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  • The National Fenestration Rating Council elected a new board of directors, effective January 2014. New or re-elected board members include: Joe Jonely, vice president of engineering for AMSCO Windows Paul Bush, technical services manager for the flat glass business of PPG Industries in Cheswick, Pa. Christian Kohler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  Bipin Shah, president of... more »
  • Ply Gem launched Ply Gem Build Forward, an initiative to give the best and brightest innovators, inventors, engineers and designers a chance to turn their innovations into reality. Ply Gem is specifically seeking ideas for new materials, installation technologies and/or manufacturing processes to improve existing products or develop new ones. Applications are now open.  Eligible applicants... more »
  • Win-Door 2013, to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, opens Nov. 12 and runs through Nov. 14. The show will feature seminars and events organized by Fenestration Canada, as well as the Fenestration Canada fall meeting. Registration for the 2013 show is still open. Special show rates are available at four nearby hotels: InterContinental Toronto Centre, Fairmont Royal York, Renaissance... more »
  • Andersen Corp. announced the promotion of Paige Wittman to vice president of sales. In this newly created position, Wittman will oversee sales across the United States for all Andersen window and door products. “Paige brings energy and enthusiasm to this new role, along with her drive for results,” says Sal Abbate, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “She has been a big part of... more »
  • Architectural Testing, Inc. has added a P1 test chamber at its laboratory in St. Paul, Minn. The apparatus can simulate long-term exposure to extreme weather variations in an effort to estimate longevity in real-world usage. This method involves a constant exposure to specific temperatures, ultraviolet light and water spray. Insulating glass industry experts consider one week of P1 testing to... more »
  • The International Code Council has voted to adopt the AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100-12 Specification for Sunrooms into the 2015 International Residential Code. The adoption of the reference standard means the IRC will now have five distinct categories of sunrooms for the purpose of uniformly applying the code's requirements to patio covers, sun porches, sunrooms, solariums and conservatories.  “... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Allianceannounced the 2014 Annual Conference and Insulating Glass Educational Seminar will take place March 4-7, 2014, at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. The combined event will feature informative lunch presentations on several industry technical issues, innovative networking sessions, meetings of several IGMA committees and more, according... more »
  • The home remodeling market continues to improve, with strong gains expected for the remainder of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released, October 17, by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. While the LIRA continues to project annual improvement spending increasing at a double-digit... more »
  • The Earthwise Group LLC, a national network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, recently designed a custom, energy-efficient  window solution to renovate a dilapidated 988-square-foot home in Evansville, Ind., and turn it into a move-in-ready residence for a low-income buyer. Part of a project initiated by Community One, an organization that is helping to... more »
  • Planese, Inc., a consulting firm focused on helping homeowners through the remodeling process, announced that homeowners across the country are now willing to spend 30 percent of the value of their home when they remodel. The findings are part of the Fall 2013 Remodeling Sentiment Report, a forward-looking report based on data from the Planese and www.remodelormove.com survey of homeowners... more »