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  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance announced that the GlassBuild America trade show floor is 98 percent sold out. To date, 459 exhibiting companies occupying 181,315 net square feet of exhibit space are expected at the upcoming event being held September 12-14 in Atlanta. This represents a 28 percent increase in square footage over the previous Atlanta-based... more »
  • Quarter-over-quarter confidence remains high for all industry sectors including architects, designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build, specialty building/renovation and specialty landscape/outdoor, according to the Q2 2017 Houzz Renovation Barometer. Houzz Inc. also reports that expectations for Q3 are strong across all sectors. Consistent with this positive outlook, firms... more »
  • Residential window shipments continue to see growth, according to the new WDMA U.S. Industry Market Study from The Window & Door Manufacturers Association, which cites an increase of 5.7 percent in 2016, amounting to more than 43.2 million units shipped across the nation. Looking forward, national growth is expected to increase another 5.6 percent in 2017 before trailing off somewhat... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems named Robert Rodriguez president of operations for Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems, the West Coast arm of Crystal Windows. With nearly 30 years of experience in the fenestration manufacturing industry, he has been with Crystal Pacific for the past three years and previously held the title of general manager. Prior to joining Crystal... more »
  • Ken Gronbach, president of KGC Direct, will present "Charting the Course Through Demographic Change" at the upcoming Window and Door Manufacturers Association Executive Management Conference to be held September 27-28 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gronbach, author of The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm, will use his understanding of worldwide demographics... more »
  • RiteScreen appointed Aaron Milligan and Jim Gogolewski as directors of sales. Milligan will be based in Florida and brings over 12 years of window and door business experience. His sales responsibilities include Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.  “Our acquisition of our plant in Miami has enabled us to offer RiteScreen quality and responsiveness to the Florida market,... more »
  • Huttig Building Products Inc. appointed Kevin Brennan as West Region vice president. Brennan most recently served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Feeney Inc. Prior to joining Feeney, he was senior vice president of pro sales for CPG Building Products and senior vice president of sales and marketing for TimberTech Ltd.   more »
  • On July 1, a change in the Canadian Anti-Spam Laws took effect. The change requires “Express Consent” before sending an email to a Canadian address. Before July 1, CASL considered "Implied Consent"—a three-year existing business relationship—as compliance. However, that condition is now void. Terms Express Consent: A recipient willingly and consciously agrees to... more »
  • Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) vetoed recently-passed legislation in Connecticut affecting consumer warranties for windows. According to Malloy, SB 821 would "harm consumers due to its detrimental impact to the marketplace" and was "simply unworkable." In a statement, the governor cited 40 businesses and associations across the state, including the Window and... more »
  • Fenestration Canada will host a webinar, “The New & Improved NAFS Performance Calculator,” on Thursday, July 27 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will cover Fenestration Canada’s North American Fenestration Standard/Specification performance calculator, a tool that allows the user to determine the NAFS performance requirements for the local environment. Changes in... more »