June 12, 2012
Oak Brook, Ill.—Changes in the Energy Star program and their impact on window and door makers are topping the agenda at the summer meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association taking place here this week. Attendees also heard a cautious, but optimistic forecast for improving industry sales this year and next.
One change coming to Energy Star is the introduction of blind... more »
June 12, 2012
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced plans to host its first executive management conference targeted at industry CEOs and senior executives. Designed to focus on topics and trends that will shape the industry in the future, the event is scheduled for October 3-4 in Cambridge, Mass.
Speakers scheduled for the initial meeting include Todd Buchholz, former White House... more »
May 11, 2012
Momentum is building for the third annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, organizers report. The event, scheduled for September 12 in Las Vegas, has gained two additional sponsors–Delaware-based B.F. Rich Windows & Doors and Thermal Industries Inc., manufacturer of Thermal and Park Avenue brand windows and doors.
The two companies join Infinity from Marvin, Royal... more »
May 1, 2012
Pensacola, Fla.—With code and regulation updates, an overview of the current state of the industry and a look ahead at trends that will drive the industry in the longer term, particularly in the Southeast, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association covered a lot of ground at its Spring Conference at the end of April. A healthy mix of suppliers, manufacturers, dealers and industry... more »
May 1, 2012
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is hosting its summer technical conference in Canada's capital next month. The event, to be held at the Ottawa Marriott in Ottawa, Ontario, is scheduled for June 4-7.
In addition to task group and committee meetings, the event feature a reception at the new Canadian War Museum and a scavenger hunt in the city of Ottawa.
More information on the... more »
April 24, 2012
Planning for the 10th annual FeneVision User Conference is underway. Designed for window and door manufacturers and glass fabricators using software systems developed by Fenetech Inc., the event is scheduled for June 24-27 in Cleveland.
"Ten years ago, our goal was to build an active and vibrant user community that shared ideas to help make FeneVision a great product and to help our clients... more »
April 19, 2012
The National Association of Home Builders has signed a memorandum of understanding with a major Chinese trade association that will bring a large number of additional manufacturers to the annual NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas in January 2013.
A formal signing ceremony was held April 19 in Foshan, China, between officials from the China Building Ceramics & Sanitaryware... more »
April 17, 2012
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced an agenda for its 14th Technical Conference, scheduled for June 26-28 in Bloomington, Minn. Highlighted by a tour of Cardinal Glass Industries manufacturing facilities, the event will feature three days of speakers, tabletop sessions and technical meetings.
Kicking off the presentations will be a session led by Joe Lstibrueck, a... more »
April 9, 2012
Word-of-mouth marketing and lead generation will be featured topics at the 3rd Annual Window and Door Dealers Forum, to be held this fall in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas. Organized by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, the forum will feature several presentations and interactive breakout sessions.
"Measurable, successful, and cost-effective marketing is one of... more »
March 27, 2012
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has issued a call for papers for its 14th Technical Conference, scheduled for June 26-28 at the Hotel Sofitel Minneapolis in Bloomington, Minn. The event features two and a half days of informative technical sessions, as well as table-top exhibits, networking sessions and an off-site tour of a manufacturing facility.
WDMA is currently... more »