October 6, 2009
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 »
October 5, 2009
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 »
September 30, 2009
Atlanta–Industry suppliers are showcasing new ways for window and door manufacturers to upgrade energy efficiency and expand color and finish offerings, as GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo opens today. Despite weak market conditions, some 6,300 industry professionals pre-registered for the event, being held here at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Nearly 400 industry... more »
September 25, 2009
Henderson, Nev.—What makes a fenestration product green was once again a main topic of discussion as members gathererd last week for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference. The relative value of recycled content, in particular, was the subject of much debate, as the group continued its work on developing its green fenestration product rating program.
The... more »
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 »