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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • As part of it efforts to support industry education, Edgetech I.G. has announced it is sponsoring an  energy efficiency seminar at GlassBuild America, scheduled for October 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The panel-style discussion will bring together a number of experts to explore the new technologies and policies designed to encourage greater efficiencies in the future. “... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.  Jeff Dietrich During his presentation in February at the National Auto Glass Conference in Orlando, Dietrich warned that we are further... more »