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  • About 100 glass industry representatives gathered in New Orleans last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference, where life cycle assessment and IG certification inspired much discussion. The meeting kicked off with the organization's Emerging Technologies and Innovation Committee, covering topics from gas permeability to vacuum insulating glazing to life cycle... more »
  • The NAHB Research Center, an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, has changed its name to Home Innovation Research Labs. The move is designed "to enhance the value its brand and certification mark provides clients in the increasingly competitive residential marketplace." Nothing in this name change alters the company’s relationship with NAHB;... more »
  • Steve Chen, executive vice president of Crystal Window & Door Systems, has become the new president of the Northeast Window & Door Association. Elected by the association’s board of directors, Chen took over the reins of the regional trade group at the organization’s winter meeting in Mt. Laurel, N.J. on January 29, 2013.     Crystal's Chen with Chuck Scalzott... more »
  • Ply Gem is expanding its line of exterior home products with the addition of cellular PVC trim and mouldings. The introduction adds to the manufacturer's existing line of more than 20 exterior home product categories, including siding, windows, patio doors, stone veneer, fence, rail, rainware, designer accents, and accessories, officials report.  “We have developed the trim and... more »
  • Window World Inc., which bills itself as America's largest replacement window company, has launched the "$1 Million in One Year" challenge, a national fundraising campaign dedicated to raising $1 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during 2013. Overseeing the initiative is Window World Cares, the company's charitable foundation. The company, with locations and offices in... more »
  • PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, has unveiled a new state-of–the-art website to support its distributors and consumers. The website, www.pgtindustries.com, features several new innovative and interactive features, as well as a password-protected section for distributors.   “As the market for windows and doors increases... more »
  • Royal Building Products has named Chris Bitsakakis vice president and general manager of its window and door profiles business.     “We are excited to have a leader of Chris’ caliber join our business,” says Mark Orcutt, executive vice president, building products. “Chris brings a solid combination of sales, manufacturing and financial experience to... more »
  • Window and door industry software provider FeneTech Inc. has relocated to a new 16,000-square-foot facility. Growth over the last several years has fueled the need for a larger space, according to company officials.     FeneTech employees gathered for a flag-raising ceremony at the new facility. "FeneTech’s growth has been energized by FeneVision’s acceptance... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host its 76th Annual Conference, February 24-27, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. The event will feature keynote speaker, Robert Tucker, author of "Innovation is Everybody's Business," who will discuss tools and strategies to help managers and their employees identify opportunities for success, take the... more »
  • Frequent industry event speaker Michael Collins, an investment banker with a practice focused on the building products industry, has joined Building Industry Advisors LLC as a partner and managing director.  BIA was recently formed by its affiliate, Building Industry Partners LLC, a Texas-based private equity fund. Building Industry Advisors provides a range of investment banking services to... more »