Watch the DWM October Newscast for Energy Star News and Win-door Preview

Oct 19th, 2015

In this month’s DWM video newscast, we take a look at how companies are preparing for the Energy Star requirements set to go in effect in the Northern region. And as the industry prepares for the Win-door show in Toronto, find out what companies have planned for this annual event. Click HERE to watch the […]

Gary Delman Returns to Sunrise as CEO

Oct 16th, 2015


After enjoying almost two years of retirement bliss, Gary Delman is back at the helm as president and CEO of Sunrise Windows. Delman, who has always owned an equity position in the company, had promoted Joseph Guarino to take over as president, which he did in December 2013. But when Guarino resigned a few weeks […]

GANA Fall Conference Talks High-Performance Façades

Oct 15th, 2015

Steve Selkowitz of LBNL spoke to GANA Fall Conference attendees about high-performance building opportunities.

The glazing world is becoming increasingly complex and is dependent on many factors that need to be balanced. Steve Selkowitz with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) spoke during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Fall Conference Flat Glass Division meeting Wednesday about tools and resources that can help create high-performance, integrated facades. Selkowitz explained […]

Deb Callahan Appointed NFRC’s CEO

Oct 14th, 2015


Deb Callahan has been appointed chief executive officer of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) by the organization’s board of directors. Callahan had been acting  CEO since June 2015 while also serving as the organization’s chief operating officer. “After thoughtful and deliberate consideration, we are delighted that Deb will lead NFRC as we refine our existing programs […]

Quantum Windows & Doors Sold to Private Equity Firm

Oct 13th, 2015


Quantum Windows & Doors, a manufacturer of custom architectural fenestration products based in Everett, Wash., has been sold to a private equity group led by Swiftsure Capital. As part of the acquisition, Jeff Klein has been appointed Quantum’s chief executive officer. Klein was previously senior vice president of Ply Gem Industries Inc., and president of several window companies owned by […]

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 […]