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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Washington, D.C.—The Energy Star label for windows, doors and skylights needs to serve as a real “differentiator” in the market, according to Richard Karney, program manager for the Department of Energy. “Not all products will be Energy Star,” he also emphasized as he welcomed about 100 industry representatives and others in a forum on the proposed changes to the... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council plans to add a requirement for IG certification to its rating and labeling program, but just how that will be done was still up for discussion at its summer membership meeting held this week in Chicago. The event also featured a forum designed to guide development of rating programs for various window attachments and the unveiling of software designed for... more »