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  • Speaking at the Fourth Annual Window and Door Dealers Forum, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America this week in Atlanta, Hanley Wood Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke predicted housing starts would surpass 1 million next year and return to their historic levels of 1.5 million to 1.6 million starts around 2015 or 2016. “We’ve had two years of a solid recovery after bottoming out in... more »
  •     Jim Reeb The Window and Door Manufacturers Association Executive Management Conference, to take place October 1-2, 2013, in Cambridge, Mass., will feature keynote speaker Jim Reeb,  CEO of CR Manufacturing and Industry Champion of the Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturing. His address, "Understanding Manufacturing's Skilled... more »
  • Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference, to be held at the Marriott Waterfront hotel in Baltimore, October 27-30. Attendees who register by Thursday, October 3, will receive a discounted early-bird rate. Non-member companies eligible for AAMA membership are welcome to attend the conference, as one of the two conferences allowed... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council Fall Conference will take place September 23-25, in Tempe, Ariz., at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel. Task groups will kick off the conference that Monday with subcommittee and committee blocks running throughout each day, including a regulatory affairs and marketing committee meeting, and an NFRC board meeting that Wednesday.  NFRC members and non-... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2013 Summer Conference will take place August 7-10, 2013, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and Resort in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The event will focus on product quality, specifically through presentations covering certification, testing and in-house quality systems. Dan Braun of Architectural Testing will review NFRC 706 IG certification... more »
  • The Northeast Window & Door Association recently hosted its summer conference in Harrisburg, Pa. Highlights included a presentation from sales expert Richard Farrell and tours of a nearby PPG Industries factory.     Richard Farrell shared his thoughts on improving the sales approach in today's building products marketplace. Farrell, president of Tangent Knowledge Systems, a... more »
  • The National Glass Association’s Glass Magazine and The Architect's Newspaper have partnered to bring the NGA Architects Forum – Glass + Performance to GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo.  Expected to draw more than 150 architects, the forum will take place Wednesday, September 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center in... more »
  • Applied Market Information LLC has set the date for Profiles 2014, its annual event for the window, door, decking fence, and siding profile industries. The conference will be held June 24-25 at the Hotel Sofitel in Philadelphia. Last year, more than 100 industry professionals gathered for the conference, which features numerous technical presentations and networking sessions.  Anyone... more »
  • Window and door manufacturers and component suppliers joined more than 700 exhibitors at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver last week for the AIA 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects. While many exhibitors reported attendance was down from the 2012 event in Washington, D.C., most attributed the lighter traffic to the location... more »
  • Window and door makers and glass fabricators are focused on improving sales and service functions, if the nearly 70 attendees at the 11th annual FeneVision User Conference last week in Aurora, Ohio, are an indicator. “The outlook for the industry has improved, but many companies still have excess capacity,” said Ron Crowl, president of FeneTech Inc., developer of FeneVision and host... more »