & Doors in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. This installation continues Burkle’s growth in the glass and fenestration space and allows Viwinco to gain capacity and efficiency.

Pulp Studio Launches Educational Course

Pulp Studio recently launched a new educational course called “Designing with Architectural Decorative Glass."

AGC Conducts Demonstration Test of Glass Production Using Ammonia as Fuel

AGC recently conducted a demonstration test of glass production using ammonia as fuel in an actual production furnace. The project is titled "Technology Development for the Utilization and Production of Ammonia as Fuel."

Eastman Named to Forbes’ Net-Zero Leaders List

Eastman has been recognized as one of 100 companies positioning themselves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offset them by 2050.

KBC Tools & Machinery Hosting Multi-Million-Dollar Clearance

KBC Tools & Machinery is throwing a multi-million-dollar inventory clearance event to clear out tools and products the company has accrued over the years. 

Updated Specification for Window Systems Subject to Human Impact

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has updated a specification providing a standard laboratory procedure for the evaluation of simulated human impacts on window systems intended for installation in behavioral care hospitals and facilities.

PGT Innovations Unveils Corporate Showroom

PGT Innovation's new corporate showroom serves to provide an example of how the company's products can be used in real-life in kitchens, offices and living rooms. 

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.

Sisecam Exhibits New Solar Mirror at Solar Energy Trade Show

At Intersolar Europe 2023, a trade show for the solar energy industry, Sisecam exhibited several products, including the newly-introduced solar mirror, which features a special anti-reflective coating.

Glasswerks Adds New Diamon-Fusion Glass Treatment with FuseCube Express

Diamon-Fusion International's FuseCube Express glass coating machine will be integrated into the fabrication machinery at Glasswerks. 

Deceuninck North America Earns GreenCircle Recertification

Deceuninck North America has earned GreenCircle recertification for its closed-loop window extrusions and recycled content.

NGA and FGIA Jointly Publish New Glass Technical Paper

The National Glass Association and the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance released a joint publication: Compatibility Testing of Insulating Glass PIB Primary Sealant with Respect to Glazing Materials. This technical resource provides guidance on methods of compatibility testing of glazing…

Unicel Architectural Products Pass Florida Performance Tests

Vision control advanced louvered glazing and curtain wall systems, manufactured by Unicel Architectural, recently passed Florida performance tests for impact-resistance, says the company.

Sisecam Takes First Steps into Field of Technology Development

Sisecam signed an agreement with ICRON, a Turkish technology company, marking Sisecam's first steps into the field of technology development. ICRON is an optimization platform service provider to many sectors, providing services for strategic and operational decision making.

Glaston to restructure business units, executive leadership

Glaston says it will undergo a restructuring of its business units, and its executive leadership team, to be effective by Oct. 1, 2023. The restructuring will include the creation of two new business sections, focused on automation and supply chain management respectively. 

Deceuninck North America Hosts Belgian Ambassador to U.S.

Jean-Arthur Régibeau, Belgian ambassador to the United States, visited Deceuninck North America on May 26 for a company presentation and a tour of the Deceuninck manufacturing facility in Monroe, Ohio.

Solatube Achieves Certification from California Network

Solatube has been awarded innovator certification by the California Green Business Network for its two facilities in Vista, California. The certification reflects Solatube's commitment to environmental sustainability.

YKK AP and cove.tool Team Up

YKK AP will embed cove.tool's cloud-based solution, revgen.tool, into its website in an effort to help architects gain deep analysis and actionable insight around embodied carbon, cost and energy performance to better meet a project’s energy-saving goals.

Pilkington Glass to be Used in Flood Protection Project

Glass from Pilkington will be used in a flood protection project located in Cumbria. 

PPG Invests in Global Powder Production

PPG has invested $44 million as part of an effort to expand the capacity and manufacturing capabilities of powder coating offerings at five plants in the U.S. and Latin America.

Hale Glass Celebrates 45 Years

Hale Glass, founded by owners Gloria and Brian Hale in 1978, is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.

GRECO Invests in FARO Scanners

As part of an effort to upgrade its measuring, fabrication and installation processes, Greco has invested in two Faro scanners.

Sentech and Slimpact Join Forces

Sentech Architectural Systems and Slimpact announce partnership to widen the impact of resistant structural glass product offerings across the U.S.

Saint-Gobain Signs Renewable Electricity Agreement with Vibrant Energy

Saint-Gobain will now provide wind-solar electricity to six local Saint-Gobain sites through a new power purchase agreement in India with Vibrant Energy.

A+W Hosts May User Conference

A+W hosted its May User Conference in early May in Nashville, Tennessee, where attendees had the opportunity to learn about new innovation initiatives within the company as well as witness hands-on demonstrations. 

Deceuninck North America to Host Belgian Ambassador to U.S.

Deceuninck North America is hosting the Belgian ambassador to the U.S. on May 26 at the company's Monroe, Ohio, facility. 

Vitro Announces Second Vitro X Innovation Partnership

Vitro Architectural Glass has partnered up with ClearShield Technologies, making the company the second Vitro X Innovation Partnership within the program. 

NSG's Joint Venture Disposes of Subsidiaries

Nippon Sheet Glass' joint venture, SP Glass Holdings BV, has disposed of its subsidiaries in Russia. 

AGC Announces Transfer Completion of AGC Flat Glass

The transfer of AGC’s ownership stake in AGC Flat Glass to Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Group is now complete.

PGT Innovations Announces Relationship with Service Finance

PGT Innovations now has an exclusive consumer financing relationship with Service Finance, a program that will provide PGTI dealers financing solutions to support their customers.

Aldora Achieves Guardian SunGuard Certification at Newport News Facility

Aldora's Newport News facility has achieved Guardian SunGuard Ceritifcation, allowing the business to provide a range of Guardian Glass' resources to its clientele. 

Manko Adds FuseCube Machine at HQ Facility

Manko Window Systems has added its fourth FuseCube at its headquarters in Manhattan, Kansas, which streamlines the application of Diamon-Fusion low-maintenance coating, transforming ordinary glass into a water-repellent surface.

MITER Brands Receives MAEA Award

MITER Brands’ MI Windows and Doors facilities have received the 2023 Manufacturers and Employers Commitment Award from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Manufacturers & Employers Association.

Mecal Remains Standalone Company

Mecal officials clarify that the 2020 proposed purchase by Violap was not completed.

FGIA Releases New Technical Bulletin

FGIA recently released a new technical bulletin with guidelines for testing of moisture vapor transmission rate, presenting results.

FGIA Releases Updated Design Wind Loads Technical Information Report

FGIA recently updated the document AAMA TIR-A15-23, Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems, which is now available for purchase. 

Minneapolis Glass Builds New Headquarters

Minneapolis Glass' operations and manufacturing facilities are set to consolidate in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, with the construction of a new headquarters.

Roto Frank Reports Strong Financial Indicators in 2022

Roto ends 2022 with “good single-figure” turnover growth, a “stronger than expected” last quarter of the previous year, and Sole Director Eckhard Keill expects only slight growth in group turnover for 2023.

PGT Custom Windows and Doors Rebrands

PGT Innovations has unveiled a rebrand for its hallmark PGT Custom Windows and Doors. The rebrand is meant to deliver a new vision of freedom and peace of mind for its consumers.

Roto North America Chooses 2023 Charity

Roto North America has chosen "A Little Compassion", a local charity dedicated to meeting the needs of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as the company's 2023 charity to raise funds for. 

CRL Distributes Glass and Surface Protection

C.R. Laurence now offers a wide selection of glass and surface-protection products. 

Vitro Enters into Agreement with First Solar

The agreement between Vitro and First Solar to manufacture glass for First Solar’s advanced thin-film photovoltaic solar panels will support its manufacturing footprint in the U.S. and generate in excess of $1 billion in sales for Vitro in the next decade.

Safti First Launches Redesigned Website

Safti First has launched a newly redesigned website that features improved navigation, faster speed, updated product and resource pages, and more.

GGI Partners with Texas Glazing Solutions

As part of a partnership between General Glass International and Texas Glazing Solutions, specialty glass will be promoted in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Frameless Hardware Company Launches INSTAQUOTE

FHC introduces a new web-based software suite, prioritizing the customer’s experience when estimating, bidding, and ordering online.

DOE Invites Ubiquitous Energy to Complete Second Part of its Loan Guarantee Program

Ubiquitous Energy says that the Department of Energy has invited the company to complete the second part of its Title XVII Loan Guarantee Program. The loan guarantee would allow the company to bring its technology to market faster, say officials.

NGA Named 2023 Best Nonprofit to Work For

The National Glass Association was selected as one of the “2023 Best Nonprofits to Work For” by The Nonprofit Times for its excellent leadership and creation of a quality workplace.  

Roto North America Joins in Connecticut Council Meeting

Chris Dimou, president and CEO, Roto North America, and his colleagues joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro at the Middlesex Chamber Manufacturing Council’s “Made in America” breakfast meeting.

FGIA Releases Updated Standard for Thermal Cycling Effects Evaluation

FGIA has updated AAMA 501.5-23, Test Method for Serviceability of Exterior Fenestration After Thermal Cycling, a document providing a standard laboratory procedure for evaluation of thermal cycling effects on large exterior fenestration components and cladding.

Vitro Celebrates Pittsburgh Groundbreaking

Vitro Architectural Glass celebrates another milestone in the long history of glass in the Pittsburgh region with the groundbreaking ceremony and hot pour event of the Pittsburgh Glass Center in Pennsylvania.

Saint-Gobain Divests Swiss Glass Fabrication Business

Saint-Gobain has sold its glass fabrication business Glassolutions based in Switzerland. 

Tubelite Launches Continuing Education Website aims to support architects, specifiers and glazing contractors in their quest to continue their education about the industry.  

PGT Innovations Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan

The Board of Directors of PGT Innovations Inc. has unanimously approved the adoption of a limited-duration shareholder rights plan. The plan will reduce the likelihood that any entity, person or group gains control of the company through open market accumulation.

Sisecam Ends 2022 with Net Sales of $5.8 billion

The 87th Ordinary General Assembly of Sisecam was held on March 29 with the participation of Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kirman, Sisecam chairman and executive member of the Board of Directors; Görkem Elverici, Sisecam CEO; Sisecam senior management; and shareholders. Meeting attendees were informed about…

Vitrum Welcomes Edify Studios to Team

Vitrum Glass Group announced the addition of Edify Studios to its sales representation team for the Washington, Oregon and Alaska markets.

Students Explore Hegla

In an effort to inspire young pupils for high-tech training in Germany, Hegla invited 19 students to take a tour of their facility to learn about their various departments and Hegla overall as a company. 

