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  • Orlando, Fla.—Window and door customers want “bigger, simpler and more glass,” according to Kolbe & Kolbe’s Cindy Bremer at last week’s International Builders’ Show. That view was shared by many, with product design and aesthetics being prominent discussion topics among industry exhibitors on the floor of the Orange County Convention Center.... more »
  •     Ply Gem and Marvin are hosting two of the largest window and door displays in Orlando.   Orlando, Fla.—Fewer windows and doors are on display, but there is still much to see as the International Builders' Show begins its four-day run at the Orange County Convention Center today.  As exhibitors set up yesterday, displays suggest that much product... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance discussed future association activities in vacuum glazing at its annual general meeting held last week in Tempe, Ariz.. The group also heard an update on Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue new, more stringent Energy Star criteria. "[Vacuum glazing] is headed our way, and is already here in some instances," said David Cooper,... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors will once again host a spring educational event featuring an interactive one-day workshop in conjunction with a member plant tour.  This spring, AMD is heading to Mobile, Ala., with the meeting set for the Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa and a visit set for Barnett Millworks. “Strategically Aligned Sales Incentives” is the... more »
  • Mount Laurel, N.J.–The Northeast Window & Door Association learned about reducing scrap, as well as potential product lines required to keep up with increasing energy efficiency demands in the residential market at its winter meeting here today.  The event, which also featured a tabletop reception, featured updates from a number of other speakers.   Joseph Machine's... more »
  • Traditionally a four-day event, the International Builders' Show will be reduced to three days when it moves to Las Vegas next year. The 2013 edition of the annual event hosted by the National Association of Home Builders is scheduled for January 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  "It's all about helping our attendees and exhibitors meet with each other in a much more... more »
  • EuroWindoor, an umbrella organization of European industry associations, plans to host a conference in conjunction with Fensterbau/Frontale, the biennial international trade show held in Nuremberg, Germany.  Scheduled for March 21, the event is titled Climate Protection with New Windows. The conference is designed to provide a unique opportunity to get information on the latest legal and... more »
  • Expo 2012, hosted by Stiles Machinery at its facilities in High Point, N.C., is a two-day event designed to showcase the supplier's entire range of equipment technologies for finishing, sanding and solid wood applications. Scheduled for January 25 and 26, the event will feature a range of demonstrations and educational presentations covering processes from raw lumber to finished moulding, the... more »
  • Stiles Machinery will host a benchmarking tour in Switzerland and Germany to tour various window and door manufacturing facilities and also attend the Fensterbau/Frontale trade fair this coming March. The tour is designed to provide an understanding of "what's next" in the global industry, as well as knowledge to make a business more competitive, officials state. The tour runs from... more »
  • A webinar providing an update on the Lead Paint: Renovation, Repair and Painting regulation and how remodelers and other contractors are meeting compliance requirements is being offered by the National Association of Home Builders on Wednesday, December 14 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. To be moderated by Therese Ford Crahan, executive director of NAHB Remodelers, the webinar will feature... more »