UK-Based Bi-Fold Door Maker Ready to Tackle U.S. Market

Jul 8th, 2014

Origin president Ben Halvorsen (center) talks with Venice Chamber of Commerce CEO John Ryan and Venice mayor John Holic at the local opening of Origin’s new U.S. headquarters in April.

UK-based aluminum bi-fold door maker Origin has opened its first U.S. headquarters in Venice, Fla. According to Origin USA president Ben Halvorsen, the reasons for expansion across the pond were many. “First, America is still the best place in the world to do business,” he says, adding that the U.S. provides “plenty of room in [...]

Cascade CEO Excited to Bring “Strong Company” Into the Fold

Jul 7th, 2014

Randy Emerson, CEO of Cascade, was inspired by his employees' reaction to the Paramount acquisition.

Randy Emerson, CEO and president of Cascade Windows, says the employees at Paramount Windows and Cascade are so positive about the acquisition that there were “high fives and fist bumps” during the introductory meetings. “The employees are so excited to be part of this thing,” says Emerson. “They are thrilled to have leadership with clear [...]

HPDs Provide Transparency in Green Building Community

Jul 3rd, 2014

This is an example of an HDP.

As the green building community grows, so does the demand for disclosure of material content. And to make that disclosure process simpler, Health Product Declarations (HPD) have emerged over the last few years in the construction materials and products industry. United States Green Building Council education provider Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC) and third-party certifier GreenCircle [...]

View the July Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2014

Jul 1st, 2014

The 2014 AIA National Convention concluded last week, offering attendees information about many of the hottest glass and fenestration industry products. Watch the video to learn more about what exhibitors had to offer. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

New Housing Study Shows Construction Picking Up

Jun 30th, 2014

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its annual The State of the Nation’s Housing report on Thursday, which suggested that though the U.S. housing recovery faces a number of challenges, it should regain its footing. While tight credit, unemployment rates, and the sizable student load debt have kept many Millennials from buying homes, “as long as the economy remains on the path of slow, but steady improvement, housing should follow suit,” says Chris Herbert, research director at the JCHS.

View the June Newscast for News from AIA

Jun 27th, 2014

In DWM magazine’s June newscast, look for the latest video interviews from the American Institute of Architects convention taking place this week in Chicago. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

DWM Magazine Named as ASBPE Gold Winner

Jun 25th, 2014

Contributing DWM editor Jenna Reed and vice president of media services Holly Biller accept the Azbee awards in Washington, D.C.

The DWM video newscast, produced by DWM magazine, took home the gold in the regional American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) awards, affectionately known as the Azbee awards. It is also one of three national finalists for the category of Video News in the Online Division. The regional award was received during an Awards [...]

PA Gubernatorial Candidate Tours Chelsea Building Products’ Headquarters

Jun 24th, 2014

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf addresses Chelsea employees during a recent visit to the company's headquarters.

Tom Wolf (D), a candidate for Pennsylvania governor, recently toured Chelsea Building Products’ headquarters in Oakmont, Pa. Chelsea officials on hand for the visit included Peter Dewil, CEO and president; Mark Ammer, director of operations and research and development; and Gary Hartman, director of marketing and new business development. “We were very happy to be [...]

Fabricators Address Industry Concerns at Recent Meeting

Jun 18th, 2014

The first-ever Fabricator's roundtable was a great success and will likely be repeated at future meetings.

Fabricators from across Canada were able to share industry challenges and concerns in the first ever fabricators roundtable held last week as part of Fenestration Canada’s summer meeting held in Winnipeg. The roundtable came out of the newly-formed Fabricator’s Council. Laura Weil, sales and marketing manager, Euro Vinyl Windows, a smaller-sized fabricator based in Woodbridge, [...]

Solar Roadways Perks Ears in Glass Industry

Jun 10th, 2014

n artist’s rendition of downtown Sandpoint, Idaho, where Scott and Julie Brusaw, founders of Solar Roadways, reside. (Graphic design by Sam Cornett, Solar Roadways)

If things go the way Scott and Julie Brusaw plan, the glass industry could be in for a ride. Solar Roadways, which has been an ongoing project for years, just finished its second prototype thanks in part to several grants from the federal highway system. It also started an online fundraising campaign in late April [...]