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  • 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 »
  • Rosemont, Ill.–The National Summer Conference for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association kicked off this week with a presentation about life cycle assessment and product category rules, as well as a discussion focused on the outlook for manufacturing in the U.S.  The summer meeting, which concludes today, also featured the announcement of AAMA's annual scholarship award... more »
  • Hanley Wood LLC and the U.S. Green Building Council announced a strategic partnership whereby Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Greenbuild is the largest global event dedicated to green building, USGBC reports, with more than 900 exhibiting companies, 171,000 net square feet, and 30,000 attendees. This year’s conference — to be held... more »
  • Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's Summer Conference, to be held in Rosemont, Ill., June 9-12.  Highlighting the event will be a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of AAMA's Gold Label certification program. During the Tuesday luncheon, Educational and Technical Information Manager Dean Lewis, who has managed AAMA’s... more »
  • Registration is now open for tne Northeast Window & Door Association's summer meeting, scheduled for July 15-16 at the Harrisburg Hilton in Pennsylvania.  The event will include the annual golf outing, to be held at the nearby Liberty Forge Golf Club. The featured speaker will be Richard Farrell, president of Tangent Knowledge Systems, who will offer a presentation on alternative... more »
  • The 2013 National Fenestration Rating Council Spring Committee Meeting wraps up this week at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in Florida. Among the items headed to the NFRC board for approval is a motion to implement the use of a Certificate of Authorization to streamline the dissemination of certification data.  The board will also review the NFRC Technical... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference will take place at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel in Wisconsin, June 4-6, 2013. The conference will include table-top exhibits and informative technical sessions on current industry research, as well as trends in manufacturing processes, procedures and emerging product technologies. Breakout sessions will focus on... more »
  • The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right are issuing a Product Innovation Challenge, encouraging manufacturers to design goods for the affordable housing market that are safe for human and environmental health, and designed for re-use. Up to three winning entrants, who will be announced this November at Greenbuild 2013, will split $250,000 in prize money. Make It... more »