January 29, 2013
Las Vegas―The mood was distinctly upbeat among exhibitors and attendees at the International Builders’ Show, held here last week. While several large window and door manufacturers―notably Andersen and Pella―were absent, Ply Gem, Jeld-Wen, Marvin, Therma-Tru and others capitalized on the spotlight.
The now three-day show, organized by the National Association of Home Builders, drew an... more »
January 28, 2013
The National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen & Bath Association have agreed to co-locate the International Builders' Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas beginning in February 2014. The two events will remain separate and distinct shows held simultaneously at the Las Vegas Convention Center through 2016, creating Design and Construction Week,... more »
January 16, 2013
Beginning with the 2013 edition, Hanley Wood Exhibitions is changing the education and exhibit schedules of its annual Remodeling Show, as well as the co-located DeckExpo. The exhibit hall will be open for two days, rather than three, and the the education program will be changed from four days to three.
The change is in response to feedback gathered from exhibiting companies as well... more »
December 10, 2012
The Northeast Window & Door Association has announced plans for its winter educational meeting, scheduled for January 28-29, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Mt. Laurel, N.J.
The event will begin with a welcome reception on Monday evening, January 28. The educational program on Tuesday, January 29, will feature Scott R. Hanlon, program director for the National Fenestration Rating... more »
December 10, 2012
More than 110 Window World employees, families and friends recently gathered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the annual Window World St. Jude Day, a holiday party filled with games, gifts and activities for patients and their families. During the festivities, Window World Cares, Window World Inc.'s charitable foundation, presented the hospital with a check for more than $2.8... more »
November 27, 2012
Exhibitors at the 2012 Greenbuild expo in San Francisco this month reported an increase in business activity, particularly in regards to high performance products. “People are saying that they see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Joe Erb, commercial sales specialist at Quanex Building Products Corp., on the show floor. “People are interested in sustainability;... more »
November 21, 2012
The National Sunroom Association held its fall meeting at the headquarters of Architectural Testing Inc. in York, Pa., at the end of the October. Association members and ATI officials gathered for business meetings and a number of presentations on issues affecting the sunroom industry.
Speakers included Craig Joss of Craft-Bilt Manufacturing on the topic of lateral load and resistance; Dan... more »
November 12, 2012
Toronto, Ontario–Win-Door North America celebrated its 18th anniversary November 6-8, 2012, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where show officials reported an increase in attendance and exhibitors by 15-20 percent.
“Perspective is everything,” said Peter Norman, chief economist at Altus Group Economic Consulting, who presented an economic and housing forecast during the... more »
October 22, 2012
Albuquerque, N.M.―As the window and door industry awaits Energy Star Version 6.0 and the changes that will come with it, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association continued work at its National Fall Conference here last week to prepare manufacturers for the new program requirements. Much of the agenda was also devoted to new developments in the area of environmental product... more »
October 18, 2012
New functional options for doors, as well as new components designed for higher performance, were introduced at the recent exhibition and convention of the Association of Millwork Distributors. Hosted earlier this month in Louisville, Ky., the event featured about 90 exhibitors and drew more than 700 attendees.
Door makers dominated the show floor, with exhibitors including Craftmaster,... more »