New Texas Facility a ‘Significant Milestone’ for YKK AP America

Jul 7th, 2014

YKK AP America has a plan, and this week marked a major part of its unfolding. The company announced Tuesday it has opened the doors to its new, 105,000-square-foot Texas facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area—a major expansion move by the company. “This one is actually pretty unique for us,” says YKK AP senior vice [...]

AGC Teams up with Obeikan for Solar Control Glass Coating Venture

Jul 7th, 2014

AGC announced its consolidated subsidiary, AGC Glass Europe (AGEU), has signed a letter of intent with Obeikan Glass Company, a Saudi Arabian glass manufacturer, to establish a solar control glass coating joint venture. The processing line for temperable solar control glass coating will be built in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, where Obeikan Glass already operates the [...]

Chelsea Building Products Hires Two

Jul 7th, 2014

Chelsea Building Products Inc. made two new hires last week. Tyler Skiba will join the company as the new process engineer. As part of Chelsea’s tooling department, Skiba will focus on the continued improvement of Chelsea’s PVC and composite PVC flow processing. Of Skiba’s hiring, Byron Vrabel, senior tooling manager says, “Tyler will be an [...]

Bob Ober Joins YKK AP Cincinnati Branch

Jul 3rd, 2014

YKK AP America announced it appointed Bob Ober as an architectural sales representative for the company’s Cincinnati branch. According to YKK AP, Ober will be based in Pittsburgh and cover the western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia territories. “Bob is another outstanding addition to the YKK AP America family,” says Oliver Stepe, senior vice [...]

AGC Consolidating Fabrication Facility in Jacksonville to Atlanta Area

Jul 3rd, 2014

AGC Glass Company North America announced it will consolidate its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s 200,000-plus-square-foot facility in Lithia Spring, Ga., in the Atlanta area. The move, which is expected to be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014, will bring all processes under one roof. According to the company, [...]

Bayer MaterialScience Consolidating Polycarbonate Business

Jul 3rd, 2014

In an effort to consolidate its polycarbonate business, Bayer MaterialScience announced it will close its site in Darmstadt, Germany. The closure will affect 90 employees, though the company “will do everything possible to ensure that this step is conducted in a socially responsible manner,” according to a press release. Bayer MaterialScience currently produces sheets at [...]

Stock Building Supply Opens New Facility Serving Charlotte

Jul 3rd, 2014

Stock Building Supply Holdings Inc., has opened a new lumber and building materials distribution facility serving the Charlotte, North Carolina area. In Troutman, North Carolina, a full-service lumber and building materials distribution facility, design center and showroom is now open to serve growing customer demand. This facility will join the existing store in Rock Hill, [...]

IBHS Meets with White House on Resilience and Mitigation Issues

Jul 3rd, 2014

A group of property/casualty insurance senior executives and CEOs met with senior White House officials last week to discuss resilience, property mitigation and related issues. Julie Rochman, CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a research firm dedicated to making homes more resistant to extreme weather damages, was in attendance. “As [...]

Plastpro Launches Contest for California Homeowners

Jul 1st, 2014

Plastpro Inc., a supplier of fiberglass entry doors and building products, announced the official launch of its Doorability Sweepstakes, an eight-week long contest where two California homeowners will win a custom made and installed front door entry system of their choice. The contest kicks off July 1st, 2014 and runs through Aug 25th, 2014. To [...]

Two New ASTM Standards Will Aid Lead Abatement Techniques

Jul 1st, 2014

ASTM International has put forth two new standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is considered a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires wipe [...]