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  • LaCantina Doors was named to Ocean Home’s Platinum List 2016 for the second consecutive year in the Window & Doors category. The Platinum List recognizes the best in luxury coastal lifestyles. Covering 15 major categories in oceanfront design, the complete list of winners appears in the June/July issue of Ocean Home.  “Our judging panel had a major challenge choosing... more »
  • PPG today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., a leading producer of flat glass and specialty products. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, PPG will divest its entire flat glass... more »
  • Houzz Inc. today released the Q2 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. The Barometer reflected widespread quarter-over-quarter confidence for all industry sectors including architects, designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build, specialty building/renovation and specialty landscape/outdoor. Outlook for Q3... more »
  • Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance partnered with RPM Consulting Inc., a Quality Management System training and consulting organization that provides specialized consulting in ISO9001:2015, TS16949:2009 and ISO13485, and other certifications, to improve insulating glass quality. IGMA partnered with RPM Consulting to provide services to the specialized fenestration industry.  RPM... more »
  • Registration for the 2016 Window and Door Manufacturers Association Executive Management Conference is now open. The event will focus on topics and trends in the window, door and skylight industry and will allow executives to discuss and explore current and upcoming issues, according to WDMA. The conference takes place October 5-6 at the Charles Hotel at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts... more »
  • Rumors surfaced late last week about the sale of PPG Industries’ flat glass business to Vitro SAB de C.V. The potential sale was mentioned in an independent auditor’s report that was obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the news organization published an article about the possible deal on Friday. PPG officials declined to provide a statement regarding the report and the... more »
  • As there are several large events happening in Las Vegas during the same week as GlassBuild, show officials encourage exhibitors and attendees to register and complete travel arrangements as soon as possible.   GlassBuild America has several accommodation options available, including hotels conveniently located near the convention center, or hotels in the heart of the action on the strip.... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that UL LLC is the newest member of the association. UL's new 64,000 square foot Building Envelope Performance Test lab offers a full portfolio of testing services in Northbrook, Illinois. With state-of-the-art test equipment and 30 years of testing expertise, UL says it can now offer performance testing of windows, doors, curtain walls and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association announces that its Manufactured Housing Fenestration Certification Program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065-2005. The scope of this new accreditation includes both windows and doors. Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065 confirms that the AAMA certification program licensees produce the... more »
  • The National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance announce that the 2016 GlassBuild America and Window & Door Dealer Days User’s Guides are now available.  The Window & Door Dealer Days User's Guide is especially designed for fenestration professionals and includes information on The Dream Showroom, keynote speaker Marcus Sheridan, the panel discussion on... more »