2005 News Archive

December 29, 2005
- 2006 Solutia International Design Awards Open for Entries
- The International Velux Award for Students of Architecture 2006

December 28, 2005
- Fabricator Announces Fuel Surcharge Increase
- U.S. Green Building Council Joins Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ 2006
- McCloskey throws name back into leadership race

December 27, 2005
- Harmon Solutions Group Hires Key Senior Sales Executive
- Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co., Inc. donates more than $10,000 for Hurricane Recovery
- Swiftness the key in Tata Chem buyout

December 22, 2005
- New International Building Code (IBC) changes go into effect in January
- Quinlivan to join Morelock & Associates Inc.
- Largest Solar Energy Glass Canopy in United States to be Constructed at California Academy of Sciences
- Moving from class to glass
- Panting in Anticipation

December 21, 2005
- Wausau Provides Solar-Powered SuperWall System for New York's Long-Awaited Whitehall Ferry Terminal
- Prince Philippe visits Glaverbel R&D Centre in Jumet
- Our Lady of Snows moves her toes

December 20, 2005
- Viracon Announces Vice President of Manufacturing for New Southwest US Facility
- Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ 2006 Hotel Deadline Fast Approaching
- TruSeal Technologies unveils enhanced TAPE-AT
- Sejal Group in Gujarat

December 19, 2005
- Unruh Fab, Inc. acquires Weathers Metal Products
- Falling roof panel a mystery
- Start-up glass maker to open plant in southwest Pennsylvania

December 16, 2005
- J.E. Berkowitz Fires Up New Oven
- Nippon says no longer talking to Pilkington, reviewing its position
- Nippon Sheet Shares Fall After Pilkington Rejects Bid
- China Merchants sells $28 mln stake in coating maker
- Edgetech I.G. Inc. Names The Kragenbring Group as Manufacturer's Representative in the Upper Midwest
- Vietnam to reap bigger construction glass export

December 15, 2005
- Pilkington Spurns 2.07 Billion-Pound Nippon Sheet Bid
- Pilkington irritated by NSG delays
- AIA and USGBC joining Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ '06
- Jump in the "Think Tank" at Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™'06
- Claus Carlsen to Head Kyro's Glass Processing Group, Iivanainen named Business Development Director
- Apogee Enterprises 3rd Quarter EPS Increases; Apogee Increases Guidance for Fiscal 2006 to Reflect One-Time Item

December 14, 2005
- ACI Distribution Teams with Technical Glass Products

December 13, 2005
- Edgetech I.G. Inc. Names Tracy Rogers Technical Director
- Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ 2006 Looks into Crystal Ball

December 12, 2005
- Japanese attempt to break glass deadlock
- Sydney Skytour: Nothing But Thrills and no Spills
- Avalon Doors Donates 250 Entry Doors to Habitat for Humanity
- Edgetech I.G. Inc. Names Brian Kress Director of Quality

December 9, 2005
- GANA Tempering Division Announces New Chair
- Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ 2006 Estimates What's Important
- Window Washers Say They May Sue Employer
- Float glass market poised for 15% growth
- Taylor Acquires Premium Glass Inc.
- GlassTech Asia 2005 Achieves Stellar Sales Performance with Quality Exhibitors, Buyers and Visitors in First Two Days
- Apogee Enterprises to Host Third Quarter Conference Call

December 8, 2005
- Viracon Names Four New Manufacturing Managers
- Translucent roofing system uses aerogel to allow full spectrum, natural light into living spaces with comfort and energy efficiency
- Polytech Glass new website launch

December 7, 2005
- Glass Expo Rocky Mountain 2006 will Heat Things Up
- Ferro's Chairman Hector Ortino Dies at Age 63

December 6, 2005
- Arch to Open New Plant in Metro Dallas Area
- Jobs wants 32-foot glass cube following Apple store lease

December 5, 2005
- New Silverstar ENplus insulating glass
- AFG Glass Promotes Pockiak and Ross

December 2, 2005
- Japan's second crack at Pilkington
- ANSI I-14.1 Up for Review

December 1, 2005
- Jeff Lehman Appointed Sales & Marketing Manager for Technoform
- Simpson Adds Designs To Builder's Advantage Series
- GlassTech Asia 2005 Opens and Aims to Earn 450 m Baht for Thailand

November 30, 2005
- NFRC meeting long with little progress
- Have a Blast at Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ 2006
- Hullco Now Offering Armor Glass Plus Security Windows
- Emirates Glass wins three major contracts for prestigious Dubai developments
- Pollard Windows’ Liberty Collection E Series

November 29, 2005
- Solutia to Buy Out Mexican Joint Venture Partner
- Brenden Joins AAMA Staff
- DecoTherm to Host Web Seminar on Glass Decoration
- Tips For Building Hurricane-Proof Houses

November 28, 2005
- Pilkington Says Court Rules for Price Cut in German Unit's Minority Stake Buy
- Parking Staff Get Bulletproof Glass
- Harmon Inc. Hires Kandace Bednark as Project Coordinator for Michigan
- Window Firm Stays Open with Honesty

November 23, 2005
- Louisiana Passes Bill Mandating Statewide Building Code
- Many artifacts found at doomed building

November 22, 2005
- Glass Expo Rocky Mountain '06 Returns to Denver
- Wausau's Windows Help Carnegie Mellon University Earn Second LEED Rating and Meet Seismic, Aesthetic Needs
- Architects design new junior high with light touch

November 21, 2005
- Pilkington backs Triggs to get the Nippon deal done
- Coalition Launches Website to Help Consumers, Businesses Save with New Energy Efficiency Tax Credits
- Ancient "Roman glass" discovered in tomb

November 18, 2005
- Wausau Offers Copper Anodize for Epic Series Windows
- Crunch date for glass firm
- Cooperation deal covers glass laser cutting
- Historic, Fully-Restored Stain-Glass Windows Unveiled Today in Soon-To-Reopen Cloister Hotel at Sea Island

