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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association celebrated 16 consecutive years of furthering the careers and education of students pursuing a degree related to the building products industry by awarding seven scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. The scholarship award winners were announced during the 2016 AAMA Summer Conference, held June 12-15, in San Antonio.... more »
  • Andersen Windows brought good cheer to the National AIA Convention in Philadelphia as they invited booth visitors to assemble gift boxes of magazines, activity books, puzzles, games, and room decorations for children staying at a local hospital. The project, conducted with Cheeriodicals, built more than 100 “big green boxes of cheer” that were delivered to St. Christopher’s... more »
  • Window World continued its support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the sponsorship of the fifth annual St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends, held June 7 in Memphis, Tennessee.   “We are honored that Window World once again agreed to be presenting sponsor of this year’s St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends,” said Richard Shadyac Jr.,... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors announced the winners of its eighth annual Architects Challenge competition at the American Institute of Architects Convention in Philadelphia. Six architect-designed projects from across the country were awarded in the following categories: Best In Show, Best Contemporary, Best Transitional/Eclectic, Best Traditional New Construction, Best Remodel/... more »
  • Winning products in the 2016 Parade of Products Awards include Andersen Windows’ VeriLock Security Sensors, PowerView Motorization from Hunter Douglas, FutureFlash waterproofing membrane from MFM Building Products Corp., and Phantom Screens' Retractable Screens. The POP @ PCBC Awards honor outstanding achievements in new product development. The entries for this year’... more »
  • Wallside Windows will celebrate 72 years in business this month. The company was started by Martin Blanck in 1944, and is still run by the Blanck family. To commemorate the occasion, Adam Blanck, the company's chief of staff, appeared on Detroit's Channel 4 News to discuss Wallside's Energy Star window offerings, and the company's impact in Michigan.  Watch Wallside's news segment here. more »
  • Window & Door magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Crystal Achievement Awards through Friday, May 27. The annual Crystal Achievement Awards recognize residential window and door manufacturers and component suppliers for their contributions to the industry. In 2016, winners will be recognized in the following categories: Manufacturer AwardsMost Innovative WindowMost Innovative... more »
  • Following a slight decline in October, the Consumer Confidence Index sank further in November due to a less favorable view of the job market, according to Lynn Franco, director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. Consumers’ optimism about the short-term outlook declined sharply in November, with the percentage of consumers expecting business conditions to improve over the next... more »
  • After several quarters of slackening growth, home improvement spending will pick up the pace moving into next year, according to the latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity from the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The LIRA projects annual spending growth for home improvements will accelerate from 2.4% in third quarter 2015 to 6.8%... more »
  • Universal Windows Direct was ranked #20 on the Qualified Remodeler magazine's Top 500 list, which represents the nation's highest performing remodeling firms. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Universal Windows Direct has received this honor. "Our dealership network is exploding right now, and we anticipate achieving our written goal of 200 locations by 2020,” says CEO and... more »