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    Las Vegas—The International Builders’ Show opened here yesterday, more compact than last year, but with attendees and exhibitors alike expressing much more optimism for an improved market in the coming year. An uptick in new product introductions from window and door manufacturers exhibiting at the show reinforced that optimistic spirit, suggesting more companies see the time is right... more »
  • Expectations for a better year boost expectations for Las Vegas event
    With the housing market expected to begin a tepid recovery in 2010, exhibitors and attendees alike will be looking for signs of life when they gather for the International Builders’ Show. The National Association of Home Builders' annual show runs January 19-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendance itself will serve as a barometer. Last year’s event drew about 60,000 people,... more »
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    With signs of a recovery come increasing optimism for annual CWDMA event
    With indicators suggesting the market has bottomed out and may be improving, expectations for Win-Door North America 2009 are improving as well. The annual trade show, sponsored by the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association, will mark its 15th anniversary this year when it returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, November 17-19. Last year’s event reflected the fact that... more »
  • Fewer window and door manufacturers will be exhibiting
    After years out West and back East, the Remodeling Show returns to the Midwest this year. The annual exhibition and conference, targeted at remodelers, replacement contractors and dealers, opens next week at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Of note this year, the event, organized Hanley-Wood Exhibitions, is co-locating with Deck Expo for the first time. While that change likely to... more »
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    Premier U.S. door event set for October in San Antonio
    For the first time in its history, the Association of Millwork Distributors announced this week it is extending a full registration opportunity to industry professionals as part of a new open attendance policy for its 45th annual convention and exposition. The event is set for San Antonio,Texas, October 7‐12, at the Marriott Rivercenter and Henry Gonzales Convention Center. "Opening our show... more »
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    Atlanta event looks more promising as window and door makers gear up for better times
    With the light the end of the tunnel coming into view, window and door manufacturers will make their way once again to GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo this fall. More than 400 exhibitors and 9,000 attendees are expected for this year’s show, scheduled for the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, September 30 through October 2. “While residential window and... more »
  • Association Meets in Florida to Talk Green Liability, Changes to Wind Map, Hurricane Simulation Study
    FMA members gathered last week in Cocoa Beach, Fla., for the assoication's annual spring conference. Cocoa Beach, Fla.–In addition to a challenging economy and a depressed new construction market, manufacturers and suppliers in the Southeast region of the country have some additional balls to juggle with changes to the hurricane wind zone map, specialized installation techniques... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference kicked off Feb. 3 in San Diego with an update of the organization’s possible merger with the Glass Association of North America. The motivation for the proposed merger is to: consolidate advocacy efforts, consolidate industry technical expertise and resources, provide joint marketing efforts and reduce duplicate efforts, said... more »
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    Las Vegas—On day three of last week’s International Builders’ Show, the government announced that housing start had hit their lowest level in 50 years ago. Given that environment, the number of builders and other housing industry professionals that made their way to the event here last week was “almost a pleasant surprise,” according to one door manufacturer.... more »
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    Las Vegas--It's hard to escape talk of the weak economy, and the International Builders' Show, which opened yesterday, is certainly not the place to do it.  Exhibitors, including the some 200 plus window and door industry companies, are showing their latest products, but much of the conversation here is focused on the troubled housing market and what to do... more »