Today’s News for 29 January 2014

State of the Union Address Strikes a Chord with Glass Shops

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Jurate Akstakalnyte, the manager at Chicago-based Ashland Glass Co., says she liked what President Obama had to say during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. “I thought he made some pretty good points,” says Akstakalnyte. “It wasn’t really anything … Continue reading




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Nonresidential Building Activity Projected to Accelerate in 2014






Healthy fundamentals in the commercial property market combined with the international economy returning to more traditional growth levels are factoring into a projected increase in growth for the design and construction industry, according to a new report from the American … Continue reading




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GANA Releases “Security Glazing for Schools” Bulletin






The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released a new Glass Informational Bulletin (GIB) titled “Security Glazing for Schools,” which provides information about security glazing options for doors and windows installed in schools. The GIB outlines various types of … Continue reading




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Pulp Studio Opens New Switchlite Glass Facility






Pulp Studio recently completed its 8,000-square-foot facility in Los Angeles, designed to produce its Switchlite Privacy Glass. According to company officials, lead time on the Switchlite product is now three to four weeks, due to the capabilities of the new … Continue reading




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GCI Merges with Indoor Air Quality Consulting Partners






GCI Consultants LLC has merged with air consulting firm Indoor Air Quality Consulting Partners (IAQCP). According to GCI, the new acquisition will allow it to offer in-house services for protecting both the exterior and interior of new and renovated residential … Continue reading




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Fenzi North America to Sponsor Glass TEXpo™ Welcoming Cocktail Party






Fenzi North America has signed on to sponsor the welcoming cocktail party at this year’s Glass TEXpo™. Glass TEXpo will take place April 10-11 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. The welcoming cocktail party will be … Continue reading




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Tubelite Hires McMahon as Client Development Manager






Tubelite Inc. has added Jim McMahon as a client development manager. He will be based in Houston and report to regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. He will assist architects and glazing contractors with their commercial glazing needs. McMahon previously worked for C.R. Laurence Co. Inc./U.S. … Continue reading




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