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  • A National Window Preservation Summit was held in July in Pine Mountain, Ky., to review an initial draft set of standards for the repair, restoration, preservation and weatherization of historic wood and steel windows. The event was organized by the Window Preservations Standards Collaborative, a group started by five window restoration and repair specialists in conjunction with the Preservation... more »
  • Ellicott City, Md.–The Northeast Window & Door Association learned about ways to control costs in the factory and in the legal arena at its summer meeting here last week. Steve Chen of Crystal Window & Door Systems offered a first-hand account of how "green" steps at his company's operations have saved money, and attorney Chip Gentry urged manufacturers to... more »
  • Last year, attendees at the annual FeneTech User Conference were holding their breath waiting for the economy to improve. This year, companies are plotting how to get tablet devices like the iPad into the hands of sales, delivery and production staff, many report. The three-day event, held this year at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Cleveland, gathered 75 people from 45 window manufacturers... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program is hosting its second annual Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting, scheduled for August 9-11 in Denver. Windows are on a wide-ranging agenda that will feature speakers addressing subjects from air sealing and ventilation to business models and community outreach. The Colorado meeting is targeted to researchers, architects... more »
  • "Universal Design and Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population" is the title of an educational seminar being sponsored on Thursday by Milgard Windows & Doors. To be held in conjunction with PCBC at the AIA San Francisco office, the presentation is designed to explore the desires of baby boomers to remain independent and age in place, regardless of their physical... more »
  • Acoustic window properties and how to green a manufacturing operation will be on the agenda at the Northeast Window & Door Association's summer meeting, set for July 18 and 19 at the Turf Valley Resort & Golf Club in Ellicott City, Md. The event kicks off on Monday, July 18, with NWDA's annual golf tournament.  The educational portion of the meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,... more »
  • The second annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, organized by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, is scheduled once again to be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, set for September 12-14, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. In addition the the WDDA event, scheduled for September 13, the GlassBuild educational program... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced that registration is now open for its 13th Annual Technical Conference, scheduled for June 20-22 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The three-day event will feature numerous sessions reporting on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies, WDMA officials note. Breakout... more »
  • Attorney D.S. Berenson and entrepreneur Gene Marks will be the keynote speakers for the second annual Window & Door Dealers Forum. The event, organized by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Atlanta. A managing partner at Johanson Berenson LLP in Great Falls, Va., Berenson specializes in home... more »
  • Las Vegas–Passing IG testing requirements for certification can present real challenges, according to Dan Braun of Architectural Testing Inc., speaking last week at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance's annual meeting. Held at the Paris Hotel in conjunction with Glass Week, organized by the Glass Association of North America, the meeting also featured a variety of... more »