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Glass, Glazing Businesses Make Way to Inc. 5000 List

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More than half a dozen architectural glass and glazing-related companies made Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America. Leading the way for the industry at No. 1,762 overall is Western Window Systems, a door … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Labor Shortages as Construction Employment Expands

As construction employment expands in many parts of the country, many firms are having a hard time finding enough qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). A survey conducted by SmartBrief, in partnership with AGC, found … Continue reading

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American Manufacturing Bill Sitting in Congress

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Legislation that seeks to bolster manufacturing in the United States is now awaiting consideration in Congress. The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 2996/S.1468) was reported to Congress by committee at the end of last month. The … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 Slated for Next April

Glass Expo Northeast™ (GENE) ’15, an architectural glass and metal industry event featuring the latest industry trends and services, will once again return to Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y., April 23-24, 2015. GENE ’15 brings industry suppliers, dealers and other attendees … Continue reading

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MGA Golf Tournament Registration Deadline September 5

Registration for the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association’s (MGA) golf tournament, to be held September 17 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md., ends September 5. The tournament format will be scramble with a noon shotgun start. Lunch will be served … Continue reading

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AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing Adds Nick Cohawitz, Paul Kitching

AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing has hired Nick Cohawitz as project manager and Paul Kitching as general manager. Cohawitz brings six years of construction experience—three directly related to glass and glazing—to AMG. He holds a degree from Temple University with … Continue reading

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California Earthquake Puts Glass Businesses on Rebound

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Glass shops in Napa County, Calif., are picking up the pieces in their homes and businesses today after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rippled through the area over the weekend. The earthquake struck Sunday morning at 3:24 a.m. PDT, with its epicenter … Continue reading

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Saand Inc. Names Peter Garvey CEO

Saand Inc., a Toronto-based glass fabricator and distributor, announced the appointment of Peter Garvey as its new CEO. Currently president of Horizon Plastics International, Garvey will assume his new role September 15, when he’ll have responsibility and oversight for the … Continue reading

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Portalp Appoints Steve Gray President

Steve Gray has been named Portalp USA Inc.’s new president. “Steve Gray, together with our existing team members, looks forward to working with you to promote excellent hi-tech products and great quality customer service,” Gray and director general Olivier Bel … Continue reading

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Window Company Develops Correction for Alcatraz

America’s most famous former correctional facility needed a correction of its own, and a fenestration company came to the rescue. Indow Windows (IW) has created a window solution for Alcatraz that opens up greater public access to the former federal … Continue reading

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