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  • Beginning with the 2013 edition, Hanley Wood Exhibitions is changing the education and exhibit schedules of its annual Remodeling Show, as well as the co-located DeckExpo.  The exhibit hall will be open for two days, rather than three, and the the education program will be changed from four days to three.  The change is in response to feedback gathered from exhibiting companies as well... more »
  • The Northeast Window & Door Association has announced plans for its winter educational meeting, scheduled for January 28-29, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Mt. Laurel, N.J. The event will begin with a welcome reception on Monday evening, January 28. The educational program on Tuesday, January 29, will feature Scott R. Hanlon, program director for the National Fenestration Rating... more »
  • More than 110 Window World employees, families and friends recently gathered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the annual Window World St. Jude Day, a holiday party filled with games, gifts and activities for patients and their families. During the festivities, Window World Cares, Window World Inc.'s charitable foundation, presented the hospital with a check for more than $2.8... more »
  • Exhibitors at the 2012 Greenbuild expo in San Francisco this month reported an increase in business activity, particularly in regards to high performance products. “People are saying that they see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Joe Erb, commercial sales specialist at Quanex Building Products Corp., on the show floor. “People are interested in sustainability;... more »
  • The National Sunroom Association held its fall meeting at the headquarters of Architectural Testing Inc. in York, Pa., at the end of the October.  Association members and ATI officials gathered for business meetings and a number of presentations on issues affecting the sunroom industry. Speakers included Craig Joss of Craft-Bilt Manufacturing on the topic of lateral load and resistance; Dan... more »
  • Toronto, Ontario–Win-Door North America celebrated its 18th anniversary November 6-8, 2012, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where show officials reported an increase in attendance and exhibitors by 15-20 percent. “Perspective is everything,” said Peter Norman, chief economist at Altus Group Economic Consulting, who presented an economic and housing forecast during the... more »
  • Albuquerque, N.M.―As the window and door industry awaits Energy Star Version 6.0 and the changes that will come with it, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association continued work at its National Fall Conference here last week to prepare manufacturers for the new program requirements.  Much of the agenda was also devoted to new developments in the area of environmental product... more »
  • New functional options for doors, as well as new components designed for higher performance, were introduced at the recent exhibition and convention of the Association of Millwork Distributors. Hosted earlier this month in Louisville, Ky., the event featured about 90 exhibitors and drew more than 700 attendees. Door makers dominated the show floor, with exhibitors including Craftmaster,... more »
  • Baltimore, Md.–Decking and railing products accounted for much of the floorspace and enjoyed much of the traffic at last week's Remodeling Show.  A handful of window and door manufacturers were on hand at the Baltimore Convention Center, as were suppliers of numerous other building products, but this year's show seemed to reach a tipping point with outdoor products becoming the main... more »
  • Boston–The forecast is for moderate growth in 2013 and beyond, according to three construction experts presenting their findings at the Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s first Executive Management Conference held here last week. Window and door company executives “may not feel it” yet, said one economist. Among other reasons, 35 percent of all jobs lost in the... more »