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AMG Adds Brandon Bomar as Assistant Project Manager

AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing has hired Brandon Bomar as an assistant project manager. Bomar, who brings four years of construction experience to AMG, will assist the company’s project management team in submittals, project take offs, cost projections scheduling and … Continue reading

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Speakers Cover Protective Glazing During GlassCon Global

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Energy performance, structural glazing and the future of architectural glass were big discussion topics during GlassCon Global, which concluded yesterday in Philadelphia. But the program also covered another critical topic: safety and security glazing. A number of presenters focused on … Continue reading

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Tristar to Open Third Fabrication Plant

Tulsa, Okla.-based Tristar Glass Inc. announced it plans to open a new fabrication facility in Houston by the first quarter of 2015. According to the company, the new facility will feature a Glaston FC500 furnace with a bed load size … Continue reading

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CGCA to Hold Annual Golf Tournament August 14

The Colorado Glazing Contractors Association will hold its annual golf tournament August 14 at Red Hawk Ridge in Castle Rock, Colo. Golf registration includes 18 holes of play, a cart, two drink tickets and a luncheon following play. Awards will … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index On Rise for Third Straight Month

The Dodge Momentum Index continued its upward climb for the third straight month in June, gaining 3.3 percent to 128.7, according to McGraw Hill Construction. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential … Continue reading

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Arcadia Purchases Assets of Architectural Traditions and Launches New Division

Arcadia Inc., a Los Angeles based commercial aluminum and steel window and door manufacturer, has purchased the assets of Architectural Traditions, a residential wood and steel door and window manufacturer located in Tucson, Ariz. This move marks the expansion of … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Glass: Architects Share their Design Wish Lists

What do architects want? It’s a question GlassCon Global addressed during the “Architects’ Dream List” panel discussion Wednesday afternoon. Panelists included Christoph Timm of SOM, Winfried Heusler of Schuco International, Michel Micho of Enclos and Graham Dodd of Arup. The … Continue reading

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Dow Corning, JE Berkowitz Form Manufacturing Agreement

From left to right: Bob Price (JEB), Paul Wisniewski (Dow Corning), Mike Nicklas (JEB) and Charlie Zimmer (Dow Corning) announced a manufacturing agreement during GlassCon Global.

One of the themes throughout the GlassCon Global conference has been finding opportunities for building innovation, design and development. Two companies here are working toward just that. Dow Corning Corp. and JE Berkowitz LP announced an agreement under which JE … Continue reading

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GlassCon Discussions Take a Look at Structural Glass Designs

Vincente Montes-Amoros with CDC spoke today at GlassCon about glass breakage in glass railing systems.

Codes and standards have a major role to play when it comes to designing and constructing a safe building—possibly even more so when glass becomes a structural element. A number of discussions involving structural glass codes, standards and design were … Continue reading

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Pleotint Teams with Gilkey for Distribution Partnership

Pleotint has formed a distribution partnership with Gilkey Window Company that will allow Gilkey to offer Suntuitive glass with its full product line. Gilkey, a 33-year-old family-owned company, specializes in the manufacturing and installation of custom windows and doors, serving … Continue reading

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