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  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive WDTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor. “Express... more »
  • In an April 17 letter to North American customers, Guardian Industries announced it would increase prices, effective with shipments beginning May 19, 2014. The price increases are as follows: 15 percent on clear glass from 1 millimeter to 2.2 mm in thickness 9 percent on clear glass from 6 mm to 19 mm in thickness 7 percent on clear glass from 2.3 mm to 5 mm in thickness 9 percent on all tinted... more »
  • Integrity Windows and Doors, part of The Marvin Cos., has gone from 400 employees 15 months ago to more than 700 now, and hopes to add 100 to 125 more employees, according to a local news report from the Prairie Business. The company  has reorganized its West Fargo, N.D., plant, to create space so it can quickly respond to future growth, according to Brian Johnson, vice president of... more »
  • The Northeast Window & Door Assocation Summer Meeting will take place June 2-3 at Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey. Registration is now open for the two-day event, which will feature educational presentations from companies including: Architectural Testing, Crystal Windows and Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. Hotel accommodations are available at a reduced group rate of $95 per night,... more »
  • First-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse data from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry shows current condition ratings fell significantly in March, dropping to 6.07 from 6.41 in December, NARI reports.    "The harsh winter seemed to have played a role in the decline of our numbers this quarter," says Tom O'Grady, chairman of NARI's Strategic Planning... more »
  • The Fenestration Canada annual meeting will be held June 12-14 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Hosted by Fenestration Manitoba and Al Dueck of Duxton Windows, the program features informative and relevant business sessions, as well as important technical updates, according to organizers. Online registration information and forms, a program schedule and a link to a room reservations... more »
  •     Tracy Forrester     Kim Alexander Quanex Building Products hired Tracy Forrester as director of quality and Kim Alexander as vice president of operations for Window & Door Systems. Both Forrester and Alexander will be located at the Richmond, Ky., location.  Forrester has more than 20 years of experience driving sustainable growth in quality and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association board of directors voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee to oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability—from component development to structural integrity. “This decision reflects the vital strategic importance that... more »
  • Drew Industries announced that its subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., has entered into a six-year aluminum extrusion supply agreement with Atrium Windows and Doors. Drew also sold certain of its aluminum extrusion assets to Atrium for $7.5 million. "Extruded aluminum is a key raw material for us, and identifying a strong supplier such as Atrium was critical in our search for a new... more »
  • Guardian Industries will close its Reedley, Calif., glass fabrication plant on May 2, citing ongoing economic challenges. The Reedley plant opened in 1985 and provides mirror and laminated glass for residential, commercial and interior applications. Reedley currently has 36 employees, some of whom will transfer to Guardian’s Kingsburg, Calif., float glass plant. Guardian says it will assist... more »