November 17, 2005
- Saint-Gobain Agrees to Buy BPB for 3.89 Bln Pounds
- J.E. Berkowitz Launches Light Grey Silicone Sealed Units
- Kroes Joins The Insula-Dome Team As Strategic Partnership Consultant
- Laser Sensor Measures Thickness and Profile of Glass

November 16, 2005
- Six NFRC Board Members Elected
- Doing windows -- New treatments abound, even for those who like their views naked

November 15, 2005
- Edgetech I.G. Inc. Names Joe Erb Product Manager
- Leading Chinese glass market sets up JV in US
- 160 windows broken out in BB shooting spree

November 14, 2005
- Arch to under go major extrusion expansion
- AAG expands range with introduction of coated glass line with STOPRAY technology
- Getting to grips with glass

November 11, 2005
- Thermique(TM) Heated Glass Technology Wins 2005 ''Best of What's New'' Award from Popular Science Magazine
- Inspired by a glass tower
- Johns Manville to Build New Nonwoven Glass Mat Production Line

November 10, 2005
- PGC Underway in Washington D.C.
- DORMA Acquires Percentage of a Japanese Company
- Changes in Executive Officers

November 9, 2005
- Glass Industry Gets New Blog
- Profitable Growth is PPG's Primary Mission, Chairman Says
- Flat glass standards revised

November 8, 2005
- Special-Lite Doors Earn GREENGUARD Certification
- PPG's Lake Charles Chemicals Complex Operating at 80 Percent of Capacity
- GEMS 2005™ Offers Time Management Seminar

November 7, 2005
- Pilkington close to accepting revised Japanese bid offer
- CRL Announces Midwest Expansion
- Vos Glass Recognized by Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan
- Storm damage exposes turmoil

November 4, 2005
- Benney and Perilstein Go Head to Head on the NFRC Non-Res Certification Program
- Building Code Legislation to be introduced at Special Session of Louisiana Legislature Beginning November 6
- Schimmelpenningh Discusses Laminated Glass at IGM/FW
- Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Hires Senior Account Representative

November 3, 2005
- AAMA Board Votes to End Consolidation Talks
- Nanette Lockwood Named Legislative Affairs Manager at Solutia Inc.
- IGMA Announces Acceptance of GasGlass for IGMA Certification Program

November 2, 2005
- IGM/FW Begins in Boston
- PPG Introduces New Website for IdeaScapes
- Falling Glass Closes Busy Miami Street
- Thanks for Your Votes! Our Readers Choose a Halloween Contest Winner

November 1, 2005
- ICD High Performance Coatings Expands Spain Manufacturing Site
- Research Frontiers Licenses SPD Control Systems to Make Electronic Control Systems for SPD-Smart Products
- Nippon bid puts end to Pilkington speculation

October 31, 2005
- Pilkington Shares Surge on Takeover Approach From Japan's NSG
- Happy Halloween! Your Vote Needed to Determine This Year's Winner of the AGRR/USGlass Magazine Staff Costume Contest

October 28, 2005
- Arch Corporate Headquarters Dealing with Effects of Wilma
- Saint-Gobain Cuts Profit Goal on Higher Energy Costs
- Rare Tiffany Stained Glass Windows Discovered

October 27, 2005
- Students Create Stained Glass Window for Veteran’s Hospital
- Voters Wanted for USG Costume Contest
- Marty Scarborough Named Principal of Curtain Wall Design & Consulting

October 26, 2005
- Pacific Aluminum acquired by former Technical Glass execs
- PPG hires GM for Sales & Marketing
- Sen. Mark Pryor Elected Chair of Alliance to Save Energy
- GE Acquires Witton Silylated Polyurethane Resins and Now Offers Portfolio of SPUR+* Prepolymers

October 25, 2005
- AAMA Members Raise Concerns Regarding Proposed Consolidation with the WDMA
- Researchers Put Bullet-Proof Glass on a Diet
- TRACO Launches Free Online AIA Approved Continuing Education Courses
- Hays Named New Director of Apogee Enterprises
- Harmon Hires Hering as Illinois Project Coordinator
- Asahi Glass seeks perks
- Detroit Area Designers and Architects Experience New Color Trends Across Surfaces

October 24, 2005
- Dates Announced for glasstec 2006
- Top 20 Glazing/Curtain Wall Contractors Ranked
- Emirates Glass supplies more than 67,000 square meters of glass products to 10 projects in Kuwait and Qatar

October 21, 2005
- Crane Revolving Door Co. Expands Canadian Sales Force
- GANA Announces Dates and Location for Glass Week 2007

October 20, 2005
- Industry Gears up for interGLASSmetal/FENESTRATION world 2005
- GPD Redesigns glassfiles.com to be User Friendly and Flexible
- Major Industries Re-Designs Website

October 19, 2005
- DuPont launches new capacity for safety glass interlayers
- PPG Offers New Brochure on Certified Laminator Program
- XsunX Developing New Nano-Crystalline Opaque Solar Cell

October 18, 2005
- GANA Executive Vice President Withdraws from NFRC Board Election; Supports Nomination of Cliff Monroe
- IGE Solutions Expands into New Facility

October 17, 2005
- GEMS Includes Special Session for Ohio Glass Shops
- Look, Skywalker, there's a new thrill in town
- Baby Boy Biller Bounds Into World

October 14, 2005
- Guardian to Launch UV Protecting Glass Product
- Apogee Enterprises Names James S. Porter CFO
- Vandals damage cathedral's stained glass windows

October 13, 2005
- Glass Industry Pulled Together in Wake of Rita
- Vitro Selling Corporate Headquarters
- UK distributorship for Nanogel panels
- Kennards Lift & Shift now has glass lifting equipment
- Asahi Glass "equal weight"
- St Gobain is takeover target for 3 US funds

October 12, 2005
- First Hand Account of Rita's Impact, and the Help the Glass Industry Provided
- Mike Smith Joins Viracon to Serve the U.K. and Europe
- Stopray glass by Glaverbel used in the Netherlands

October 11, 2005
- Harmon, Inc. Promotes Mike McCarthy to Project Coordinator in Cincinnati

