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  • The National Association of Home Builders has signed a memorandum of understanding with a major Chinese trade association that will bring a large number of additional manufacturers to the annual NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas in January 2013. A formal signing ceremony was held April 19 in Foshan, China, between officials from the China Building Ceramics & Sanitaryware... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced an agenda for its 14th Technical Conference, scheduled for June 26-28 in Bloomington, Minn. Highlighted by a tour of Cardinal Glass Industries manufacturing facilities, the event will feature three days of speakers, tabletop sessions and technical meetings. Kicking off the presentations will be a session led by Joe Lstibrueck, a... more »
  • Word-of-mouth marketing and lead generation will be featured topics at the 3rd Annual Window and Door Dealers Forum, to be held this fall in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas. Organized by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, the forum will feature several presentations and interactive breakout sessions. "Measurable, successful, and cost-effective marketing is one of... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has issued a call for papers for its 14th Technical Conference, scheduled for June 26-28 at the Hotel Sofitel Minneapolis in Bloomington, Minn. The event features two and a half days of informative technical sessions, as well as table-top exhibits, networking sessions and an off-site tour of a manufacturing facility. WDMA is currently... more »
  • Nuremberg, Germany–Walking through the busy halls of Fensterbau/Frontale, the international trade fair held here last week, would indicate that demand for improved energy efficiency is accelerating in the European window and door industry. Triple glazing and thermally-improved framing systems of all types were evident throughout the booths of profile suppliers and window and door... more »
  • 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 »