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  • Glass for Europe, the association of Europe’s flat glass manufacturers, and EuroWindoor, the association of the fenestration industry in Europe, have issued a statement welcoming the publication by the European Commission of the second Ecodesign working plan. Specifically, the two groups are expressing satisfaction that the new plan recognizes the energy saving potential of windows and... more »
  • Window & Door magazine and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance re-launched the Window & Door Employment Center, an interactive job board that focuses on residential fenestration companies and professionals, offering the industry an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online job connections.  WDDA members and non-members can use the Window & Door Employment... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has updated its AAMA 520-12 Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights. “The specification is applicable for use in testing and comparative rating of windows, doors and skylights that are used in areas which may be subjected to severe wind-driven rain,” says Ken... more »
  • At its September national conference, the Passive House Institute U.S. rolled out the first phase of a North American passive house window certification program. The initial goal is to calculate and make available valid thermal performance parameters for U.S. windows to provide designers with more choices and enable them to do building energy models with more confidence, officials state... more »
  • The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association installed its new leadership team on October 24 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Savannah, Ga. At its annual meeting, the NLBMDA board of directors elected Chuck Bankston, owner of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Ga., as the new chair, replacing outgoing chair Cally Coleman Fromme of Zarsky Lumber in Victoria, Texas. "Since... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced several new appointments, including an addition to its technical staff.  The new appointments are part of AAMA’s strategic objectives to add value to the association’s membership by expanding the AAMA educational platform and accelerating the development of standards, officials note.     Brenden... more »
  • In conjunction with its Window and Balcony Safety Program, Fenestration Canada is taking on a special project.  It is planning to contribute to the purchase of an electronic stimulation machine designed to help kids that have suffered spinal injuries due to falls, reports Jim Parker, a window and door industry consultant who chairs the safety committee.   The gift stems from an injury... more »
  • Bill Evans, president of Evans Glass of Nashville, Tenn., has been elected to be chairman of the board of the National Glass Association. Other newly-elected officers include Bob Brown of Brown's Glass of York, Pa., and Bryan Bush of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., treasurer. Board members returning for the 2012-2013 term are Michael Albert of S. Albert Glass Co. Inc., Beltsville, Md.; Newton... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council has launched windowratings.org. The new, consumer-oriented website is designed to help people shopping for windows to determine how well fenestration products will keep their homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while also helping them reduce their energy costs.   According to Jim Benney, NFRC CEO, the site is designed to... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors is officially inviting all industry professionals to attend its exhibition and convention this year. The event, traditionally geared to AMD members, is scheduled for October 8-12 at the Kentucky Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Today, according to Rosalie Leone, AMD CEO, it's "more imporant than ever that AMD continues to provide an... more »