May 8, 2009
Adams & Reese law firm and Boyken International, a construction management consulting firm, will host on May 21 a presentation entitled, "Green Building: Unique Opportunities and Interesting Challenges." The presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Adams & Reese offices in Houston, Texas. A reception and discussion will follow at 4:30 p.m..
With the increasing interest... more »
May 7, 2009
The 11th annual Glass Performance Days, to run June 12-15, in Tampere, Finland, will gather specialists from around the world to examine new glass and solar technologies and trends related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event will feature more than 300 presentations from researchers and industry experts from Europe, Asia, North America and beyond.
Organized by Glaston Corp., a... more »
April 1, 2009
Economist Jeff Dietrich of EcoTrends will offer his most up-to-date economic forecast for the nation as a whole, as well as for the North American glass industry specifically, at this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.
During his presentation in February at the National Auto Glass Conference in Orlando, Dietrich warned that we are further... more »
February 27, 2009
Win-Door North America, the annual trade exhibition sponsored by the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association, plans to unveil a new floor plan this year featuring a new "IG Alley" feature area. The 2009 event is scheduled for November 17 to 19 in Toronto.
Showcasing companies involved in the insulating glass sector, Win-Door's IG Alley... more »
December 23, 2008
Fenestration China, the international exhibition for windows and curtain walls held this past November in Beijing, reported continued growth with 16,700 trade visitors in four days up from 15,400 the prior year. This year's event also saw an increase in the number of exhibitors from 235 to 261.
Besides Chinese exhibitors, companies from Germany, the United States, Turkey,... more »
November 14, 2008
Toronto—The Canadian market has remained relatively healthy, but the weak U.S. economy is beginning to drag it down. That was a big topic of conversation at this year’s Win-Door North America, the annual trade show hosted by the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association. Last year, the continued strength of the Canadian market versus the U.S. was evident in stronger... more »
November 4, 2008
Canadian window and door manufacturers, and at least a few from south of the border, will make their way to Toronto next week for Win-Door North America. The annual trade show sponsored by the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association opens next Tuesday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Last year’s event attracted over 3,600 attendees, an increase from 2006. With the... more »
October 22, 2008
Orlando, Fla.—"We just have to get through this,” said one distributor attending the annual exhibition and convention of the Association of Millwork Distributors last week. That attitude was shared by many, expressing quiet determination to hold on for now and get prepared for better times when they do return.
No one expects that time coming soon, and that was reflected in... more »
October 8, 2008
Chantilly, Va.–Lumber and building materials dealers heard sobering housing market predictions at the ProDealer Summit, hosted by the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association and Home Channel News here last week. Ivy Zelman, CEO of housing research firm Zelman & Associates, rebuked the variety of “we’re close to the bottom of the housing... more »
September 26, 2008
Window and door industry suppliers are making final preparations for the opening of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo next Monday. Despite the weak market, numerous suppliers of equipment, components and other products still foresee window and door manufacturers making their way to the annual event, set for the Las Vegas Convention Center October 6-8.
"The economy is... more »