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  • Ken Mariotti (right) passed the gavel to incoming chair, Angelo Rivera The National Glass Association is pleased to announce its board leadership for the 2018-2019 term.  At its meeting at GlassBuild America in Las Vegas last week, the NGA board of directors welcomed Angelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies, Tampa, Florida, as chair for the upcoming term, while Chris Bole, Pikes... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance jointly released a series of web pages providing a general overview of the standards, specifications and test methods used in the window, door and skylight industry related to glass and glazing systems. A Consumer's Guide to Understanding Glass Standards Used in Windows, Doors and Skylights is now... more »
  • In May, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned for the year and did not consider window warranty legislation that was vetoed during the previous year. The legislation would have required that a manufacturer of “residential roofing, window, or siding materials” offering a consumer warranty would have had 30 days to make determinations on paying warranty claims. After 30 days,... more »
  • Deceuninck North America developed a new residential window system designed specifically for the western market. The new system is capable of thermal performance of 0.27 u-value, has a DP35 rating and uses Sunshield PVC technology. It is offered in a range of solid extruded colors as well as Solex laminates. “Deceuninck North America’s new window systems demonstrate our... more »
  • Diamut America and Canada showcased a preview of its new Helix drilling system at GlassBuild America 2018, held Sept. 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Helix system can create holes with upper and lower integrated countersink on glass plates up to 19 milimeter thickness, using a single CNC machine tool. It descends with a spiral movement (rather than vertically), enters through... more »
  • The window and door and glass industries gathered in Las Vegas last week for 2018 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. More than 8,600 representatives from all segments of the industry participated in the event, which ran Sept. 12-14 and hosted nearly 400 exhibitors on an expanded 175,000-square-foot show floor. In addition to the exhibits, GlassBuild America 2018... more »
  • Hundreds of visitors from seven countries stopped by Intermac America and Intermac Canada's exhibit at GlassBuild America 2018, Sept. 12-14, in Las Vegas, to see demonstrations of the company’s solutions. Company representatives report that cutting tables and CNC machines were their best sellers and orders were in the seven figures. In conjunction with its recent trade show exhibits,... more »
  • Pella Corp. partnered with MiOS Ltd. to create its new Insynctive technology app which provides homeowners self-monitored security via their mobile device. The app allows homeowners to monitor the status of their Pella windows and doors, and control motorized between-the-glass blinds and shades in a variety of Pella products, including Architect Series collections, Designer Series and... more »
  • Renewal by Andersen has been recognized by the J.D. Power 2018 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Window and Patio Door Manufacturer Brands,” and received the highest score in the operational performance and durability study factor. This is the third J.D. Power recognition in the last four years for Renewal by Andersen. The J.D. Power... more »
  • Therma-Tru Corp. and Today’s Homeowner Media named homeowner, Julia Gray from Des Plaines, Ill., the winner of the “Win a Curb Appeal Makeover” contest. Gray’s entry was chosen from thousands of contestants who provided an explanation of why their home needs a curb appeal makeover.  “Curb appeal is extremely important to homeowners, whether they plan to stay in... more »