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    Attendance Down with Slumping Market, But Certainly Not Out
    Orlando, Fla.—Green building may not be mainstream yet, but all the evidence at this year’s International Builders’ Show suggested it will be soon. Window and door manufacturers at the February event appeared to be ready to join the movement by pointing not only to energy efficiency, but also to such issues as environmental stewardship and sustainability in their displays. Tough... more »
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    Manufacturers highlight energy efficiency at West Coast show
    San Francisco—If this year’s International Builders’ Show focused on aesthetics and differentiation, its West Coast counterpart, the PCBC: The Premier Building Show, took a different path. Exhibitors highlighted their products’ performance attributes front-and-center. The West Coast audience is arguably more performance-minded, particularly builders in California dealing... more »
  • AAMA All About Education
    Marco Island, FL—Educational efforts were the name of the game as the American Architectural Manufac-turers Association headed into a new year of doing business at its annual meeting, hosted in February in Marco Island, FL. The association elected new leaders at its 70th annual event and re-asserted its focus on educating key audiences about its certification programs. Incoming... more »
  • Kohala Coast, HI—Under new leadership the past six months, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association unveiled an updated strategic plan at its 80th annual meeting, held the last week of February. Joel Hoiland, who became the new WDMA president last year, joined with key members of the strategic planning committee to outline the organization’s new direction. WDMA now... more »
  • Annual event sees window and door manufacturers continuing to expand lines and provide more “classic” looks
    Orlando, FL—Window and door manufacturers rolled out more options, filled out product lines and launched new branding initiatives at the 2007 International Builders’ Show held in February. With no “big” new products, the most noteworthy element of the show may have been the positive attitudes expressed by exhibitors and attendees alike. Despite a down housing market... more »
  • Software provide offers manufacturers advice at NWDA Winter Meeting
    Atlantic City, NJ—Technology, in addition to products and services, is becoming a decisive factor when dealers and distributors select a manufacturer, said Lynn Hartl, president of WTS Paradigm, speaking at the Northeast Window & Door Association winter meeting yesterday. The event, which drew about 120 industry executives, also featured presentations on new decorative finish processes... more »
  • GlassBuild America is joining with fensterbau/frontale, Fenestration China and Istanbul Window to form the Global Fair Alliance. Organizers of the four trade exhibitions, each targeting the window, door and facade industries, signed a cooperation agreement at the show in April.
    As part of the alliance, the four groups will work to coordinate marketing activities, appearing jointly under the Global Fair Alliance banner with information stands at each of the four partner exhibitions. First and foremost, the alliance will create "simple awareness," explains Willy Viethan, project manager for fensterbau organizer NŸrnberg Messe. By joining forces, the... more »