April 13, 2010
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association held its 2010 Southeast Region spring meeting on March 30-31 in San Antonio, Texas, with an educational program that encompassed glass strength, lean manufacturing and updates on both regional and national issues.
Guest speakers included Scott Norville, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Texas Tech University, who reviewed... more »
April 5, 2010
The New York City/Long Island chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is spearheading an April 15 protest in Washington, D.C., to ask for a delay and modifications to new lead paint rules set to go in effect April 22. Organizers have reached out to numerous other NARI chapters and other groups "hoping for thousands" of contractors to turn out for the event... more »
March 18, 2010
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed a new leasdership team at its spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, D.C., this week. Stephen Sisson of Karona Inc. was elected the association's new chairman by the WDMA board of directors, replacing outgoing Chairman Steve Tourek of Marvin Windows & Doors.
"I look forward to serving as WMDA chairman and... more »
March 4, 2010
The Tropical Forest Foundation has named Steve Tourek, senior vice president and general counsel for Marvin Windows & Doors, as the new president of its board of directors. The foundation works with conservation groups, government agencies and companies that manufacture wood products to promote training, outreach and research pertaining to sustainable forest management in tropical regions... more »
March 2, 2010
Members of the Vinyl Institute and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association are protesting a proposed credit in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Part of a new LEED Pilot Credit Library, the proposed credit would reward projects for not using vinyl products.
LEED v3, introduced in April 2009, included the pilot credit library as a... more »
February 24, 2010
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and John Engler, president & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers and former governor of Michigan, are the featured speakers at the upcoming Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. WDMA is co-hosting the event, scheduled for March 15-17, with the North American Building Materials Distribution... more »
February 22, 2010
Palm Desert, Calif.–The American Architectural Manufacturers Association concluded its annual conference here last week looking at changes expected in the next edition of the North American Fenestration Standard. Also on the agenda was a review of pending code changes and discussions on which matters AAMA should take a position.
Ray Garries, one of AAMA's representatives in the joint... more »
February 16, 2010
Palm Desert, Calif.—After overcoming some obstacles, the American Architectural Manufacturers Manufacturers Association made further progress on its green and sustainability rating and certification program as it gathered here for its 73rd Annual Conference. The event also saw discussions related to AAMA's strategic plan unveiled last year, a preliminary market forecast from Ducker... more »
February 15, 2010
The Green Roundtable/Nexus, a Boston-based non-profit green building organization, is forming the Green Products Association. The organization is described as "the first inclusive platform to represent the entire life-cycle of products from construction through operations."
Starting with Xerox, CBC Flooring, Jandris & Sons and Bostik as founding members, GPA is also partnering... more »
January 16, 2010
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has unveiled a detailed legislative and regulatory agenda for 2010. Pointing to continued economic struggles in the nation's manufacturing and housing/construction industries, WDMA's 16-page document outlines a number of "sustainable pro-growth policies that will support innovation and affordable applications of advanced technologies in the... more »