October 8, 2013
Last Wednesday in Cambridge, Mass., CEOs from the major window and door manufacturing companies got statistical confirmation that new construction is back in double-digit growth for the first time since 2005.
The WDMA Executive Management Conference executives gathered on Harvard’s doorstep for the second year to hear experts on a range of business-focused topics. Keynote... more »
September 26, 2013
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference, to be held in Baltimore, Oct. 27-30, will feature keynote speaker Karma Sawyer, technology manager and physical scientist, from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office.
Speaking on Mon., Oct. 28, Sawyer will present “Windows Emerging Technologies Portfolio in DOE’s Building... more »
September 17, 2013
Atlanta–Buoyed by an uptick in the housing market, increased sales volumes and positive predictions for the year ahead, the mood was upbeat among the more than 6,200 attendees and 360 exhibitors here at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, September 10-12. And while very few companies were willing to say that a recovery is in full swing, most were optimistic that sales... more »
September 10, 2013
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GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is underway in Atlanta, where hundreds of exhibitors, including more than 90 from outside of the... more »
September 10, 2013
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 »
August 20, 2013
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 »
August 13, 2013
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 »
August 13, 2013
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 »
July 29, 2013
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 »
July 25, 2013
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 »