I-Codes Development Process Is Changing

Changes to the code development process for the International Codes aim to improve the quality of code content by fostering a more in-depth vetting of code change proposals.

Vitro Launches Vitro X Innovation Partnerships Program

The Vitro X Innovation Partnerships will identify and develop inspired solutions to challenges in the glass industry and support future-focused companies in bringing innovative products and technologies to market. Vitro is also announcing its first partnership through the program with AERAS, an…

NSG Group Recognized as Supplier Engagement Leader

The NSG group has been recognized for a second consecutive year for its supply chain commitment to climate change issues and collaboration among companies in the supply chain.

Roto Custom Metal Solution Premieres at BAU 2023

Roto Aluvision assisted Dobler Metallbau in the facades for two towers in architect Ben van Berkel’s building ensemble “FOUR Frankfurt” by developing a Turn-Only hinge side, which will be presented for the first time at BAU 2023.

REHAU Casement Window Receives Awards

REHAU's Aspet+TM 1800 casement window was recently recognized for its innovation by three separate organizations representing the window and door market. 

YKK AP Sponsors NASCAR Driver for 2023 Season

YKK AP America will now serve as the primary sponsor for select races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway.

Quanex Names Loeffler Supply Its Exclusive Sales Agent in Texas

Loeffler Supply LLC is now Quanex's exclusive sales agent for its products throughout Texas.

Female Employment in Manufacturing Increases

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, female employment in manufacturing reached its height this year, with a total of 3.77 million workers. Women now account for 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce.

Dow Expands Silicone-Based Products for Photovoltaic Assembly

Dow added a new product offering from its silicone-based products portfolio with the goal of advancing the company’s support of renewable energy solutions.

Glassfab Tempering Services Adds Second FuseCube to Production Facility

To streamline the application of Diamon-Fusion protective coating, Glassfab Tempering Services is adding a second FuseCube to its production facility. 

Guardian Glass Names Winners of Commercial Project Awards

More than 40 projects across North America were recognized at Guardian Glass' Commercial Project Awards in Las Vegas. 

PGT Innovations Named Best Small Company

The window, door, and garage door manufacturer found itself on Forbes' 2023 list of Best Small Companies for the third year in a row.

AIA Makes Donation to Habitat for Humanity Virginia

The American Institute of Architects is making a $500,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity Virginia as a result of the association’s goal to offset the embodied carbon emissions resulting from their headquarters renewal project. 

NCCER Compiles Paper on Experiences of Women in Industry

The National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) interviewed tradeswomen and analyzed responses to a survey directed to women in the industry for a white paper called "In Her Own Words: Improving Project Outcomes", which will assist employers with recruiting, hiring and…

Saint-Gobain Develops Configuration Tool

To better meet the needs of its customers, Saint-Gobain Glass is developing its glazing configuration tool into a series of digital services called the Calumen Suite. The online tools aim to allow professionals to identify the best solution for their projects.

SAF Introduces New Column Cover Rollers

As part of the company's ongoing investment in machinery, SAF introduces new column cover rollers at its California facility.   

Sedak Extends Photovoltaic Installation

sedak extended the company's photovoltaic installation to now provide around 1.7 million kilowatt hours.

FHC Partners with Residential Supplier Prime-Line Products

A strategic partnership agreement between glass and glazing manufacturer/supplier and a leading distributor for residential window and door replacement parts hopes to better service and support B2B customers.

Brin Glass Company Becomes Certified Contractor of the NACC

Brin Glass Company of Minneapolis has become the 59th certified contractor (and second in Minnesota) of the North American Contractor Certification Program for Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors (NACC). By earning NACC, Brin affirmed its voluntary commitment to meeting high construction…

Graham Architectural Products Unveils New Logo

Graham Architectural Products updated its logo to better represent the company's innovation and its role in creating a more sustainable built environment.

Sarasota Architect Showcases Commercial Products in Residential Home

Florida-based architect Damien Blumetti used commercial products from Eco Window Systems in a recent design project of a residential home. 

Glaston Sets Sustainability Goals

In line with Glaston’s strategic focus areas, the company focused on reducing its carbon footprint in 2022. The greenhouse gas emissions from Glaston’s own operations decreased by 43 percent year-on-year. The result was mainly achieved by shifting to the use of renewable electricity at Glaston’s…

FGIA Launches New Safety Library

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has launched a new Safety Library that will serve as a home for fenestration safety resources for FGIA members.

PGTI Announces $250 Million Share Repurchase Program

The board of PGT Innovations Inc. has approved a share repurchase program with authorization to purchase up to $250 million of its common stock through February 3, 2026. The share repurchase program will have a term of three years, may be suspended or discontinued at any time, and does not obligate…

Roto North America Partners with Transition Academy on Internships

Roto North America has partnered with a Connecticut-based community program that helps provide local internships to students with intellectual and developmental differences.

Canadian Premium Sand Announces Positive Results from its Bulk Sand Testing Project

The results of Canadian Premium Sand's bulk sand testing project are now available.

Roto North America Participates in Local Stars of Hope Project

Roto North America is displaying "stars of hope" outside of one of its office locations in support of a local artist raising funds for a food pantry and historical society.

Saint-Gobain Announces Relocation of Vetrotech North America

Saint-Gobain is relocating its specialist fire-rated glass subsidiary Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America from Washington state to Minnesota. 

Magid Glove & Safety Named to Top Workplaces USA List

Magid Glove & Safety has been named to the Top Workplaces USA list for the second consecutive year. The award celebrates companies that prioritize a people-centered culture to create an exceptional place to work.

Specialty Fenestration Group Hosts National Sales Meeting

The Specialty Fenestration Group's National Sales Meeting covered topics like ways to increase education, innovation and productivity, as well as new ballistic, blast, forced-entry, and storm-rated aluminum products.

Smart Lift & Peerless Products Announce Exclusive Glass Mover Program

Smart Lift Solutions and Peerless Products have officially partnered up for a new glass mover program. The program matches Smart Lift Solutions glass manipulators to Peerless window orders, with Peerless products and SmartLift glass movers delivered together to jobsites.

HEGLA and AGC Partner on Looking at Reuse of Glass

HEGLA and AGC have joined forces to take a holistic look at value stream of double and triple-insulated glass. AGC will be responsible for focusing on the supply chain while HEGLA will develop machine technology to help make the most of reusing insulated glass panes.

Saint-Gobain Ranks among World's Best Employers

Saint-Gobain has been certified as a "Top Employer Global" for the eighth consecutive year, with criteria of sustainability, diversity and inclusion, digital human resources, well-being, and talent acquisition showing an increase of more than two percent.

Vitro Debuts Education Course on VIG

Vitro Architectural Glass added a new continuing education course to its virtual library on the science and development of vacuum insulating glass.

Permasteelisa Group Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Permasteelisa Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, debuting a logo and slogan that represents its upwards momentum for the future. 

FGIA Releases Updated Liquid Applied Flashing Standard

AAMA 714-22, Specification for Liquid Applied Flashing Used to Create a Water-Resistive Seal Around Exterior Wall Openings in Buildings, is now available for purchase from FGIA.

Dow Named One of America's Most JUST Companies

On this year's JUST Capital's JUST 100 List, Dow earned the 55th overall position in 2023 and the top spot for Communities in the Chemicals sector.

Trex Commercial Products Changes Name to Sightline Commercial Solutions

Leading railing and platform solutions provider Trex Commercial Products is now Sightline Commercial Solutions and is also now owned and operated out of Minnesota.

Şişecam Invests in Frosted Glass

A $243 million investment from Şişecam will increase its frosted glass furnace investment capacity in Mersin, from 180 thousand tons to 244 thousand tons per year. The company will also increase its yearly capacity of energy glass processing line from 20 million square meters to 26.6 million square…

VacuMax VIG by Vitro Earns Building Design + Construction Award

Vitro Architectural Glass has won a Building Design + Construction “Top 75 Products of 2022” Award for its VacuMax Vacuum Insulating Glass, which consist of two fully tempered lites of glass separated by a non-leaded metal seal and a vacuum air space.

Saint-Gobain Recognized for its Fight Against Climate Change

For the second year in a row, Saint-Gobain made the “Climate Change A List”, among 283 companies out of more than 15,000 companies that answered the CDP’s 2022 Climate Change questionnaire.

Giroux Glass Named a 2022 Best Place to Work

Giroux Glass was named a "Best Place to Work in Los Angeles" for 2022 by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Workforce Research Group.

Guardian Glass Introduces Resource Hub

Guardian Glass' new Resource Hub provides customers and the wider glass community with 24/7 online access to a new digital platform that offers technical information on glass, as well as engineering, analytical and specification tools, marketing resources and interactive training.

Andersen Windows & Doors releases 2023 Look Book

Andersen Windows & Doors has released the top six trends for home design for 2023.

Assa Abloy Sells Yale and Emtek Lock Brands

To alleviate competitive concerns alleged by the U.S. DOJ, Assa Abloy has sold its Yale and Emtek lock brands and U.S. and Canada residential businesses in an $800 million deal.

PGT Innovations Donates to Breast Cancer Non-Profits

PGT Innovations donated $9,000 to various breast cancer non-profits by making breast cancer awareness t-shirts available for purchase to its employees earlier this year.

Ubiquitous Energy Named 2022 Green Company of the Year

Ubiquitous Energy was recently recognized for progress developing and deploying impactful green energy solutions via its transparent, energy-generating solar windows.

US LBM Foundation Matching Giving Tuesday Donations to Meals on Wheels

The US LBM Foundation will match up to $100,000 of all donations made online to Meals on Wheels America on Giving Tuesday, which is Tuesday, Nov. 29.

First Solar to Open Facility in Alabama

A solar module manufacturing facility in Alabama is expected to open in 2025 and will help First Solar Inc. advance its effort to help decarbonize the American economy and achieve self-sufficiency in reliable and competitive renewable energy technologies. 

Walker Glass Continues Sustainable Development with Two New EPDs

Walker Glass has announced the release of new, third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations on acid-etched glass and on acid-etched mirror and unetched mirror.

New Mural Adds Holiday Cheer to Winco Windows

Winco's location in University City in St. Louis is the first business in the area of hopefully many to receive a custom mural as part of a city beautification effort.

Assa Abloy's Climate Targets Validated as Science-Based

Assa Abloy officially received validation by the Science Based Targets initiative for the company’s emission reduction targets, which include halving absolute emissions by 2030 and reaching net-zero no later than 2050.