October 10, 2005
- CEFPI Recognizes Major Industries
- Grenzebach Corp. Appoints New Technical Director
- TRACO Announces New Chief Operating Officer

October 7, 2005
- GIMAV Celebrates 25th Anniversary
- Companies Launch New Machinery Lines at Vitrum 2005
- PPG Raising Prices for North American Industrial Coatings

October 6, 2005
- Glaston Technologies Holds Press Conference at Vitrum, Introduces Tamglass, Bavelloni Products
- Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd Registers Sales of 264.9 Yen Billion in Fiscal 2005
- From glass to aluminum, energy prices wreak havoc

October 5, 2005
- Glass Industry to NFRC Task Group: It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It
- Vitrum 2005 Opens Today with an Optimistic Start
- Kim Jong-il inspects China-aided glass factory

October 4, 2005
- Vitrum 2005 Gets Underway in Milan
- Four-State Survey Shows Building Officials Aware of NFRC, Rely on NFRC Labels to Verify Code Compliance

October 3, 2005
- Hogan Named Solvay Chemicals Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer

September 30, 2005
- Announcing the First Edition of Who's Who in the Glass Industry
- TGP Launches Website for Architectural Glass Products

September 29, 2005
- New Bankruptcy Law takes Effect this Month
- CRL Opens Las Vegas Branch Distribution Facility
- Two Dow Corning Employees Honored for Contributions to the Construction Industry

September 28, 2005
- New Tool from ASA Design to Help Subcontractors "Level the Playing Field"

September 27, 2005
- Donations are still needed for Hurricane Rita, and the Time to act is NOW
- GANA Continues Efforts with NFRC Non-Residential Program
- Obituary: Norman Klatt, Vice President of Sales, Glasstech Inc.

September 26, 2005
- Texas Glass Association Rides Out Rita; Cancels Upcoming Board Meeting
- Will Rich Promoted at Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing
- Joel Berman Glass Studios Announces New Partnerships

September 23, 2005
- GANA Fall Conference Cancelled in Advance of Hurricane Rita
- Report from Houston on Rita by Bob Lawrence
- Spartech Announces Appointment of New Member to Its Board of Directors
- Rita Expected to Affect Local Firms
- Saint-Gobain's Packaging Sector Expands in Eastern Europe's Emerging Countries

September 22, 2005
- Though Rita Weakens Slightly, Glass Shops in Texas are Taking No Chances
- Transparent Interlayer for Fire-Resistant Glass Made from Degussa’s AEROSIL® Fumed Silica Sets New Standards
- Meltdown Glass Announces Fire-Rated Kiln-Cast Glass Products
- Applied Films Announces First Order for New SMARTWEB(TM) Sputtering System

September 21, 2005
- Fabricated Products Big Opportunity for Chinese Market
- Wausau Regional Manager Expands Territory

September 20, 2005
- Arch Announces Upcoming Decorative Glass Plant in Ohio
- Housing Starts Drop Sharply; Katrina Blamed for Some of the Downturn

September 19, 2005
- Dependable Is Back
- Inauguration of Glaverbel Klin Marks First Russian Plant Built on Greenfield Site by Western Glassmaker
- Guarino Appointed Thad Ziegler Glass Contract Department Manager

September 16, 2005
- GlassBuild America Seminar Focuses on Glazing and Industrial Hygiene
- Guardian Industries Names Dan Wright Regional Sales Manager
- MI Metals Chooses Granco Clark Heating System

September 15, 2005
- DFI and Oben Reach Strategic Alliance Agreement for U.S. Market
- Optimum Windows Expands with National Sales Organization
- AFG to Introduce New Low-Maintenance Glass
- Consumers Know About Windows, Don't Know About New Technology
- Hegla Celebrates Tenth Anniversary In The United States
- GPD Returns to China in 2006
- NFRC Board of Directors Provides Guidance For Long-Term and Annual Energy Performance

September 14, 2005
- GlassBuild America Gets Underway in Atlanta
- Robust Business Fuels Viracon Expansion
- Cefla Launches New Website
- EZ Skylight Systems Feature Easy Installation

September 13, 2005
- Changes Abound at Salem Distributing
- ICD High Performance Coatings Joins Local Businesses in Helping Katrina Victims
- Pensacola Glass Shops Still Recovering From Ivan, Survived Katrina
- Apogee Announces Plans to Build New Glass Fabrication Plant

September 12, 2005
- Award Presented to First Home Builders of Florida for Making Impact-Resistant Glass Standard in New Homes
- Harmon Inc. Adds Two Sales Representatives to Chicago's Service Glass Location

September 9, 2005
- Hurricane Katrina has an Impact on Building Materials and Prices
- IUPAT Raises Nearly $2 million to Aid Gulf Coast Members

September 8, 2005
- AFG Facilities Have Hurricane Disruptions
- GlassKote™ Products Demonstrate Green Test Results
- Toll Is Also Exacted on Gulf Region's Historical and Cultural Treasures

September 7, 2005
- DuPont Announces Warranty Program for SentryGlas® Plus Laminated Glass
- AFG Announces Promotion of Chad Nixon
- Brockway Moran & Partners Acquires GED Integrated Solutions

September 6, 2005
- Viracon Sends Trucks to Baton Rouge to Aid in Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort
- Tremco Announces New Vice President of Sales
- Harmon Announces Mike Murray Senior Project Manager in Florida

September 2, 2005
- Tougher Building Codes for Some States Could be Expected as a Result of Katrina
- Intertek Signs Partnership Agreement with Brazil's ABNT

September 1, 2005
- Texas Glass Association Starts Relief Fund
- USPS Not Accepting Standard or Periodicals Mail for Certain Zip Codes
- DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions Announces Price Increase for Butacite®

August 31, 2005
- Glass Industry's Most Famous Gulf Coast Resident Unharmed
- Agalite Introduces Brand New Website

