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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings that includes fenestration products, such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations. AAMA 714-19, "Voluntary Specification for... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc. acquired Elite Manufacturing Solutions, which adds machining capacity, manufacturing engineering support and operations leadership expertise to GED, according to officials.  “We are pleased to be adding Elite to the GED family,” says Bill Weaver, president and CEO of GED. “The acquisition allows us to expand our capabilities and services to the... more »
  • Aurora, Ohio, software company FeneTech Inc.’s 17th annual conference was designed to educate users about the latest enhancements in the company’s FeneVision software and to collect ideas for future development from the users. The conference, held in downtown Cleveland, drew 127 attendees from 60 different window and door manufacturers and glass fabrication companies, in addition to... more »
  • The Trade Show News Network listed GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo as 117th largest in the U.S. for 2018. he TSNN list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S., ranked by net square footage. In 2018, GlassBuild America had a net square footage of 156,800 and 395 exhibitors. This represents significant growth, with GlassBuild advancing 28 spots compared... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors raised more than $1 million for its philanthropic organization, the MI Charitable Foundation, at its 21st annual golf tournament and charity auction. The event, held June 3-5 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is the largest fundraiser for the MI Foundation, which supports causes such as veterans affairs, local outreach, children’s wellbeing and the fight against cancer,... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders rolled out new resources, "Opioids in the Home Building Industry: Making it Your Business," to help residential construction companies address the opioid crisis. People who work in construction are significantly more likely to become addicted to opioids, like prescription painkillers, than other workers in the general population and are six... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. named Scott M. Zuehlke, the company’s current vice president - investor relations and treasurer, as interim chief financial officer, replacing Brent L. Korb, effective immediately. An executive search is underway by the company to identify a permanent CFO, until which time Zuehlke will remain as interim CFO. “We are grateful to Brent for his many... more »
  •       Thomas Chen, chairman and founder of Queens, New York-based Crystal Window & Door Systems, was a featured speaker at the International Franchise Expo last month at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Organized by the International Franchise Association, nearly 350 companies exhibited franchise opportunities, and numerous workshops and seminars were part of... more »
  •       Roto North America welcomes Patrick Kampermann to its team as the director of finance. Kampermann will report to Chris Dimou, president and CEO. Previously, Mr. Kampermann started with the Roto Group in 2016 and joined Roto Frank AG as the head of controlling. He also spent six years in automotive as the head of group controlling. “Joining Roto North America... more »
  • President Trump announced on Thursday, May 30, that the U.S. will impose a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imported goods, starting on June 10, according to New York Times reporting. The tariff threat is part of the administration's effort to force Mexico to increase its immigration enforcement actions, according to a White House statement. "If the illegal migration crisis is alleviated... more »