Şişecam Refinances $180 million Loan

Şişecam refinanced its $180.7 million loan from 2019 using a new syndicated loan of $247.9 million, with the leadership of 9 different banks. 

PGTI Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

PGT Innovations released its results for the third quarter of 2022, as well as its fiscal year 2022 guidance. Highlights include net sales in the third quarter totaled $386 million, an increase of 28 percent, and net income in the third quarter was $30 million, compared to a net loss of $5 million.

Banner Solutions Launches New E-commerce Experience

An entirely redesigned online platform to simplify customer workflow addresses the specific challenges and pain points of current customers and reflects an all-in commitment to how Banner Solutions continues to think in terms of delivering solutions.

MITER Foundation Raises Record $2.3 Million at Charity Events

The MITER Foundation raises a record $2.3 million for cancer support, veterans' affairs, children's wellbeing, and local outreach at charity golf tournaments in Prescott, Arizona; and Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Magid Wins Chicagoland Top Workplaces Award

Magid Glove & Safety wins the Chicagoland Top Workplaces honor for the second consecutive year. With nearly 100,000 licensed businesses in Chicago alone, only 194 businesses made this year's list.

Naverra Glass Opens Glass Fabrication Facility in Connecticut

Naverra Glass is expanding its operations to meet demand for high quality glass in North America by opening a state-of-the-art facility in Norwich, Connecticut. 

Pulp Studio Featured on History Channel

Pulp Studio was recently featured on History Channel’s More Power Series with TV Host Tim Allen, where Allen was given a rare behind the scenes factory tour.

St. Cloud Window Inc. Improves Website

St. Cloud Window Inc. updated its website to now include an updated navigation bar, improved landing pages, and content that's meant to be easy to understand.

D3 Glass Receives Company to Watch Award

D3 Glass is a company "worth watching." The Fort Myers-based glass fabricator has been recognized a GrowFL Florida Company to Watch for 2022 for the second time in the company's history. 

AIA Assumes Management of AIA Conference

The American Institute of Architects will now be managing its AIA Conference on Architecture, taking over from Informa. The organization formed a new team, AIA Sales, Events and Exhibitions, to work on this project going forward.

Ironbridge Equity Partners Partner with Walker Glass Company

Ironbridge Equity Partners and Walker Glass Company recently partnered, with Ironbridge having acquired a controlling interest in Walker.

CRL Expands Line of Luxury Shower Hardware

CRL recently expanded its line of luxury shower hardware to include shower hinges for frameless enclosures, as well as a brushed-bronze option has been added to its Cambridge and Crescent shower-door slider lines.  

Quanex Launches New Website

Quanex has launched the brand new, which is designed to offer a refreshed, more user-friendly and informative experience to key customers in every market the company serves.  

Companies Rally for Communities, Staff in Aftermath of Hurricane Ian

In the destructive aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Florida, the first thing Florida-based companies did was make sure their employees, clients, and customers were all safe. Now, they are helping their communities rebuild and looking to the future of glass and related products, as well as standards…

Italian Broadcaster Honors Sisecam’s Kırman with Chairman of the Year Award

Sisecam's Kırman accepted the award for Chairman of the Year from Le Fonti, a broadcaster based in Italy. In his speech, Kırman emphasized the company's contributions to the Italian glass industry and economy.

St. Cloud Window Welcomes Independent Sales Representatives

St. Cloud Window Inc. welcomed Window Reps of Raleigh, North Carolina to their company as independent sales representatives.

Quanex’s Rice Lake Plant Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Quanex's Rice Lake Plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary this October. Opened in 1972, the plant's employees and leadership team pride themselves on decades of exemplary customer service and community involvement. 

Roto Frank of America Raises Money for MADD

Roto Frank of America, Inc. fundraised $2,000 to donate to Mothers Against Drunk Driving in honor of former Roto employee Kyle Hermann, who was killed in a drug-impaired driving accident in 2018 at the age of 23.

ASSA ABLOY acquires Bird Home Automation GmbH

Assa Abloy has acquired Bird Home Automation GmbH, marketed under the trademark DoorBird. DoorBird was established in 2014 and has some 110 employees. The main office is located in Berlin, Germany.  

KOVA Window Wall System Uses Revolutionary Installation Process

KOVA has introduced a new Window Wall System that can be fully installed from the interior of the building, introducing a first-of-its-kind installation process that is easier and safer than others on the market. The Window Wall System optimizes a building’s energy performance and efficiency…

NCCER Launches New Podcast

The National Center for Construction Education and Research's new, and first ever, podcast "The Builder's Table" aims to educate, empower and engage listeners on the importance of the construction industry. The first episode is now available to listen on most streaming platforms. 

Saint-Gobain Partners with Megasol

Sain-Gobain and solar manufacturer Megasol have announced a new, strategic partnership that extends Saint-Gobain's sustainable solutions offer for façades, while allowing Megasol access to Saint-Gobain's customer base. 

PGT Innovations Provides Relief to Employees During Hurricane Ian

PGT Innovations helped rescue its stranded employees and their families in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Florida. The company also distributed supplies to its staff in need, as well as provided an update on their facilities located in Florida. 

General Glass International Launches New Website

General Glass International launched a new website designed to emphasize and demonstrate the value glass products bring to architects and designers, as well as the end-user.

FGIA Members, World Vision Donate School Supplies to Chicago Area Children

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance partnered with a humanitarian organization, World Vision, to help provide more than 200 backpacks filled with school supplies for children at a school in Chicago, the host city for FGIA's conference this week. 

Magid Leadership Pitches in Over $100,000 to Help Employees Cover Rising Gas Costs

When gas prices started skyrocketing over the summer, the Magid leadership team implemented a $50,000 gas subsidy program to help its employees. After receiving positive feedback and seeing that gas prices had not dropped, the company continued this program and has now pitched in over $100,000.

To Increase Employment, US to Use All Employment-Based Green Cards

The NGA supports the National Association of Manufacturers in emphasizing the need to reduce a visa backlog in order to increase employment in industry.

PFCI Appointed Exclusive Distributor of CoolVu Window Film Products

FutureVu Brands Inc. and Coating Solutions Group LLC invest in a new joint venture company, creating Performance Films and Coatings International LLC.

FenBC Will Become First Canadian Region of FGIA

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance's first Canadian region has officially been created through the integration of the Fenestration Association of British Columbia.

Saint Gobain Approves CO2 Reduction Goals

As part of Saint-Gobain's commitment to sustainability, the company says it will achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. As part of this mission, the manufacturer has set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. 

British Glass CEO Gives Evidence to Government Inquiry on Energy

British Glass CEO Dave Dalton recently gave evidence to the department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy's inquiry on how businesses and workers are reacting to the cost-of-living crisis.

Water Treatment Solutions Decides to Rebrand

Water Treatment Solutions is celebrating two decades in business by giving their original logo a makeover. 

Crystal Window and Door Systems Launches Improved Aluminum Terrace Door

Crystal Window & Door Systems announced its improved Aluminum Series 1450 Out-Swing and Series 1460 In-Swing Terrace Doors that are now available. The series is constructed to be well-suited for high-rise and wind-prone installations, with upgraded hardware selections and consumer's choice…

PGT Innovations Offers Employees Tuition Reimbursement, Scholarship Program

PGT Innovations is aiming to help their employees and their dependents pursue their educational goals through a tuition reimbursement program, a scholarship program, as well as multiple training and leadership courses within the company.

FGIA Updates Suite Of Aluminum Finishes Documents

Three updated documents describing test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products, AAMA 2603, 2604, and 2605, are now available for purchase through the FGIA.

Magid Makes 2022 Top Distributors List

Magid Glove & Safety has been named to Modern Distribution Management's 2022 Top Distributors list for the safety segment. Magid Glove & Safety was named to the list alongside 13 other leading companies in the safety category. Since 1946, Magid has offered a unique and full-service approach…

Faro Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report

Faro released its inaugural sustainability report.

Eastman Makes It Onto Forbes Best-In-State Employers 2022 List

Eastman is named on the Forbes list of Best-in-State Employers for 2022. “We’re excited to be included as a ‘Best-In-State Employer’ by Forbes for the third consecutive year,” says Mark Costa, Board Chair and CEO.

PGT Innovations Makes Top Spot On Forbes' Best In State Employers List

PGT Innovations ranked number one in the engineering and manufacturing category on Forbes’ America’s Best-in-State Employers list for this year. For the state of Florida, PGT Innovations was one of only 33 companies to make the list.

Upstate Glass Tempering Adds New Glass Treatment Process Through the FuseCube Express

Upstate Glass Tempering is adding the FuseCube Express to its fabrication capabilities. The protective glass coating machine is designed to streamline the application of Diamon-Fusion glass treatment through a proprietary chemical vapor deposition process. 

Andersen Corp. and Ubiquitous Energy to Develop First Energy Generating Windows and Doors

Andersen Corp. and Ubiquitous Energy entered into an agreement to jointly develop energy-generating window and door products.

U.S. Air Force Funds Photovoltaic Window Technology

UbiQD Inc. was recently awarded a Small Business Innovation Research contract by the United States Air Force. The current phase II contract provides funding for two installations totaling more than 20 windows, as well as continued scale-up and development of UbiQD’s quantum dot-tinted photovoltaic…

Western Window Systems Launches New Website

Western Window Systems launched a new website recently. The new site is designed to have easy to navigate links to technical and product information, as well as industry insights and guidance, with a focus on an improved customer experience.

Giroux Glass Named a 2022 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles

Giroux Glass Inc. was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Workforce Research Group.

DFI Subjects Protective Coating to Tests, Shows No Adverse Reaction to GE Branded Silicones

Diamon-Fusion International announced their patented protective glass coating, Diamon-Fusion, underwent a series of compatibility and adhesion tests using key GE branded silicone sealants from Momentive Performance Materials.

Apogee Enterprises Announces Amendment and Extension of Credit Facility

Apogee Enterprises Inc., parent company of Tubelite, Linetec and Wausau, completed the amendment and extension of its senior unsecured credit facility.

Roto North America Introduces A Low Profile Lock Handle

Roto North America recently developed the Low Profile Lock Handle for casement and awning windows.

Linetec Expands Online

Linetec added a new online, on-demand, video continuing education course to its website. 

Vitro Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

Vitro Architectural Glass celebrated 50 years in business by planting trees outside of its manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania. 

Trulite Canada Adds FuseCube Express

Diamon-Fusion International, announced that Trulite Canada has added the FuseCube Express to their line of fabrication capabilities.

REHAU Achieves Sustainability Goals

REHAU has published its sustainability report for 2021, which shows REHAU achieved its targets for both circular economy and climate protection. 

