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, […]

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

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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 […]