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  • Housing starts fell way below the previous month's mark in February, according to Hardware+ Building Supply Dealer, though the dip was consistent with seasonal patterns from a year prior. The report goes on to state that starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000 last month, 17 percent below the revised January estimate of 1,081,000. The data for building permits suggests good... more »
  • Program abstracts are due March 20 for the WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference, hosted by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The event is scheduled for June 16-18 in Minneapolis. The program is comprised of two and a half days of informative technical sessions reporting on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product... more »
  • B.F. Rich Windows & Doors hired Joe Balochko as Territory Manager for the Pittsburgh and Ohio region. “Joe’s a great addition to our team. He knows the business, the products and the territory,” says Terry Rex, vice president of sales and marketing. “He’ll be able to hit the ground running.” Balochko brings a professional background of extensive experience... more »
  • Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business selected Western Window Systems and president and COO Scott Gates for its first-ever Sun Devil Select event, a celebration that honors top businesses owned or run by ASU alumni.   The door and window manufacturer is among 17 firms from across the country that will be recognized at an invitation-only luncheon on March 20 at... more »
  • Guardian Industries Corp. named Thomas (Tom) B. Highley president and chief executive officer of Guardian Building Products (GBP). Highley succeeds Steven Ziessler, who led the company since 2011. "After a comprehensive search process, I am pleased that Tom will be leading the transformation of Guardian Building Products from a manufacturing and distribution company into a focused, industry-... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors is accepting submissions for its annual design contest: the Architects Challenge. Now in its seventh year, the contest honors projects that represent the best in architectural design and use Marvin windows and doors.  The Architects Challenge will close for submission on May 1, 2015. The Showdown runs June 1 to July 12, and the winner announced July 15. Juried... more »
  • Three of MFM Building Products’ window flashing tapes comply with AAMA 711-07 as specified in ICC-ES AC38 (02-11) as the result of independent, third-party testing. The products include WindowWrap PSX-20, WindowWrap PowerBond and WindowWrap White. AAMA 711 is a voluntary specification outlined by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association to establish the test methods and minimum... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document specific to sound control for fenestration products. AAMA TIR-A1 provides detailed technical information for the reduction of sound transmission through building envelopes in terms of the design and construction of both commercial and residential buildings. AAMA added several newly defined terms to the document, which was... more »
  • Eastern Architectural Systems (EAS) moved into its brand new 172,000 square foot warehouse located at 16341 Domestic Avenue in Fort Myers, Fla. This move will open up new job opportunities and cement EAS’ commitment to the Fort Myers and surrounding communities. “The economy is picking up and a lot of the building is coming back”, said Owner Greg Weekes. “We are excited... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows and Doors received Energy Star’s "Most Efficient" designation for more than 22,700 of their products. To comply with the standards, Marvin and Integrity offer the required high-performance glazing options and available accessories across many window product lines. Marvin and Integrity's certified window product and glass options... more »