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Mediterranean Float Glass Establishes New Plant in Algeria

Written on July 10, 2014 at 21:05

Cevital Corporation’s flat glass division known as MFG Mediterranean Float Glass, is establishing a new, fully-automated window and IG plant in Algeria for its wholly owned company Oxxo. The new Oxxo plant will produce the entire product range of windows and IG and and will set up its own extrusion plant.
Cevital decided June 18 to purchase a comprehensive A+W CANTOR ERP solution including the A+W CANTOR dealer software. The high-tech glass production of the Oxxo-plant will be equipped with a premium A+W production system including the automatic optimizing and sorting system DynOpt. The contract has a total volume of one million Euros.
The Cevital group, founded in 2008, is a conglomerate with 12,000 employees in 18 branches. The glass division MFG is one of the largest flat glass corporations in Africa. Oxxo is one of the leading window and glass manufacturers in France.
A + W CEO Dr. Uwe Schmid said, “We are glad that Cevital has opted for A + W software! A + W does not only offer holistic high-end solutions for the glass and window production, ‘all of a piece’; as the global market leader, we have the experience and potential to professionally implement complex international projects of this magnitude.”
The Oxxo project is just the beginning of a long-term cooperation between Cevital and A+W, according to the release: In the second step of the project, more Cevital / MFG production plants in France and Algeria will be equipped with A+W software in 2015.
 

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Chelsea Building Products Announces New Hires

Written on July 10, 2014 at 09:05

Chelsea Building Products has hired Matthew Coulson as its research and development engineer specializing in proprietary PVC formulations and  Tyler Skiba as process engineer. Coulson will focus on the continued improvement of the company’s PVC and composite PVC formulations, and Skiba, as part of Chelsea’s tooling department, will focus on the continued improvement of Chelsea’s PVC and composite PVC flow processing.

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Pleotint Partners with Gilkey Window

Written on July 10, 2014 at 09:05

Pleotint, LLC, has announced a distribution partnership with Gilkey Window Co. that enables Gilkey to offer Suntuitive glass with its full product line.

The 33-year old Gilkey Window Co. is family owned and specializes in the manufacture and installation of custom windows and doors. It serves Cincinnati; Chicago; Dayton, Ohio; and Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.

Mike Gilkey, president, says his company explored dynamic glass options due to customer demand, and selected Suntuitive glass for multiple reasons. “Suntuitive glass is the perfect solution for our customers’ needs by counteracting the sun’s heat and glare when needed, but also preserving daylighting and views all day long,” he says. “The unique glass is an easy-to-use, cost-efficient product compared to other options, and doesn’t need to be wired or controlled electrically.”

When paired with low-E glass in an IG unit, Suntuitive glass can produce visible light transmittance of as high as 60 percent in a clear state, solar heat gain coefficients of as low as 0.11 in a darkened state, and reduce heating-, cooling-, and lighting-related energy costs, Pleotint reports.

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Comfort Windows Opens Showroom in Ithaca, N.Y.

Written on July 10, 2014 at 09:04

Comfort Windows  has opened a showroom in Ithaca, N.Y., its fifth upstate New York location. The showroom will act as a home improvement center for homeowners in Tompkins County to more easily access product designs, colors, and literature, and to speak directly with product reps for ideas and estimates.

“We wanted to create a simpler experience for the residents of Ithaca and Tompkins County,” says  Fritz Gentile, general manager. “We feel there is a niche there, to help our typical customer that is looking to have a worry-free remodeling experience with the great customer service we are known for.”

Comfort has already brought on new staff for the location and anticipates bringing on more in 2014 as the location grows. The new showroom, located at 501 South Meadow Street in Ithaca, opened Monday, June 30.

 

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Roto Frank of America Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Written on July 9, 2014 at 21:04

Roto Frank of America celebrates its 35-year presence in North America in 2014. “We are thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone in our company’s history, and we realize that this achievement would not have been possible without all of the dedicated Roto employees, customers, partners, and shareholders who have helped us along the way with their loyalty, integrity, and commitment,” says Chris Dimou, president and CEO.

Roto’s Chester, Conn., facility houses its administration, engineering, manufacturing and distribution departments for its North American and European hardware. 
 

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Sierra Pacific Industries to Buy Hurd Windows and Doors

Written on July 9, 2014 at 21:04

Sierra Pacific Industries has entered into an agreement to purchase Hurd Windows and Doors, including both the Hurd and SuperSeal brands, from Longroad Asset Management, LLC. SPI is a family owned and managed wood products firm headquartered in Anderson, Calif.

“The acquisition of Hurd Windows and Doors will significantly expand the sales and manufacturing capabilities of our Window Division as we move beyond our current footprint in the western U.S.,” says George Emmerson, president, Sierra Pacific. “The addition of the skilled Hurd workforce combined with our lumber and millwork manufacturing capabilities will provide a strong base for our anticipated growth,” he adds.

