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Saint-Gobain to Construct New North American Headquarters in Pennsylvania

Global building materials manufacturer Saint-Gobain signed a long-term lease on a 65-acre campus in Malvem, Pa., where it will build a new headquarters in preparation for expansion in North America. The new headquarters will serve both Saint-Gobain and its North … Continue reading

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glasstec Registrations for 2014 Exhibitor ‘On Par’ with Previous Event

The level of participation in this year’s upcoming glasstec exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany shouldn’t be a concern when the event kicks off October 21, as registration numbers are projected to be “on par” with the previous event in 2012. “We’re … Continue reading

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Chemetall Acquires SaberPack Glass Protection Business

Chemetall US Inc., a branch of the Frankfurt, Germany-based global surface treatment company Chemetall, acquired certain business assets of SaberPack, a glass surface protection company based in Lino Lakes, Minn. “The SaberPack acquisition is in line with our strategic goal … Continue reading

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Quanex Hires New Leadership for Window and Door Systems

Quanex Building Products announced the hiring of Tracy Forrester as director of quality and Kim Alexander as vice president of operations for Window and Door Systems. Both Forrester and Alexander will be located at the Richmond, Ky., location. Forrester has … Continue reading

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Glass Shop Manager Reflects on Boston Bombing: Past and Present

The Hub Glass crew worked on Boylston Street in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Hub Glass general manager Randy Ibbitson and his crew, based in Somerville, Mass., were among the first workers allowed on the site of the Boston Marathon bombing in its immediate aftermath. They were tasked with swiftly boarding up a nearby … Continue reading

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Why Western Window Systems is No Longer Making its Own IG

It’s a question many window companies struggle with: make or buy your insulating glass? There are pros and cons associated with each technique. Western Window Systems, based in Phoenix, announced last week that it will no longer be manufacturing insulating … Continue reading

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Kolbe’s Keith Koenig Promoted to VP of Manufacturing

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Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. promoted Keith Koenig to vice president of manufacturing and added him as the newest member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his new role, he will oversee operations of Kolbe’s manufacturing facilities in Wausau, Wis. During his 27 years of millwork … Continue reading

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Is North America Ready for IGU Integrated Glass Shading?

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The incorporation of advanced shading into insulating glass units (IGUs) may be more prevalent in Europe than it is in North America, and while market barriers, such as cost do exist, the technology may also present a growth opportunity here, … Continue reading

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Construction Material Prices See Slight Uptick in March

Only three of the 11 key construction material categories saw prices expand in March, but that was enough to show an increase in material prices as a whole. According to the Department of Labor’s April 11 producer price index, construction … Continue reading

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Awards, Seminars and More as Glass TEXpo™ Continues Today

Kyle Lamb (left) receives TGA's first ever Glass Professional of the Year Award from TGA president Jerry Wright.

Glass TEXpo™ day-two began with a hot breakfast and warm thanks and praise as the Texas Glass Association (TGA) held its biennial awards breakfast. TGA president Jerry Wright of Triple AAA Glass in Fort Worth, provided plaques of recognition and … Continue reading

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