AGNORA Named One of Canada’s  
Top Small and Medium Employers  
rchitectural Glass North Amer-  
ica (AGNORA) was listed as  
one of Canada’s Top Small and  
Medium Employers (SMEs).Mediacorp  
Canada Inc., recognized enterprises  
that offer the nation’s best workplaces  
and forward-thinking human resources  
“When people work in a nice envi-  
ronment, they will do a good job,” says  
AGNORA president Richard Wilson.  
employees love coming to work and to  
Our environment is designed to make  
inspire them to deliver their best.”  
Employees can take advantage of an  
on-site personal trainer, fitness classes,  
massage therapist and doctor,according AGNORA’s senior management team includes (left to right) Brent Stannard,  
to the company.There is also an employ- Jeff Wilkins and Richard Wilson.  
ee-run vegetable garden that provides  
tionship between the two groups. communications; performance man-  
Employers were evaluated by the agement; training and skills develop-  
seasonal produce to take home.  
The company’s founders, Richard  
and Laura Wilson, say they have tried editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers ment; and community involvement.  
to create a family-like atmosphere. using the following criteria: physical  
There is a glass wall that separates the workplace; work atmosphere and so- The Glass Guru  
office area from the production floor, cial; health, financial and family ben- Adds New Franchises  
designed to symbolize the open rela- efits; vacation and time off; employee  
The Glass Guru Franchise Systems  
Inc. has opened several new franchise  
locations throughout the U.S. since the  
beginning of the year. They include:  
Atlanta - franchise owners Justin  
Johnson and Shannon Wolfe;  
Grand Junction, Colo. - franchise  
owner Joe Miller;  
Graboyes Forms Advanced  
Building Performance Division  
raboyes Commercial Window Co. has launched a new Smart Buildings  
division providing automated building performance services.  
• Huntersville, N.C. – franchise owner  
Harry Youchak;  
The company offers two platforms of service: the Smart Buildings Platform  
delivering curation, analysis, and actionable reporting of building automation  
data; and the Smart Buildings Platform Plus, which adds the research, consoli-  
dation, maintenance and submission of the client’s Energy Star benchmarking  
“We will maintain and build upon this firm’s hard-earned legacy as  
• Louisville, Ky. – franchise owner  
Mark Shreve;  
• Mason, Ohio – franchise owners  
Lisa and John Chambers;  
• Scottsdale,Ariz. franchise owner  
Mike Cunningham;  
• Temecula, Calif. – franchise owner  
Jay Lund; and  
• Sheboygan,Wis. Brian  
a leader in architectural window replacement and historic renovation as we  
expand our smart-envelope and building-performance position within the  
sustainable building market,” says Ellis Guiles, owner/president of Graboyes  
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PPG Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Duranar  
PPG is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Duranar coatings throughout  
2017. It will commemorate “the introduction in 1967 of one of the industry’s  
first high-performance polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings for metal build-  
ing components,” according to a release from the company.  
Over the past half-century, Duranar coatings have been specified by re-  
nowned architects for architectural landmarks such as the Empire State Build-  
ing in New York, the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, Shanghai World Financial Center  
in China, Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Rock and Roll  
Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  
As part of the celebration, PPG will highlight Duranar coatings in trade-show  
displays throughout the year. The company also will introduce a dedicated  
web portal featuring images and descriptions of landmark buildings finished  
with Duranar coatings, as well as articles, white papers and other educational  
Crystal Windows Ranked Among  
Largest NYC-Area Minority Firms  
For the 20th year, Crystal Window & Door Systems is ranked 12th on Crain’s  
New York Business’ annual list of the New York area’s largest minority-owned  
The Crain’s list comprises the largest privately held firms that are at least  
51 percent minority-owned and headquartered in New York City or in seven  
surrounding New York and New Jersey counties. The ranking is based on an-  
nual company revenues from the prior year. Before 2014, the list included 25  
top minority companies, but in recent years it has been reduced to only the  
top 15 firms.  
briefly ...  
Adler Windows was named a Future 50 Award winner by SmartCEO. Fifty mid-  
sized companies were honored, based on a three-year average of revenue and  
employee numbers. This is the third big award for Adler Windows throughout the  
last 12 months. The company made the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Grow-  
ing Privately Owned Companies for the third consecutive year in the summer of  
2016, and in December it ranked number 21 on Crain’s “2016 Best Places to  
Work in NYC.” … The Air Louvers division of Activar Construction Products Group  
announced Cranford, N.J.-based Quinlan & Associates will represent its prod-  
ucts in Southeastern New York, New York City and Northern New Jersey. It will  
represent the company’s full line of air louvers products, including glazing, vision  
frames, louvers, door edges and astragals, and privacy options. s  
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June 2017 | USGlass, Metal & Glazing  

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