Sierra Pacific plans to make additional capital investments in Hurd, whose assets were acquired by Longroad in 2008, while providing even greater customer service through its dealer network, according to SPI officials.

“Hurd’s customers, dealers, and employees can be assured that SPI will work with the Hurd brand to maintain its reputation for a high level of product quality and industry-leading innovation, as we expand opportunities for growth moving forward,” Emmerson says.

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Comfort Windows to Open Showroom in Ithaca, N.Y.

Written on July 9, 2014 at 21:04

Comfort Windows, the largest home improvement company in upstate New York has opened a showroom in Ithaca, N.Y., its fifth upstate New York location, according to the release. The showroom will act as a home improvement center for homeowners in Tompkins County to more easily access product designs, colors, literature and to speak directly with product reps for ideas and estimates.
“We wanted to create a simpler experience for the residents of Ithaca and Tompkins County, said Comfort GM Fritz Gentile. “We feel there is a niche there, to help our typical customer that is looking to have a worry-free remodeling experience with the great customer service we are known for.”
Comfort has already brought on new staff for the location and anticipates bringing on more in 2014 as the location grows, according to the release. The new showroom, located at 501 South Meadow Street in Ithaca, opened Monday, June 30.
The showroom opening follows on the heels of Comfort’s winning–for the fourth time–the coveted Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Excellence in Marketplace Ethics. The award is given annually to companies that are committed to exemplary customer service.
 

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Cardinal Acquires Catalina Tempering

Written on July 9, 2014 at 09:04

Cardinal Glass Industries subsidiary Cardinal CT Co. has acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. Post-sale, Catalina will continue to operate under its current structure and anticipates servicing its customers with the same product offerings as in the past. Additionally, Catalina will have access to Cardinal’s coated glass product,s which will afford Catalina’s customer base an even broader array of high performance and Energy Star products, according to company officials.

With the conversion of the window and door industry to a more responsive, made-to-order format, the consumption of custom tempered glass by residential customers has been expanding at a rate nearly double that of window growth. Cardinal’s acquisition of Catalina will serve to expand Cardinal’s presence into new markets and ensure adequate custom tempering capacity for the foreseeable future, says Steve Nelson, president, Cardinal CG.

“Over the last 10 years, Catalina has built its business based on quality products and high levels of customer satisfaction,” Nelson says. “Founders Randy Steinberg and Dennis Jasmer have assembled an excellent management team and an experienced workforce which will be a great addition to Cardinal Glass.”

Cardinal operates 32 manufacturing and fabrication sites throughout the United States. With the acquisition of Catalina, a total of 39 facilities and 32 custom tempering furnaces will be available to service the markets. “The synergy between custom tempering capacity, and Cardinal’s regional insulating glass production facilities, will expand Cardinal’s ability to serve customers throughout the U.S. and Canada,” Nelson says.

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AGC to Consolidate Fabrication Facility in Jacksonville

Written on July 9, 2014 at 09:04

AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000-square-foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.

The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and is equipped to effectively manage a high volume of glass production for residential and commerical markets, according to company officials. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operation into the Lithia Springs facility will bring all processes under one roof. The move will also allow customers in the Florida market, along with all customers in the Southeast, easier access to all AGC fabricated products, including heavy glass fabrication, spandrel, fire-rated glazing solutions and laminated glass.

Sales, customer service and technical support for all Jacksonville plant customers has been handled by the Atlanta team for a number of years, and starting in late July, AGC will begin delivering to the Jacksonville customers from the Atlanta facility, with no changes in the territory previously serviced.

“AGC continues to make investments in our people and is upgrading its equipment in a number of locations. Our goal is to streamline our processes and create efficiencies that support a high level of quality and customer satisfaction in all markets we are serving in North America,” says Michael Antonucci, North American General Manager of the Building and Industrial Products business.

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Pleotint Announces Distribution Partnership with Gilkey Window Company

Written on July 9, 2014 at 09:04

Pleotint, LLC, has announced a distribution partnership with Gilkey Window Company, enabling Gilkey to offer Suntuitive glass with its full product line.
The 33-year old Gilkey Window Company is family owned and specializes in the manufacture and installation of custom windows and doors. It serves Cincinnati; Chicago; Dayton, Ohio; and Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.
Mike Gilkey, president of Gilkey, said his company explored dynamic glass options due to customer demand, and selected Suntuitive glass for multiple reasons, according to the release. “Suntuitive glass is the perfect solution for our customers’ needs by counteracting the sun’s heat and glare when needed, but also preserving daylighting and views all day long,” he said. “The unique glass is an easy-to-use, cost-efficient product compared to other options, and doesn’t need to be wired or controlled electrically.”
When paired with low-emissivity glass in an insulating glass unit, Suntuitive glass can produce visible light transmittance of as high as 60 percent in a clear state, solar heat gain coefficients of as low as 0.11 in a darkened state, and reduce heating-, cooling-, and lighting-related energy costs, according to the release.

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