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Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Courtesy of Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting.

When Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to … Continue reading

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Consolidated Glass Holdings Hires Alex Bradaran

Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc. (CGH), a manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of glass and glazing products, announced the appointment of Alex Bradaran as the senior vice president and general manager of the company’s architectural division. The CGH architectural division consists of … Continue reading

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CSA Group Moves Closer to Guardrail Standard Completion

Dwayne Torrey of the CSA Group spoke to Fall Conference attendees about the development of a standard for guards and railings.

Over the past few years, the city of Toronto has seen a number of cases involving glass falling from balustrades and railings. As a result, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group began work on the development of a standard in 2012, … Continue reading

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Scott Gates Named New Western Window Systems COO

Western Window Systems, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based designer and manufacturer of custom door and window systems, announced the promotion of Scott Gates to chief operating officer. Gates was previously the company’s vice president and general manager and has been with it … Continue reading

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AMG Adds New Drafter, Project Manager

Minnesota-based AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing has hired Bee Lor as a drafter and Joe Theisen as a project manager. Lor brings four years of drafting experience in the construction industry and has a computer drafting and design degree from … Continue reading

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NSG Sells Non-Current Assets to Finance, Leasing Company

Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd. (NSG) announced it has agreed to the sale of non-current assets in Japan and a lease-back agreement. “For the purpose of the balance sheet enhancement, [NSG] signed a contract of sale of non-current assets and … Continue reading

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Bird-Safe Design Discussion Takes Flight at Fall Conference

Michael Mesure with FLAP Canada spoke at the GANA Fall Conference about design options that can help mitigate bird deaths caused by glass collisions.

The subject of bird-friendly glazing has been in the news frequently of late—but the topic is not new. For decades, groups and organizations have advocated for safer designs and glazing options. Michael Mesure with Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada … Continue reading

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Aldora Announces Charlotte Expansion, Two New Manager Hires

Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products, a manufacturer of custom fabricated aluminum and glass products, announced expansion plans into the Charlotte, N.C., area market with a new distribution facility. The new location will be managed by Sean Ryan, who brings 15 … Continue reading

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GulfGuard to Add High Technology Coater in Saudi Arabia

The managing board of Saudi Guardian International Float Glass Co. Ltd. (GulfGuard) agreed in principle to an investment in a new high technology coating machine for its float glass plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. GulfGuard is a joint venture … Continue reading

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EnduroShield Expands to Brazilian Market

Australian-based PCT Global Pty announced it is partnering with Abrasipa to launch EnduroShield in Brazil. The partnership was officially initiated when EnduroShield appeared with Abrasipa at this year’s Glass South America show in Santo Amaro São Paulo. “PCT Global [is] … Continue reading

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