February 1, 2012
Suppliers see new emphasis on enhanced functionality
In looking at hardware these days, window and door manufacturers’ top priority are features and benefits that can help differentiate their products, suppliers report. Other recent trends in the market include continued growth in demand for wide-opening patio door systems, the emergence of window opening control devices, and more electronic options.
“In a tight market, product...
September 16, 2011
Demonstrations of some of the new equipment and products featured in Atlanta
For a comprehensive look at window and door product offerings on display in the aisles of the Georgia World Congress Center, also see Snapshots from GlassBuild 2011.
Insulating Glass Production Equipment
Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System from GED Integrated Solutions
Flexible Spacer Assembly Line featuring a new automated gas-filling unit from Erdman...
September 15, 2011
A quick look at window and door industry offerings in Atlanta
In additon to the following highlights, Window & Door's coverage also includes:
A report overviewing the event
A Video Gallery with demonstrations of some of the products and equipment in Atlanta
In-depth continuing coverage of new introductions in components, equipment, systems and services targeted at the window and door industry
All photos by Robb D. Cohen Photography
September 1, 2011
Window & Door has announced its 2011 Crystal Achievement Award winners. Selected by a panel of judges representing all segments of the industry, the awards recognize significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing, and marketing.
“This year's Crystal Achievement Award winners reflect the strength and resilience of our industry,” says John...
August 17, 2011
The opportunity to honor many of our industry’s innovators with the Crystal Achievement Awards makes our September issue one of the most gratifying to work on each year. It’s not just about recognizing the winners, however.
Looking through all the nominations always reveals something about the direction we’re heading as an industry. This year it was evident that window and...
March 7, 2011
"A Day Made of Glass..." is a very cool video from Corning Inc. that's enjoyed more than 7 million views since it was uploaded on YouTube about a month ago.
It shows a world where iPad apps can be found on nearly any large glass surface—and much more. Granted the video doesn’t show that many window and door glass applications, but it’s still kind of exciting to...
February 8, 2011
New features can provide more appeal to the North American market
Multipoint locking systems have long been a staple of the European fenestration market. Driven by the desire for greater security, the North American market has been attempting to adopt this style for many years now. But for many reasons, pure European designs have not resonated well with consumers here.
Multipoint systems are evolving to be simpler for North Americans to...
November 9, 2010
With healthy Canadian market, CWDMA expects a busy trade show in November
With more than 150 exhibitors signed up, Win-Door North America is once again expected to be busy when it opens its doors next week. Set for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, November 16-18, the annual Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association event will serve as a major showcase for Canadian and U.S. industry suppliers.
Canadian extruders like P.H. Tech traditionally...
September 9, 2010
Manufacturers need to examine numerous production and market considerations for both approaches
It is certainly evident that the North American window industry is on a charted path toward improved energy efficiency. In fact, it appears to be moving toward common standards for both new construction and remodel and replacement markets. These markets are converging near a future recommended R-5 rating–or U-values of 0.22 for operable windows and 0.20 for non-operable windows. This...
September 1, 2010
Honoring the industry's innovators in technology, manufacturing and marketing
Window & Door has announced its 2010 Crystal Achievement Award winners. Selected by a panel of judges representing all segments of the industry, the awards recognize significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing, and marketing.
"Ours is a resilient industry. Our 2010 Crystal Achievement Award winners make that abundantly clear," says John...