IGMA Goes Green: Experts Weigh in on Industry Sustainability Efforts

Feb 9th, 2015

IGMA 2015 Winter Conference attendees gather for the general meeting breakfast Friday.

There’s no way to discuss the modern manufacture of building products and construction without hitting on the topic of sustainability. That point was not lost on attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week. All the trending acronyms were discussed—LCA (life cycle assessment), EPD (environmental product […]

Roto Frank Works with State Senator on Window Legislation

Feb 6th, 2015

State Senator Art Linares.

An effort is underway to make public housing in Connecticut safer for children. Roto Frank of America and state Senator Art Linares, a Republican who represents Connecticut’s 33rd District, worked together to develop SB169: An Act Concerning Public Housing and Child Safe Windows. The bill would require the installation of child-safe windows during new construction or […]

Provisional Certification a Focus at IGCC Meeting

Feb 5th, 2015

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Prior to the opening of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the Insulating Glass Certification Committee (IGCC) met for two days to discuss a number of topics. The first and maybe hottest item addressed, which carried over from Tuesday, was the IGCC’s work to establish a provisional certification […]

Remodeling Rebound: Here’s How Homeowners are Upgrading

Feb 2nd, 2015

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Remodelers, it’s time to get happy again. During a recent webinar hosted by the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University, panelists proclaimed the remodeling industry is on the rise. They went further than just a proclamation, though, breaking down what’s driving the comeback, including identifying specific trends in the fenestration market. “In […]

Thompson Creek Moving to a New Home, Sweet Home

Jan 30th, 2015

Thompson Creek's CEO Rick

The Thompson Creek Window Company of Landover, Md., which has enjoyed steady growth since its founding 35 years ago, will move to a 125,000-square-foot facility in 2016 that president Rick Wuest says could triple the number of windows the company produces. Thompson Creek purchased the land for the plant near Joint Base Andrews in the […]

Exercise Caution: HPD Revamp Coming Soon

Jan 29th, 2015

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The Health Product Declaration (HPD), an increasingly used disclosure tool for reporting product content and associated health information for building products and materials, continues to evolve and will reach an important milestone in the next two months. HPD Collaborative announced the new HPD v2.0 online platform will be available for use in March, while the […]

Sika AG Throws Up New Roadblock for Saint-Gobain

Jan 27th, 2015

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French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s deal to acquire a controlling interest in Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG might not be going forward anytime soon. On Monday, the Sika Board of Directors resolved to reduce the Burkard’s family voting rights in the company to 5 percent. The Saint-Gobain deal hinged on the Burkard’s family’s agreement to sell […]

If You’ve Replaced One of These Recently, You Actually Made Your Customer Money

Jan 26th, 2015

Simpson will showcase a variety of its products including its Craftsman line.

Replace an entry door with a steel one lately? Chances are, your customer will recoup more money than they spent on the job. That’s according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2015 report, which has a 20-gauge steel entry door ranked at the top of the list with 102 percent of the cost recouped. According […]

Video: That’s a Wrap

Jan 23rd, 2015

The International Builder’s Show ended yesterday and reports are high attendance and a positive view of the market. View DWM’s last look at some more of the products on Display. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

IBS Day 3: Big Growth for the Big Show

Jan 23rd, 2015

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The International Builders’ Show (IBS) wrapped up another successful run on Thursday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show’s sponsor, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), says 65,000 people attended this year, up from 51,000 in 2014. More than 1,700 exhibitors filled the convention floor. That big turnout reflects the ongoing rebound in […]