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Vitro Architectural Glass President Discusses the Future of Flat Glass

Mar 6th, 2024

[This article was updated Wednesday, March 6, at 8:53 a.m.] What’s the state of the flat glass industry? Where have we been and where are we going? These are some of the questions Ricardo Maiz, president of Vitro Architectural Glass, tackled during his session at the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference in Nashville. The event took […]

Glass Conference Sessions Turn to High-Performance Windows, Special Awards and Recognitions

Feb 8th, 2024

The National Glass Association’s (NGA) Glass Conference is underway this week at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, just outside of Charleston. Opening day discussions centered on codes and standards, but the conversation turned to high-performance windows Wednesday, and recognitions for glass industry members. Steve Selkowitz, an affiliate with the Building […]

Code Changes and Proposal Discussions Open Tacoma Glass Conference

Jul 26th, 2023

Tacoma, Wash., is home of world-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly. This week it’s also a home-away-from-home for the architectural glass industry, which is gathered for the National Glass Association’s Glass Conference. The event, which runs through July 27, includes technical committee meetings, educational presentations, code reports and more. Code consultants Nick Resetar and Tom Culp […]

Shareholders Reach Settlement in Jeld-Wen Anti-Trust Case

Sep 13th, 2022

Jeld-Wen Holdings Inc. shareholders reached a $13.5 million settlement with members of the company’s board of directors and upper management to end a case involving alleged insider trading and antitrust violations. The plaintiffs, the Board of Trustees of the City of Miami General Employees’ & Sanitation Employees’ Retirement Trust, Shieta Black, and Jason Aldridge, submitted […]

What’s Next for Glass: National Day of Glass Presenters Explore Emerging Developments

Apr 8th, 2022

“Glass is an enabler for modern civilization and scientific discovery.” That’s what John Mauro from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University shared Thursday morning during the National Day of Glass in Washington, D.C. The event is organized by the American Ceramic Society and serves as the U.S. kicks off […]

FGIA Marks Return to In-Person Gatherings with a Special Celebration

Oct 21st, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is once again together in person. The group’s Fall Conference is taking place this week at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix. In addition to the in-person gathering, the event also includes a virtual option. The conference began yesterday with an opening address from Janice […]

A Look Back: Remembering 9/11

Sep 10th, 2021

Almost everyone remembers where they were that Tuesday. Whether at work, in traffic or at home, hearing the news of the first plane to strike the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was surreal. We gathered around televisions and watched, trying to comprehend what was happening that fateful day, which took the lives of […]

Market Growth Drives Cardinal Glass to Expand in Oklahoma

May 21st, 2021

Cardinal Glass Industries, the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based glass company that operates float glass and fabrication facilities around the country, is expanding in Oklahoma. Its Durant, Okla., float glass location is undergoing an expansion that includes the installation of a new tempering furnace, as well as additional square footage. The Durant facility, which primarily serves the […]

TransAtlantic Debate Panelists Discuss the Glass Industry’s Role in Impacting Climate Change

Sep 10th, 2020

How can the architectural glass industry have a positive effect on climate change? That was the question discussed during the Transatlantic Debate plenary session today during GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE. Bruce Nicol, head of global design for Merck Window Technologies, moderated the session with panelists Dr. Franz Prettenthaler, director of LIFE Institute for Climate, […]

World Congress Session Explores Opportunities for Combined Hurricane and Acoustical Performance

Aug 11th, 2020

Safety, security and acoustic performance—all are benefits of laminated glass. But what happens when someone in hurricane-prone Miami, for example, in a busy neighborhood, wants glazing that combines sound control with the required hurricane performance? That’s somewhat of a challenge, said Steve Bennison, a technology fellow with Kuraray, who discussed a new laminated glass technology […]