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May 9, 2008
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Adel Glass has acquired Canada’s first tempering line capable of
bending and tempering glass without a mold. The tempering line can
handle flat glass up to 96 by 144 inches and bent tempered glass up to
66 by 96 inches. It is capable of turn-around times from one to three
weeks depending on the type and size of the order.

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First in Canada
Adel Glass has acquired Canada’s first tempering line capable of
bending and tempering glass without a mold. The tempering line can
handle flat glass up to 96 by 144 inches and bent tempered glass up to
66 by 96 inches. It is capable of turn-around times from one to three
weeks depending on the type and size of the order.

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Typical applications for curved tempered glass include: shower enclosures, wall partitions, balustrades and display cabinets. The glass bending and quenching section of the machine uses the conveyor and electric controls to bend the glass to the desired radius. The glass is bent immediately as it comes out of the furnace. It then begins to oscillate as it is air quenched. Tempering meets North American standards.

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Hardware inclusive catalogue
C.R. Laurence has introduced the third in a series of five Master Catalogs, the ‘CRL63’ Architectural Hardware Catalog. The company says it has expanded its product lines to the
point where one all-inclusive catalog, such as its well known ‘Big Red’, is too cumbersome to handle so the new catalog, the third in a series of five new hard cover Master Catalog publications, contains more than 30,000 products. It can be a stand-alone reference source or used in conjunction with the company’s web based services at www.crlaurence.com.

It is a hard cover catalog, containing 776 full colour pages of architectural hardware products, many of which are manufactured by CRL specifically for the glazing industry. The catalog also features CRL’s extensive selection of architectural hardware for the construction of ‘all-glass’ storefronts and entrances.

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Medieval Glass acquires Dinesol Doorlites
Medieval Glass Industries purchased the assets of Dinesol Doorlites, located in Youngstown, Ohio, effective October, 2006.

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Van Doeselaar

Medieval Glass, a manufacturer of quality decorative glass, employees nearly 800 employees in Canada, India, China and the US. The company currently has distribution facilities in Vancouver, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario; Iowa and Oklahoma. The new location in Ohio will offer all of the company’s products of decorative glass including ‘Iron Art’ designs, wrought iron, more than 42 Superframe injection molds for shapes and sizes including 80 inch, custom extruded frame capability, internal tilt and lift mini blinds, vent lights and retractable screens.

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Industry appointments
Duxton Windows and Doors has added Carlo Van Doeselaar to its team in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With 18 years of production management experience, he will be responsible for a variety of duties in facilitating the company’s manufacturing processes.

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From
the left: Roger Lavoie, P. Eng., president; Richard Langlais, P. Eng.,
vice-president of operations; Nicole Goulet, administrator; Martin
Cayer, executive vice-president/general
director and Yvan Thibault,  vice-president, sales and finance.

The board of directors of Prelco Group appointed Martin Cayer as the company’s new executive vice-president and chief executive officer. Cayer has a university background in economics and labour relations and joins Prelco Group after 19 years in the printing industry at Quebecor World, including a term as its senior vice-president.

Cayer will operate at the company’s headquarters in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, and is responsible for the corporative management of Prelco’s five places of business, working closely with the management team.

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Bystronic-glass has promoted Francesco Pedrazzini to operations manager. Pedrazzini began his career more than 18 years ago as a Bystronic customer service field representative in Switzerland. He has extensive experience in electronic repair, technical support, customer service, training, hotline support and installation, and has worked for Bystronic in both Europe and the US. Pedrazzini has an Associates Degree in computer networking and a Bachelor Degree in electronic engineering.

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Pedrazzini Ellerbe

C.R. Laurence has promoted David Ellerbe to the newly created position of vice-president of technology. In this new role, Ellerbe will be responsible for CRL’s computer networks, communication systems, corporate web site, business development systems and other information technologies. He will also become a member of the company’s executive committee.

Ellerbe has been the architect of the CRL network and has been instrumental in the development of the company’s corporate web site as well as the Showers, Storefront and ARS Online programs, which he tailored for distribution on the web, making them available to the company’s entire customer base. -end-