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December 22, 2015
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AGC sells fabrication business to Trulite

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. AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies, the company said. In addition, the company will continue to invest in expanding the capabilities of its Boardman, Ohio, and Quakertown, Pa., residential fabrication plants, which play a key role in supporting AGC’s residential strategy and customers. >> Read full article

New general manager for Sika Canada

On October 6, Richard Aubertin succeeded Michael Hardman as general manager of Sika Canada. Hardman took on the challenge of senior vice-president of Mergers and Acquisitions for Sika North America, a key role to strengthen Sika's market positions and competitive advantage on the North American continent. Aubertin comes back to Canada after completing a mandate of almost three years in Europe where he served as general manager and delivered outstanding results for Sika Portugal. >> Read full article

Yanek becomes CGA executive director

Bill Yanek has been named the executive director of the Canadian Glass Association (CGA) effective Dec. 1, 2015. Yanek is currently the executive vice-president of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and president of its subsidiary association management company, Centric Management. He will remain in those roles as he adds the CGA post. >> Read full article

PPG appoints new president

PPG Industries has announced the appointment of Michael McGarry to president and COO, effective March 1. McGarry became chief operating officer in August 2014. McGarry will continue to have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operating regions and for the information technology (IT), environment, health and safety (EH&S), and purchasing functions. He will remain based at PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh and will continue to report to chairman and CEO, Charles Bunch. >> Read full article

Guardian names Highley CEO

Guardian Industries has named Tom Highley president and CEO of Guardian Building Products. GBP, a wholly owned subsidiary group of Guardian Industries, is a leading North American distributor of specialty building products, with more than 30 stocking distribution centers strategically located throughout the United States. GBP is headquartered in Greenville, S.C. For the past three years, Highley was CEO and managing partner of Engedi Solutions, a building materials industry strategy consulting and independent sponsor private equity firm. >> Read full article

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Oldcastle acquires C.R. Laurence

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, executed a binding agreement to acquire C.R. Laurence, North America's largest manufacturer and distributor of custom hardware and glazing products to the glass and glazing industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight manufacturing/engineering centers and 28 service centers across the U.S. and Canada, and an additional six operations in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, and Australia. CRL designs and manufactures a wide range of engineered hardware products required by professional glaziers and glass shops to complete the installation of architectural glass in both commercial and residential markets. For the past two years, the Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized CRL as one of the top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. >> Learn More…

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IGMA Winter Conference

February 29-March 4, 2016
Location: Hyatt Regency, Indian Wells, Ca. >> More Info

Top Glass

April 20, 2016
Location: International Centre, Mississauga, Ont. >> More Info


September 20-23, 2016
Location: Dusseldorf Fairgrounds - Dusseldorf, Germany >> More Info