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  • Nuremberg, Germany–Several halls filled with manufacturing equipment, and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies in hardware, vinyl systems, and many other components, have brought window and door manufacturers from around the world here today for the opening of Fensterbau/Frontale. The biennial event, which runs through Saturday at the NürnbergMesse, is expected to draw... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has lined up a number of speakers and sponsors for its 2012 Window and Door Dealers Forum.  To be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America once again, the event is scheduled for September 12 in Las Vegas. The program is tentatively planned to include presentations on word-of-mouth marketing, as well as a session on lead generation featuring Gail... more »
  • Naples, Fla.—Bringing back distinguished members from the past, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association celebrated the group's 75th anniversary with a banquet at its annual conference here Monday night.  AAMA also used the occasion to recognize several current members for their contributions.   Kinro's Mike Kinard, left, last year's winner of AAMA's outstanding... more »
  • With organizers reporting that exhibit space is sold out, Fensterbau/Frontale will once again gather window and door executives from around the world. More than 750 exhibitors from more than 30 countries will be at the biennial fair, scheduled for March 21-24 at the NürnbergMesse in Nuremberg, Germany. More than 100,000 visitors came to the 2010 edition of the event. "Based on the... more »
  • Orlando, Fla.—Window and door customers want “bigger, simpler and more glass,” according to Kolbe & Kolbe’s Cindy Bremer at last week’s International Builders’ Show. That view was shared by many, with product design and aesthetics being prominent discussion topics among industry exhibitors on the floor of the Orange County Convention Center.... more »
  •     Ply Gem and Marvin are hosting two of the largest window and door displays in Orlando.   Orlando, Fla.—Fewer windows and doors are on display, but there is still much to see as the International Builders' Show begins its four-day run at the Orange County Convention Center today.  As exhibitors set up yesterday, displays suggest that much product... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance discussed future association activities in vacuum glazing at its annual general meeting held last week in Tempe, Ariz.. The group also heard an update on Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue new, more stringent Energy Star criteria. "[Vacuum glazing] is headed our way, and is already here in some instances," said David Cooper,... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors will once again host a spring educational event featuring an interactive one-day workshop in conjunction with a member plant tour.  This spring, AMD is heading to Mobile, Ala., with the meeting set for the Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa and a visit set for Barnett Millworks. “Strategically Aligned Sales Incentives” is the... more »
  • Mount Laurel, N.J.–The Northeast Window & Door Association learned about reducing scrap, as well as potential product lines required to keep up with increasing energy efficiency demands in the residential market at its winter meeting here today.  The event, which also featured a tabletop reception, featured updates from a number of other speakers.   Joseph Machine's... more »
  • Traditionally a four-day event, the International Builders' Show will be reduced to three days when it moves to Las Vegas next year. The 2013 edition of the annual event hosted by the National Association of Home Builders is scheduled for January 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  "It's all about helping our attendees and exhibitors meet with each other in a much more... more »