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  • 3M introduced Thinsulate window film, a transparent insulating film applied directly to existing windows. Thinsulate films block UV rays and can reduce heat loss up to 38 percent, according to the company. “Window films have been proving their worth in residential and commercial applications since 3M received the first sun control window film patent 50 years ago, and Thinsulate technology... more »
  • CGI appointed Brian Covey director of sales, where he will oversee sales, business development and project estimating. Covey previously served as regional sales manager for PGT in the Southeast Florida region from 2012 to 2016. Before joining PGT, he served as an area sales manager for Masco Cabinetry. “Bringing Brian on board was an easy decision,” says CGI vice president and general... more »
  • Fensterbau Frontale India held its 6th annual exhibition and conference in Mumbai from February 25-27, which hosted more than 4,000 buyers. Events included a presentation on PVC profile manufacturing, performance and durability by Kömmerling and a panel discussion on net zero architecture featuring a bevy of architects. “This is our second consecutive successful participation at Fensterbau... more »
  • The Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk trade fairs, held March 16-19 in Nuremberg, Germany, saw a record 110,581 attendees over the four days of the shows. The second day set the single-day attendance record at the convention center with 38,568 visitors. Fensterbau hosted 796 exhibitors from 37 countries, with Italy, Poland and Turkey the most represented after Germany. The fully-booked venue... more »
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance will open registration for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will open May 9, 2016. Discounted early-bird registration prices run through May 31, with NGA and WDDA members receiving special member rates. Returning to Las Vegas October 19-21, GlassBuild America 2016 will feature Express Learning, the... more »
  • Nationwide housing starts rose 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.178 million units in February, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Single-family production increased 7.2 percent to 822,000 units, its highest level since November 2007, while multifamily starts remained virtually unchanged,... more »
  • Solar Innovations received a patent for its hybrid marine and stop glazing system, which combines vertical marine glazing with horizontal stop glazing to create a narrower vertical frame than conventional stop glazed doors, according to the company. "Our design maximizes views by reducing bulky framing members to minimize view interruptions and ultimately create a clearer view and better... more »
  • The National Glass Association (NGA) and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance (WDDA) are pleased to announce that due to increased demand, the GlassBuild America trade show floor has been expanded to include an additional hall. The additional hall will add approximately 50,000 net square feet of exhibit space to accommodate even more exhibiting companies. NGA\WDDA has also announced the... more »
  • NanaWall is showcasing its Floor Supported Technology in booth #150 at the Architectural Digest Design Show, taking place March 17-20, 2016, in New York City. Floor Supported Technology carries the weight of a NanaWall opening glass wall system on the floor. This reduces costly building modifications, particularly in applications such as retrofits or remodels, according to the company. During... more »
  • Tyman PLC, the parent company of AmesburyTruth, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Giesse Group, which is composed of GSG International S.p.A and Giesse North America (GSNA). GSNA, a supplier of hardware systems for the aluminum Euro Groove window market, will be unified with AmesburyTruth. “The team is eager to broaden our product portfolio by offering Euro Groove... more »