FeneVision User Conference Kicks Off with Record Numbers

Jun 2nd, 2015

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FeneTech’s 13th Fenevision User Conference opened in Cleveland on Monday with a rundown of some impressive numbers from Ron Crowl, president of the software company that serves every aspect of the fenestration industry. A total of 86 attendees – the most ever in the history of the conference – were on hand for three days […]

It’s Hurricane Season; Here’s What You Need to Know

Jun 1st, 2015

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The Atlantic hurricane season begins today and runs through November 30, and the door and window industry wants to make sure its customers are ready. CGI Windows & Doors, a Florida-based manufacturer of fenestration products designed to resist the winds and water associated with these deadly storms, is among the many companies who want to […]

China Glass Provides Unique International Opportunity

May 29th, 2015

At China Glass 2015, Quanex, Sparklike and Inagas showcased their products together to demonstrate the link between materials, gas fill and measurement in insulating glass units.

Attendance at China Glass 2015 last week in Beijing was lighter than in recent years, but exhibitors in the glass and glazing industry were once again pleased with the opportunity the event provides to connect with a broad international audience. From an international standpoint, Quanex director of international marketing Ramsey Bader considers China Glass second […]

Machinery Operators Rank High Among America’s ‘Deadliest Jobs’

May 28th, 2015

In an age of OSHA standards and on-site injuries, “safety first” remains a priority. A new ranking, however, is shedding light on what jobs may be the least safe in the nation. In an interactive graphic titled “The Deadliest Jobs in America,” Bloomberg ranked 51 jobs according to their deadliness. The rankings were based on […]

Texas Extruder Faces OSHA Fines

May 26th, 2015

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Extruders Inc., of Wylie, Texas, a division of Dallas-based door and window manufacturer Atrium Corp., is facing $26,500 in citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following a November incident in which a maintenance worker died. OSHA announced the citations late last week. In February, DWM reported that Steven Jeffrey Amdall, 51, died […]

OSHA Cites Unity Windows for Safety Violations

May 22nd, 2015

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Nine contractors at the newly constructed Oasis Park Square residential development in Doral, Fla., including a window-installation firm, are facing a total of $152,000 in proposed penalties after inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found numerous serious safety violations at the work site. OSHA inspectors first toured Oasis […]

Watch the May Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2015

May 21st, 2015

In this month’s newscast we’re taking a close look at glass and other components shown at last week’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Door Testing in Florida: Setting the Record Straight

May 19th, 2015

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Industry associations are doing their part to let the industry know what is and is not part of the Florida Building Code (FBC) 5th Edition (2014) that takes effect June 30, 2015. Specifically, what is not part of the new requirement is that all doors must be tested according to NAFS (AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/IS2/A440). Dwight Wilkes, […]

New Bill Attempts to Scale Back the LRRP Rule’s Power

May 18th, 2015

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Bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule is being applauded by industry associations nationwide. In an effort to reduce the burden the rule has placed on the home retrofit market, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) proposed the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2015 (H.R. 2328)—co-sponsored […]

“Custom” Word of Week for Door and Window Exhibitors at AIA

May 15th, 2015

Kolbe Window & Doors is showcasing its automated applications at the American Institute of Architects Convention.

This week, exhibitors at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Atlanta, Ga., are striving to show architects and prospective customers why they’re one-of-a-kind. The words “custom” and “unique” have been trending on the show floor, and that has not been lost on those representing the high-end door and window market. One of those […]