VIDEO: GlassBuild Focuses on Hardware, Extrusions and More

Sep 12th, 2014

Check out DWM and USGlass magazine’s continuing video coverage of GlassBuild America which concluded yesterday. Today we take a look at sliding wall systems, vinyl windows, hardware and other components. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Pending Patents and Partnerships in Las Vegas

Sep 11th, 2014

Roger Mercure, president of Bromer, shows GlassBuild attendees how the Thick Glass Breaker uses LED lights to align the scores in the thick glass.

Pending Patents Innovation rises to the top at most trade shows – and GlassBuild is no exception. Exhibitors work to make sure everything from their booths is a literal show stopper. So when a product has a “Patent Pending” sign on top of it, attendees take notice. That was the case with Bromer Inc.’s latest [...]

Continuing Coverage of GlassBuild America

Sep 11th, 2014

Today we bring you a look at what glass manufacturers are featuring in Las Vegas. We also asked companies what they think of 2014 so far. Check out today’s video to learn more. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Video: Equipment and Software on Display in Las Vegas

Sep 10th, 2014

GlassBuild America continues in Las Vegas and today USGlass and Door and Window Market (DWM) magazine editors focus on the latest equipment and software. Find out what new developments may be right for your business. Also learn what exhibitors are excited to ask attendees. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

GlassBuild America 2014 Underway, Companies Report Strong Year

Sep 9th, 2014

Thermal Windows Inc. displayed their sound mitigation windows, used in both residential and commercial construction. Pictured is their Series 826 projected window (with an awning) and their fixed series 850 with an STC value of 40 and 41, respectively.

GlassBuild America kicked off its first day today and exhibitors are beginning to report an improving market since last year.  Fenestration companies in particular are reporting an uptick in sales – as high as 25 percent over last year. “2014 has been very good, an extremely busy year,” says Seth Patterson, commercial sales manager of [...]

Window Film and Windows – An Unlikely Couple

Sep 8th, 2014

Recent research makes some bold growth predictions for the solar reflective architectural window film market. But what does this mean for window manufacturers? An upcoming article in Window Film magazine, sister publication to DWM, looks at the possible interface among window film companies and window manufacturers. Could they work together or would warranty standards hinder the potential partnership?

JELD-WEN settles with EPA, ODEQ for Clean Air Act Violations

Sep 4th, 2014

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JELD-WEN’s lumber facility in Klamath Falls, Ore., has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) for alleged air quality violations. Ed Kowalski, director of the EPA’s enforcement program in Seattle, says, “This settlement will help improve the air people breathe in the Klamath Falls area. By [...]

Fenestration, Construction Companies Make Inc. 5000 List

Aug 29th, 2014

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More than half a dozen remodeling and fenestration companies made Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America. Leading the way for the industry is Four Seasons Home Services, a home-improvement and remodeling contractor, ranked No. 393. The company is based in Crestwood, Ill. and increased its revenue from [...]

Recent California Supreme Court Ruling Changes Game for Architects

Aug 28th, 2014

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What started out as a discrepancy over glass has turned into a much larger conversation about where architects’ liability ends. The California Supreme Court recently ruled that, at least in one case, architects in the state owe a “duty of care” to future owners beyond the initial builder with whom the architect did business, opening [...]

American Manufacturing Bill Sitting in Congress

Aug 26th, 2014

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Legislation that seeks to bolster manufacturing in the United States is now awaiting consideration in Congress. The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 2996/S.1468) was reported to Congress by committee at the end of last month. The bill was introduced in the Senate August 1 of last year and in the House [...]