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  • ASTM International has issued a new standard designed to provide a method for evaluating gas concentration inside IG units without destroying or altering the edge seal. The new standard, ASTM E2649, Test Method for Determining Argon Concentration in Sealed Insulating Glass Units Using Spark Emission Spectroscopy, was developed by E06.22 subcommittee on Durability Performance of Building... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council recently hosted a July 15 webinar to roll out the Component Modeling Approach Pilot Project, its new system for rating commercial fenestraton systems.  As part of the program launch, the organization has also posted the presentation materials, as well as a recording of the webinar on its Web site. The NFRC CMA Web page includes the following: A... more »
  • Pointing to the Web site of the Environmental Defense Fund, which includes lists of companies that the group suggests would benefit from passage of cap and trade legislation, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association sent out an alert to members last week urging members to make their positions on the legislation known to their representatives. The Web site includes state maps that... more »
  • The Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association elected new officers at its annual general meeting held in June at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort in Prince Edward Island. Kevin Pelley of  Kohltech International in Debert N.S., was elected as president, succeeding Eva Ryterband, Screenco Manufacturing, Concord, Ont., who now serves the organization as past president and treasurer.... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation concluded a busy meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month with the announcement that a new alliance with the National Glass Association will provide online window, door and skylight training via NGA's MyWindowClass.com and MyGlassClass.com.  The event also featured lively discussions on re-test requirements for product certification, and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Glass Association are forming a new alliance to provide a series of online training modules specifically for the residential and commercial window, door and skylight markets. The courses will be offered exclusively via the NGA’s state-of-the-art training sites, MyWindowClass.com and MyGlassClass.com. Existing technical... more »
  • At its recent board of directors meeting, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association affirmed its decision to launch the OneVoice advocacy program to advance the interests of the window, door and skylight industry in the legislative, regulatory and code arenas. The decision was coupled with the opening of the WDMA Washington, DC, office and the appointment of staff. WDMA will also retain... more »
  • Continuing its efforts to develop a component substitution/interchangeability guidelines for side-hinged door certification, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted an open forum on June 4, immediately following its summer conference. This was the fifth such open forum organized the AAMA door component certification task group, which included other interested industry... more »
  • Rather than extending layoffs at its Hawkins, Wis., window plant, as suggested by a number of local media reports, Jeld-Wen Inc. hopes to bring "as many of those employees back as soon as possible," says Teri Cline, director of corporate communications for the window and door maker.  Due to the weak housing market, Jeld-Wen Inc. had temporarily laid off more than 200 workers at... more »
  • The National Glass Association is introducing a special “Innovations Pavilion” at this year's GlassBuild America, to be held September 30 through October 2 in Atlanta. The pavilion will showcase cutting-edge technologies and other groundbreaking advances from across the glass industry, ranging from energy conservation to design innovations and the latest green products. Only companies... more »