AmesburyTruth Sells Its Non-Fenestration Custom Extrusion Business

Feb 27th, 2015

Amesbury introduced some new product lines.

-+*AmesburyTruth is doing away with its non-fenestration products and sticking exclusively to doors and windows. The manufacturer has agreed to sell its non-fenestration custom extrusion business in Ontario, Calif. to La Habra, Calif.-based VIP Rubber and Plastic Products. Under the terms of the agreement, AmesburyTruth will retain the fenestration custom extrusion business as well as […]

DWM February Newscast: On Location in Florida

Feb 26th, 2015

-+*In the February DWM newscast, editors take a look at the latest news regarding life cycle analysis reported at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) annual conference last week. DWM editor Trey Barrineau also visited two door and window companies – one in Fort Lauderdale and the other in Miami. Find out what’s new in […]

Skylight Falls Rampant in Snowy New England; Industry Discussing Fall Resistance

Feb 26th, 2015

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-+*The New England area has been pounded with snow during the past few weeks, and weather-related accidents in the region haven’t been confined to roads. There have been an alarming number of incidents involving skylights in the past week alone—including at least one fatality, according to police and media reports. Last Wednesday, a mechanical worker […]

All American Windows and Doors Opens New Showroom

Feb 24th, 2015

All American Windows and Doors recently moved to a new facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

-+*All American Windows and Doors, one of South Florida’s leading distributors and installers of impact-resistant glass for residential and commercial needs, recently moved into a new office and showroom in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that operations manager April Barbarosh says “makes us much more efficient and customer-friendly.” The company relocated from its original Pompano Beach location […]

IGMA Wants Your Feedback on Proposed Product Declaration

Feb 23rd, 2015

The timeline/process of a product category rule (PCR), courtesy of AAMA.

-+*Two new Window Product Category Rules (PCRs) developed by a handful of industry associations are now available for review and public comment. Monday, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced the release of a draft of the PCRs, which are being established by IGMA, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Glass Association of North America […]

AAMA Assesses Fenestration’s Life Cycles

Feb 18th, 2015

The timeline/process of a product category rule (PCR), courtesy of AAMA.

-+*Discussion of life cycle assessment (LCA), a complex and increasingly important issue in the fenestration industry, opened Day 2 of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. LCA looks to catalog the environmental effects related to all stages of a product’s life cycle from beginning to end. AAMA CEO Rich […]

Members at “Best Attended Meeting” Work Hard in Florida

Feb 17th, 2015

Kim Flanary, right, receives award from Steve Fronek.

-+*When the American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA) marketing steering committee met Monday morning during the association’s annual conference, AAMA’s Angela Dickson reported that “this is one of the best-attended conferences in a long time.” The challenge, however, is recruiting more marketing representatives from member companies to start attending meetings. The group lost two extremely active […]

Florida Energy Code Puts a Wrap on IGMA Conference

Feb 13th, 2015

Code expert Arlene Z. Stewart of AZS Consulting answers a question from a IGMA 2015 Winter Conference attendee about updates to the Florida energy code.

-+*In many ways, the state of Florida is a leader in influencing building and energy code development and implementation throughout the United States. And with fenestration being a crucial piece in the energy puzzle, the industry keeps a keen eye on what is happening in the Sunshine State. Last Friday, attendees of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers […]

Death at Texas Aluminum Extruding Company Under Investigation

Feb 12th, 2015

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-+*The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of a maintenance worker at a Texas aluminum extruding company that was fined $166,000 by the agency for numerous safety violations in 2013. Steven Jeffrey Amdall, 51, died on November 22, 2014 following “an unfortunate and tragic event” at Extruders […]

Glass Manufacturers Talk Safety at IGMA Conference

Feb 10th, 2015


-+*Safety continues to be an area of focus for the fenestration industry. Mike Burk with Intigral stressed this point last week during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference, which concluded Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Burk, who leads the association’s Glass Safety Awareness Council, gave a presentation about workplace safety. He emphasized […]