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Sept. 24, 2015 - Company Presidents Mike Willard (Salem Glass) and Mike Synon (HHH Tempering) have announced their respective companies are partnering to offer comprehensive glass services—independent of their unique brands—through the joint venture Glass Tempering Resources. This entity will serve the glass industry with new and refurbished tempering lines and other refurbished equipment. Additionally, Glass Tempering Resources will offer Master Service Agreements for all tempering brands.
Aug. 31, 2015 - Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., North America's largest manufacturer and distributor of custom hardware and glazing products to the glass and glazing industry.
Aug. 19, 2015 - CRL's new 8B Series Base Shoe for monolithic tempered glass recently received ICC-ES certification per Evaluation Report ESR-3269. The report verifies that the base shoe meets building code requirements for performance and safety, and also addresses new 2015 IBC code requirements.
Aug. 6, 2015 - Everlam, a new company producing Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) interlayers for laminated safety glass, has announced the appointment of Jim Howard as VP Sales North America. The company, established in Europe and started operating in 2015, is making a decisive move towards development of its business worldwide.
July 28, 2015 - Kawneer Company has named Colin Brosmer as Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Product Development. In this role, Brosmer will join Alcoa’s Building and Construction Systems (BCS) Lead Team and will be responsible for sales, marketing, architectural promotions, product development and front end functions for North America. 
July 20, 2015 - The Ontario Glass and Metal Association has joined Prompt Payment Ontario, a small business lobby group advocating for provincial legislation governing payment terms for construction contractors. The OGMA board asked for an received permission from its members to put up the $10,000 membership fee to join the group. Now that the OGMA is a member of the group, members have an opportunity to fill out a survey detailing the damages their businesses have experienced as a result of delinquent payments. The OGMA’s announcement to members follows:
July 15, 2015 - DFI is proud to announce a restructured organization designed to provide deeper levels of support to customers as well as prospects deciding which low-maintenance coating to offer. The main shift creates dedicated teams for both Account Management and Business Development allowing a more strategic focus on the specific needs of each. The restructure comes as DFI's global growth accelerates in the architectural glass and automotive industries. This new structure will ensure DFI maintains the leadership position within these industries and beyond.
Dymax Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Acker as Americas Sales Manager.  In his new position, Mike will report to Stephen LaCroce, Global Director of Technology, and will be responsible for achieving the Americas annual revenue targets in adhesives and equipment, while continually enhancing the commercial effectiveness of the Americas sales organization.
Altus Capital Partners has announced  the acquisition of GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
June 4, 2015 - Kawneer Company has announced the appointment of Susie Gomes DaGraca to Commercial and Operations Manager, Central Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Service Center. In this strategic role, DaGraca will continue to steer the Central Canada sales team as well as take on the responsibility for the GTA Service Center, serving as a single point of contact for customers.
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June 3, 2015 - Registration for the next American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) webinar is now open. On June 16, Dean Lewis, AAMA’s educational and technical information manager, will provide a complete explanation of the benefits, procedures, costs and study materials available to take full advantage of the FenestrationMasters professional education and certification program. Anyone in the industry can participate in this free #AAMAwebinar from the comfort of their own office or home.
June 3, 2015 - Stuart Olson Inc. has announced changes to its senior management team, including the promotion of two individuals from within the company.
May 27, 2015 - The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is set to release a bulleting that will recommend that bid calling authorities require the listing of major trades, critical subcontractors and subcontractors with a significant value to the contract price in bids. This is a positive and necessary change that increases transparency and accountability in Canada's construction industry while creating greater stability in the work environment for trade contractors. The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) supports the move and is encouraging CCA to continue its productive and balanced review of standard practices.

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