Tvitec and Cricursa Partner to Provide Flat and Curved Glass Solutions

Tvitec and Cricursa, both glass fabricators based in Spain, are launching a comprehensive line of high-performance flat and curved construction glass solutions. Tvitec acquired Cricursa earlier this year.

D&A Glass Co. Named First in Idaho to Earn North American Contractor Certification

D&A Glass Co., the contract glazing division of D&A Companies of Boise, became the first in Idaho and the 51st overall to earn North American Contractor Certification. NACC is an ANSI-accredited, award-winning credential that recognizes architectural glass and metal subcontractors who adopt…

ClearVue to Install Energy Generating Solar Windows

Smart building materials company ClearVue Technologies Ltd. signed a letter of intent to install its patented solar energy windows  into a new office building in Atlanta.

Eastman Announces $500 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase

Eastman Chemical Co. entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Wells Fargo, NA and Mizuho Markets Americas LLC to repurchase $500 million of Eastman’s common stock.

QMI Security Solutions Invests in Riot Glass and Campbell Corp.

QMI Security Solutions, in conjunction with Management and Prospect Partners, closed on its investment of Riot Glass Inc and Campbell Corp. Riot Glass is a manufacturer of security glass based in Huntingdon Beach, California.

Signs of Financial Trouble at View Inc.

Smart glass manufacturer View Inc. issued a grim financial statement earlier this month warning that it risks running out of cash.

MY Shower Door / D3 Glass Named Among Florida’s Top Manufacturing Performers

MY Shower Door / D3 Glass has been named a finalist in the 2022 Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards.

Next Energy Technologies Delivers Solar Prototype Window Wall to Integration Partner Walters & Wolf

Next Energy Technologies Inc., makers of a proprietary transparent photovoltaic coating that transforms commercial windows into energy-producing solar panels, announced the demonstration of a PC Prototype Window Wall at the headquarters of its manufacturing and glazing partner Walters & Wolf in…

MY Shower Door Reaches Two Milestones

MY Shower Door, a Ft. Myers, Florida, based company recently achieved two major milestones.

Guardian Glass Launches Guardian Glass Training Center

Developed to help the glass community of fabricators, processors, wholesalers, architects and specifiers learn more about glass and the role it plays as a design and building material, the new Guardian Glass Training Center is a digital learning platform that offers a variety of online interactive…

Faro Partners with Oracle to Open Oracle Industry Lab

Faro Technologies Inc. joined forces with Oracle to open the new Oracle Industry Lab. The new 30,000-square-foot facility allows architecture, engineering and construction professionals to see, model and experience new technologies in a hands-on, simulated environment where they can experiment,…

Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems Marks 10 Years of Growth

Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems, the west coast affiliate of national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, marks its 10th year of operation and growth since opening its doors in May of 2012.

Vitro Architectural Glass Recognizes Earth Day with Updates on Sustainable Products, Projects and Education

In celebration of Earth Day and to honor its ongoing commitment to the environment, Vitro Architectural Glass is providing updates on several new product launches, educational offerings, sustainable development projects and industry certifications that represent its all-encompassing culture of…

Magid Leadership Pitches in $50,000 to Help Employees Cover Rising Gas Costs

Magid Glove & Safety has been offering its employees a gas subsidy program to aid employees as gas prices continue to rise. The $50,000 program offers approximately $1.00 per gallon subsidy for every employee’s commute to Magid and/or to on-site customer visits.

Glass + Mirror Craft Offers DFI Protective Coating as a Standard Feature on Shower Enclosures

Glass + Metal Craft, a Michigan-based glass fabricator, will now offer Diamon-Fusion protective coating as a standard feature on all of its shower enclosures via the FuseCube Express automated glass coating machine.

Press Glass Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Press Glass celebrated its 30th anniversary with an online event at the end of March. The event was open to all Press Glass facilities in Europe and the U.S. Thanks to the available technology, the company was able to deliver its message directly to nearly 5,000 employees who work in 15 plants…

Ubiquitous Energy Demonstrates First Large-Area Coating of Transparent Solar Technology

Ubiquitous Energy, a technology company developing transparent solar technology for architectural glass, successfully demonstrated 1.5-meter-wide glass coated uniformly with the company’s UE Power transparent solar materials. This critical milestone shows the ability to scale UE Power to large…

Crystal Windows Installs Rooftop Solar Panel System at New York Factory

Crystal Window & Door Systems has completed installation of an almost 1 MW solar electricity generation system on the rooftop of its headquarters and main production facility in Queens, New York.

Crystal Window & Door Systems Expands YouTube Channel to Include Installation Tutorials

Crystal Window & Door Systems’ NYC YouTube channel now offers step-by-step video guides to guide customers through common situations such as installing window hardware, adjusting sliding window rollers and swing-door hinges, and adding window opening control devices.

ODL Inc. Names Dan Volkema Vice President of Finance

Building products supplier ODL Inc., which specializes in decorative and clear door glass and other privacy solutions, has named Dan Volkema vice president of finance, according to a company statement released March 17, 2022.

Total Construction Starts Increase in February, Rising in Midwest, South Atlantic, and Western U.S.

Total construction starts rose nine percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.013 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts swelled 32 percent due to the start of three large manufacturing facilities. By contrast, residential starts fell…

Pulp Studio Introduces ’New Decorative Glass ‘Refracted Reflections’

Pulp Studio released "Refracted Reflections," part of its catalog of custom glass products. 

Eastman announces Bernard Bühler Award for the 2022 Vanceva World of Color Awards

Named after the renowned French architect who has developed multiple projects across France using Vanceva color PVB interlayers, Bernard Bühler himself will be the juror for the award and will choose the winner from all entries in the “Exterior” category.

Construction Workers See Biggest Pay Bump in Over 40 Years

Ripple effects of the Baby Boomer generation retiring, compounded by a sizzling hot housing and labor market, drove average pay for non-managerial construction laborers up six percent from the same time in 2021, according to preliminary wage survey data released in February by the U.S. Bureau of…

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…

Window innovation, sustainability, and trends front and center at FGIA roundtables

Roundtable discussions at the 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Annual Conference in Amelia Island, Fla. highlighted trends like thin triple glazing, sustainability best practices, and case studies on window industry innovations.

Diamon-Fusion International Collaborates with Q-railing

Diamon-Fusion International will collaborate with Q-railing – North America to offer Diamon-Fusion protective coating on Q-railing glass guardrail systems.

Peerless Products Partners with Talon Wall to Offer High-Rise, Unitized, Factory-Glazed Curtain Wall Systems

Peerless Architectural Windows and Doors announced that the company will enter the high-rise, unitized, factory glazed curtain wall industry. The company is a manufacturer of high-performance aluminum architectural and commercial windows for new construction, replacement, and historical…

Cricursa Faces Bankruptcy and Potential Liquidation

Spanish newspaper El Nacional reports that glass fabricator Cricursa has been in bankruptcy proceedings since December 2021.

GGI Launches New Inspiration Gallery to Streamline Design Capabilities

GGI launched a new initiative to make it easier for customers, architects, and designers to visualize how to best create a desired aesthetic while keeping cost and versatility at the forefront of design concerns.

Forman Ford Becomes First Iowa Glazing Contractor to Earn North American Contractor Certification

Forman Ford, a Midwest glazing contractor headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, became the first in the state to earn North American Contractor Certification.

UltraGlas, California-based Glass Fabricator, Will Close

UltraGlas, a glass fabricator located in Chatsworth, California, will close, according to reporting in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Soft Tech Launches Second Level of Academy

Soft Tech launched the second level of its Soft Tech Academy.

Pulp Studio Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Pulp Studio, designers and manufacturers of technically superior decorative glass, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Vitro Architectural Glass Reinforces Commitment to Sustainability

Vitro Architectural Glass is dedicated to raising the industry standard for sustainability and has partnered with various organizations and industry initiatives to reinforce its commitment to the environment and help realize the full potential for environmentally friendly glass innovation on a…

Tremco Construction Products Group Joins NIBS as 2022 Leadership Sponsor

The National Institute of Building Sciences is pleased to announce that Tremco Construction Products Group signed on to be the organization’s 2022 Leadership Sponsor.

Andersen Corp. Invests in Ubiquitous Energy

Andersen Corp. announced a strategic investment in Ubiquitous Energy, a company in transparent photovoltaic technology that converts light into electricity using semiconductor materials while maintaining visible transparency. 

Kalwall Awards 2021 Salesperson of the Year to Mark Lipman

Kalwall Corp. is proud to awarded Mark Lipman with the salesperson of the year award for 2021.

Structures Unlimited Honors Michael Hawkins as 2021 Salesperson of The Year

Structures Unlimited Inc. honored Michael Hawkins as its top salesperson of the year for 2021.

St. Cloud Window Announces SCW3000 Series Quick Ship Program

St. Cloud Window Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance commercial aluminum fenestration products, announces a quick ship program.

Halio Inc. to Showcase AI-controlled Smart Glass at CES 2022

Halio, a smart window manufacturer, will be exhibiting in the “Green Avenue” section of the SK CES 2022 booth located in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth 16761.

Quanex Cambridge Facility Earns ISO 45001-2018 Certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management

In addition to its existing ISO 9001 certification, the Quanex IG Systems facility in Cambridge, Ohio, earned the ISO 45001-2018 designation for occupational health and safety management. As a safety driven organization, Quanex emphasizes the well-being of employees and commits to continuous safety…

Kansas City-Based Livers Bronze Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Family-owned Livers Bronze Co. is proud to announce its 75th anniversary as a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial hand railing systems.

EFCO Partners with Armoured One To Develop Shooter Attack-Tested Fenestration Systems

EFCO Corp. and Armoured One signed an agreement to partner on the development complete fenestration assemblies to successfully pass the Shooter Attack Certification Testing method.

FHC Receives U.S. Patent for Unitizing Clamping Gasket for Heavy Glass Entrance Systems

The Frameless Hardware Co. announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office officially awarded U.S. Patent Number 11,187,323 to the FHC Unitizing Clamping Gasket.

Aragon Becomes 45th Contractor to Earn North American Contractor Certification

Aragon of Montclair, California, earned North American Contractor Certification, becoming the 45th contractor in North America and 10th in California to achieve the credential. NACC is an ANSI-accredited, award-winning certification that empowers architectural glass and metal contractors to adopt…

Andersen Publishes Environmental Product Declaration for E-Series Windows

Andersen's E-Series EPD helps designers and architects achieve their green building goals, including materials and resources credits for customers pursuing LEED certification and by providing data for embodied carbon calculations without compromising design aesthetics. 

