Second Version of HPD on Horizon for Green Building Community

Sep 4th, 2014

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) continues to be on the move in the green building industry, and it’s growing in the architectural glass sector, as well. The HPD Collaborative is set to release HPD v.2.0 to the public in to late-October, right around the time the GreenBuild International Conference & Expo 2014 commences in New [...]

Highlander Partners to Acquire Versatex Building Products

Sep 4th, 2014

Highlander Partners will acquire Versatex Building Products of Pittsburgh. Founded in 2003, Versatex is a provider of cellular PVC building products serving both the new construction and renovation/remodel markets. Versatex will continue to operate under its existing operating structure with its current management team. Current chairman and co-founder, Jim Wolf will continue with the board [...]

Quanex Names New Eastern and Western Regional Sales Managers

Sep 4th, 2014

Quanex Building Products has appointed Rick Mathews to regional sales manager in the East and Kyle Kragenbring in the West. Kragenbring brings to Quanex more than 27 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining Quanex, he held positions with industry suppliers, including Amesbury Group and Complast/Vinyl-Therm Windows. Kragenbring also founded The Kragenbring Group, [...]

Construction Industry Continues to Raise Concerns over Proposed Silica Rule

Sep 2nd, 2014

Earlier this year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a move that has garnered some pushback from the construction industry over the past 10 months. In response to health risks posed to workers, OSHA proposed a new permissible exposure limit of [...]

Technoform Expands North American Market Team

Sep 1st, 2014

Technoform Glass Insulation (TGI) expanded its North American market team with a new representative, Laura Woods. Woods has more than 20 years of business development experience across multiple industries. She has an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and a MBA with a focus in marketing from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case [...]

Fenestration, Construction Companies Make Inc. 5000 List

Aug 29th, 2014

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More than half a dozen remodeling and fenestration companies made Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America. Leading the way for the industry is Four Seasons Home Services, a home-improvement and remodeling contractor, ranked No. 393. The company is based in Crestwood, Ill. and increased its revenue from [...]

Deceuninck North America Appoints New Director of National Fenestration Sales

Aug 29th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has hired Greg Koch as director of national fenestration sales. In this new role, Koch will develop and manage national accounts as well as provide direction in product research and development for new markets. Koch will also develop strategies and programs to meet customer needs. “Greg joins us with 29 years of [...]

Recent California Supreme Court Ruling Changes Game for Architects

Aug 28th, 2014

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What started out as a discrepancy over glass has turned into a much larger conversation about where architects’ liability ends. The California Supreme Court recently ruled that, at least in one case, architects in the state owe a “duty of care” to future owners beyond the initial builder with whom the architect did business, opening [...]

CopyTele to Change Name and Stock Symbol to ITUS

Aug 28th, 2014

CopyTele Inc, a company that protects the rights of inventors through patent monetization and patent assertion, announced that on Sept. 2, 2014, the company will change its name to ITUS Corporation. Starting that date, the company’s shares will trade on the OTCQB market under the new name and the new stock symbol will be ITUS. [...]

Soft-Lite Windows Hires New Vice President of Manufacturing

Aug 28th, 2014

Soft‐Lite Windows recently has appointed Cliff Langdon to the position of vice president of manufacturing. In his new position, Langdon will oversee several departments, including production, shipping and engineering. Langdon comes to Soft‐Lite with more than 15 years of experience in the door and window industry. For the past 11 years, Langdon served as vice [...]