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  • Toronto–Significant changes are coming in the code requirements for doors and windows in Canada and that was topic number one as the manufacturers gathered for Win-Door North America at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre here this past week. Hosted by Fenestration Canada, previously known as the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association, the event saw standing-room-only... more »
  • Toronto–Opening here last night, Win-Door North America is gathering window and door manufacturers from across Canada and beyond to see the latest supplier offerings. Continuing today and tomorrow, is organized by Fenestration Canada, previously known as the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association.  The organization is also holding meetings as well as several... more »
  • Maximizing the value of each window opening and new innovative sales tools are the subject of two seminars being offered by Royal Building Products in conjunction with Win-Door North America, scheduled for November 15-17 in Toronto. The presentation on maximizing each sale will discuss interior options such as shades and shutters, window trim and paint and stain offerings.  The second... more »
  • Nashville, Tenn.—“Don’t worry about those forecasts that say we may get a double-dip recession,” said McCoy Building Supply’s John N. Meeks, speaking to Association of Millwork Distributors members on Monday. “Those of us in building products aren’t out of the first dip yet.”     McCoy Building Products' John Meeks With a... more »
  • Nashville, Tenn.—Busy aisles and an influx of new exhibitors marked the opening of the Association of Millwork Distributors annual exhibition here yesterday. Once again, AMD's trade show is featuring more options in doors, but a variety of other new products are being featured this year as well.     AMD always provides a showcase for new doors from manufacturers such as Tru... more »
  • Chicago—With the appearance of more window and door industry exhibitors than in recent years and respectable traffic in the aisles, the Remodeling Show provided hints of optimism for a stronger remodeling market in the coming year. Last week's show at McCormick Place also featured a healthy dose of new products.     Lincoln Windows and Marvin were part of what appeared to be... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors is releasing a new version of the the its MI EnergyCore iPad sales application in conjuction with the launch of Phase II of its product launch for the new window line.  The company has gathered dealers and vendors for an event being held near its manufacturing facilities in Prescott Valley, Ariz., this week.  Dealers will receive two days of intensive training on... more »
  • "We don't see a double dip [recession]," said Esmael Adibi, an economist from Claremont Graduate University, yesterday, at the 2011 American Architectural Manufacturers Association fall conference. "Growth will be very slow, but we don't see the economy falling back into recession." During his keynote presentation, Adibi outlined the economic challenges of 2011. The economy... more »
  • Solar-powered homes constructed by 20 university-led teams were on display in Washington, D.C., last week at the Solar Decathlon.  The biennial event, organized by the Department of Energy, is designed to showcase cutting edge technologies in homes that are attractive, energy efficient and affordable, with top honors this year going to the home built by the University of Maryland. “... more »
  • Atlanta–Window and door dealers have "to stop thinking like it's the '70s," according to D.S. Berenson, a home improvement industry attorney who spoke at the second annual Window & Door Dealers Forum held last week in conjunction with GlassBuild America.  Under increased scrutiny from state attorney generals, dealers need to reexamine marketing practices that have... more »