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  • Quanex Building Products, IG Systems Cambridge, Ohio
    The new R&D center at the Cambridge, Ohio, Quanex plant The Challenge: To redesign the Cambridge, Ohio, facility so it would support the Quanex branding, while maintaining the quality and efficient production of the company’s solaredge tape technologies. Quanex also wanted to be able to use the facility as a pilot plant to test and refine new technologies. And, the company... more »
  • Interior Shade System, Marvin Windows and Doors
    The Challenge: “We identified a need for a designer shade system that was integrated into the window and door, allowed for a precise fit, didn’t protrude into the room, provided energy efficient glass specification, could be operated without opening the shades and wasn’t between the glass,” explains Christine Marvin, director of marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors... more »
  • VistaLuxe Collection, Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co.
                          The Challenge: “As the style of architecture and energy codes began to change, we saw demand for a product that went beyond the traditional style of the wood windows [available on] the market,” says Cindy Bremer, vice president of marketing for Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Rather than re-imagine or re-... more »
  • Servery, LaCantina Doors Inc.
                            The Challenge: LaCantina Doors saw a need for a larger, better functioning and more stylish pass-through kitchen window for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The Winning Solution: There is “growing demand for an indoor/outdoor kitchen experience,” says Lee Maughan, president, LaCantina Doors. “This... more »
  • DuraFinish, Glasscraft Door Co.
    The Challenge: “Our goal was to create a finishing process for fiberglass doors that would produce very low VOCs, be water- instead of solvent-based, create an employeefriendly workspace with no fumes, provide a superior product in terms of ‘weatherability’ and look good enough to fool a woodpecker,” says John Plummer, president, Glasscraft Door Co. The challenges... more »
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term. “... more »
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass Window & Door Expo opens Sept. 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with about 375 exhibitors debuting new products and innovations over more than 105,000 net square feet of exhibit space. About 30 percent of exhibitors are from outside the United States, many displaying products for the first time to the world market. Read news from the event, see pictures and... more »
  • When I got my first job offer years ago, one of the biggest upsides in my six-week-old college graduate eyes was the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas, where I could spend my precious days off gambling and soaking up the desert sun. Fast forward through almost a dozen years of trade shows—a fair share of them at the Las Vegas Convention Center—and the allure of the city has... more »
  • In preparation for the Dealers Forum in Las Vegas next week, I have had the opportunity to work with several leaders in the window and door industry to develop the educational sessions. And I'm excited about the final lineup. This year's forum will address "how tos" for everything from converting website visitors to customers, to lead generation, to improving your sales and marketing... more »
  • As part of its efforts to help industry bring next generation window technologies from the lab to the home, the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office will meet with stakeholders at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo. BTO will gather feedback that will inform decisions on the future support for the testing and simulation infrastructure at the Energy Department... more »