Deceuninck and AGC Glass Europe Enter into a Strategic Partnership

Deceuninck, specialized in the development and production of PVC and aluminum window and door profiles, and AGC Glass Europe, a European flat glass manufacturer, entered into a strategic partnership. The combination resulted in new innovative solutions that enable the integration of Fineo vacuum…

Sterling Glass Becomes 44th Glazing Contractor to Earn North American Contractor

Sterling Glass Inc. of Buffalo, New York, earned North American Contractor Certification, becoming the 44th glazing contractor to achieve the credential.

Halio Inc. Announces $100M in Financing Led by SK and Capricorn

Halio, a mart window manufacturer, announced an additional $100 million in financing led by inside investors SK and Capricorn Investment Group. SK is Korea’s third-largest company with more than $68 billion in annual revenue. Halio aligns with SK’s focus on Environmental, Social and Governance…

AGP Inc. Becomes Kansas City’s First to Earn North American Contractor Certification

Architectural Glazing Professionals Inc. of Grandview and Nixa, Missouri, earned North American Contractor Certification, becoming the first glazing contractor in the Kansas City metropolitan area to earn the credential.

Dow to Introduce Commercially Available Program for Carbon-Neutral Silicones

Dow will introduce a commercially available service for carbon-neutral silicones in building facades, according to a company release. Used for structural glazing, insulating glass, and weathersealing, the carbon-neutral silicones will be PAS 2060-verified to help decrease the environmental impact…

Magid Wins the ISHN Reader’s Choice Award for Two New Safety Innovations

The readers of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News awarded Magid the 2020 ISHN Reader’s Choice Awards for two new innovations.

Winco Windows Wins Family Business Award

The St. Louis Business Journal awarded Winco Windows a Family Business Award.

APAA States Support for Biden Administration’s Tariff-Rate Quota Deal with the European Union

The American Primary Aluminum Association, which represents the majority of U.S. primary aluminum producers and thousands of aluminum workers across the country, expressed its support for the tariff-rate quota deal reached between the Biden Administration and the European Union.

Oahu Metal & Glazing Becomes Hawaii’s First to Earn North American Contractor Certification

Oahu Metal & Glazing of Honolulu achieved North American Contractor Certification, becoming Hawaii’s first glazing contractor to earn the credential.

Judge Finds in Favor of Safti First in Patent Dispute Case

In a summary judgement dated Feb. 3, Chief Magistrate Joseph C. Spero of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the patent infringement claims filed by Ely Holdings Ltd. and Greenlite Glass Systems against Safti First, a U.S. fire-rated glass and framing…

R.E. Krug Corp. Becomes Buffalo Region’s First to Earn North American Contractor Certification

R.E. Krug Corp. of North Tonawanda, New York, achieved North American Contractor Certification (NACC), becoming the first glazing contractor in the Buffalo, New York, Metropolitan Region to earn certification. NACC is the only ANSI-accredited, third-party credential that recognizes architectural…

Kensington Glass Arts Opens New Richmond Facility

Kensington Glass Arts Inc., a Mid-Atlantic glass manufacturer, commercial glazier and distributor of architectural glass, announced the opening of a fabricated glass distribution hub and contract glazing field office in Richmond, Virginia.

Lisec Breaks Its Order Intake Record

This year has been a successful year for LiSEC: For the second time in 2021, the company has managed to hit a monthly order intake volume of more than $ 35 million. This success clearly shows that LiSEC's “” approach is winning over customers, say officials.

NFRC Report Captures Potential for Energy-Efficient Commercial Windows

With architects, builders, and manufacturers facing growing pressure to ensure that windows, doors and skylights reduce energy use, the National Fenestration Rating Council is releasing a report on the potential benefits of high-efficiency windows in commercial buildings. 

Pulp Studio Launches Video Program to Capture the Unique Qualities of Glass

Pulp Studio launched a new video marketing program.

Lattuada North America Features Two Top Products During GlassBuild America

This year Lattuada North America will exhibit at booth #1547 at GlassBuild America.

Forel Debuts New Solutions at GlassBuild America

Forel North America will be taking part in the 2021 edition of GlassBuild America in Atlanta, Sept. 13-15. See Forel at Booth #231.

Bovone to Present New Line of Fully Automated Grinding Machines at GlassBuild America

Bovone will exhibit at GlassBuild America 2021, from Sept. 13-15.

Glaston at GlassBuild America 2021

After the long break, officials at Glaston will be meeting customers and booth visitors in person at this year’s GlassBuild America.

Visit Hegla at GlassBuild America

Visit Hegla at Glassbuild America in Atlanta from Sept. 13-15.

SAF Launches New Website, Promotes Dakota Heck to Account Manager

SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, marked a series of accomplishments in its 75th year of business with historic sales growth, a new website with refreshed company branding, and the promotion of a current employee into a newly established role within the organization. 

YKK AP America Inc. Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

YKK AP America Inc. will raise its minimum starting wage to $15 an hour. The change will be effective beginning Sept. 6.

Arrow Glass and Mirror of Austin Earns NACC

Arrow Glass and Mirror of Austin, Texas, achieved North American Contractor Certification. NACC is the only ANSI-accredited, third-party credential that recognizes architectural glass and metal contractors for competency, business practices, and industry accepted guidelines for quality and safety…

GGI to Exhibit at GlassBuild America in Atlanta

GGI will be exhibiting at the National Glass Association's GlassBuild America event, to be held Sept. 13-15 in Atlanta.

Isra Vision AG Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Isra Vision AG, a manufacturer of surface inspection methods for web materials, broke ground on the construction of its new headquarters building in Darmstadt, Germany. The new headquarters is located on a property measuring around 15,000 square meters in the city’s “Knell” development district…

HHH Equipment Resources Launches Kodiak, Edging Equipment Brand

HHH Equipment Resources, a division of Salem Fabrication Technologies Group, Inc., announced the launch of a new line of glass edging equipment.

Apogee Enterprises Restructures, Closes Viracon Facility in Georgia

Apogee Enterprises Inc. officials announced a major restructuring, which will include the closure of a glass fabrication location and the combination of several business units. 

Quaker Windows & Doors Can Now be Found on

Quaker Windows & Doors teamed up with to better serve the architectural community dedicated to preserving the nation’s historic buildings. is an invitation-only, human-curated, online marketplace and specification platform comprised of and…

HMI Cardinal Launches New Image as HMI Glass

HMI Glass announced a new look and vision in 2021, following the merger of HMI Cardinal and Woon-Tech Inc., the opening of the company’s third fabrication facility, and the launch of its new website.

Vitro Architectural Glass Launches Titan Oversized Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that it has launched Titan glass, a new oversized glass product for large-scale exterior insulating glass units. Titan glass is available with a wide range of Vitro high-performance magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition coatings to optimize performance and…

Guardian Glass Introduces New UL Product Lens Certification

Guardian Glass is the first float glass manufacturer to achieve UL Product Lens Certification, covering three global product categories: uncoated float glass; sputter, or vacuum, coated float glass, including Commercial SunGuard and residential ClimaGuard products; and UltraMirror products, say…

YKK AP Opens New Showroom in Downtown Atlanta

YKK AP America Inc. opened a new showroom in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Rhyno Glass Becomes Florida’s First Contractor to Earn NACC

Rhyno Glass of Tampa became Florida’s first glazing contractor to achieve North American Contractor Certification. NACC is the only ANSI-accredited, third-party credential that recognizes architectural glass and metal contractors for competency, business practices, and industry accepted guidelines…

Canadian Premium Sand Inc. Closes on US $1 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement

Canadian Premium Sand Inc. announced that it has closed a non-brokered private placement.

Crawford-Tracey Sponsors 2021 AIA Florida Raffle

Crawford-Tracey Corp. sponsored the raffle at the AIA Florida Convention and Trade Show, as it has since its inception in 2011. This year’s raffle winner is Aranya Mom with Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, and was awarded a MacBook Pro 16 inch, Apple Magic Trackpad 2 and Apple Air Pods…

FHC Receives U.S. Patent for Advance Series HERC-DOOR Frameless Door Rail System

The Frameless Hardware Co., a supplier and manufacturer to the glass and glazing industries, received U.S. Patent Number 11,060,341 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Advance Series Herc-Door Frameless Door Rail System for Glass Entrance Systems.

Ubiquitous Energy and Antamex Industries Partner for Transparent Solar Commercial Glazing

Ubiquitous Energy, a manufacturer of transparent solar energy technology, and Antamex Industries agreed to form a partnership to bring transparent solar glazing to the commercial glazing market in North America.

Vitro Architectural Glass Reaches Agreement to Distribute VIG Products in North America

Vitro Architectural Glass reached an agreement with LandGlass and VIG Technologies to sell its tempered vacuum insulating glass products in North America.

Eastman Machine Breaks Ground on Headquarters Expansion

Eastman Machine Co. broke ground on its new expansion. The 7,500-square-foot expansion of the facility will provide the necessary capacity for the company to accommodate the accelerated development and scope of its work.

Softsolution GmbH and LiteSentry Partner

Softsolution and LiteSentry announced a new partnership to support both companies’ long-term growth and success.

Kensington Glass Arts Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Kensington Glass Arts Inc., a Mid-Atlantic glass manufacturer, commercial glazier, and distributor of architectural glass, celebrates its 45th anniversary.

Viracon Introduces Smart Glass Powered by Halio

Viracon is introducing Viracon Plus smart glass powered by Halio, a self-tinting smart glass solution that incorporates Halio Inc.’s electrochromic technology into Viracon’s insulating glass units. The product optimizes occupant comfort through autonomously adjusting tint levels such that energy…

8G Solutions Launches Denver Office

8G Solutions, a glazing contractor based in Kansas City, Missouri, is opening an office in Denver.

AGC and Autodesk Launch Media Library to Boost Representation of Diversity in Construction

The Associated General Contractors of America  and Autodesk launched the Construction Diversity Image Library, a collection of photographs for use by the media featuring diverse individuals in the construction workforce.

Rowe Fenestration Partners with Proteus Facades to Supply Rainscreen Cladding Systems

Proteus Facades partnered with Rowe Fenestration to provide rainscreen cladding systems for building envelopes. "We are delighted to have partnered with Rowe Fenestration in Northern California and Nevada which is a key area in our expansion into the USA," says Simon Gregory, sales director at…

Roto North America Expands Warehouse Capacity

Roto North America expanded its warehouse capacity in Connecticut, where it acquired an 18,000-square-foot facility that the company will add it to its current configuration.

