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FGIA Releases Update to 2020/2021 Market Studies

October 4, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) released updated industry market data in the FGIA Industry Update of the U.S. Market for Residential and Non-residential Windows, Doors and Skylights.

Eastman Completes Acquisition of PremiumShield

October 4, 2021

Eastman Chemical Co. completed the acquisition of the business and assets of Matrix Films and its UK affiliate, PremiumShield Ltd., marketer of PremiumShield performance films, including its extended line of automotive film patterns.

Petersen Promotes Mike Weis to Vice President, Sales and Marketing

October 4, 2021

Petersen promoted its Southeast Regional Manager Mike Weis to vice president, sales and marketing. The promotion precedes the planned retirement of President Mike Petersen in the new year.

Lisec Breaks Its Order Intake Record

September 28, 2021

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 “all.in.one:solutions” approach is winning over customers, say officials.

Tom Klutho Joins Tubelite as Client Development Manager for Louisiana and Mississippi

September 28, 2021

Tubelite Inc. welcomed Tom Klutho as a client development manager serving Louisiana and Mississippi. Klutho reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to assist with storefront, curtain wall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Assa Abloy to Acquire Arran Isle Ltd in the UK

September 28, 2021

Assa Abloy signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arran Isle, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of door and window hardware in the UK and Ireland. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Total Construction Starts Decline in August

September 28, 2021

Total construction starts fell 9 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $782.8 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Nonresidential building starts fell 13 percent.

Kentucky History Museum Features Trex Railings and Systems

September 28, 2021

Since 2004, the Frazier History Museum in Louisville has educated patrons about world, U.S. and Kentucky history through its three floors of exhibits .Surrounding the museum building are more than 140 linear feet of Trex Commercial Products’ railing.

Kensington Glass Arts Opens New Richmond Facility

September 28, 2021

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.

Jim Ellsworth to Retire from GRECO

September 27, 2021

Greco Architectural Metal Products today announced that Jim Ellsworth, the firm’s previous president for U.S. operations, will retire effective Oct. 1.