DWM January Newscast Features Top Dealers

Jan 27th, 2014

DWM magazine’s January video newscast offers a first look at our first list of top door and window dealers. Find out who rounded out the list. The newscast also features a look at the machinery market and the upcoming Fensterbau trade show in March. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

EPA Releases Final Energy Star Specification

Jan 17th, 2014


After months of revisions, feedback and comments, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Energy Star Version 6.0 Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights Specification. The new guidelines will take effect January 1, 2015, with the exception of the Northern Zone prescriptive and equivalent energy performance criteria for windows, which will take effect [...]

Smart Glass Usage to Grow Tenfold in Next Ten Years

Jan 13th, 2014

SageGlass LightZone™ installed in board room at the headquarters of the Swiss watch company, Audemars Piguet, in Le Brassus, Switzerland. (photo courtesy of Sage)

It wasn’t that long ago that low-E glass was considered exotic, an added expense that was at times hard to justify. But low-E glass went on to become commonplace within the glass industry, a product so usual that there’s little debate now as to whether to get it. Many experts are predicting a likewise smooth [...]

Guardian Names New President of Global Flat Glass

Jan 10th, 2014

Kevin Baird

Kevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full P&L responsibility of this business. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who has resigned for health reasons. Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company.SRG Global is a manufacturer of [...]

Door and Window Plants Adapt to Winter Temperatures

Jan 6th, 2014


As temperatures plummeted to 40-below with the wind chill factor in Indiana, many businesses were closed Monday, and door and window companies across the Midwest are dealing with the frigid conditions. Much of Indiana was under a red travel emergency level today, meaning the only traffic permitted on the roads is emergency vehicles and residents [...]

What Were the Top Stories of 2013?

Dec 30th, 2013


There was a great deal of door and window news in 2013, but what were the most clicked on stories on dwmmag.com throughout the year? Was it Andersen’s purchase of Weiland? The fact that former Republic CEO Richard Gillman pled guilty? Those were in the top 50 but not the top five. Lawsuits always gain [...]

Vortex CEO Discusses State-of-the-Art Training Program

Dec 23rd, 2013


Earlier this year, Vortex Doors, based in Orange County, Calif., became authorized to train and certify technicians through exclusive one-on-one training to receive their American Association of Automated Door Manufacturers certification. The company says the five-day training course is “designed to provide all employees with a greater knowledge of doors, safety, procedures and an overall [...]

Watch the December Video Newscast for Green News and Bloopers

Dec 19th, 2013

The December DWM newscast brings you green news from Greenbuild and a look at our annual green award winners. Stay tuned to view our annual outtakes from the DWM anchors. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Research Proves a Two-Decade Payback for Triple-Pane Windows

Dec 16th, 2013

Installation of a triple-pane window in one of PNNL's Lab Homes.

It takes two decades or more for triple-pane windows to pay off financially based on utility-bill savings, according to a report by energy efficiency experts at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. These findings were presented earlier in December at by PNNL research engineer Sarah Widder at the Buildings XII Conference in Clearwater [...]

AGC Chief Economist Urges Caution as Construction Industry Slowly Improves

Dec 13th, 2013


Slowly, but surely, but hardly where it needs to be yet. That was the gist of Ken Simonson’s outlook on what’s ahead in 2014 and beyond for the commercial/multifamily building markets. Speaking during Thursday’s hour-long webinar sponsored by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America [...]