Dealers Share Tips that Pack a Punch

Mar 27th, 2015


Would you love the opportunity to get in a room with your fellow door and window dealers and pick their brains? What do others do when they receive a bad review? Do you get your showroom displays for free? You don’t? Why not? How do you get people to like your Facebook page? What do […]

Pleotint Appoints Perilstein as Regional Sales Manager

Mar 27th, 2015

Pleotint has brought on new regional sales manager, Joshua Perilstein, to sell to the Southwest. In his new position, Perilstein will cover Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. “I’m excited to be part of such an innovative company with a world-class product,” says Perilstein. “The dynamic glass industry is growing and setting the tone for […]

Study Reveals OSHA’s $4.5 Billion Mistake

Mar 26th, 2015

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OSHA was off. Way off. That’s according to a new report by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), which found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed silica standards will cost the U.S. construction industry $5 billion per year—roughly $4.5 billion per year more than OSHA’s estimates. The coalition cautioned that the flawed […]

Pleotint to Partner with Soft-Lite’s Distribution Centers

Mar 26th, 2015

Soft-Lite Windows will now be offering Pleotint products. The result of a recently announced partnership, Pleotint is partnering with Steetsboro, Ohio-based Softlite’s distribution centers to offer its Suntuitive glass. Tyson Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing at Soft-Lite, says his company has been exploring dynamic glass options in response to customer demand. “We are […]

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

Mar 26th, 2015

One of the results of its spring meeting, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has formed a new leadership team. Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows will serve as the association’s 2015-2017 chair. Babiuk replaces outgoing chair Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows. “During the past year WDMA has continued to demonstrate its […]

Integrity Accepting Submissions for Best Project Competition

Mar 26th, 2015

Is remodeling an art? Integrity Windows and Doors thinks so. The company is inviting trade professionals to submit their best residential and commercial projects for this year’s Red Diamond Achiever Awards program. “The quality of RDA entries goes up every year, and choosing the winner is often a challenge for our judges,” says Becky Felling, […]

AAMA Updates Architecturally Finished Aluminum Documents

Mar 24th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two aluminum-specific documents—the combined AAMA 609/610-15, “Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for Architecturally Finished Aluminum” and CW-10-15, “Care and Handling of Architectural Aluminum from Shop to Site.” AAMA 609/610-15 spells out methods, equipment and materials applicable for cleaning architecturally finished aluminum after construction and for subsequent periodic […]

New Home Sales Up in February

Mar 24th, 2015

Sales of newly built, single-family homes were up a hearty 7.8 percent in February to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 539,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This marks the highest sales pace since February 2008. “Most sales activity continues to […]

WDMA Legislative Conference Day 2: Time to Get Down to Business

Mar 24th, 2015

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said the EPA has too many regulations.

From congressional speakers to Capitol Hill visits, the second day of the spring meeting and legislative conference for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) epitomized the organization’s mission to be the fenestration industry’s voice in Washington. Republicans Rail Against Regulation Tuesday began with the Washington Briefing Breakfast, which featured Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and […]

WDMA Aims to Amplify Industry’s Voice in Washington

Mar 23rd, 2015

Codes and advocacy were the focus on Monday as the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) opened its spring meeting and legislative conference at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The annual gathering is held in conjunction with the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the Northeast Window & Door Association […]