Industry News
Feb. 24, 2015 - PPG Industries has announced the appointment of Michael H. McGarry, currently chief operating officer, to president and chief operating officer, effective March 1. McGarry became chief operating officer in August 2014.
Feb. 19, 2015 - AmesburyTruth has named Phillip Cooke Channel Sales Manager. Cooke brings more than 7 years of experience in building supply, vinyl product extrusion, and building supply distribution industries to his new position.
Feb. 3, 2015 - GPAD has announced that their 2015 conference is open for registration, where the best minds in the North American glass industry meet annually to discuss advancements and trends in glass automation.
Feb. 3, 2015 - DIRTT has entered into a strategic collaboration with Corning Incorporated one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. This strategic relationship will bring Corning Willow Glass to DIRTT’s suite of interior construction solutions.
Jan. 28, 2015, London, U.K. - The French conglomerate Saint-Gobain suffered a setback on Monday in its bid to take control of Sika, the Swiss specialty chemical maker. The New York Times reports.
Jan. 27, 2015, Toronto - Bird Construction Inc. has announced that it is part of a consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the East Rail Maintenance Facility located in Whitby, Ontario.
Jan. 22, 2015 - The board of directors of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association is calling for nominations for its inaugural Awards for Excellence. Awards will be bestowed for excellence in architectural glass and metal design and for excellence in architectural glass and metal execution.
Jan. 21, 2015 - Yujie (Jessica) Ding has joined Dow Corning Corporation as the company'’s North American regional marketer for coatings and construction chemicals. Ding comes to Dow Corning from Chemtura Corporation, where she had worked in commercial and marketing roles in the industrial performance products and urethanes divisions.
Jan. 16, 2015 - Technical Glass Products (TGP) now offers Pro-GR gamma ray shielding glass for areas where it is necessary to protect against high radiation gamma rays and maintain visibility.
Jan. 14, 2015 - Clearview Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of John Campacci as its business development manager. Campacci brings 25 years of experience as a sales manager and business development manager in the window and door industry, primarily in the patio door market.
Jan. 13, 2015 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has opened registration for the AAMA 78th Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 15-18 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Jan. 7, 2015 - The family that owns a controlling stake in Swiss chemicals firm Sika said on Monday it has filed a lawsuit to help push through a 2.75 billion Swiss franc ($2.73 billion) takeover by French building materials company Saint-Gobain.
Jan. 5, 2015 - AGC Glass Company North America has announced the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions. The transaction marks Trulite’s fifth acquisition since April 2011 and second acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Dec. 23, 2014, Brussels, Bel. - The European Commission has imposed fines, totalling €1,354,896.000 on Asahi, Pilkington, Saint-Gobain and Soliver for illegal market sharing, and exchange of commercially sensitive information regarding deliveries of car glass in the EEA, in violation of the EC Treaty’s and the EEA Agreement’s ban on cartels and restrictive business practices (Article 81 of the EC Treaty and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement).
Dec. 16, 2014 - Saint-Gobain has announced a deal to acquire a controlling interest in Sika while buying only 16 per cent of the company's shares from the majority shareholder, the Burkard family. Sika's board of directors and group management has threatened to resign if the deal clears anti-trust review.

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