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  • Testing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology found that an Indow Acoustic Grade insert placed over a standard double-pane window yields a 42-45 Sound Transmission Class rating, quieting outside noise by 50 percent, according to the company. The most noticeable effects are reducing medium to high-range frequency noises.   Earlier testing at the Portland State University Green... more »
  • Custom Glass Products plans to expand its production capacity by 25 percent, investing approximately $2 million in space and equipment over two years. “We have decided to expand our production capacity ... so we can gracefully and responsively handle daily swings in our customer requirements, while continuing to fulfill our Just In Time commitments," says Steve Reeder, CGP... more »
  • Lisec acquired one hundred percent of Schraml Glastechnik GmbH, headquartered in Großraming, Austria, as of Sept. 8. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. “Thanks to the integration of the Schraml Glastechnik GmbH into the LiSEC Group, we are massively gaining know-how in terms of processing," says Othmar Sailer, CEO of the Lisec Group. "Horst... more »
  • Lisec signed a contract to acquire 100 percent of Hungary-based Glastronic, a part of the Jüllich Group, as of Sept. 1. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. As a part of the Lisec Group, Glastronic will in the future acquire used Lisec machines, overhaul them according to the customers’ requirements and resell them. Dr. Anita Panowitz and Bernhard Scheidl will manage... more »
  • ProVia was named a “Clear Winner” in the the October issue of Consumers Digest magazine. ProVia’s Endure window is listed as the “Best Buy in the Vinyl - Premium” category for "Premier Replacement Windows.”   Officials from ProVia say, “While we're excited to receive this recognition, there are a few important clarifications we'd like to make... more »
  • PGT Inc. announced the development of a new wholly-owned subsidiary, CGI Commercial, and the acquisition of established fabricator of storefront window and door products, US Impact Systems. US Impact, a PGT fabricator of storefront doors and windows for the past four years, will become part of CGI Windows & Doors, an existing PGT affiliate formed in 1992 that operates a manufacturing plant... more »
  • Forbes’ 2016 list of America’s Largest Private Companies includes 84 Lumber Co. With $2.504 billion in 2015 sales, which represents an 8.7 percent increase year-over-year from 2014, 84 Lumber is one of two building product suppliers in the annual ranking. The 223 private companies on the list have a combined revenue of $1.62 trillion and employ over 4.5 million people. To be... more »
  • American Renolit Corp. moved its customer service, operations and warehousing to a new location, still in Swedesboro, New Jersey. The new facility is over 25,000 square feet and houses expanded offices, a conference area and showroom, as well as a larger warehouse operation. The new address is 301 Berkeley Dr. Suite B, Swedesboro, NJ 08085, and the office phone remains the same: 856/467-3800... more »
  • Cardinal IG Cos. plans to develop a 250,000-square-foot, build-to-suit advanced glass manufacturing facility, in Buckeye, Arizona, where it has purchased 77 acres of land, according to a Commercial Property Executive article. “This property offered a development-ready site with good access...and the ability to efficiently serve California and other regional markets,” Marc... more »
  • Kömmerling will bring its super-size lift and slide door to GlassBuild America, booth No. 673. Manufactured at Kömmerling’s new plant in Huntsville, Alabama, the lift and slide door accommodates openings of up to 21 1/2 feet wide by 9 1/2 feet tall with just two sashes, helping to maximize the passage of light, while operating at the slightest push, according to the company. Double or... more »