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Petersen Aluminum Hires Rob Heselbarth as Director of Communications

Petersen Aluminum has named Rob Heselbarth director of communications. Heselbarth will be responsible for overall marketing communications, including public and media relations, promotional material, social media, website content and advertising. “Our marketing program has reached the point where we need … Continue reading

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AAMA Adds Two to Certification and Technical Staff

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) named Jason Seals certification manager and Rich Rinka technical/industry affairs manager. Seals comes to AAMA with more than 15 years of experience in the fenestration industry. As AAMA’s certification manager, he will direct all … Continue reading

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Construction Starts Rise in July

New construction starts in July climbed 6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction. Nonresidential building continued to advance, and residential building was unchanged from its pace in June. For the first … Continue reading

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Industry Groups to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development

The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) signed a memorandum to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 Welcomes GrayGlass as an Exhibitor

GrayGlass is set to exhibit at the Glass Expo Northeast™ ‘15 show. The two-day architectural glass event will be held April 23-24, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. GrayGlass of Queens Village, N.Y., will display … Continue reading

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GANA to Celebrate 20 Years During Fall Conference

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with a reception September 23 at 6:30 p.m. during the GANA Fall Conference in Toronto. The conference will be held September 23-26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto … Continue reading

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Firestone Building Products Facility Recognized for Energy Efficiency

Firestone Building Products’ Bristol, Conn., manufacturing facility has been recognized by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) as a 2014 Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency. The Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency recognition program highlights the accomplishments of organizations … Continue reading

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Construction Backlog Spikes in Second Quarter, Poised to Continue Rise

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. The CBI improved 5.4 percent following a 2.8 percent decline in the first quarter and currently stands at 8.5—up 3.6 … Continue reading

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Pre-Registration Now Open for Glass Expo West™ ’15

Glass Expo West™ ’15 is returning to California, this time in the southern city of Irvine. The two-day event will take place March 19-20, 2015 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center and will give owners, managers and technicians a chance … Continue reading

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