AMD Kicks off 50 Years with a Name Change

Oct 21st, 2014

Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn welcomed attendees to his town in the opening session and encouraged them to "spend every nickel they brought."

The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) is meeting this week in Tampa, but as of a few hours ago they are now meeting as the World Millwork Alliance. The name was announced as part of the group’s opening session this afternoon. Nathan Potter, outgoing president, says the change is part of the association’s strategic plan. [...]

AMD Offers Practical Advice for Convention Attendees

Oct 20th, 2014

Tom Angelis from Angelis Consulting talked about how to measure return on marketing and sales investments.

Attendees at the Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) Annual convention attended educational sessions today before the exhibits and trade show kicks off in earnest tomorrow. David Meyer of Houzz detailed how this social media site can change the home remodeling and design process for homeowners and trade professionals. Most importantly he told attendees how they [...]

PPI Reports Show Dip in Flat Glass Prices in September

Oct 17th, 2014

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Flat glass prices dropped in September by the same amount they rose the month before. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dipped 0.7 percent from August to September after seeing a 0.7 percent spike from July to August. It’s only the second month-to-month [...]

October Video Newscast: Celebrate a Special Anniversary

Oct 16th, 2014

Trade show season is still in full swing and the DWM October newscast takes a look at some upcoming events as well as one upcoming show that is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Find out what special events are planned. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Fenestration Canada Points Out Practicality in NAFS

Oct 14th, 2014

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What are building codes if not practical? In a recently-held Fenestration Canada webinar, Education Committee Chairman J.F. Kogovsek talked about the practicality of code applications and requirements. First discussed was how windows, doors and skylights must be designed, constructed and installed according to the National Building Code 2010. For all practical purposes, said fenestration must [...]

DOE Sets New Green Standards for Federal Buildings

Oct 13th, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a rule aimed at ensuring federal buildings use proper energy certifications. The rule, which goes into effect November 13, ensures that in cases where agencies choose to use green building certification systems to meet federal sustainability and energy standards, they must select a system that verifies enhanced energy [...]

Masco to Spin Off Installation and Services Division, Restructure Company

Oct 2nd, 2014

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After a two-decade-long investment in its “Installation and Other Services” division, Masco Corp., parent company of Millgard Windows and Doors, announced it will spin 100 percent of the division off to another company. The board of directors approved the decision, recommended by president and CEO Keith Allman. “Today’s transformative actions reflect our continued commitment to [...]

Fenestration Canada Talks Labeling Guidelines

Sep 30th, 2014

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When labeling fenestration, make sure you’re doing it right, particularly when it comes to mullions. This is according to Fenestration Canada (FC) technical consultant Jeff Baker, who reviewed North America Fenestration Standard’s (NAFS) labeling guidelines with mullions during a recent FC webinar. To start off, Baker made clear that air-water-structural performance ratings of products with [...]

GANA Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Sep 29th, 2014

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When the Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to codes and standards, energy performance and more. In the Energy Division meeting, Tom Culp [...]

Appellate Court: Yelp’s “Manipulation of User Reviews Not Harmful” to Small Businesses

Sep 26th, 2014

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Several small business owners filed a lawsuit against Yelp claiming the company “extorted or attempted to extort advertising payments from them by manipulating user reviews and penning negative reviews of their businesses in violation of California state law.” After the lower court dismissed the complaint, the business owners appealed the decision to the Ninth Circuit [...]