August 30, 2005
- Pat Rome Leaving Brin/Northwestern
- AFG Announces New Tempering Line for Quebec City Float Plant
- New Corporate Management Appointment Announced at CRL

August 29, 2005
- Katrina Plows Through Gulf States
- AEC Announces 2006 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

August 26, 2005
- Guardian Announces New Southeast Sales Manager
- Window Repair Systems, Inc. Helps School Districts Save Money While Protecting the Environment
- Glaverbel Introduces New Colored Glass Product

August 25, 2005
- Granato Named Fenestration Director for DuPont

August 24, 2005
- HAECO Inc. Partners with MW Manufacturers
- GANA Announces Plans for 2006 Contact Glazing Educational Conference
- Sultanate To Have Float Glass Plant

August 23, 2005
- Long-Time Industry Figure Starts New Career: Baseball
- Glass-bottomed walkway planned at Grand Canyon's South Rim
- Laura McCoy Joins Simonton as PR Coordinator

August 22, 2005
- Three Independent Fabricators Form Glass Fabricators LLC
- ODL Settles Patent Dispute with RSL
- Dubai Investments to construct first float glass plant in UAE

August 18, 2005
- GANA Schedules 2007 BEC Conference
- KUKA Robotics Selected by Grenzebach Corporation to Provide Robots for New High Speed Glass Stacker
- XsunX Launches Design and Development of Mass Production System for Solar Electric Transparent Films

August 17, 2005
- AFG and Asahi Get Award in Patent Infringement Suit Against Cardinal IG
- Next NFRC Non-Residential Products Task Group Meeting Scheduled
- Solutia Raises Prices for Saflex(R) and Vanceva(R) PVB Films

August 16, 2005
- Harmon Inc. Adds Two to Corporate Office Staff
- Man seriously cut trying to smash window

August 15, 2005
- Police Put Stolen Windows On Display
- Paragon Door Designs Announces 24-Page Dealer Sales Support Product Brochure
- Colors swirl

August 12, 2005
- AFL-CIO Reelects John J. Sweeney as President
- Linetec Announces Expanded Material Finishing Capabilities
- Laser Acquisition for Solar Glass Development

August 11, 2005
- Ken Recko Named VP, U.S. Manufacturing for Tremco
- DFI Signs Distribution Agreement with GlassPro Polska

August 10, 2005
- BEMA No Longer Recommending Comet Bathroom Cleaner
- John Dwyer Promoted as President of Syracuse Glass
- Crystal Ranked Top Minority Company for Seventh Consecutive Year

August 9, 2005
- IGMA Technical Presentations Focus on Adhesion and Durability
- Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Celebrates 50th Anniversary
- JLM Announces New Central U.S. Sales Representative

August 8, 2005
- Bush Signs Energy Bill
- IGMA Summer Meeting Underway in Nova Scotia
- Obituary: Renato Meiohas
- Obituary: Paul Brooks, Sr.

August 5, 2005
- Tony Hobart Leaves Guardian
- GANA Announces New Insulating Division Chair
- Calatrava Boosts Safety for World Trade Center Transit Hub

August 4, 2005
- NFRC Approves Bi-Lingual Label; Announces Board Openings
- Simonton to Cease Operations in Bradenton, Fla.
- Leeds thinks big with 520ft glass skyscraper

August 3, 2005
- Japan Plans to Place Tariffs on U.S. Steel Imports
- New Energy Bill Could Mean Potential Tax Credits, but also Increased Gas Prices
- Justice Departments Consideration of ADA Revisions Could Affect Small Businesses

August 2, 2005
- Economist Says June Construction Spending Show Mixed Pattern
- Four OSHA Workplace Safety Reform Bills Win House Approval

August 1, 2005
- Minnesota Man Injured in Wired Glass Accident
- Architects' Salaries on the Rise, Increasing by More than 10 Percent

July 29, 2005
- Wage agreement in glass industry
- NAHB Names Republic Windows & Doors Certified Contractor
- Vitro Enters Discussions with Libbey Inc. to Sell 51 percent of Vitrocrisa

July 28, 2005
- Tremco Announces it will Acquire Illbruck Sealant Systems
- Pilkington reassures despite tough climate
- Bank of China Says Recent Currency Increase was a One-Time Event

July 27, 2005
- ADCO Announces New Addition

July 26, 2005
- Guardian Industries Announces Two Staff Changes
- Hegla to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

July 25, 2005
- Progress on Non-Res Certification at NFRC Meeting
- Asian American Business Development Center Honors Crystal Windows Executive

July 22, 2005
- Chemicals climb past glass in PPG sales
- TruSeal Helps IG Produces Maximize Production with New CD Line

July 21, 2005
- GANA Releases Educational Paper for NFRC Board of Directors
- Linetec Becomes Accredited as PPG Certified Applicator

July 20, 2005
- GANA Announces Formation of NFRC Liaison Committee
- Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Takes on New Look and Identity

July 19, 2005
- Diamond Triumph Acquires Auto and Fabrication Glass Assets of Settles Glass
- CCWW Appoints Clear Window Technologies to Serve St. Louis Market
- Coastal Announces Matt Ritchie as New Regional Sales Manager

July 18, 2005
- Pilkington Selects TGP as U.S. Profilit™ Distributor
- XsunX Inc. Secures $10.8 Million Financing Commitment
- PPG Expands List of CEC Programs for Architects

July 15, 2005
- PPG Publishes Data Sheet for Solarban® 60 Starphire®
- Window Shopping: What To Know Before You Go
- New York's Plaza Hotel Areas Gain Landmark Status
- Gardens Glow Amid Greenhouse Glass

July 14, 2005
- Viracon Announces Expansion at Statesboro, Ga., Facility
- Cytec Surface Specialties Selects Edgetech I.G. as North American Sales Representative

July 13, 2005
- Alu-Pro Acquires Majority Interest in Vetrim
- Vetrotech Saint-Gobain to present Fire Rated Glazing Seminar at Glass Expo Midwest™ '05
- Four Scholarships Awarded by AAMA

