Volume 36, Issue 1, January 2001


IGMAC and SIGMA Become One

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada and the Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association officially became the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) on October 2, 2000. The memberships of both organizations voted in favor of the merger in hopes that together they will combine strengths and resources for the North American insulating glass industry. Current board members of both organizations will serve on the new board where a strategic plan will be written for the new organization based on recommendations of a task force assigned to this project. Both management firms of the former associations, Smith, Bucklin and Associates and the Canadian Lumbermens’ Association, will continue to serve IGMA during this transition period.


Davis-Standard Acquires Certain Assets of Brookes (Oldbury) Ltd.
Based in Pawcatuck, Conn., Davis-Standard has announced that it has acquired certain assets of the United Kingdom’s barrel and screw manufacturer Brookes (Oldbury) Ltd. The new company will be named D-S Brookes Limited and will operate out of Oldbury, U.K.
“This strategic acquisition represents a vertical integration of key components within Davis-Standard’s product line,” said Robert W. Ackley, Davis-Standard president. Ackley added that Davis-Standard plans to continue producing barrels from its other barrel

Glasslam and ODL Agree to Collaborate on Bevelpane® Glass

Glasslam NGI Inc. of Pompano Beach, Fla., and ODL Inc. of Zeeland, Mich., have reached an agreement to manufacture Glasslam’s patented Bevelpane decorative glass for doorlites, sidelites and transoms at ODL’s plant in Mexico. In addition, the company may later add Glasslam’s Breakthrough™ Intruder Resistant Glass and Safety-Plus® Hurricane Impact Resistant Glass to the doorlites manufactured at the plant.


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