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  • Washington, D.C.—Members of the Window & Door Manufacturers made their way to the U.S. Capitol yesterday to meet their representatives in Congress as part of the organization’s first legislative conference and spring meeting held here this week. High on the WDMA agenda were the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules on lead safe work practices in remodeling, the new... more »
  • Drawing more exhibitors from around the world, as well as a broader product range, Fensterbau/Frontale set new records for size and attendance in 2008.  Despite the global economic crisis, organizers expect the world's largest window and door show to maintain its momentum when it opens at the end of March. A growing number of architectural product manufacturers have featured their... more »
  • The new Window & Door Dealers Alliance is planning a February 9 educational webinar focusing on pending Environmental Protection Agency rules related to containment of lead paint dust during remodeling projects in pre-1978 homes. Paul Toub from Kachina Lead Paint Solutions is the featured speaker for the session, which will address the EPA rules that go into effect in April this year. ... more »
  • Toronto, Ont–Win-Door North America celebrated its 15th anniversary this week by honoring 45 Industry Pioneers  who "helped to build our great Canadian window and door industry," according to show officials. More than 20 honorees were on hand to be recognized at the annual event, which ran from November 17-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. New door products on... more »
  • Following up on a successful event co-hosted by Biesse America and Stiles Machinery, more suppliers  have signed on to participate in the 2010 NexGen Event, a week-long showcase of woodworking equipment scheduled for February.  Targeted at manufacturers of all types of wood products, the event will feature open houses and educational programs at numerous facilities located in the... more »
  • San Antonio, Texas—A relatively busy trade show floor at the Association of Millwork Distributors annual convention and exhibition held here last week provided another signal of better times ahead. More than 800 door and millwork industry professionals gathered for the annual event, which followed on the heels of a successful GlassBuild America, suggesting that the industry is poised for... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors opens the doors this week for its 45th annual convention and exposition at the Marriott Rivercenter and Henry Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio.  This year marks the first time the event is open to all industry participants, not just AMD members. "AMD has a reputation for creating a quality event and making registration open to... more »
  • Equipment  All photos by Robb D. Cohen Photography   Bystronic's new automated line for the production of windows using Sashlite's integrated sash technology is designed to meet the needs of high-volume manufacturers.   GED Integrated Solutions launched the new ColorTru decorative foil bonding system, and showcased how its new machine could apply foils to add color and/... more »
  • Many in the residential and commercial window and door industry fear that policy promoting energy efficiency is outpacing the technology itself. They also see buyers, particularly in the commercial market, needing more education on energy efficiency. Those were among the industry concerns raised at a lively Energy Efficiency Town Hall Forum, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America last week... more »
  • Atlanta—Signaling better times ahead, GlassBuild America enjoyed a strong turnout last week, with more than 7,100 industry professionals and 400 exhibitors gathering at the Georgia World Congress Center. Window and door industry suppliers exhibiting at the annual event remained cautious about next year’s outlook, but most reported good traffic in their booths and suggested window and... more »