September 23, 2009
Suppliers of window and door equipment and components are starting to make their way to Atlanta to prepare their exhibits at GlassBuild America, which opens next week. The event, scheduled for September 30 through October 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center, will feature more than 400 exhibitors in more than 1,200 booths, reports Denise Sheehan, vice president of events for the National Glass... more »
September 1, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is gearing up for its national fall conference, scheduled for September 20-23 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. Hot topics at the conference will include AAMA’s proposed Green and Sustainability Product Certification Program.
Currently, the proposed program adopts a sliding scale approach for recycled... more »
August 19, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is offering its Architects of a Better Mind educational seminar program at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on September 30 and October 1. The event, targeting local architects as well as industry particpants, will examine a variety of subjects related to residential and commercial fenestration product applications.
The seminar... more »
August 17, 2009
With many industry questions about government policies and evolving technologies, GlassBuild America organizers have revamped a planned energy efficiency seminar to be an Energy Efficiency Town Hall Forum. Sponsored by Edgetech I.G., the town hall, scheduled for October 1, will feature an expanded panel of experts to answer questions on emerging technologies, as well as code proposals and other... more »
August 11, 2009
The AWFS Fair 2009 exceeded expectations, with exhibitors reporting strong buyer interest, especially from international delegations, according to organizers.The woodworking industry event, held in July in Las Vegas, gathered 9,000 attendees and close to 600 exhibiting companies.
“The show was much better than we expected. We came in hopes of gaining market share so that when things turn... more »
July 21, 2009
Several leading window and door industry suppliers have announced plans to expand their presence at GlassBuild America, according to organizers. Describing the increased activity as "a sign that the recession is easing and companies are looking ahead to growth in 2010," National Glass Association officials report that a number of companies have increased the size of their displays while... more »
July 16, 2009
In June, the Alliance to Save Energy hosted a webinar entitled Window Energy Efficiency Beyond Business as Usual. The webinar is now available for viewing on the Alliance Web site.
Moderated by Jeff Harris, ASE’s vice president for programs, the session examined current research, industry activity and low-income weatherization programs focused on reducing window heat loss far... more »
July 7, 2009
Craig Morris of FeneVision led one of many breakout sessions held for attendees at the conference.
When the recovery will come is less important than being ready and continuing to improve in the meantime. That was the attitude among managers of window and door and glass fabrication companies who gathered at the end of June for the annual FeneVision user conference hosted by FeneTech Inc... more »
June 23, 2009
Reflecting changes expected to come to the industry, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance featured presentations on emerging dynamic glazing technologies at its summer technical meetings last week at the Hyatt Regency Montreal (Quebec). The event also featured the first meeting of a task group focusing multiple airspace IG unitts.
The new IGMA group is planning to develop a technical... more »
June 2, 2009
Discussions of upcoming code changes and an economic forecast kicked off the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference which began Sunday and concludes today. Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO, noted during the opening general session that “despite the challenging economy, 24 new members have joined AAMA since February.” The association gained... more »