Fenestration Canada Talks Labeling Guidelines

Sep 30th, 2014

Courtesy: Fenestration Canada

When labeling fenestration, make sure you’re doing it right, particularly when it comes to mullions. This is according to Fenestration Canada (FC) technical consultant Jeff Baker, who reviewed North America Fenestration Standard’s (NAFS) labeling guidelines with mullions during a recent FC webinar. To start off, Baker made clear that air-water-structural performance ratings of products with [...]

Global Trade of Softwood Lumber Up Seven Percent

Sep 29th, 2014

Softwood lumber global trade was up seven percent in the first half of 2014, with Russia, Germany and Sweden increasing shipments the most, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The increase in trade is due to a higher demand for wood products following the global recession. The higher consumption of lumber has resulted in [...]

Thompson Creek Windows Officially “Made in USA”

Sep 26th, 2014

After a rigorous six-month process, Thompson Creek Window Company has had its windows officially certified as American-made. The certification – awarded by Made in USA Certified Inc. – required proof that the materials and goods used in Thompson Creek window manufacturing have been made in the United States. “Supporting local businesses and the U.S. economy [...]

EnduroShield Expands to Brazilian Market

Sep 26th, 2014

Australian-based PCT Global Pty is partnering with Abrasipa to launch EnduroShield in Brazil. The news was official when EnduroShield appeared with Abrasipa at this year’s Glass South America show in Santo Amaro São Paulo. “PCT Global [is] looking forward to bringing the superior benefits of EnduroShield’s easy clean coating technology to Brazil,” says Craig Howard, [...]

Scott Gates Named New Western Window Systems COO

Sep 26th, 2014

Western Window Systems, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based designer and manufacturer of custom door and window systems, announced the promotion of Scott Gates to chief operating officer. Gates was previously the company’s vice president and general manager and has been with the company since 2010. In his new role, Gates will continue to be responsible for the [...]

Alside Opens Doors of New Supply Center

Sep 25th, 2014

Alside has opened a new location in Fort Wayne, Ind. The 16,120 square-foot supply center opened Sept. 2, and will bring a wide array of exterior building products to local contractors, remodelers and builders, as well as adding jobs to the local market, the company says. “We are very excited about expanding into Fort Wayne [...]

Gulfguard to Add High Technology Coater in Saudi Arabia

Sep 25th, 2014

The managing board of Saudi Guardian International Float Glass Co. Ltd. (GulfGuard) agreed in principle to an investment in a new high technology coating machine for its float glass plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. GulfGuard is a joint venture owned by Guardian Industries Corp., Zamil Group Holding Company (Zamil Group) and the National Company [...]

JobFLEX Announces First Expansion with New Headquarters

Sep 25th, 2014

JobFLEX has announced its first expansion with the opening of its new headquarters in Rockford, Mich. The company says the expansion is necessary because it has had to add new staff to keep up with the growth of their product and customer base. Additionally, the Mich.-based tech start-up has debuted its national Partner Program to [...]

New-Home Reach Highest Level Since 2008

Sep 25th, 2014

Sales of newly-built, single-family homes increased 18 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August, the highest level in six years, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “This robust level of new-home sales activity is a [...]

Fenzi President Dino Fenzi Passes Away

Sep 23rd, 2014

Dr. Dino Fenzi, Fenzi Group’s president, president of Vitrum and honorary president of the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV), passed away Monday. “Our Association has lost one of its founding members, but above all a great friend, who for over 30 years has dedicated his time and efforts to the growth of [...]