September 15, 2011
Targeted at remodelers and dealers, a webinar focusing on how consumer financing can increase sales is being offered by improveit.com, the provider of online services for home improvement companies. The event is scheduled for September 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
Featuring the GE Money's VP of sales, the session will include tips for financing today’s consumer, including the... more »
September 5, 2011
Scenes from last year's GlassBuild America show in Las Vegas
Exhibitors are making final preparations for GlassBuild America, which opens next week in Atlanta. The largest North American trade show geared toward manufacturers of windows and doors, the event runs from Monday, September 12, through Wednesday, September 14,... more »
August 5, 2011
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 »
July 25, 2011
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 »
June 28, 2011
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 »
June 21, 2011
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 »
June 21, 2011
"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 »
May 31, 2011
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 »
May 24, 2011
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 »
April 26, 2011
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 »