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PPG Works on Repairs at California Glass Facility

Feb 8th, 2016


PPG has launched a $20 million repair project at its Fresno, Calif., flat glass facility. The company says it’s re-bricking the oxygen-fired glass furnace there after 15 years of continuous operation. “The purpose of the scheduled outage is to restore the furnace’s original glass quality and environmental performance,” said Chuck Hanley, director of production for PPG. “We’ll also be using the time to […]

Lead Paint Training Now Available Online

Feb 5th, 2016

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Door and window dealers who have not yet taken the refresher training for the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can now take the course online. The deadline to do so is March 31. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the final rule permitting the […]

Construction Safety and Quality Go Hand-in-Hand

Feb 4th, 2016


“A safe job is a quality job.” That was the message from Consigli Construction Co. Inc.’s Moritz Schmid and two other industry experts last week during a webinar. Schmid joined Oregon State University’s Dr. John Gambatese and Zero Industry Institute’s Bennett Ghormley for a presentation on how safety and quality are tied together in the […]

Cascade Windows Sold to Private Investment Firm

Feb 2nd, 2016


Cascade Windows of Spokane, Wash., a maker of vinyl windows and sliding doors, has been sold by its owner, Altamont Capital Partners, to CenterOak Partners, another private investment firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The investment marks a significant milestone for our firm as the first acquisition in this fund,” said Randall Fojtasek, […]

February Newscast: The Latest Technology from CES

Feb 1st, 2016

DWM contributing editor Casey Flores traveled to Las Vegas to check out the latest technology on display at CES. From locks to scanning devices, check out some of the innovations on display. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Energy Star Addresses Questions About Storm Window Specification

Jan 26th, 2016


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program recently hosted a webinar to address questions and provide clarifications regarding  a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels, which are also called storm windows. Energy Star is considering a specification for storm windows because many of these products now carry low-E glass. Research conducted by […]

Builders’ Show Final Report; Strong Attendance and New Introductions

Jan 25th, 2016

ODL showed off its textured doorglass at the International Builders' Show.

The International Builders’ Show wrapped up last Thursday with reports of high attendance, busy booths and scores of new innovations. DWM offers its final report. Sam Steinberg of ClearView Screen Doors said his booth was busy during the show. “It’s been really good,” he said. “It’s all about contacting and networking.” And, of course, the […]

January Newscast: That’s A Wrap From IBS

Jan 22nd, 2016

DWM’s January newscast covers the final day of the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. We check out the latest products from ODL, MasterGrain and much more. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

IBS Day 3: When One Door Opens …

Jan 21st, 2016

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The International Builders’ Show (IBS) wrapped up its three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center with attendees expressing positive feelings about the gathering – and the construction industry. “This booth has been a complete success,” said Ximena Rojas of Panda Windows. “We’ve just had one customer after another come by.” “We’re non-stop,” said Brandon […]

Builders’ Show Day Two: Doors and More

Jan 20th, 2016

DWM’s video coverage of the International Builders’ Show today includes more door trends and styles. Our editors also took a look at sliding doors and a new window and door brand. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.