IGMA Hashes Out Technical Committee Matters

Oct 9th, 2015

IGMA’s Fall Conference is underway this week in Denver.

Things continue to get technical this week in Denver. The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Fall Conference commenced Wednesday with the Technical Services Committee, chaired by Jeff Haberer of Trulite Industries. One of the more controversial discussions surrounded the tolerances for IG Cavity Width Task Group, which held a closed meeting. The scope of the […]

IGMA Kicks off with Emerging Technology and Innovation

Oct 8th, 2015


It’s that time of the year again for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA). The association is convening this week at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver for its Fall Conference. The first meeting took place today. As part of the sessions, the Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee discussed activity within its five […]

Jeld-Wen Buys LaCantina Doors

Oct 5th, 2015


Jeld-Wen continues its streak of acquisitions with the purchase of LaCantina Doors, a manufacturer of folding and multi-slide door systems based in Oceanside, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “With the booming popularity of folding and multi-slide door systems, the acquisition gives us additional resources, capacity and a leading brand in this growing segment of the market,” […]

Crystal Windows’ ‘National Expansion Plan’ Lands in Pennsylvania

Oct 5th, 2015

The entrance to Crystal's new facility near Scranton, Pa.

Crystal Window & Door Systems has purchased a 226-acre property with an existing 336,500-square-foot industrial building in northeast Pennsylvania that will be developed for door and window production. The facility is located north of Scranton, Pa., adjacent to Interstate 81. The purchase of the former Northrop Grumman Corp. building “could signal the largest addition of new manufacturing jobs […]

Atrium Sells Thermal Windows and Doors

Oct 2nd, 2015


Atrium Corp., one of the largest manufacturers of vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors in North America, has sold Thermal Windows and Doors, based in Murrysville, Pa., to a private investment group experienced in investing, managing and growing building products businesses. Terms of the deal were not announced. As part of the transaction, Gary […]

DOE ‘Translator’ Aims to Make Energy Efficiency Clear to Everyone

Oct 1st, 2015

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The Department of Energy (DOE) wants to help door and window dealers spur consumer interest in energy-efficient products and high-performance homes. To achieve that, the agency launched a Building Science Translator earlier this year, which aims to “consistently reinforce the value message of high-performance homes based on the consumer experience rather than the engineering function […]

Guardian Settles With EPA Over Pollution Allegations

Sep 29th, 2015

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Guardian Industries Corp. has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company’s flat-glass manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. Guardian will also pay a fine of $312,000. It’s the EPA’s first settlement involving the flat-glass […]

Rise in Construction Employment Spells Rise in Fatalities

Sep 25th, 2015

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Work hours were up in the United States in 2014. Unfortunately, so were work-related fatal injury numbers—particularly in the manufacturing and construction industries. According to recently released preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the number of fatal injuries in the manufacturing and construction sectors were up nine […]

PPG Lifts “Force Majeure” Out West, Investing in Facility Upgrades

Sep 24th, 2015

PPG has float glass operations in Carlisle, Pa., Mt. Zion, Ill., Wichita Falls, Texas, and Fresno, Calif.

PPG is back in production at its Fresno, Calif., location, and it’s coming back with a bang. The company had announced a “force majeure” two weeks ago on its architectural, residential and specialty glass products for customers located in the western U.S. and western Canada. PPG has now restored normal operations at the facility and […]

Video: One Last Look at GlassBuild

Sep 22nd, 2015

As we wrap up our video coverage of the 2015 GlassBuild America Show, DWM brings you machinery, hardware, innovative door and window solutions and a new addition to the event—the dream showroom. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.