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Intigral Announces Names New President, along with Several Other Executive Appointments

Walton Hills, Ohio-based Intigral has made several executive appointments, including the promotion of Jason Thomas to president. Prior president Jamey Beard will assist with the transition through the end of 2013. Thomas joined Intigral in 2005 and most recently served as vice president of operations. DeAnna Negron has been promoted from vice president of customer service and systems to vice president. Negron has been with the company for more than 21 years serving in a … CONTINUE READING

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PGT Glass Fabrication Expansion Could Bring New Opportunities

Door and window maker PGT Industries took the first steps in greatly expanding its glass-cutting, tempering and laminating abilities when it recently broke ground on a new $15 million glass operations plant. Expected to be completed sometime later this year, the new 96,000-square foot facility will initially be used for glass processing, but PGT officials anticipate the additional space could eventually house manufacturing and other operations dictated by future market demand. The new plant, which … CONTINUE READING

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Global Specialty Gases’ Bethlehem, Pa., Facility in Full Operation

Global Specialty Gases, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, has completed its 12,000-square-foot specialty gases fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa. Domestic and international customers have received shipments since the plants opening in early August. The company says the facility, which is Global Gases’ first location in the United States, is equipped with state-of-the-art filling, blending and analytical equipment, and utilizes Global Specialty Gases’ proprietary Global Guard cylinder prep process. “We’re … CONTINUE READING

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Address Change for Sika’s FFI Business Group

Sika Industry has announced a new web address for its Fenestration, Facades and Insulating Glass (FFI) Business Unit at www.sikausa.com/FFI. The new web address offers customers quicker access to the FFI web page, which the company says provides a comprehensive view of its full range portfolio of structural glazing, insulating glass, weather sealing and other adhesives, sealants and solutions for the FFI industry. www.sikausa.com/FFI

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Quanex to Close Kentucky Plant, Restructure IG Operations

Quanex Building Products Corp. in Houston will close its Barbourville, Ky., location and let go approximately 200 employees, says George L. Wilson, general manager of Quanex Insulating Glass Systems. The equipment used to manufacture the company’s single-seal warm-edge spacer system at the Barbourville plant will be relocated to the company’s Cambridge, Ohio, facility. There will be a few salaried employee jobs created in Cambridge, and “we anticipate most will be filled locally,” Wilson says. “In … CONTINUE READING

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Two Companies Team Up to Purchase Florida Powder Coating

Steve Howes, chief executive officer of Glasslam in Pompano Beach, Fla., in a partnership with Pat Argento, owner of Hurricane ImpactGlass and Aluminum, has purchased Florida Powder Coating in Lantana, Fla., and formed a new company: Cirrus Powder Coating. The facility will include two automated spacer manufacturing systems that will produce Air-Tight™ S silicone spacer. “Because of the size of the facility, we decided to expand our spacer manufacturing with our new in-line technology spacer … CONTINUE READING

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IGMA Continues Harmonization with ISO Standard for Insulating Glass

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced the publication of ISO 20492, Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 for insulating glass units. The ISO/TC 160/SC 1-WG4 Insulating Glass convened for the first time in 1995 and, according to IGMA, the standard’s publication represents years of dedicated effort by the industry. CONTINUE READING

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Glasslam to Open Three New Locations, Close One, in 2010

Glasslam N.G.I. Inc., headquartered in Pompano Beach, Fla., says it has approved the investment for three manufacturing facilities to manufacture its insulating glass foam spacer products. CONTINUE READING

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Hartung Glass Industries Acquires AGC’s Vancouver Facility

Hartung Glass Industries of Seattle and AGC Flat Glass North America Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Asahi Glass Co., today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Hartung has acquired the Metro Vancouver location of AGC Flat Glass. The location will operate as Hartung Glass Canada, effective immediately. CONTINUE READING

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