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  •     Hunter         Yglesias During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 82nd Annual Conference, Donnie Hunter, director of global product management for Kawneer, was recognized as the new chairman of the AAMA board of directors. Hunter takes on this role following a two-year term led by outgoing chairman Mike DeSoto, CEO for MI Windows... more »
  • After finishing a meeting in 2018 with participation from certified licensee fabricators, suppliers, laboratories and public interest individuals, the Insulating Glass Certification Council will be introducing several certification and guideline changes in 2019. These changes will include: Guideline G.8 – Internal Components (such as grids, blinds, etc.) Guidelines relative to... more »
  •   Kevin McCarthy, former real estate leader turned white collar inmate, delivered a keynote address at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Annual Conference, held Feb. 25-28. McCarthy, now a professional speaker who advises on how to avoid "blind spots" in making judgment calls, spoke to AAMA conference participants about the motivations... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $42 million in project selections to support early-stage research and development of innovative residential and commercial building technologies for energy efficiency. Buildings use 75 percent of U.S. electricity and account for 40 percent of U.S. overall energy use. Energy efficiency is a key driver of overall economic efficiency and part... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released its 2019 WDMA National Policy Agenda. The comprehensive advocacy agenda for year outlines policy priorities for the window, door and skylight industry that will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the U.S. manufacturing sector. "The 116th Congress has an opportunity to advance pro-growth... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors will be recommended for a Voluntary Protection Program Star by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, says the company.  OSHA officials completed a three-day evaluation of the MI Profiles extrusion facility in Millersburg, Pennsylvania. The three-member OSHA team announced they would recommend Profiles for the award. “This is an awesome moment... more »
  • AAMA will host a webinar, "Updates to the AAMA Air-Water-Structural Certification Program," on Jan15. Photo courtesy of Innotech. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a webinar covering recent additions to the AAMA Gold Label Certification Program in the New Year, "Updates to the AAMA Air-Water-Structural Certification... more »
  • A vast majority of window covering products sold in the United States will be cordless or have inaccessible or short cords as a result of a new safety standard that went into effect on Dec. 15, 2018, the Window Coverings Safety Council reports. This new requirement applies to stock products, sold in stores and online, which accounts for more than 80 percent of all window covering products sold... more »
  • A modest increase in interest rates and home prices kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.  In all, 56.4 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of July and end of September were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $71,900... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document describing minimum requirements for various factors pertaining to rigid polyvinyl chloride exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-18, Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride Exterior Profiles, was first released in 2000 and was last updated in 2012. This voluntary... more »