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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) heard speakers on a range of topics at the 78th Annual Conference held Feb. 15-18 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Subjects discussed included next-generation replacement of windows, standardization for fenestration products in the European Union, the basics of color measurement and more. Jim Snyder, owner of WindowJim and regular Window... more »
  • More than 70 key decision makers from window and door manufacturer and supplier firms participated in the annual two-day Winter Meeting of the Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA). The conference was held at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. and featured informative industry speakers, tabletop supplier displays and a special "speed networking" reception event... more »
  • As millennials begin to enter the home-buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will be essential, and home technology will become increasingly prevalent, said panelists during an International Builders' Show press conference on home trends and millennials' home preferences. NAHB Assistant Vice President of Research Rose Quint predicted that the growing... more »
  • For the third consecutive year, Ply Gem Industries will host the ProTalk Education Series at the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show. Throughout the three-day event, Ply Gem will present more than 10 informational courses, several of which are NAHB approved for continuing education credits. The sessions will feature content relevant to show attendees such as connected home technology,... more »
  • The first day of the Western Region meeting for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association began with discussion of air barriers from Laverne Dalgleish, executive director for the Air Barrier Association of America. “There are two key problem areas for air barriers: the roof/wall interface and the fenestration interface,” Dalgleish said. Leaks in air barriers present a... more »
  • Special celebrations are planned to mark the 20th anniversary of the Win-Door show, to be held Nov. 18-20, 2014, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Canada. The event will feature a special opening night party on the show floor featuring a performance by the “Blus Bros” tribute band. Win-Door supporters and a host of prominent individuals will also be recognized at the party.... more »
  • Lead generation and customer retention topped discussions at the recent Window & Door Dealers Forum, hosted by the Window and Door Dealers Alliance in Las Vegas. There, dealers from across the country shared ideas on how to market to current and potential customers. Here are some tips that came out of the session: Informational videosPeter Morrison, Architectural Visions Inc. (avi), and Tom... more »
  • In a charity event organized by World Vision and AAMA that was held during the AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, volunteers filled 500 backpacks with school supplies and hand-written notes of encouragement to children at Hodgkins and FM Day Title I elementary schools in the Denver, Colo., area. Volunteers traveled to the school to distribute the backpacks in person. “World Vision's partnership... more »
  • Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2014 Fall Conference during a Sept. 16 general session. His presentation, “California Regulatory Proceedings Impacting the Nation,” discussed how California’s energy policy is driving the market to time-of-use energy pricing, incentivizing ways to reduce peak load and detailing how the... more »
  • Discover the all new YKK AP Texas Manufacturing Center located at 346 E. Belt Line Road, Suite 600, Coppell, Texas 75019, during an open house, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the new facility and get to know YKK AP's team of dedicated local professionals as well as members of the YKK AP executive leadership team. Prizes, drawings, games, and give-aways will be available throughout the day... more »