March 3, 2015
Registration is now open for the North American Wood Window and Door Symposium. The event will be held Sept.23-35 in Madison, Wis., and will focus on the use of wood and wood-based materials in wood window and door manufacturing.
The purpose of the conference, according to the Forest Products Society, is to ensure that wood remains a viable option for windows and doors and to educate attendees... more »
February 24, 2015
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the 78th Annual Conference Awards Banquet in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions as they serve to further the industry as a whole. Kim Flanary, Milgard, (pictured at right, top) ... more »
February 24, 2015
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) heard speakers on a range of topics at the 78th Annual Conference held Feb. 15-18 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Subjects discussed included next-generation replacement of windows, standardization for fenestration products in the European Union, the basics of color measurement and more.
Jim Snyder, owner of WindowJim and regular Window... more »
January 30, 2015
More than 70 key decision makers from window and door manufacturer and supplier firms participated in the annual two-day Winter Meeting of the Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA). The conference was held at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. and featured informative industry speakers, tabletop supplier displays and a special "speed networking" reception event... more »
January 26, 2015
As millennials begin to enter the home-buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will be essential, and home technology will become increasingly prevalent, said panelists during an International Builders' Show press conference on home trends and millennials' home preferences.
NAHB Assistant Vice President of Research Rose Quint predicted that the growing... more »
December 1, 2014
For the third consecutive year, Ply Gem Industries will host the ProTalk Education Series at the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show. Throughout the three-day event, Ply Gem will present more than 10 informational courses, several of which are NAHB approved for continuing education credits.
The sessions will feature content relevant to show attendees such as connected home technology,... more »
October 15, 2014
The first day of the Western Region meeting for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association began with discussion of air barriers from Laverne Dalgleish, executive director for the Air Barrier Association of America. “There are two key problem areas for air barriers: the roof/wall interface and the fenestration interface,” Dalgleish said.
Leaks in air barriers present a... more »
October 14, 2014
Special celebrations are planned to mark the 20th anniversary of the Win-Door show, to be held Nov. 18-20, 2014, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Canada.
The event will feature a special opening night party on the show floor featuring a performance by the “Blus Bros” tribute band. Win-Door supporters and a host of prominent individuals will also be recognized at the party.... more »
October 7, 2014
Lead generation and customer retention topped discussions at the recent Window & Door Dealers Forum, hosted by the Window and Door Dealers Alliance in Las Vegas. There, dealers from across the country shared ideas on how to market to current and potential customers. Here are some tips that came out of the session:
Informational videosPeter Morrison, Architectural Visions Inc. (avi), and Tom... more »
September 29, 2014
In a charity event organized by World Vision and AAMA that was held during the AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, volunteers filled 500 backpacks with school supplies and hand-written notes of encouragement to children at Hodgkins and FM Day Title I elementary schools in the Denver, Colo., area. Volunteers traveled to the school to distribute the backpacks in person.
“World Vision's partnership... more »