At NWDA, The Arrows are Pointing Up

Jun 16th, 2015

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Growth was the buzzword at the summer meeting of the Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA), held this week at the Minerals at Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, N.J.  NWDA president Steve Chen of Crystal Window and Door Systems kicked off the meeting with a brief presentation on the state of the organization. He said […]

Quanex Acquires Flamstead Holdings

Jun 16th, 2015

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In a strategic move to expand its reach into the vinyl extrusion business in Europe, Houston-based Quanex Building Products has acquired U.K.-based Flamstead Holdings, parent company of HL Plastics, Wegoma Machinery Sales and Vintage Windows. The all-cash transaction was valued at approximately $145 million, according to a Quanex press release. HL specifically is known for […]

Newscast Names Top Seven Mobile Apps to Collect Payment

Jun 15th, 2015

Have you considered collecting payment in the field with a mobile app? DWM magazine explores seven apps that could work for your business. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Hurricane Codes: How Much Do You Know?

Jun 12th, 2015

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With hurricane season underway and a major revision of the Florida Building Code on the horizon, the Door and Hardware Institute hosted a webinar on Wednesday to remind members of the fenestration industry about the importance of these coastal construction regulations. Jim Bell, the windstorm coordinator for ASSA ABLOY, said it’s not easy to decipher […]

Altus Capital Partners Acquires GED Integrated Solutions

Jun 11th, 2015

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A Wilton, Conn.-based investment firm is investing heavily in the door and window manufacturing industry by acquiring a major player. Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle-market manufacturing companies in the U.S., has acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc. According to a company statement, Altus, along with the company’s senior management team, made this […]

Canadian Fenestration Minds Meet in Vancouver

Jun 9th, 2015

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The fenestration industry in British Columbia has experienced a turbulent implementation of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) portion of the building code, said Al Dueck, president of Duxton Window and Doors and a member of Fenestration Canada. Codes were among the topics of discussion at Fenestration Canada’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held last week. Fenestration Canada’s Vancouver […]

TruForm Expands with Canadian Acquisition

Jun 8th, 2015

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TruForm Building Products’ operations have been primarily in the Ontario region, says Dale Rivers, marketing director. With a recent acquisition, however, he hopes to change that. The manufacturer and distributor of door and window products has acquired Screens R US’s Calgary division in an effort to take its customer base westward. “We’re very active in […]

Are You Ready for Increasingly Stringent Codes? CGA Presentation Provides Education and Awareness

Jun 5th, 2015

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Something code, something new and what can we do? That’s how Stanley Yee of Dow Corning opened his keynote discussion yesterday during the Canadian Glass Association’s (CGA) Glass Connections Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He provided an overview of the various codes that relate to the glass and window industries and why it’s important to be aware […]

Prison Sentence for Extrusion Order Violation Could be a ‘Wake-Up Call’

Jun 4th, 2015

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A year-and-a-half-long prison sentence involving the violation of aluminum extrusion orders could set the stage for future judgments. Last month, Armando Garcia-Vazquez was handed an 18-month prison sentence by a federal judge in Puerto Rico for pleading guilty to “conspiracy to smuggle goods into the United States.” Garcia-Vasquez participated in a fraud scheme to transship […]

FeneVision User Conference Day 2: Digitizing, Inspection and More

Jun 3rd, 2015

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The second day of the 13th FeneVision User Conference in Cleveland, which is designed to give  software company FeneTech  direct feedback from its biggest clients in the door and window industry, opened on Tuesday with a discussion of FeneVision’s digitizing and inspection products. The tools were  created by FeneTech in conjunction with Austrian engineering firm SoftSolution. First, […]