July 12, 2005
- GICC Announces Arch Aluminum as Newest Member
- Asahi Glass "equal weight"
- China glass firm sends engineers to Oro, MisOr

July 11, 2005
- Vistawall Relocates Seattle Service Center
- Deep Sea Sponges Are Master Builders in Glass
- BEMA Membership Meeting to Take Place in Atlanta

July 8, 2005
- SDC Technologies Receives 2005 Emerging Growth Award
- PPG Announces Certified Coatings Applicator Program

July 7, 2005
- Oldcastle Glass Group Buys Fulton Windows
- Kaba Announces New Sales Team Additions
- Pilkington Publishes Fire-Rated Glazing Technical Data Sheets

July 6, 2005
- Gary Andrus Promoted at Harmon Inc. for Renovation
- Glass Doctor Franchisees Gather to Celebrate Success, Discuss Future
- Phoenicia threatens to close Israeli plants

July 5, 2005
- Zhejiang Glass plant faces delay
- GlassTech Asia 2005 Receives Official Support from Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
- Jim Lee Promoted as President of JLM Wholesale
- AFSG Announces Plans to File Legal Action Against the CPSC

July 1, 2005
- AAMA Meets in Victoria Where Consolidation Talks with WDMA Continue
- Management Additions Announced at Simonton
- Italian Subsidiary Buys German Glass Business

June 30, 2005
- Is Your Company One of the Industry's Best? Tell Us About It!
- New WTC tower design made public
- Royal Group Technologies Announces New Warm Edge Spacer Technology

June 29, 2005
- AZON UK Celebrates New Location Opening
- Craig Gibson Named General Field Superintendent for Harmon's Ohio Operations
- TRACO to Manufacture Windows for New Philadelphia Condominiums

June 28, 2005
- Pilkington NA Illinois Plant Undergoing Repairs
- GANA Launches www.glassjobsearch.com
- Two New Exhibitors Join the Group at Glass Expo Midwest™ '05
- Esthetic Accents Breaks New Ground: Architectural Stained Glass for a Flat World

June 27, 2005
- ASTM E 2190's Inclusion in 2005 NBCC Deferred Due to Code Process Deficiencies
- PPG Announces Completion of EUR 300 Million International Debt Offering
- Fuyao launches 3 glass production lines

June 23, 2005
- AAMA Hires Code and Legislative Consultant in Florida
- ClearShield Authorizes Arch as Product Applicator and Reseller
- Turkish Glassmaker Plans 2 More Factories in Bulgaria
- Productivity Commission findings shattered by Glass Association

June 22, 2005
- GPD Plenary Speaker Discusses Architectural Glass Designs and Challenges
- Arch Adds New Oven in Denver
- Nippon Sheet Glass "underweight," target price reduced

June 21, 2005
- JPS Industries Inc. Changes Name of JPS Glass Division
- AFG Glass Introduces Low-E on Tints
- Another First for Al Abbar Architectural Glass

June 20, 2005
- Harry Miles Dies
- Appreciation
- GPD 2005 Going Strong in Tampere, Finland
- AFG Orders Two Lisec VSA Insulating Lines for Canadian Operations
- ADCO-Kömmerling Partners with Thermo Distribution

June 17, 2005
- PPG Incorporates Megaflon® Coatings into New Line of Architectural Finishes
- Researchers link ancient Egyptians to glass production
- Adhesive bonds glass and metal in seconds

June 16, 2005
- Washington Building Code Invokes Emergency Rule on Wired Glass
- Glas-Weld, Crystal Clear Window Setting Up Dealer Network for IG Window Repair

June 15, 2005
- Westcrowns Says It Will Still Be in U.S. Market
- AFG Fabrication Closing Canadian Plant
- President of Bromer Inc. Partners in Launch of Optimization Equipment Company
- Dow Corning To Discuss New Window & Door Manufacturing Solutions

June 14, 2005
- AFG Taking 'Aggressive' Restructuring Strategy
- Westcrowns Expected to File Bankruptcy Next Week
- Octavia Boulevard rolls along - Oakland firm wins competition for design of housing in area

June 13, 2005
- UK Parent Closes Westcrowns Inc.
- GANA Building Envelope Contractors Division Announces New Chair
- Cousins Properties breaks ground on Miami condo high rise
- XsunX Announces Improved Production Efficiencies

June 10, 2005
- GANA Insulating Division Technical Committee Announces Chair
- Architectural Stained Glass Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Example

June 9, 2005
- HSE urges safer systems for unpacking large sheets of glass
- Optimum Windows Celebrates 20th Anniversary
- Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Takes Over All-Glass Door Product Marketing

June 8, 2005
- Pilkington to corner 40pc of China Glass IPO shares
- Mexico's President Fox Inaugurates Guardian's 24th Float Plant
- GANA Approves Bolden and Wright as AIA/CES Facilitators

June 7, 2005
- Glass Condominiums Coming to Downtown Las Vegas
- Enter the First GANA and USGlass Photo Contest

June 6, 2005
- Saint-Gobain Building Second Float Line in Mexico
- Stark Named Business Development Manager for Harmon Inc.
- Smile Mr. '3A' -- You're On Surveillance Camera

June 3, 2005
- Panel Rejects Smithsonian Plan For Patent Office
- Key Communications Summer Hours

June 2, 2005
- Creative Thinking - Decorative Glass a Big Interest at AIA Show
- Clear benefits for Pilkington
- Three Promoted to VP Status at IBA Consultants

June 1, 2005
- AIA Exhibitors Answer the Question, What do Architects Want?
- Harmon Announces Two Appointments at Baltimore Location

May 31, 2005
- The Fabricator Front: Fabricators Exhibit their Wares at the AIA Show
- AAMA Updates Water Penetration Testing Documents
- GANA Announces 2006 Mirror Design Competition

May 27, 2005
- Midwest Wholesale Hardware Names Holloway Western Region Outside Sales Associate
- UC Davis Bathroom Light Promises Savings and Safety

May 26, 2005
- Jerry Heider of Ferro Announces Retirement
- TGP Announces Launch of Neopariès Products