AGC to Deliver Third Coater for Mirrors of World’s Largest Telescope

The European Southern Observatory and AGC Glass Europe, with its business unit AGC Plasma Technology Solutions, signed a second contract to deliver a coater specially equipped for the large mirrors of the world’s largest telescope. 

Glaston Partners with Softsolution to Create Quality Inspection Solutions

Glaston Corp. and Softsolution, an Austria-based manufacturer of quality assurance systems for the glass industry, are collaborating to create quality inspection solutions for tempering lines.

DefenseLite Announces Strategic Alliance with Binswanger Glass

Impact Security LLC, the manufacturer of DefenseLite, announced a strategic alliance with Binswanger Glass, a national retail and commercial glazing firm. Binswanger will launch its DefenseLite program at the company’s locations in Dallas and Houston offering clients high security window glazing…

Lippert Adds DFI’s FuseCube Express

Lippert, a global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products and customized solutions for the building products industries, announced the installation of DFI’s FuseCube Express and plan to offer Diamon-Fusion protective coating on its various glass product lines.

View Inc. Reports Increased Year Over Year Revenue for Q1

View Inc. reported first quarter 2021 financial results. The company posted a revenue of $11.8 million, a 29 percent increase from Q1 2020 and a 52 percent increase from Q4 2020.

Sentech Releases VersaFront, Customizable All-Glass Storefront

Sentech Architectural Systems Verdeveloped a complete line of customizable, all-glass storefront solutions that can be designed using jumbo glass panels and a wide variety of coated glass options. 

Quaker Windows and Doors Starts Phase 3 of Expansion

May marks the one-year anniversary of Quaker Windows and Doors opening of their Eldon, Missouri, manufacturing facility and offices. The manufacturing plant and office build-out in Eldon were phases 1 and 2 of Quaker’s multi-phase Eldon expansion plan for the 130-acre campus.

CMS Develops New Production Center

CMS, a glass technology manufacturer, enhanced its production center in Zogno, Italy, with a new, state-of-the-art wing. The area, an additional 7,740 square meters, was designed for the company’s largest machines.

Guardian Glass to Replace Float Line at Luxembourg Plant

According to reporting in, a Luxembourg-based publication, Guardian Glass will replace a float production line at its float plant in Bascharage, Luxembourg.

Rowe Fenestration Partners with Armoured One to Supply Protective Glazing Systems

Armoured One partnered with Rowe Fenestration to provide tested assemblies that enhance security in schools, business, and health care.  

AGMT Glazier Certification Testing Resumes

Practical and written testing for the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification Program resumed, after it was disrupted this past year due to the pandemic, announced company officials.

St. Cloud Window Welcomes Independent Sales Representatives Serving the East Coast

St. Cloud Window Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance commercial aluminum fenestration products, announced that Roof Tech Sales, based in Boston, and Rand Sales & Marketing, based in Philadelphia, joined the company’s sales team as independent sales representatives to architectural and…

Pujol Group Launches a New Corporate Site, Renews the Sites of Group Companies

Pujol Group has made important changes in its communication elements, including a new corporate website, and the updating of the group's companies' websites.

YKK AP America Inc. Celebrates 30 Years in the Architectural Products Industry

YKK AP America Inc. celebrates 30 years of growth, innovation, next generation manufacturing and partnership.

Vitro Architectural Glass Celebrates Commitment to Sustainability in Recognition of Earth Day

In observance of Earth Day, Vitro Architectural Glass is recognizing its growth as an environmentally-focused business and ongoing commitment to meeting the standards of sustainability certification programs through its introduction of new, sustainable products.

Privacy Glass Solutions Launches Online Design Studio

Privacy Glass Solutions launched its new online Design Studio. This new addition to the company’s existing website is a digitally curated, technical product content management platform, which provides architects, engineers, and contractors and specifiers a simple method to search, select, and…

Giroux Glass Becomes NACC Certified

Giroux Glass became the latest glazing contractor to meet the standards set by the North American Contractor Certification program, according to a blog on the company’s site.

Sisecam Receives Sustainable Investment Award

Şişecam won the "Sustainable Investment Award" at the Investor of the Year Awards, held by the Bulgarian Investment Agency. The award, which was given to Şişecam in recognition of its effective long-term investments in the country, was presented to Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman, Şişecam Chairman and CEO…

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Selects New Keralite Distributor, Expands Territory Reach

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain selected Glass Fabricators Inc. in Grimes, Iowa, as a distributor for its Keralite Select products, and expanded its territory with new representative, ASC Inc.

Satinal Updates Capcity, Releases New Product Line

Satinal's technical team installed its second EVA-film production line. In addition, the R&D team has also developed new products, including the Strato Colour product range, interlayers for glass lamination.

Eastman to Upgrade and Expand Extrusion Capabilities for Interlayers Production

Eastman Chemical Co. plans to upgrade and expand its extrusion capabilities for production of interlayers product lines at its Springfield, Massachusetts, manufacturing facility.

Donald and Andrea Friese Donate $50 Million to Medical Center

Donald Friese, former CEO of C.R. Laurence Co., along with his wife Andrea Friese, donated a $50 million gift to Providence Tarzana Foundation, a transformational donation that will support the expansion and renovation of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center.

Dodge Data & Analytics and BSD SpecLink Announce Strategic Partnership

BSD SpecLink, a specification-writing platform, partnered with Dodge Data & Analytics. Together, BSD and Dodge deliver information, insights, and opportunities to architects and designers and building product manufacturers across each step of the construction lifecycle, with an emphasis on…

IBA Consultants Celebrates 25th Anniversary

IBA Consultants, a building envelope consulting firm, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of business. The firm specializes in the identification and elimination of potential and existing building envelope deficiencies stemming from waterproofing, glass and glazing, wall cladding and roofing issues.

Eastman Introduces New Sales Rep for the UK and Ireland

Eastman Machine Co., manufacturer of automated cutting and material handling systems appointed RegaLead Ltd to represent its line of cutting solutions to the laminated glass sector in the UK and Ireland.

AIG Expands Capabilities in Knoxville Facility

American Insulated Glass completed a number of improvements to the fabrication facility in Knoxville, Tennessee, designed to expand the facility's insulating glass fabrication capabilities and improve the level of service experienced by customers.

Greco Opens New Fabrication Facility in Terrel, Texas

Greco Aluminum Railings, a manufacturer of architectural railings and metal products for multi-family and commercial structures, opened a new architectural railing fabrication facility in Terrell, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

Quanex Adds Screens Facility in Allentown, PA

Quanex Building Products recently announced the addition of a 60,000-square-foot screens facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Faro Introduces Two New Global Sustainability Goals

Faro Technologies Inc. introduced two new strategic goals in support of its Environment, Social & Governance efforts.

Quality Metalcrafts Changes Name to Americlad

Rogers, Minnesota-based Quality Metalcrafts, LLC/Americlad announces the change of the corporate name to Americlad.

Vitro Architectural Glass Renews Cradle to Cradle Certification

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that its entire range of coated and uncoated architectural glasses has been renewed as Cradle to Cradle Certified by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Eastman Machine Co. Plans Expansion of Headquarters

Eastman Machine Co., influenced by client and product line growth, acquired a new building and plans an expansion of its headquarters in Buffalo, New York.

IWR North America Achieves NACC Certification

In January, IWR North America became the first glazing contractor of 2021 to successfully achieve certification to the standards set by the North American Contractor Certification Program.

Maryland Glass & Mirror Launches New Shower Door Offering with FuseCube Express

Maryland Glass & Mirror, a glass fabricator and wholesale distributor located in Baltimore, installed DFI’s FuseCube Express to upgrade and protect its shower glass products.

Bavelloni Plans to Open New Branch in Brazil

Bavelloni SpA signed of an agreement with Mr. Teodoro Baldassarre for the opening of a new branch in Brazil.

FGIA and AVFQ Finalize Collaboration Agreement

An official agreement for collaboration between l' Association de vitrerie et fenestration du Quebec and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has been finalized, allowing for the development of mutual synergies that will enable both organizations to best support their respective members,…

Banner Solutions Acquires Wholesale Division of Seattle-Based Company

Banner Solutions, backed by private equity firm, Tailwind Capital, acquired the wholesale division of Builders’ Hardware & Supply Co. based in Seattle, Washington.

Folienwerk Wolfen GmbH Appoints Glass Lamination of America as Exclusive Distributor in the US and Mexico

Folienwerk Wolfen GmbH entered into a strategic partnership with Glass Lamination of America that makes them the authorized distributor for the United States of America and Mexico.

Trosifol Invests in Czech Location

Kuraray is continuing to invest in its Czech production site in Holešov.

AIG Upgrades Baltimore Facility to Expand Capabilities in Northeast

American Insulated Glass is finalizing the rebranding of A.L. Smith Glass in Ijamsville, Maryland, which is located just west of Baltimore. While 2020 was a challenging year for many in the fabrication industry due to the ongoing pandemic, AIG continued to implement improvements designed to better…

NSG Group Factory Installs Transparent Solar Window

A fully transparent, energy-generating window featuring UE Power, UE’s transparent photovoltaic technology was recently installed at the NSG facility in Northwood, Ohio. This building integrated photovoltaic, or BIPV, technology transforms an average window into a solar cell that generates…

Fenetech Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Aurora, Ohio-based Fenetech Inc. is celebrating 25 years of providing ERP software solutions to the glass fabrication and window and door manufacturing industries.

Glaston Changes Operating Model of South American Subsidiary

As of February 2021, operations in Glaston’s Brazilian subsidiary will be discontinued, according to a company statement.

Kensington Glass Arts Opens New Sterling, VA Manufacturing Facility

Kensington Glass Arts Inc., a Mid-Atlantic glass manufacturer, commercial glazier and distributor of architectural glass, opened an additional glass fabrication facility in Sterling, Virginia.

Glass + Metal Craft Automates Glass Coating Process with DFI’s FuseCube Express

Glass + Metal Craft implemented DFI’s FuseCube Express, a protective glass coating machine for glass fabricators.

Q-railing to Open New Office and Warehouse in Orlando

Q-railing - USA will be opening a new office and warehouse in Orlando, Florida, at 3734 Mercy Star Ct., Suite 130 in January.

Glaston Corp. Specifies Outlook for Fourth Quarter 2020 Order Intake

In an official statement, Glaston Corp. officials said that, due to growing demand especially for heat treatment equipment, Glaston’s order intake for the fourth quarter of this year will exceed the level in the fourth quarter of 2019.

GED Partners with Sparklike to Distribute IG Gas Analyzers

As of January 1, 2021, all sales of Sparklike products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico will be handled by GED.

