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Masonite to ‘Closely Monitor’ North American Residential Market After Q2 Results

Aug 9th, 2022

Masonite International Corporation reports a 15% increase in year-over-year net sales, from $662 million to $762 million, for the second quarter of 2022. With net income for the quarter recorded at $59 million, an increase of 67% from this time last year, president and CEO Howard Heckes called his company’s performance “solid.” According to Masonite, […]

Glass Leak at Vitro Plant Injures Multiple People

Aug 8th, 2022

A glass leak at Vitro Architectural Glass’ Wichita Falls, Texas, plant on Sunday afternoon injured multiple people. According to Vitro, the line number two furnace developed a leak that caused hot, molten glass to escape from the vessel. Multiple agencies were deployed to the scene to help seal the leak. Six employees who were injured […]

Northwest Ohio Declares August 2 as ‘International Year of Glass Day’

Aug 5th, 2022

The United Nations announced in May 2021 that 2022 will be the International Year of Glass. The distinction allows for a worldwide celebration of glass to recognize the essential role glass plays in our global society. On August 2, the state of Ohio jumped in on the action. In honor of the global celebration, officials […]

PGT Innovations Brings NewSouth Window Solutions into Georgia Market

Aug 4th, 2022

Adorned with displays of low-E, energy-efficient and impact-resistant glass, NewSouth Window Solutions’ new Atlanta showroom is a breath of fresh air for customers looking for a streamlined factory-direct purchasing experience. The showroom officially opened to the public on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was attended by an assortment of representatives, including […]

Forklift Accident Kills Woman at Vitro Plant in Wichita Falls

Aug 2nd, 2022

An employee contracted by Vitro Architectural Glass died Saturday night in Wichita Falls, Texas, after she was run over by a forklift. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office said that 31-year-old Kimberly Wright passed away after arriving at the emergency room following an industrial accident involving a forklift. “We are deeply saddened to report that on […]

Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act Gains Traction

Aug 2nd, 2022

The Asunción Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act is working its way through the legislative process. Introduced by Rep. Judy Chu of California in late March 2021, the bill requires the U.S. Department of Labor to instate an enforceable federal safety standard with respect to exposure to excessive heat. “Excessive heat,” according to the […]

New Hurricane Lab to Simulate 200 mph Winds to Study Effects on Structures

Aug 1st, 2022

Hurricanes today are stronger, move slower across the landscape, unleash deadlier storm surges and drop more precipitation than they did 20 years ago. This enhanced threat to life and limb has forced localities and glass industry companies to rethink the way structures and fenestration are designed and installed. These steps include crafting stronger hurricane-rated windows, building […]

Fortune Brands, PGT Cite Increases in Second Quarter Including Organic Growth

Jul 29th, 2022

With the second quarter closing this week, financial results from across the industry are making headlines. That includes earnings reports from Fortune Brands and PGT Innovations Inc., both of which announced “strong” performances from April through June 2022. For the second quarter of 2022, Fortune Brands reported sales of $2.1 billion, an increase of 9% […]

Guardian Glass Sells Plants in Russia

Jul 28th, 2022

Guardian Glass has sold its business in Russia, which included two glass plants employing approximately 600 people. The purchaser is a private enterprise in the construction industry. Dave Robertson, president and COO of Koch Industries, parent company of Guardian Glass, says the exit strategy maintains the company’s commitment to employee safety while preventing the Russian […]

AEC Advocates for Overhaul of Aluminum 232 Exclusions Process

Jul 26th, 2022

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) on July 20 testified in a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing regarding the economic impact of Section 232 and 301 tariffs on U.S. industries. The AEC and its president, Jeff Henderson, say domestic extruders are put at a disadvantage by the current process. “Despite some initial relief for the […]

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