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  • During an industry forum on May 4, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted representatives from the Center of Disease Control & Prevention, who are seeking assistance from fenestration experts in combating the Zika Virus in Puerto Rico. Industry representatives suggested products and generated ideas to screen windows and doors in Puerto Rican homes in order to reduce... more »
  • Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Dr. David Danielson announced the second round of funding for the Energy Department’s Technologist in Residence program. At its core, the new program aims to strengthen lab-industry relationships to support industry needs and leverage the national lab network for strategic, long-term, collaborative R&D. Up to $2.3 million... more »
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce that registration for GlassBuild America: The Glass Window & Door EXPO is open. Returning to Las Vegas October 19-21, GlassBuild America 2016 will feature Express Learning, the 11th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the 2nd annual Window & Door Dealer Days, and The... more »
  • Western Window Systems promoted Ty Cranford to architectural director. In his new role, in addition to being a solutions-based liaison, Cranford will lead the development of new relationships with the architectural community, focusing initially on the California market before building a team to help grow the Western Window Systems brand across the region and the country.  “... 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 »
  • Semco Windows and Doors, a family owned company, is celebrating 75 Years of business in the window and door industry. Highlights this year include a newly launched mobile-friendly website with updated product offerings, easy navigation and increased user interactivity, accessible via Semco's quoting software, DesignPro. DesignPro allows quicker access to changing product offerings, according to... more »
  • U.S. window and door sales strengthened in the first quarter of 2016 due to a 14.5 percent increase in housing starts and a 12.5 percent rise in nonresidential building construction spending. Metal door sales received a boost from double-digit increases in nonresidential building construction over the past two years. Wood door and all window sales also benefited from the surge in single-family... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently released an updated document establishing the requirements for materials, testing and performance for friction-based balance assemblies used in hung-type windows. This update ensures the document conforms to the most recent version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS)/Specification for... more »
  • BMC Stock Holdings Inc. expanded its supplier partnership with Marvin Windows and Doors into the Middle and South Atlantic regions of the United States, including several growing metropolitan areas across Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. BMC Stock will now have 34 Marvin dealer locations in seven states. "The expansion of our Marvin partnership allows us to... more »
  • A new study, conducted by Consumer Specialists, on how homeowners approach a home improvement project, concluded that the post-recession hypothesis that homeowners would be less likely to focus on adding value to their homes when remodeling, is wrong.   "The rating for importance of information on the 'impact on my home's value' actually went up marginally from before the... more »