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Organizers Postpone China Glass 2020, Cancel GPD China

March 2, 2020

China Glass 2020 organizers announced this year’s conference will be postponed, and that GPD China 2020 is cancelled, due to concerns regarding COIVID-19, known as the coronavirus. China Glass 2020 was scheduled to be held in April in Shanghai.

Glass-clad BEC Host Hotel, JW Marriott Nashville, Features High-Performance Window Wall System

March 2, 2020

The 24th annual Building Envelope Contractors Conference will be held March 1-3 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The 33-story building’s bold appearance and high performance was achieved with YKK AP America’s YWW 50T Window Wall MegaTherm aluminum framing system featuring Technoform’s polyamide thermal barriers.

Trex Company Announces Succession Plan

March 2, 2020

Trex Co. announced that its board of directors has elected Bryan H. Fairbanks, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, to the positions of president and chief executive officer and board member.

NSG to Test the World’s First Use of Hydrogen Fuel for Glass-Making

March 2, 2020

NSG Group will test the use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel for the float furnace to manufacture glass at its Greengate Works in St. Helens, U.K. A global first, the initiative is part of a project managed by HyNet, a consortium of industries in the North West of England, aimed at reducing carbon emissions from industry, homes and transport.

Sedak Inc. Will Showcase New Product at BEC

March 2, 2020

With Maic Pannwitz and Julia Kovach, sedak Inc. will be again represented at this year's Building Envelope Contractors Conference, held March 1-3 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Safti First Receives Government Contract to Supply Government and Service Agencies

March 1, 2020

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.

Vitro Architectural Glass Names Martin Bracamonte Vice President, Operations

February 24, 2020

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) named Martin Bracamonte as vice president, operations.

NBA Experience at Disney Springs Showcases Bent Glass Circular Staircase

February 24, 2020

The NBA Experience is a new attraction at Disney Springs, which opened in August of 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Architectural Billings Start the Year Strong

February 24, 2020

Architecture firm billings increased for the fifth consecutive month in January, with about the same share of firms reporting an increase in billings as in December, according to the Architectural Billings Index, compiled by the American Institute of Architects.