April 1, 2014
The 2014 fensterbau/frontale trade show took place in Nuremberg, Germany, last week, where 796 exhibitors, including more than 300 international companies, gathered to show their products and machinery for windows, doors and facades.
Energy and environmental performance continue to dominate the European fenestration market, and in the past five to 10 years, green performance expectations have... more »
March 12, 2014
The National Fenestration Rating Council is offering a virtual attendance option for the Spring Committee Week meeting being held March 24-26 in Memphis, Tenn.
“We recognize...that schedules do not always allow the time for travel,” says Jessica Finn, NFRC membership coordinator. “Because participation is the number one benefit of NFRC membership, this year we are... more »
March 11, 2014
More than 100 attendees gathered in San Francisco last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2014 Winter Conference. The meeting included several days of committee and task group meetings, followed by two days of educational seminars.
In addition to the group’s extensive technical activities, the meeting agenda included discussion of Life Cycle Assessment for windows and... more »
February 25, 2014
The window industry needs to be aware of growing demand for Health Product Declarations, according to officials at the recent AAMA Annual Conference. The architectural community is beginning to request HPDs from building product suppliers and manufacturers, and some architects are sending letters to manufacturers indicating that “if you don’t have [HPDs] by the end of 2014, they won... more »
February 11, 2014
Nearly 80 executives representing window and door manufacturers and suppliers attended the recent Northeast Window & Door Association Winter Conference for two days of education, industry information, collective brainstorming and business networking.
"The NWDA Board and management staff was seeking to inject some new life into the association's traditional meeting format," says... more »
January 29, 2014
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference will take place at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, June 17-19, 2014. The conference will cover current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies. Breakout sessions will focus on topics relevant to the window, exterior door, architectural door, and skylight... more »
January 10, 2014
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2014 Winter Conference, to be held March 3-7 at the JW Marriott in San Francisco, will feature lunch presentations on industry technical issues, as well as networking sessions and several IGMA committee meetings. The first full day will include a meeting of the Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee at the Lawrence Berkeley National... more »
January 8, 2014
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) will speak during the Washington Briefing breakfast at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, to take place March 31 to April 2, 2014. Sen. Johnson will discuss his views on the root cause of the troubled American economy. He serves on the committees on Budget; Foreign Relations;... more »
January 7, 2014
The Northeast Window & Door Association 2014 Winter Meeting will take place January 27-28, 2014, at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. NWDA offers a discounted hotel rate through Jan. 8 on the meeting website, or by calling 800/369-9663.
The meeting will kick off Monday night with a networking reception with exhibitors. Tuesday will feature a roundtable discussion and... more »
November 22, 2013
Win-Door North America 2013 officials reported an 8 percent increase in show floor sales over the 2012 show, saying this year's show demonstrated continued industry strength. Registrations were on par with previous shows, officials report. Mennie Canada Ltd. and M&T Performance Group claimed the James Parker Best Booth Awards on the show floor.
Win-Door North America will celebrate its... more »