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  • Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.—Numerous challenges facing the industry were front and center at the Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s annual conference, concluding here today. Members heard predictions for lower window and door sales this year, proposals for more stringent criteria for the Energy Star program and warnings that class action suits against manufacturers are on the... more »
  • U.S. companies and associations that attended Fenestration China 2007 in November say the event provided a stepping stone into the skyrocketing Chinese fenestration and glass industry. “For the industry, China is the biggest market in the world—the fastest growing. This year, it will be bigger than the U.S. market,” says James Gao, director of sales and marketing, Asia, for... more »
  • With window and door markets across Canada generally healthier than they are in the U.S., Win-Door North America returns to Toronto November 13-15, poised for another strong year. Last year, the annual trade show organized by the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association saw a 10 percent increase in attendance, and organizers are expecting well over 3,000 industry professionals for the... more »
  • Cambridge, Md.—With one eye on the green building movement, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association unveiled a new strategic plan encompassing stepped up advocacy efforts at its summer meeting in August. The event also featured speakers covering new research designed to provide better understanding of the effects of hurricanes on windows, the outlook for the housing market and... more »
  • As part of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s national fall conference, conducted this week in Orlando, members got an up close look at the University of Florida’s hurricane simulation equipment. The portable hurricane wind simulator, transported from its home in Gainesville, Fla., to the meeting location, is the mechanism by which Dr. Forrest Masters’... more »
  • About 30,000 industry professionals will gather in Shanghai beginning November 14 for the fifth edition of Fenestration China, now said to be the largest window, door, skylight and curtainwall trade show in Asia. For the first time, this year’s event will feature a U.S. pavilion led by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Fenestration Rating Council. U.S.-based window industry... more »
  • Las Vegas—If the 2007 Remodeling Show is an indicator, the mood in the remodeling business is becoming more upbeat. A number of window and door manufacturers at the event, held here last week, reported that sales in the remodeling segment have really picked up during the second half of the year. Peachtree introduced a replacement version of its Series 700 clad-wood window in Las... more »
  • The Fenestration Manufacturers Association gathered in Daytona Beach, Fla., last week with window installation demonstrations, 2007 Florida code changes, HVAC education and energy efficiency updates at the top of the agenda. Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to the Southeast region of the country gathered for the three-day event. Fresh on the heels of recently released FMA/AAMA 100... more »
  • Continued strength in the commercial market and an influx of international exhibitors helped GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo set new records in September. Window and door manufacturers made their way to the Atlanta event as well, despite weak demand in the residential market, with many focused on finding new options to add to their lines and opportunities to lower... more »
  • Huntington Beach, Calif.—Industry frustration with the National Fenestration Rating Council’s new program for commercial products dominated much of the discussion at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance meetings held concurrently here last week. A Possible Alternative Within the AAMA meetings, the discussions centered on... more »