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  • Share your experiences from the past year and plans for the future year in Window + Door’s annual Industry Pulse survey
    To keep an accurate pulse on the fenestration industry, Window + Door needs to hear from those on its front lines. What products are most popular in your part of the market? How is Industry 4.0 and automation changing your operations? What are your sales and production goals in 2020? How are you navigating the changing market? Weigh in on these questions, and more, in the Industry Pulse survey,... more »
  • As part of strategic alliance, industry leaders engage American Workforce Policy Advisory Board
    Last year, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance announced its involvement with Design & Construction Week as a supporting organization. WDDA is proud to continue this arrangement for DCW 2020, taking place Jan. 21-23 in Las Vegas. Many know about the event—a co-location of NAHB International Builders’ Show and NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show that anticipates... more »
  • Themes and observations from GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo
    Having physically recovered from walking the entire 187,000-net-square-foot exhibit floor at GlassBuild America last week, I’m inspired by all the meaningful and insightful conversations I was able to have with many of the exhibitors and attendees. The vibe, in a word, was solid. Sure, many admitted that the year started out slow; multiple sources who do business outside the U.S. added that... more »
  • GlassBuild America kicked off yesterday, Sept. 17, in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. With more than 180,000 square feet of displays, there is plenty to see on the show floor for the already nearly 8,000 show registrants and counting. The editors of Window + Door spent the day attending education sessions and meeting with exhibitors to learn about the newest solutions to challenges... more »
  • Hardware is a sector constantly evolving to meet demands for functionality, aesthetics and technological advancements
    Inox’s CeraMax Rainbeaux ceramic-coated, hand-finished door hardware is designed to resist deterioration from salt spray, oxidation, humidity and UV light. Hardware manufacturers today are tasked with making products that not only appeal to myriad aesthetic styles, but also that function for the plethora of window and door products saturating the market. They play the dual role of workhorse... more »
  • Related reading | Automation: Machine manufacturers report the labor shortage and increased efficiencies as primary drivers in the move toward more automation Automation Across the Pond Europe generally is more advanced than the Americas in the building products field and technology, and the same holds true with machinery. Tony Mehringer, vice president of sales and marketing, Sturtz... more »
  • Latest market study shows continued growth
    The current edition of the AAMA U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, focused exclusively on the fenestration market, shows that total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2018. Total housing starts growth included gains in the single-family segment of 3 percent. New housing is expected to grow by 1.4 percent in 2019, led by single-family housing starts. The overall new housing... more »
  • Machine manufacturers report the labor shortage and increased efficiencies as primary drivers in the move toward more automation
    Forel's high-speed TSS Automatic Flexible Spacer Applicator modular unit features a dual bobbin system and two belts that automatically adjust the tension due to product variations. Spacer is automatically applied to squares and rectangles; shaped glass dimensional information is obtained through a built-in shape scanner or manual input. The machine also includes a self-diagnostic troubleshooting... more »
  • The entire supply chain will converge under one roof in Atlanta to network, solve problems, discuss trends and improve the industry
    Top 3 Reasons to Attend GlassBuild America Andrew Haring, vice president of business development for show organizer, the National Glass Association, summarizes the top three reasons to attend GlassBuild America this September in Atlanta. “Everything you liked about GlassBuild America will still be there, but there will be so many new things this year, how it’s presented and content... more »
  • Suppliers show off their latest and most popular options for the manufacture of windows and doors. View the products more »