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  • Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2014 Fall Conference during a Sept. 16 general session. His presentation, “California Regulatory Proceedings Impacting the Nation,” discussed how California’s energy policy is driving the market to time-of-use energy pricing, incentivizing ways to reduce peak load and detailing how the... more »
  •   Industry icon Bob G. Pool, founder and chairman of Thermal Windows Inc., passed away Sept. 16, 2014, at his home in Bayview, Texas. He was 85. Pool spent began his career in the window industry in the early 1950s. Born Oct. 11, 1928 in Durham, Arkansas, he was a Cadet at Oklahoma Military Academy, graduating in 1945. While there he attended flight school and became a pilot,... more »
  • Gaulhofer, an Austrian high-end door and window manufacturer, opened its first North American location in Jacksonville, Florida. Gaulhofer partnered with Jacksonville-based importer Lee Webster to bring the products to the United States. The partnership began in 2011, and the company has spent the past three years undergoing the certification process for Florida impact specifications. The... more »
  • MasterGrain joined the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The WDMA defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight industry and advances these standards among industry members while providing advocacy resources, educational and professional programs, and ways for members to provide greater value to their customers. MasterGrain offers... more »
  •   Simpson Door Co. appointed Phil Steklenski as vice president and general manager, succeeding Stacie Conkle, who will be retiring after 28 years with the company. Steklenski has a diverse background in the wood products industry, including positions with Bright Wood Corp. and Andersen Windows. "Phil has a breadth of experience in the wood products industry and has helped run... more »
  • Unique Home Designs Inc., manufacturer of residential security doors, screen doors and window guards, has announced a comprehensive agreement with Meshtec International Co. Ltd. to market a new line of security products in North America. The product line will provide a whole-house solution of security screens for entry doors, patio doors and windows. UHD will market these products through major... more »
  • Discover the all new YKK AP Texas Manufacturing Center located at 346 E. Belt Line Road, Suite 600, Coppell, Texas 75019, during an open house, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the new facility and get to know YKK AP's team of dedicated local professionals as well as members of the YKK AP executive leadership team. Prizes, drawings, games, and give-aways will be available throughout the day... more »
  • Window World recently sold its 10,000,000th window, attributing strong sales even in weak economic conditions to its commitment to quality products at a low price. Window World has sold over 1,000,000 windows annually since 2009.    “Hitting the 10 million window mark is an incredible accomplishment, says Dana Deem, president of Window World. "We’re proud of the... more »
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Kay Thompson as editor of Window & Door.  Thompson comes to NGA\WDDA with 11 years of B2B publishing experience in print and electronic media, most recently as editor-in-chief at Printwear magazine. She replaces Stacey Freed, who will stay on at the magazine on a... more »
  • The global door market is expected to grow through 2019 due to rising construction activities across the globe, according to a Transparency Market Research study. In addition, the growing demand for doors for safety purposes such as fire and security, implemented in industries due to rising safety regulations is expected to drive the market. The global market for doors has been significantly... more »