AGC of America Sues Federal Government Regarding Paycheck Protection Program Rules

The Associated General Contractors of America filed suit to compel the Small Business Administration and the Office of Management and Budget to revise the questionnaire being used to reassess whether companies were eligible for Paycheck Protection Program loans, according to a statement on the…

Klein-Dickert Milwaukee Inc. Achieves NACC Certification

Klein-Dickert Milwaukee Inc. is the latest glazing contractor to have successfully completed all requirements for certification by the North American Contractor Certification Program.

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Expands Production Capacity in North America

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain’s North American headquarters in Washington State increased its production footprint, consolidating production of its fire-rated glazing and framing systems into one building.

Salem and Bovone Continue Partnership

Salem Fabrication Technologies Group will continue its partnership with Elettromeccanica Bovone Srl.

Deceuninck’s Revolution XL Achieves NASF AW100 Rating

Deceuninck North America's Revolution XL Picture Window achieved the North American Fenestration Standard / Specification's AW100 rating, the most stringent requirements established for the AW Performance Class commonly used in high-rise and mid-rise buildings.

Apogee Enterprises Announces Extension of Term Loan

Apogee Enterprises Inc. amended its credit agreement to extend the maturity date of its unsecured $150 million term loan facility from April 5, 2021, to June 25, 2024, which is the same maturity date as the company’s unsecured $235 million revolving credit facility.

NACC Certifies Beletz Brothers Glass Co.

Beletz Brothers Glass Co. has become the eighth glazing contractor in the Philadelphia area to meet the requirements for certification by the North American Contractor Certification Program.

Sparklike Partners with GED Integrated Solutions as North American Reseller Reseller

Sparklike announced that as of Jan. 1, 2021, the company’s new reseller for North America will be GED Integrated Solutions. GED will also perform the calibration and maintenance services to Sparklike Handheld devices.

Soft Tech Launches Updated Logo

Earlier this year, Soft Tech announced its acquisition by European software company, Compusoft.

Eastman Signs Strategic Partnership with SEEN AG to Develop Bird-Friendly Glazing

To address the global challenge of birds colliding with glass in buildings, Eastman, manufacturer of Saflex PVB interlayers for architectural applications, is collaborating with SEEN AG, an architectural consulting firm based in Switzerland.

Hegla Corp. Opens New Headquarters

After a construction phase of about one year, Hegla Corp. officially opened its new headquarters in Stockbridge, Henry County, in the State of Georgia. The relocation to the new business facilities had become necessary both to create space for the growing number of employees and to realize a local…

FlexScreen Completes Distribution Partnership with Saint-Gobain ADFORS

FlexScreen, manufacturer of the flexible window screen, partnered with Saint-Gobain ADFORS, manufacturer of high-performance construction and industrial materials.

Franchise Times Names The Glass Guru to Top List of Biggest Brands

Franchise Times, a leading business publication focusing on the franchise industry, recently named The Glass Guru to their 2020 list of the 500 biggest brands in franchising.

Flynn Group of Companies and AARA Construction Sign Letter of Intent

Flynn Group of Companies and AARA Construction Inc. have signed a Letter of Intent to combine their operations in Phoenix.

MyGlassTruck Makes Donation to Fight Breast Cancer Despite Pandemic

Since September 2011 MyGlassTruck has donated a portion of the cost of every glass rack, truck body, or trailer the company sells to its local chapter of Susan G. Komen. 

NSG Group Announces Organizational Changes and Executive Officer Appointments

Nippon Sheet Glass Co.  announced that it would make changes to the corporate structure of the group.

Pulp Studio Wins Architect’s Newspaper Best of Products Editors’ Pick for Precision Edge Technology

Pulp Studio won Architect’s Newspaper Best of Products Editors’ Pick for Precision Edge technology.

South Town Glass Achieves NACC Certification

South Town Glass of Salem, Oregon, successfully completed all requirements for certification by the North American Contractor Certification Program for glazing contractors.

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Launches Online Portal for Interactive Learning

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope launched OBE Academy, an online portal for interactive learning and continuing education.

Salem Distributing Co. Rebrands and Restructures

Salem Distributing Co. will carry out a rebrand and divisional restructure. These changes reflect the company’s evolution and desire to serve its customers with a greater focus to better meet the changing needs of the fabrication industry, say company officials.

The Frameless Hardware Company Partners with Quikserv

Frameless Hardware Co. partnered with Quikserv Corp, a premier manufacturer of pass-thru and drive-thru systems for over 30 years. Quikserv products are designed with optimal functionality in mind and are unsurpassed in durability and performance.

Apogee Enterprises Reports Fiscal 2021 Second-Quarter Results

Apogee Enterprises Inc.  released the results for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 and provided a business update. Second-quarter revenue was $319.5 million, compared to $357.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, reflecting COVID-19 and market related volume declines in three of the…

Trump Administration Lifts Reimposed Canadian Aluminum Tariffs

The Trump administration lifted the 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, which had been reimposed in August, according to CBC.CA.

Trex Commercial Products Celebrates 30th Anniversary

This year Trex Commercial Products commemorates its 30th anniversary and has more than a few reasons to celebrate, say officials.

Ruthmann Acquires ReachMaster Inc.

Ruthmann, a global manufacturer of truck-mounted and track-based compact aerial work platforms, acquired its long-standing sales and service partner ReachMaster Inc. from Ebbe Christensen.

Forbes Recognizes Eastman as Best-in-State Employer

Eastman Chemical Co. was named to the Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers 2020 in the state of Tennessee. For its second annual ranking, Forbes partnered with global business data platform Statista to identify the organizations liked best by employees in each of the 50 states, plus the…

The Glass Guru Franchise Posts Second Consecutive Record Month

The Glass Guru posted a second consecutive record revenue month in spite of the prevailing market concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, say company officials.

Faro Acquires Swedish Tech Firm

Faro Technologies Inc. acquired Advanced Technical Solutions in Scandinavia AB, a Swedish-based leader in 3D digital twin solution technology.    

Sharp Glass Achieves NACC Certification

Sharp Glass LLC of San Antonio, Texas, is the latest glazing contractor to meet the requirements for certification by the North American Contractor Certification Program for glazing contractors. The NACC is the glazing industry’s only third-party, ANSI accredited recognition of glazing contractors …

Pilkington Launches Online Glass Encyclopedia

Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd., part of the NSG Group, launched Ask Pilkington, a searchable online encyclopedia of all things glass to help customers get quick answers to technical queries.

MI Windows and Doors Utilizing AI-Driven Smart Manufacturing Platform

MI Windows and Doors is partnering with Rheo, an industrial AI platform company, to incorporate artificial intelligence that will help reduce manufacturing bottlenecks and improve throughput, say officials.

City of Madison Passes Bird-Safe Glass Ordinance

The Madison Common Council unanimously adopted the state's first bird-friendly building ordinance. Introduced by Alders Marsha Rummel and Keith Furman, drafted by City staff, and revised with input from American Bird Conservancy, the city-wide ordinance will require new large construction and…

Horn Glass Industries Expands into Brazil

With a new subsidiary in Brazil, the German glass plant manufacturer Horn Glass Industries AG is expanding its local availability in South America, say officials.

Trump Administration to Reimpose 10 Percent Tariff on Canadian Aluminum Imports

The Trump Administration plans to reimpose Section 232 tariffs of 10 percent on imports of Canadian aluminum, according to Bloomberg News. Canada’s imports had received an exemption from the tariff, which the president plans to end on Aug. 16.

Rhyno Glass Launches New Website

Rhyno Glass, a Florida-based contractor, launched its new website, designed to provide product and project information to general contractors, architects, and building owners. The new bold site is graphically driven to showcase the scope and quality of work Rhyno Glass provides to its clients.

GGI Launches Enhance Glass Surface Protection

GGI launched the Enhance coating process to create easy-to-clean, protected glass surfaces for custom fabricated glass, perfect for both interior and exterior applications.

Hope’s Windows Inc. Receives Hurricane and Impact Certification for Pivot Doors

Hope’s Windows Inc. announced that its Jamestown175 Series hurricane pivot doors have passed stringent wind tests and are certified for use within hurricane and impact zones. The doors adhere to Miami-Dade County, Florida Building Code and High Velocity Hurricane Zone standards.

M3 Glass Technologies Hires T.Fin Building Solutions in Upper Midwest

M3 Glass Technologies partnered with T.Fin Building Solutions to represent their complete product portfolio in the upper Midwest. M3Glass Technologies, based in Irving, Texas, serves local markets nationwide with custom glass offerings.

The Glass Guru Franchise Posts Record Revenue Numbers

The Glass Guru franchise organization congratulated nearly a third of the organization’s franchise locations for hitting record monthly revenue milestones for their respective franchises for June 2020, in spite of the pandemic. The organization as a whole also saw June 2020 being the highest…

Flat Glass Distributors Uses FuseCube Express to Protect Glass with DFI Coating

Flat Glass Distributors added Diamon-Fusion glass treatment to its fabrication products. The company stated it will also be using DFI's new FuseCube Express coating machine to streamline the application.

Şişecam Group Gets Approval to Simplify Shareholding Structure

Şişecam Group received approval from the Capital Markets Board of Turkey for its plan to simplifyits legal entity and shareholding structure.

ICC-ES Applauds U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement, Offers Conformity Assessment Service in All Three Countries

Effective July 1, the United States-Mexico Canada Agreement, negotiated to replace NAFTA, officially entered into force. ICC Evaluation Service certifies products in all three USMCA markets and will continue to offer evaluation services in North America under the agreement.

Chinese Display Glass Supplier Partners with Glaston

Chinese display glass supplier Heyuan Orient Technology Co., which specializes in big size cover glass, partnered with Glaston Corp.

McGrory Glass Partners with SCHOTT as National Direct Distributor of PYRAN Platinum

McGrory Glass will now offer the Schott Pyran Platinum line of fire-rated products.

Şişecam Group Develops 'V-Block' Technology Against Viruses and Bacteria

Şişecam Group developed an invention with the goal of contributing to the battle against the pandemic

Guardian Glass Launches Glass Technical Library

Guardian Glass North America launched a glass technical library. Architects, fabricators, window manufacturers and glazing contractors now have access to a growing online library of technical papers and videos.

FHC Completes Manufacturing Expansion at its Southern California Headquarters

The Frameless Hardware Co., a supplier and manufacturer to the glass and glazing industries, completed the expansion of its Southern California facilities. The expansion project has effectively doubled the company’s footprint, workforce and capacity, allowing for the addition of complete metal…

Pujol Group Releases a New Brand Identity

Pujol Group, owner of the companies Hornos Industriales Pujol, SA, Evalam and i-ON by Pujol, released its new corporate identity with a change of logos for their three firms.

