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  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is planning its 13th technical conference for June. To be held in Grand Rapids, Mich., the two-and-a-half day event will feature a variety of technical presentations, networking opportunities and off-site tours of area manufacturing facilities. WDMA is currently soliciting presentations and technical papers for the conference. Potential... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors has announced that this year's annual convention and exhibition will be held in Nashville, Tenn., October 23-27. The organization was originally scheduled to be in the Music City in 2010, but moved last year's event to Charlotte, N.C, after spring floods damaged the Opryland Hotel. The city of Nashville remained one of the preferred cities in its 2010... more »
  • Orlando, Fla.–A fairly upbeat mood prevailed at last week's International Builders' Show, despite evidence that there's still plenty of caution about housing and the economy. Although the show filled only one hall of the Orange County Convention Center and attracted about half as many people as the last edition held here, window and door manufacturers exhibiting at the show seemed more... more »
  •   Final preparations in the PGT booth at the Orlando County Convention Center. Orlando, Fla.–Thousands of housing industry professionals, including builders, contractors and dealers from around the country, are gathered here for the International Builders' Show, which opens today at Orange County Convention Center. Although smaller than previous editions, thanks to the decline in... more »
  • Toronto, ON—New products and new looks abounded at Win-Door North America, the annual event hosted by the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre here last week.  One new look was a new name and logo for CWDMA, which voted officially to change its name to Fenestration Canada during meetings held in conjunction with the trade show... more »
  • The National Glass Association has announced new dates for next year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The trade show, to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, is now set for September 12-14, 2011. The 2011 dates were originally September 7-9, immediately following Labor Day.  “A show as large as GlassBuild America is not easy to schedule,... more »
  • Masonite featured several new interior doors with unique decorative glass designs. Charlotte, N.C.—The Association of Millwork Distributors’ annual convention and exhibition, which kicked off here on Monday, appears to be regaining momentum with busy educational sessions and a trade show floor that looks to be larger than last year. The trade show, which closes today, also... more »
  • Las Vegas, Nev.–Although still cautious, the industry appears to be getting more optimistic about 2011. At least that’s the perspective one could gather walking the floor of GlassBuild America here last week. The annual event enjoyed a fairly strong turn-out, with more than 7,000 glass and window industry executives making their way to the Las Vegas Convention Center. "Window and... more »
  • Las Vegas, Nev.–With a program designed to help dealers learn from experts and share ideas with each other, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance hosted its first Window & Door Dealers Forum on September 15. Held in conjunction with GlassBuild America, the day-long event attracted about 80 window and door executives and featured a variety of speakers, as well as special break... more »
  • Las Vegas, Nev.—More window and door manufacturers will be gearing up to boost energy efficiency performance numbers, judging by the activity at GlassBuild America, which kicked off yesterday. The event, which continues today and tomorrow, featured relatively busy aisles with organizers reporting more than 6,700 registered attendees after the first day. PPG was highlighting a dual-... more »