May 25, 2005
- Arch Announces Continued Expansion in Orlando
- GANA's BEC Division Reaches 100 Member Companies

May 24, 2005
- Two Walls in One: Double-Skinned Glass Walls
- GANA Releases Point Supported Glass Informational Bulletin

May 23, 2005
- Primaries in the Forefront at AIA Show
- IGMA Technical Services Committee Meeting to Take Place During AAMA Fall Meeting
- Design: A new, more subtle vision by S.F. architect

May 20, 2005
- Talking to Architects about Glass at the AIA Show in Las Vegas
- Viracon Awarded Glass Contract for New York City's New "Green" Bank of America Tower
- Tecton Products Earns North Dakota's First SHARP Recognition

May 19, 2005
- The Future of Architecture
- Alaska Gets $1.5M for Bus Stop
- Traco Products to be Used in Optima Biltmore Towers Condominiums

May 18, 2005
- East West Constructing $125M Glass House
- Pilkington’s New Anti-Reflective Glass Offers More Design, Application Freedom
- Harmon to Provide, Install Glazing for Guthrie Theatre

May 17, 2005
- DOE Implements Performance-based Ratings for South and South Central Regions
- Vistawall Group Project Earns LEED Silver Award

May 16, 2005
- Fenzi Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Toronto
- Croak New Technical Service Manager at Graham
- CGM, Advanced Melting Technology, Improves Quality And Production For Glass Makers

May 13, 2005
- Viracon Promotes Five to VP Status
- Cardinal Glass Breaks Ground on New Float Plant

May 12, 2005
- Sika Announces Price Increases
- NFRC Announces Deborah Callahan as First Deputy Executive Director
- XsunX Begins Shipments of Power Glass Samples to Product Developers

May 11, 2005
- Traders fear new glass building will bring in big brands
- Governor's Hurricane Conference Underway in Florida
- Purchase Makes Baker Sole Principal of IBA Consultants

May 10, 2005
- Five Oldcastle Glass Locations Participate in PPG Laminator Program
- IGMA Announces Date and Location for Next Educational Seminar
- A real touch of glass for the city's parks

May 9, 2005
- MTH Industries Purchase E.J. Hayes
- Edgetech I.G. Inc. Receives Eastern Ohio Development Alliance Business Excellence Award
- XsunX Begins Shipments of Power Glass Samples to Product Developers

May 6, 2005
- Capital Tape Announces New President
- Westcrowns and Craftsmen Together Launch Houston Distribution Center

May 5, 2005
- Arch Names Kirk Johnson Branch Manager in Southern California
- Republic Qualifies as ENERGY STAR Canada Participant

May 4, 2005
- Fuel Surcharge Out, Price Increase In
- Viracon Statesboro Named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year

May 3, 2005
- Reaction to NFRC Non-Residential Energy Rating and Certification Program
- Oldcastle Glass Announces California Department of Corrections Approval

May 2, 2005
- Crystal Windows & Doors Celebrates 15th Anniversary
- Harmon Inc. Relocates Corporate Headquarters
- Emirates Glass to highlight benefits of Solar Control Glass at First International Green Building Conference in the UAE
- William Traver Gallery Presents David Ruth

April 29, 2005
- Bayer, Asahi Glass complete license agreement

April 28, 2005
- Diesel Fuel Surcharge To Take Effect Next Week; Guardian Announces Price Increase
- Glass Companies Report Financial Declines
- Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Named a Product Masterspec™ Licensee
- Chicago Architect Wins Auction to Shatter Glass at Mies's Crown Hall

April 26, 2005
- Heated Debates Take Place During NFRC Non-Residential Task Group Meeting
- GlassKote USA Appointed U.S. Distributor for Glasskote Australia
- TruSeal Offers Molecular Sieves to Help Reduce IG Condensation

April 25, 2005
- ASTM Issues Call for Papers for Repair, Retrofit and Inspection of Building Exterior Wall Systems Symposium
- Republic Donates Windows for Six Louisiana Homes
- Glass shop moves to bigger quarters

April 22, 2005
- PPG Reports Higher Sales and Income for the First Quarter
- Glass tower addition draws some critics
- Shower Doors from CRL Available For New Construction and Remodeling Projects

April 21, 2005
- Canadian Construction Shows First Quarter Growth
- Major Industries Announces Organizational Changes
- Aluminum Association Announces 2005 Design Manual

April 20, 2005
- Solutia Announces Plans for Saflex Plant in China
- Toledo Museum of Art to Host to Glass Symposium
- Bush signs tougher bankruptcy bill into law

April 19, 2005
- GANA Insulating Division Establishes Mission Statement and Goals
- Goyal Named VP for Graham's Blast Mitigation Products Unit

April 18, 2005
- Soleras Signs Agreement with Applied Film China
- Unruh Fab, Inc. announces DaimlerChrysler Customer Assurance Program Certification
- International Code Council Offers Internet Access to Codes

April 14, 2005
- Windshield Repair Boot Camp Leaves Footprint In Texas

April 13, 2005
- Glass Fabrication 2005 Covers Wide Array of Topics
- Custom Glass Etching Company Provides On-Site Solutions
- Union Theological Seminary Renovations Get Optimum Windows

April 12, 2005
- Glass Concepts Cuts Ribbon on Expansion
- Shanks Glass and Paint thrives as local business

April 11, 2005
- Westcrowns Profilit Passes Dade County Hurricane Tests
- OBIT: Glass Expert and Curator Kenneth M. Wilson, 83

April 8, 2005
- Saint-Gobain Takes Control of Hankuk Glass Industries
- TruSeal Technologies Offers True Dual Seal Brochure

April 6, 2005
- Glass-Related Proposals Heard During ICC Public Hearings
- ASTM International Offers Second Edition of Standards on Sustainability in Buildings
- Kaba Appoints Rick Eisen as Eastern Regional Sales Manager

April 4, 2005
- Viracon's Financial Services Manager Recognized by NACM
- CRL Publishes New Architectural Glass Hardware Catalog
- Westcrowns Opens North Atlantic Regional Distribution Center

April 1, 2005
- PPG's LeBoeuf to retire as CEO
- TGP Offers Educational Tools on Fire Rated Glass and Frames
- Turner Construction Awards Harmon Inc.

