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AIA Exhibitors Showcase Glass Innovations

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Architects visiting this year’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention have found plenty of options when it comes to glass. Exhibitors are featuring solutions that can help create an attractive, high-performance façade. YKK AP also debuted its fourth video. … Continue reading

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Energy and Aesthetics: Key Focus Areas for AIA Exhibitors

Architects continue to be interested in energy performance and aesthetics. And for many exhibitors at the 2015 American Institute of Architects National Convention (AIA), the focus is on providing glazing solutions and options to meet those demands. The show is … Continue reading

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YKK AP America Adds Two to Chicago Branch

YKK AP America announced the appointment of Kurt Wenzel and Paul Vainer as sales representatives in the Midwest region. Wenzel joins as an architectural sales representative out of the Chicago branch. In his new role, he will be responsible for … Continue reading

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Phil Blizzard Passes Away

Industry veteran and longtime YKK AP Cincinnati branch manager Phil Blizzard passed away over the weekend. Blizzard spent more than 30 years in the industry—his last 18 with YKK AP, from which he retired this summer at 66 years old. … Continue reading

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YKK AP Appoints John Spelman to Florida Sales Territory

YKK AP America has hired John Spelman as a sales representative. Spelman will be based in the Orlando branch and work with customers in the Central Florida sales territory under the leadership of branch manager Barry Wampler. “John is a great … Continue reading

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YKK AP to Double Residential Window Production Capacity with Plant Expansion

Increasing customer demands has prompted YKK AP America to expand its residential window plant in Macon, Ga. In January 2015, the company will begin relocating its production lines into a larger building on its Macon campus while adding two new … Continue reading

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Bob Ober Joins YKK AP Cincinnati Branch

YKK AP America announced it appointed Bob Ober as an architectural sales representative for the company’s Cincinnati branch. According to YKK AP, Ober will be based in Pittsburgh and cover the western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia territories. “Bob … Continue reading

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View the June Newscast for News from AIA

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In USGlass magazine’s June newscast, look for the latest video interviews from the American Institute of Architects convention taking place this week in Chicago. Continue reading

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Blizzard Set to Retire from YKK AP, Leaves Behind Legacy in Midwest Branch

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When Phil Blizzard joined YKK AP America 18 years ago, he was told to open a branch in Cincinnati. So he did. “I moved here, bought a home, went to a local office supply, purchased a fax machine and plugged … Continue reading

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