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  • The National Fenestration Rating Council ANSI Standards Committee and NFRC board of directors submitted three NFRC documents referenced in the International Codes for the American National Standards Institute’s process. The public review and comment period is from May 2 to June 16, 2014.  The three documents submitted for public review, comment and the full ANSI consensus process are:... more »
  • Driven by the new construction market, total residential window volumes are expected to continue to increase at double-digit rates to 48.4 million units in 2014 and 54.6 million units in 2015, according to the AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. The report, compiled by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, provides details for geographic... more »
  • Solid growth is expected in the home remodeling market this year, but momentum should begin to moderate in the fourth quarter, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Sluggishness in the housing market, and specifically in home sales, might result in a deceleration of... more »
  • Architectural Traditions, a door and hardware supplier based in Tuscon, Ariz., closed its doors suddenly this month due to "unforseen financial issues," leaving some customers out their deposits. According to the company website, Architectural Traditions  "will not be able to complete any outstanding orders" and will not refund customer deposits for work to be... more »
  •   Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Therma-Tru Doors, Simonton Windows and Fypon, unveiled its new corporate logo. The refreshed logo supports the message that Fortune Brands is one, unified home and security company, FBHS reports. While the logo emphasizes “Fortune Brands,” because this is how many stakeholders refer to the company, its... more »
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Larry Patterson as director of operations, Steve Wright as logistics manager, Mike Smith as human resources manager and John Bendel as tooling manager of its Richmond, Ky., window and door profile facility.  Patterson joined Quanex in 2005 as plant manager for the Richmond location, working to improve operational performance for the facility along with... more »
  • Space is filling quickly for Fenestration Canada's 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference, to be held June 12-14 at the Fort Gerry hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The advance hotel reservation deadline—to secure a single or double room at the reduced rate of $149/night—is Monday May 12th. Registration information, program content, forms and link to a room reservations portal... more »
  •  In an April 24 letter to customers, PPG Industries announced it would increase prices on primary glass products, effective June 2, 2014.  In the letter, PPG officials attribute the price increase to rising costs of materials, operating expenses and distribution costs, which continue to affect "reinvestment in enhanced product development and security of supply initiatives."... more »
  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility.  “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building... more »
  •   Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference, to be held in Indianapolis, June 1-4. AAMA members can save $50 by registering online. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is May 14, at a special reduced rate of $149. The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Watson's address on the future of the Americans... more »