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  • The Lisec Group, the supplier of flat glass processing equipment, was recently honored with the Clean Technology Austria State Prize 2012.  In May, Doris Bures, Austria's Minister of Technology presented Karl Gruber, Lisec CEO, and Leopold Mader, head of research and development, the award for the company's efforts in thin glass technology. Specifically, the company was recognized for... more »
  • Two European suppliers of glass processing equipment, Bystronic glass and Hegla are entering a “preferred partner” agreement.  The plan calls for Bystronic glass to support the sales of Hegla-branded cutting systems, including handling and sorting units. In return, Hegla will support the sales of Bystronic glass-branded machines and units for the production of insulating glass... more »
  • In conjunction with a display industry trade show this week, Corning Inc. is launching Willow Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass, which the manufacturer says could revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronic technologies.     Corning's Willow glass “Displays become more pervasive each day and manufacturers strive to make both portable devices... more »
  • The third edition of the Jobsite Safety Handbook has been released by BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders. Written in both English and Spanish, the book describes how residential builders and trade contractors can comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. The handbook covers the key safety issues on which to focus to... more »
  • Simonton Windows, the manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, has launched the Simonton ProNetwork program for builders, remodelers, contractors and dealers. The Web-based program offers a variety of business-building and lead generation tools; educational training programs; marketing and sales support; and reward incentives. “ProNetwork is a comprehensive Web portal that provides... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors plans to close its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., this fall. The facility currently employs 103 people. “This move is by no means a reflection upon the performance of our team in Smyrna, but rather is part of our long-term strategy to consolidate our operations into three manufacturing centers located in Arizona, Texas, and Pennsylvania," says... more »
  • Operating as newly-merged organization, Soft-Lite Gorell LLC has promoted three team members to new positions to develop and enhance the replacement window and door maker’s ability to serve its customer base. Steve Cespedes has been promoted to national account manager-corporate business development, Furman Raine is now director of sales-Eastern division, and Kevin Koznick is director of... more »
  • Solar Innovations Inc., a manufacturer of residential and commercial folding and sliding doors, glass enclosures and windows, has revamped its website.  After rapidly expanding in recent months, the site features expanded information on many existing pages, as well as new sections devoted to glazing, greenhouse accessories, and alternative energy. The site features information on active and... more »
  • Working through the Greater Houston Builders Association's Home Aid Houston, GlassCraft Door Co. is reaching out to its community to help build transitional housing for Houston’s homeless men, women and children, the company reports.  As a corporate partner and sponsor of Home Aid Houston, the manufacturer of fiberglass and wood doors is participating in several major new construction... more »
  • A John Rich & Friends concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is being sponsored by Window World Inc. Scheduled for June 5 at the Cannon Center in Memphis, Tenn., the event will also feature Jeff Foxworthy, Big and Rich, Darius Rucker and Kellie Pickler, with all proceeds from the event to benefit the organization. Window World’s... more »