Today’s News for 17 May 2013

VEKA Celebrates 30 Years

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VEKA celebrated 30 years in the industry this week at its U.S. headquarters in Fombell, Pa., with its employees, suppliers, supporters and members of the press, including USGlass magazine. VEKA U.S. president Joe Peilert welcomed attendees and said they, and … Continue reading

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Diamon-Fusion and IGE Glass Technologies Form New Partnership

Diamon-Fusion International Inc. (DFI) and IGE Glass Technologies Inc. have announced that they will be working together “to deliver new machinery aimed at reducing costs for protective coating applicators.” Through the partnership, IGE will obtain exclusive rights to distribute DFI’s … Continue reading

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Industry Focuses on Safety During Disaster Safety and Mitigation Week

You may not know that the International Code Council (ICC) has deemed May National Building Safety Month, and that this week focuses on disaster safety and mitigation. To that end, groups including the ICC and the Insurance Institute for Business … Continue reading

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NSG Reports Challenging Marketing Conditions with Signs of Improvement

The NSG Group reported its 2013 fiscal-year results this week, and company officials note that while “challenging market conditions persist, [there are] signs of improvement in some areas.” The company reports cumulative group revenues of $5.1 billion U.S. (521.3 billion … Continue reading

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Former Vistawall VP Mike Wiles Passes Way

Mahlon “Mike” Wiles, a former vice president of Vistawall, passed away on May 15. He was 80. Wiles, who resided in Port Lavaca, Texas, was preceded in death by his wife, Rose, and his parents. He is survived by his … Continue reading

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GIMAV to Exhibit at China Glass Next Week

The Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV) is scheduled to exhibit at China Glass 2013, May 24-27 in Beijing. The group will have a stand that includes 29 participating members and exhibition surface area of approximately 1,200 … Continue reading

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ANSI Begins Development of Energy-Efficiency Standardization Roadmap

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is moving into the next phase of its effort to develop a standardization roadmap advancing energy efficiency in the built environment. The collaborative’s five working groups (WGs) have … Continue reading

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