March 31, 2005
- PPG Head to Retire
- Harmon Inc. Names New Southeast Sales Executive
- DFI Announces License Agreement with Zoom Energy Corp.

March 30, 2005
- Saint-Gobain Reports Financials with New Accounting Method
- Allmetal Launches Website with Online Ordering System
- Omiga future sparkles with self-cleaning glass

March 29, 2005
- PPG Fails To Stop Lawsuit
- DORMA Names Duncan CEO and President of Architectural Hardware
- Emirates Glass hopes for a bigger role in Iraq reconstruction

March 28, 2005
- Lupe R. Ramirez Acquires Lone Star Glass
- Check Out Glass.com April 1 to View Construction of Craftsman Fabricated Glass' New Plant
- Toughened glass firm shuts with 167-job loss

March 24, 2005
- DuPont's Stephen Bennison Awarded for Paper on Cracked Laminated Glass
- NFRC Employs Interesting Strategy to Fund Non-Residential Program

March 23, 2005
- Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Relocates to Larger Facility
- Craftsman Fabricated Glass's New Plant To Be Veiwed Live From glass.com™
- CRL Introduces Glass and Slab Dollies
- USGlass and AGRR Magazines Announce A Full Calendar of Regional Trade Shows for 2005 and 2006

March 22, 2005
- AFG Industries Purchases InterEdge Technologies from Leon Silverstein and Other Investors
- NOMMA Members Tour Dependable Glass Works
- Wagner Companies to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

March 21, 2005
- AAMA Announces Release of Updated Thermal Barrier Framing Systems Report
- Richard T. Sedory, Esq. Named VP Corporate Human Resources for Traco
- Arch Receives Product Approval on Impact System

March 18, 2005
- PGC Wraps Up Spring Meeting
- Wausau Introduces New Option for Hurricane Series Windows
- XsunX Accelerates Development on Thin-Films
- Hollywood will be test case for restoring beaches with pulverized glass

March 17, 2005
- Barkow Names David Schindler General Manager
- Key Personnel at Sika Complete InstallationMasters Level RLC-1 Training

March 16, 2005
- PGC Meeting Underway in Tampa
- Insulite to Open Laminated Glass Facility

March 15, 2005
- Glass Industry Representatives Voice Concern's Over NFRC's Push Toward Commercial Glazing
- Sandblasting Scheduled to for Gehry's Disney Concert Hall
- CRL Introduces Glass Products for Food Presentation Applications

March 14, 2005
- Upscale Glass Focus of New GE Monogram Wine Storage Product
- Vistawall Announces Opening of Pennsylvania Office

March 11, 2005
- Oldcastle Glass to Debut Decorative Glass Line at NeoCon
- Imaging Sciences Introduces GlassChromia®
- Artist's work for federal courthouse on display at Orlando Museum of Art

March 10, 2005
- Talks of the AAMA/WDMA Merger Take Place in Florida
- TruSeal Introduces Spacer System For Decorative Glass Applications
- Power Glass Use Ideas are Presented to XsunX in Diverse Industries

March 9, 2005
- F. Barkow Announces Partnership with Sopp Ford Truck Center
- Thad Ziegler Glass Hires New Contract Department Manager
- GANA Account Executive Welcomes First Born

March 8, 2005
- Obituary: Keith Shaffer, Husband of Viracon Executive, Dies Suddenly
- Tecton Products Announces New Website
- JVM Aluminum Wood-Grain Finished Products

March 7, 2005
- U.S. Aluminum Offers Blast-Resistant Aluminum Storefront System
- Viracon Hires Rutherford Ventures to Represent Canadian Provinces
- Emirates Glass wins three prestigious contracts to supply 40,000 Sq meters of glass in Dubai

March 4, 2005
- Guardian Industries Inaugurates Glass Plant In England
- Arch Announces Approval on New Impact System
- Copper Sales Opens New Facility in Warren, Mich.
- IBA Consultants Opens Las Vegas Office
- Make Plans Now to Attend interGLASSmetal/FENESTRATION world 2005

March 2, 2005
- Cytec Industries Completes Acquisition of UCB's Surface Specialties Business
- Vistawall Promotes Cindy Aveard General Manager of Western Region
- Designer of glass dome wins contest
- £2m to bring sharper edge to glass company

February 28, 2005
- Newest Fenestration Standard Gets CSA Approval
- 2005 IWFE Tint-Off Sees Several Firsts
- TruSeal Technologies Announces Relationship with Tremco Ltd.
- Crystal Windows Aids Tsunami Relief

February 25, 2005
- ICC Hears "code change proposals" on Wired Glass
- Jeffrey Lowinski to Lead WDMA Staff as Acting President
- Federal architect changed face of nation

Februray 24, 2005
- AAG Now Offers Monolithically Polished Glass Flooring

February 23, 2005
- Harmon Inc. to Provide Hurricane Impact Resistant Exterior Glazing System for Florida's St. Regis Hotel
- Vitro Reports Continued Sales Growth in All Business Units in 4Q04
- New achievement for Owens: becoming comic-book hero

February 22, 2005
- UAE float glass plant planned for Dh735m
- Vistawall Offers Impact Resistant Storefront System
- AAMA Sets Agenda for 2005 Conference

February 21, 2005
- GANA's BEC Division Members Discuss NFRC Non-Residential Program and the Effects it Could Have on Commercial Glazing
- Arch Aluminum Names Solutia Supplier of the Year
- BGW© Provides Glass Inserts for Marvin© Windows and Doors

February 18, 2005
- Glass Coating offers alternative to acid etching
- AG Industries expects HEPS up 25-30%

February 17, 2005
- Smart glass reacts to the weather
- Republic Wins Two Awards for Website Design

