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  • At its fall membership meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. yesterday, the National Fenestration Rating Council announced the election of five new members to its 12-member board of directors, with 54 percent of eligible voters participating.  The organization also honored Roland Temple as its first member of the year. "We are pleased to see a greater participation rate for this year'... more »
  • The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, has announced a partnership with Architectural Testing Inc. to develop window and door installation courses based on the InstallationMasters program for its on-line training platform, MyGlassClass.com.  “We are pleased to add a new dimension to our training programs in order to further enhance their breadth and... more »
  • A new Web site, powered by a state-of-the-art content management system, has been launched by Window & Door magazine. Offering a fresh new look, WindowandDoor.com incorporates a number of new features and functions to make it more useful to manufacturers, distributors and dealers that want to stay on top of industry trends and find information when they need it. “The industry is turning... more »
  • With Hurricane Ike Making its Way through the Caribbean, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association has rescheduled its fall conference, which was scheduled to begin yesterday in Marco Island, Fla. The meeting is now planned for Sept. 30-Oct. 2. “We took the prudent approach,” says Dick WIlhem, FMA executive director. “You can’t afford to have people down here and then... more »
  • The Aluminum Extruders Council has unveiled a brand image to promote the environmental benefits of aluminum. The logo made its debut during the Ninth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition in May. The council says the logo is meant to be used by members as a recognizable industry symbol, and to convey “aluminum’s recyclable, sustainable, and versatile attributes in a... more »
  • After almost three years of work, including a pilot project, a group within the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Vinyl Material Council is nearing completion of a white paper that outlines the potential for recycling PVC fenestration products at the end-of-life. Entitled Avoiding the Landfill: The Recycling of Vinyl Windows and Doors, the eight-page report was co-authored... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently started a yearlong review process to evaluate AAMA 520, a new specification designed for rating the severe wind-driven rain resistance of windows and doors. The new test protocols were developed at the urging of the Florida Building Commission following the unusually strong 2004 hurricane season, explains Rich Walker, AAMA president... more »
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers report a new approach to harnessing the sun's energy more cost effectively using windows that also allow a clear view. The technology involves the creation of a novel "solar concentrator" using a mixture of dyes painted onto the glass. With the use of dyes, lites of glass can collect and focus different colors of sunlight. Solar... more »
  • With the backing of the Window & Door Coalition of Oregon, a new organization of window and door manufacturers and dealers, Mt. Hood Community College and SWD Training Institute have launched the Pacific Northwest Window & Door Industry Training Program. Designed to help address a shortage of skilled workers—and the resulting problems of improperly installed windows, service... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is offering two new publications.  The first is its  the IGMA 25-Year Field Correlation Study and the second is the new IGMAC Glass Design Software Program for the Canadian market. The field correlation report provides an update on the organization's research into long-term insulating glass unit performance in the field.... more »