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  • 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 »
  • Huntington Beach, Calif.—Globalization is moving faster than we realize, but the U.S. economy remains one of the most vibrant in the world, said Stuart Varney, a financial journalist with Fox News Network, speaking this week to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance. The two organizations are hosting their summer meetings... more »
  • Jacksonville, Fla.—There’s a lot of activity in the Southeast region of the country, not only with the severe weather but with the building science and protective measures that come as a result. Helping manufacturers keep up with the changes in the market, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association met in April with speakers scheduled to explore legal issues, the science behind... more »
  • Washington, D.C.—“Is the housing correction over?” The answer is no, according to economists gathered in April for the National Association of Home Builders’ semi-annual construction forecast conference. The long-term outlook for homebuilding remains promising, but excess inventory and problems in the subprime mortgage market mean new residential construction will remain... more »
  • Toronto—Canadian suppliers took center stage at Win-Door North America, with several rolling out new products at the November event. The annual trade show sponsored by the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association featured 165 exhibitors and attracted about 3,000 people, up 10 percent from the 2005 edition. Some of the biggest news at the show came on the door side, with Royal... more »
  • Grapevine, TX—After an unexpected year off in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Association of Millwork Distributors’ exhibit hall reopened in October in Grapevine, TX, with nearly 150 vendors ready to show off their latest and greatest offerings. From wood species to door finishes, hardware to high performance components, the common theme among exhibitors seemed to be that more... more »
  • Chicago—Attendees didn’t need a fortune cookie to figure out that 2006 was effectively the “Year of the Door” at the Remodeling Show. Around every corner, window and door manufacturers greeted building professionals with decorative entry door systems and large, high-performance patio doors as prominent features in their booths. The show, hosted by Hanley-Wood Exhibitions... more »
  • Las Vegas—Home building is “going vertical,” with more multi-family housing and higher density single-family developments. That was one of the predictions made by a panel of builders and residential architects discussing housing in the year 2020 as part of a panel discussion here at the fall meeting of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. A variety of other speakers... more »
  • Las Vegas—By opposing the use of PVC and lumber in buildings, environmental extremists are hampering green building efforts and the drive for real sustainability, according to one of Greenpeace’s founders, speaking at the fall meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association in October. The event also saw an update on AAMA’s plans to expand its certification... more »