Laminated Glass with Saflex Structural Receives Approval in Germany

Eastman Chemical Co., manufacturer of Saflex PVB for architectural applications, announced that laminated glass comprising Saflex Structural interlayer has received a General Construction Approval from the German Institute for Building Technology.

Banner Solutions Unifies Florida Distribution Centers into Single Location

Banner Solutions, a national wholesaler of security opening hardware products, consolidated its Longwood, Florida, distribution centers.

Guardian Glass Signs a Strategic Partnership with ML System

Guardian Glass signed a strategic partnership agreement with ML System S.A., a company in the building-integrated photovoltaics market.

AGMT Glazier Certification Program Now Offering Remote Online Testing

Formerly available only in a classroom setting, the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Program began offering the written, knowledge-based test for glazier certification through a remote proctoring platform, permitting candidates to complete the test at their convenience from their own home…

Şişecam Group Sets Up a Global Digital Barrier Against Fraud in Payments

Şişecam Group established the operations of a “digital fraud detection and control system” for payments made through banks.

Fenzi Group Updates Milan facility with Logistics Center

The Fenzi Group upgraded its Tribiano, Milan, facility in Italy, the headquarters and its hub of operations for secondary glass processing. The Italian facility is expanding with a new integrated logistics center to optimize efficiency in warehouse management and shipping.

Pulp Studio Adds Capacity, Doubles Output of Laminated Glass

Pulp Studio added equipment and capacity into its laminating department, effectively doubling the daily output in their 150,000 square foot facility, say company officials. The scheduled updates began in March of 2020 and included a remodel and rehabilitation of Pulp Studio’s autoclave assets used…

Guardian Glass Rebrands Spacer as Guardian Align

Guardian Glass North America updated its residential insulating glass products: its proprietary warm-edge spacer, currently manufactured in its Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, fabrication facility is now branded Guardian Align, and Guardian changed the color of its primary polyisobutyl sealant to black.

Testing Confirms DFI Protective Glass Coating Compatible with Sika Sealants

Diamon-Fusion International’s patented protective glass coating, Diamon-Fusion, underwent a series of compatibility and adhesion tests performed by Sika. The test results showcased there was no adverse reaction to Sika sealants when testing both the Diamon-Fusion hand application and vapor…

NACC Certifies Three Glazing Contractors

The North American Contractor Certification Program announced the certification of three additional companies

Crystal Windows’ New York Facility Fully Operational

Crystal Window & Door Systems’ flagship production facility in New York City is fully operational and able to provide all services. Regarding employees, customers, vendors, and others entering the facility, the company continues to follow all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and…

Roto Participates in Invention Convention

Chris Dimou, Roto Frank of America's president and CEO, and Adam Bristol, Roto Frank of America’s Manufacturing Engineer, recently judged the 2020 Connecticut Invention Convention, of which Roto Frank of America was a contributing sponsor.

Kansas Secretary of State Inspects Voting Shields at Binswanger Glass

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab visited the Topeka, Kansas, location of Binswanger Glass on Tuesday, June 9, to meet with company representatives, tour the facility and answer questions from the press. Binswanger Glass is fabricating over 2,000 polycarbonate shields for polling locations to…

NSG/Pilkington Wins Award for Antiviral Glass Project

Pilkington Technology Management Ltd. received a 100 percent award from Innovate UK, part of the U.K. government’s funding for research and innovation for its project to develop an antiviral glass.

Vitro Releases Technical Document Addressing Decontamination of Glass Surfaces

Vitro Architectural Glass published a new glass technical document titled “Decontaminating Glass Surfaces” (TD-154). Developed in response to customer questions related to glass handling and safety during the COVID-19 crisis, the five-page primer addresses a range of topics of interest to glass…

Saint-Gobain Sells Stake in Sika

Saint-Gobain sold its stake in Sika, worth $1.69 billion, according to reporting in Reuters.

Lisec Will Not Attend glasstec 2020

Lisec leadership says that the company will not attend glasstec 2020, according to a statement on the company’s website.

Tecnoglass Releases Q1 Report, Addresses Effects of COVID-19

Tecnoglass released its first quarter 2020 results, which included an update on businesses conditions related to COVID-19.

Hope’s Windows Celebrates SWI Membership as Organization Celebrates 100 Years

Hope’s Windows Inc. celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Steel Window Institute, of which it is a member.

Horn Glass Industries Expands Facility

Horn Glass Industries’ expansion of its Plössberg, Germany, facility is progressing, say company officials.

Adelio Lattuada Starts to Reopen

Officials at Adelio Lattuada announced on the company website that they will begin the process of reopening the company.

MI Windows Closes Two Milgard Production Facilities

MI Windows and Doors plans to close the Milgard manufacturing facilities in Aurora, Colorado, and Grand Prairie, Texas, over the next few weeks in response to the weakened economic conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a release from the company.

Giroux Glass Inc. to Open New Office Location in Orange County

Giroux Glass Inc. will open its newest location in Orange County, California. Effective May 4, both office staff and glaziers will work from their new shop and office space in Placentia.

WEC To Expand Offerings for Clients In New York State

Officials at Wheaton Sprague will provide further support and improved capabilities for clients working in the State of New York through its new affiliate, Wheaton Engineering & Consulting of NY LLC (WEC). WEC is a New York authorized professional services firm, specializing in building…

Industry Companies Adjust Policies, Schedules in Response to Coronavirus

In response to the conronavirus outbreak in the U.S., businesses—including those in the glass industry—have been tasked with changing the way they operate to ensure safety and health of employees and customers.  

Soft Tech Implements Response to COVID-19

Soft Tech leadership has implemented precautionary measures in response to COVID-19, including asking staff to work from home.

How Will Coronavirus Affect Manufacturing and Construction?

Now that cases of coronavirus have increased across the country, and cities and states have instituted more extreme measures to control the spread, the construction and manufacturing sectors could be in for more serious disruptions. Some reports from across the industry:

C.R. Laurence Alters Will Call Service Practices Until March 30

C.R. Laurence altered its Will Call service practices until March 30, according to a statement released by the company. The statement cited concern for the health and welfare of employees, and the guidance on the enhanced guidance from authorities on social distancing.

A+W Software to Move its North American Headquarters

A+W Software will move its North American headquarters as of March 16.

Safti First Receives Government Contract to Supply Government and Service Agencies

Safti First received a five-year U.S. General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule 56 Contract. The GSA Schedule 56 section covers buildings and building materials. Safti First will now participate as a supplier in glazing, doors, windows and walls, and order-level materials.

Pujol Acquires Evasa Production Unit for the Expansion of Evalam Production

Pujol Group, the Spanish company owner of Hornos Industriales Pujol S.A. acquired 100 percent of Evasa’s production unit, located in A Coruña, Galicia. This way, the production of EVA layers continues in Spanish territory as a main European Hub, following a strategy of descending vertical growth.  

Magistrate Orders Lawsuit by Former Fuyao Executive to Mediation

The Dayton Daily News reported that David Burrows’ lawsuit against his former employer, Fuyao Glass America, was ordered to mediation by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sharon Ovington.

Environmental Charity Ranks AGC in Top 200 for Water Security

CDP, a not-for-profit charity that helps companies and regions manage environmental impacts, included AGC as part of its “A List 2019” for water security.

Board of Directors of Glaston Resolved on Continuing Incentive Plan for Key Employees

The board of directors of Glaston Corp. resolved to continue its share-based incentive plan for the Group key employees.

Tecglass Installs the Largest Digital Printer for Glass in the Middle East

Based on a deal signed with Technical Glass and Aluminium Co. last year, Tecglass’s Vitro Jet FS24 digital printer with Side Kinetix technology developed in the company’s Lalìn plant, will be installed in the United Arab Emirates.


The National Glass Association published six resources for the glazing and glass building products industry, including the new Bird-Friendly Glass Design Strategies.

AGC and Citrine Informatics Collaborate to Develop New Glass Technology Using AI

AGC Glass Europe and Citrine Informatics are collaborating to use artificial intelligence to accelerate the development of next-generation glass. Citrine Informatics is a technology platform that harnesses the power of AI to bring new materials to market faster, and capture materials-enabled…

Southern Wholesale Glass Expands

Southern Wholesale Glass expanded its facilities in Americus, Georgia, to support the growing demand of the company’s products and services throughout the southeastern U.S.

New Representatives Join Forel Sales Network

In 2019, Forel entered into a number of partnerships with commercial agencies around the world, with a view to ensuring Forel's presence within the countries in which it works is even more incisive, say company officials.

Madico Celebrates Grand Opening of Manufacturing Facility in Florida

Madico, a manufacturer opened a new 25,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, located in Tampa Bay, Florida.

SAF Installs 4 – Axis CNC Fabrication Machine at Georgia Facility

Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. purchased and installed Mecal MC 305 Kosmos CNC fabrication machine in its Winston, Georgia, facility.  

Saint-Gobain Completes Divestment of its Construction Glass Business in South Korea

Saint-Gobain completed the sale of Hankuk Glass Industries, the company’s construction glass activity in South Korea, to Glenwood Private Equity on Dec. 19, 2019.  

Crystal Windows Celebrates 30th Anniversary in 2020

Crystal Window & Door Systems will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020 and plans to celebrate with events with its employees, customers and business affiliates, and with marketing promotions, enhanced advertising in publications and across social media platforms, and special customer…

Apogee Publishes Updated Window Replacement White Paper

There are approximately six million commercial buildings in the U.S., nearly half of which are more than 40 years old, according to a 2019 report from the American Institute of Architects.

Fuyao to Pay $1.3 Million in Lawsuit

Fuyao Glass America has agreed to pay $1.3 million in a class action lawsuit, according to a Nov. 26 article in the Dayton Daily News.

Inventory Communication

Supply chain management is a massive part of doing business. Yet, for many managers, it does not get the focus or appreciation it truly deserves. In addition, with supply oversight comes one of the scariest words: inventory! That word and needed process can bring an absolute panic to those who…

Fired Up: Working with design teams in the face of labor challenges

Hi, David Vermeulen here with TGP. I’ll be taking over the Fired Up blog for Jeff Razwick, and am looking forward to discussing our industry with you in the coming months. Thanks for lending me valuable minutes out of your day. There’s been a lot of talk about how the manufacturing and labor…

Warning: Fake shipping company scam

  UPDATE (July 21, 2014): In January 2009, I wrote this blog in response to a flood of emails I had received regarding a fake shipping scam targeted at small and mid-sized businesses that can cost companies upwards of $10,000, in addition to lost product and time.  In the more than four years…