February 16, 2005
- AAMA Announces Schedules for 2005 Meetings
- Wausau Publishes Product Literature on Thermal and Acoustic Curtainwall

February 15, 2005
- Shard of Glass to be tallest hotel in Europe
- Zero Promotes Heid as Vice President of Sales
- DialMark Changes Business Name

February 14, 2005
- Salem Distributing's ESOP to Buy Outstanding Shares; Robert Long to Retire
- Vistawall Introduces New Line of Thermal Entrances

February 11, 2005
- AFG Glass Names Edwards Director of Benchmarking
- Vistawall Helps Green Building Go Silver
- Solar glass: Aesthetics and returns on investment

February 10, 2005
- Stan Joehlin Recognized with Harry Miles Award During Glass Week Banquet
- Poor mirror installation should be remedied with bolts, brackets

February 9, 2005
- Glass Week Sessions Cover Wide Range of Topics
- Vistawall Selects Granco Clark for Second Line
- Brooklyn to get new $38 million theater

February 8, 2005
- Leon Silverstein Buys United Glass Corp. Stock
- Glass Week 2005: Going on Now in Orlando
- Glass Week 2005: Economy a Mixed Bag, Says Expert
- New Products Unveiled at Glass Week '05
- Yuma may get glass, plastics plants
- Leicester Haymarket rebuild to go according to original plan
- New York Glass-Burger Cop Sues

February 7, 2005
- Arch Aluminum to Open Full-Service Facility Salt Lake City

February 4, 2005
- Bendt Named V.P. of Glass Services at Harmon; Eggenberger Named to National Accounts Sales
- Xinyi gets flat market reception

February 3, 2005
- Glasstech Inc. Opens Shanghai Office
- Hartman Retires from PPG
- CRL Opening New Branch Distribution Facility in Las Vegas

February 2, 2005
- Key Communications Inc. Named North American Sales Agent for GlassTech Asia 2005

February 1, 2005
- SAFTI Introduces Clear Fire and Safety Rated Ceramic Glazing
- Marks USA Announces New Survivor Series Lockset

January 31, 2005
- GANA Releases Mirror Cleaning Informational Bulletin
- SAFTI Announces Expansion of East Coast Sales Team
- GeneralContractor.com Releases New Site to Showcase Commercial Construction Resources

January 28, 2005
- Lawsuit Filed for Wired Glass Injury in Illinois School
- PPG Industries Announces Launch of Certified Laminator Program
- Saint-Gobain Net Rises 4.7% on Building Demand, Cuts

January 27, 2005
- Arch Aluminum & Glass Announces Merger with Arch Aluminum of Texas
- Asahi India Glass Q3-05 net up 39.8%

January 26, 2005
- Columbia Commercial Announces New Staff Members
- Moduline Introduces New Line of Terrace Doors

January 25, 2005
- BHMA Encourages Regular Inspections and Training to Assure Safe Egress
- F. Barkow Names Rand Sales & Marketing New Representative
- Alumax Announces Addition of ShowerBright Products

January 24, 2005
- Super Spacer® Products from Edgetech Pass the CSTB for CEKAL French Standard
- ADCO Products Announces Two Employee Additions
- TGP Now Offers Pilkington's Pyroshield™ Plus

January 21, 2005
- Wally Hanas Joins Harmon as Project Controller
- Crystal Windows Introduces New Double-Hung Aluminum Window
- O-I completes purchase of European glass plants

January 20, 2005
- Solutia Automotive Reports Record Number of Concept and Production Vehicles with Its Interlayers at 2005 NAIAS
- Vitro America and DFI Reach Distribution Agreement

January 19, 2005
- Pilkington Finance Chief Says It Isn't in Bid Talks
- Graco Inc. Acquires Liquid Control Corp.
- Adchem Establishes West Coast Warehouse

January 18, 2005
- Vistawall Announces the Opening of Pennsylvania Office
- Craig Monroe Joins Wausau as New Representative
- PPG Launches New Brand Name for Glass, Coatings and Paints

January 17, 2005
- TriSeal from Edgetech Obtains EN1279 Certification
- Casso-Solar Named North American Agent for Fleischle Siebdruckmaschinen
- News Source Speculates Pilkington Takeover

January 14, 2005
- GANA Plans 2005 Fall Conference
- U.S. Environmental Agency Awards Blanket Approval For Diamon-Fusion Nanotechnology Coatings

January 13, 2005
- What Area Some of the Features of the House of Tomorrow?
- E-Skylight.com Inc. Launches Website Upgrade
- Westcrowns Opens Distribution Center in California
- Pella introduces exclusive new Designer Series(R) windows and patio doors

January 12, 2005
- GANA Announces Dates and Location for 2006 BEC Conference
- Ronstan Offers CAD and Specs Online

January 11, 2005
- Sheffield Plastics Hires Schwartz as Product Development Manager
- BlastGARD Window Protection Film Prevents Flying Glass from Becoming a Deadly Terrorist Weapon

January 10, 2005
- Zero Acquires LLBP Door Louvers and Vision Lites Lines to Form Advantage Lites & Louvers
- California Sheet Metal Works Acquires SDSMW Assets

January 7, 2005
- Schultz and Larmer Join Arch's Team
- Sika Launches SikaTite® Self-Adhered Flashing Membrane

January 6, 2005
- Oldcastle Glass Launches New Commercial Projects Group
- The E-Plex™ 5000 Now Available from Kaba Access Control

January 5, 2005
- Ultrafab and Collins Toker Announce Joint Stocking Distribution Agreement
- Naturalite Offers Cluster Skylights in Domes and Pyramids

January 4, 2005
- Lyle Hill to Speak at Independents' Days Convention
- Morse Industries Announces New Employees

January 3, 2005
- Arch Expands Capacity of Orlando Location
- WGA Elects Officers and Board of Directors for 2005
- EFCO Expands Territory of KLF Architectural Systems
- Noted Editor Charles Cumpston to Join Staff of USGlass and AGRR Magazines

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