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July 21, 2016 - PPG today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., a leading producer of flat glass and specialty products. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. 
July 14, 2016 - The merger of the two businesses of Dorma and Kaba to form dorma+kaba, announced at the end of April 2015, was completed on 1 September 2015. dorma+kaba Group thus becomes one of the top 3 companies in the world for security and access solutions, with total sales of more than CHF 2 billion (EUR 1.9 billion) and more than 16,000 employees in around 50 countries.
June 16, 2016 - – Tyman PLC, parent company of AmesburyTruth, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The BILCO Company. The acquisition will enable AmesburyTruth to broaden its commercial product portfolio and further penetrate the commercial market segment. BILCO is a leading supplier of specialty access products for both residential and commercial markets. The terms of the agreement will be effective July 1, 2016 at which time BILCO will become a wholly owned subsidiary of AmesburyTruth.
June 2, 2016 - Walker Glass is proud to announce the expansion of Steve Morren’s territory to include the Western Canadian provinces. Steve will continue to promote Walker Textures products to architects, designers, specification writers and contract glaziers in Ontario as well as continuing to be responsible for developing and promoting our programs to OEM companies across Canada and USA.
June 2, 2016 - The creation of a strategic alliance between Nicolas Riou and René Thibodeau, head of ThermoVer, was officialised on Monday 4 April, and took place at a meeting held on the Quebec site between the young French director, accompanied by Pierre Riou, the President and founder of RIOU Glass, René Thibodeau President of ThermoVer and the staff of the Canadian company.
June 2, 2016 - EVERLAM has announced that Harald Hammer joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Hammer replaces Luc De Temmerman who will join the EVERLAM Board of Directors. EVERLAM is a customer focused, innovative, global provider of PVB film in the architectural laminated glass market.
May 19, 2016 - Municipalities issued building permits worth $7.4 billion in February, up 15.5% from January. This growth followed a 9.5% decline the previous month and was largely the result of higher construction intentions for commercial buildings in Alberta, single-family dwellings in Ontario and institutional structures in Quebec.
May 5, 2016 - Tyman Plc has entered into an agreement to acquire the Giesse Group, which is composed of GSG International S.p.A and Giesse North American (GSNA). GSNA, a leading supplier of hardware systems for the aluminum Euro Groove window market, will be unified with AmesburyTruth.  The acquisition enables AmesburyTruth, a premier manufacturer of window and door components for residential and commercial applications, to broaden its commercial product portfolio and further penetrate the commercial market segment.
April 21, 2016 - PPG has announced, in connection with LKQ Corporation’s announcement of its definitive agreement to purchase Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), that it will divest its approximately 40 percent minority ownership interest in PGW. LKQ announced that it expects the transaction to close in the second quarter 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
April 7, 2016 - The Fenestra Purchasing Co-op is pleased to welcome Les Fenêtres Québécoises Inc. of St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, PF Expert Inc. of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and Huron Window Corporation of Morden, Manitoba as the most recent Member-Owners to join the group.
Mar. 10, 2016 - The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 11.3% to $6.9 billion in December, following a 19.9% decline the previous month. Higher construction intentions for multi-family dwellings in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta explained the advance.
Dymax Corporation has announced the appointment of Steven Suzuki as Global Account Manager for the Western Region.
Feb. 11, 2016 - Glass segment net sales were $265 million for the quarter, down $7 million, or 3 percent, year-over-year as higher sales volumes and improved selling prices were offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation and reduced sales stemming from the 2014 sale of a flat glass production facility.
Feb. 11, 2016 - C.R. Laurence has partnered with the Southern California Glass Management Association (SCGMA) and the Architectural Glass Institute (AGI) to provide a series of educational programs for glaziers that focus on Demountable Wall Division 10 business. The purpose of the partnership and corresponding programs is to give glaziers the knowledge and resources they need to take on these types of projects.
Jan. 12, 2016 - Edwin J. "Ed" Berkowitz, Chairman of the Board of JE Berkowitz, died on Friday January 8, 2016. The Glass Association of North America mourns the passing of Ed Berkowitz, a leader and veteran of the glass and glazing industry.

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