Industry News
Nov. 7, 2014 - Today is the last day to register online for the Ontario Glass and Metal Association's Fall Seminar. Open to members and non-members alike, glazing contractors in Ontario will hear important information about the new OGMA/WSPS Safety Manual containing critical information to help avoid trouble with Ontario's new safety laws. Other seminar topics include "Positioning glass and aluminum curtain wall systems for the future," and "Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the glazing industry."
Nov. 5, 2014 - The AGC Technovation Centre serving AGC Glass Europe was inaugurated by His Majesty the King of the Belgians, on 5 November in Gosselies (Charleroi region) in the presence of personalities from the worlds of business, politics, academia and the press.
Oct. 9, 2014 - Pleotint has announced the appointment of Chad Simkins as its new vice president. In his new position, Simkins will lead domestic sales and marketing efforts for the company’s Suntuitive glass products and technology.
Oct. 8, 2014 - Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc. has announced the return of the Studio's esteemed Master Apprenticeship Program in the field of Stained Glass.
Robert McDonald, U.S. secretary of veterans affairs, Sally Jewell, secretary of the interior and actor and musician Gary Sinise will speak at the much-anticipated American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial's historic dedicationin Washington, D.C. - an event more than 15 years in the making. Unlike other national memorials, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will pay tribute to disabled veterans both living and deceased across all conflicts throughout the nation’s history. The design of the Memorial, by the acclaimed firm Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, envisions a hallowed place amid the bustle of the surrounding Washington streets. Vergason’s design was meant expressly for its audience – disabled veterans, their loved ones, friends and caretakers – who will now have a place for commemoration and quiet reflection.
Sept. 29, 2014 - The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is changing as Canadians prepare to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). To help educate workers about the upcoming changes, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a new e-course, in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Health Canada (formerly the National Office of WHMIS) and funded by Health Canada. It is offered free of charge to the first 100,000 participants, for up to one year, and is available in English and French.
Sept. 24, 2014 - C.R. Laurence's U.S. Aluminum Division is proud to announce the addition of Greg Wiebe, AHC (Architectural Hardware Consultant) to the company's Canada operations as Outside Sales Representative based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Wiebe comes to C.R. Laurence while the company's continued North American CRL-U.S. Aluminum expansion and growth plans are in full effect.
Sept. 17, 2014 - The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) launched its Women's Advancement Project in Calgary, Alberta today. CAWIC continues to call on the industry to join forces with CAWIC to address the shortage of skilled trades in Canada by promoting the advancement of women into leadership roles within the construction industry.
Sept. 15, 2014 - AGC has announced the re-branding of Comfort E-PS, bringing the high-demand pyrolytic glass into alignment with the two new product families of low-emissivity coated glass products launched early last year: Energy Select for architectural applications and Comfort Select for residential applications. 
Sept. 11, 2014 - Linetec will expand its capacity and capabilities with a third anodize line. The 120,000-square-foot addition and associated improvements are estimated to cost $15.3 million and to bring nearly 100 jobs to the city of Wausau, Wisconsin. In January 2014, Linetec opened a 30,000-square-foot addition to its existing anodize lines, which are operating at capacity.
Sept. 10, 2014 - Vitrum Glass Group is proud to announce its newest team member, Tara Brummet in the role of Sales Representative. She will be working from their Langley, British Columbia head office and will be responsible for key accounts throughout the Western United States.
Sept. 9, 2014 - Amesbury Truth, a division of Tyman PLC, has unveiled a new brand identity and tag line unifying the former Amesbury and Truth Hardware brands. This is a significant step in the integration of the two businesses which came together in 2013. Commenting on the significance of the new brand, Jeff Graby, president and CEO, said, “Amesbury Truth offers best-in-class engineering resources with the broadest portfolio of innovative solutions that drive our customers’ success. We are proud to share our new brand with the fenestration community. This new brand honors our rich history of innovation, trusted results and engineering excellence we bring to our customers.”
Sept. 8, 2014 - As part of an effort to deliver an enhanced user experience, Kawneer Company, Inc. has launched its newly redesigned website, The redesign offers easy access to essential product information as well as an array of industry, product and company resources.
Sept. 2, 2014 - The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance (NGA\WDDA) have announced the appointment of Lynn Ishman as sales director. Ishman comes to NGA\WDDA as a veteran sales team leader, having served most recently as director of sales at Entertainment Publications HSP EP Acquisition.
Aug. 21, 2014 - The Marian University Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences in Indianapolis, IN has won an honorable mention in the Vanceva World of Color Awards Competition. Vanceva selected the project for its innovative use of colorful interlayers with Viracon glass.
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