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 […]

Piva Group to Open a U.S. Window Plant

Jun 1st, 2015

-+*Italy-based Piva Group will soon have a manufacturing plant to call home in the United States. The vinyl door and window manufacturer is expected to hire more than 122 workers at its new facility in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. “This announcement is great news for Ste. Genevieve and another indication of how more global companies are […]

SIKA Saga Continues

Jun 1st, 2015

-+*The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and Cascade Investment, investors in Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA, have appealed to the Swiss Federal Administrative Court after they found the decision of The Swiss Financial Markets Authority (FINMA) concerning SIKA unfavorable. SIKA, its current management and some investors are attempting to stave off a bid by […]

Harvey Building Products Puts Its Money Where Its Health Is

Jun 1st, 2015

-+*Harvey Building Products is participating in Employee Well-Being Month in June 2015. The initiative, originally known as National Employee Wellness Month is now in its seventh year, and helps business leaders across the world learn new ways to engage employees in healthy habits and lifestyles while celebrating their successes. One way Harvey’s doing that is […]

China Glass Provides Unique International Opportunity

May 29th, 2015

At China Glass 2015, Quanex, Sparklike and Inagas showcased their products together to demonstrate the link between materials, gas fill and measurement in insulating glass units.

-+*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 […]

Roto Frank Wants to Fix the Labor Shortage in Manufacturing

May 29th, 2015

-+*There’s a labor shortage in manufacturing—and Roto Frank wants to do something about it.  That was the focus of a special meeting for members of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Council on May 27, 2015, hosted by the company at its North American headquarters in Chester, Conn. The event attracted more than a […]

WMA Updates Its Rating System for Doors

May 29th, 2015

-+*The World Millwork Alliance (WMA) is revising a rule in order to rate doors better. It will formally be known as “WMA Revision BSR/AMD 100-201x, Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution (revision of ANSI/AMD 100-2013)” (or AMD 100 for short). The rule will provide door pre-hangers and distributors a way to […]

Fortune Brands Commits to Conservancy in a Big Way

May 29th, 2015

-+*Fortune Brands Home and Security Inc, parent company of Therma-Tru, will give $400,000 over three years to The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization. It’s the continuation of a three-year relationship that’s already seen $245,000 in donations to the conservancy group as part of the company’s Fortunate Giving program. CEO Chris Klein says the program was designed “to support […]

Machinery Operators Rank High Among America’s ‘Deadliest Jobs’

May 28th, 2015

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-+*In an age of OSHA standards and on-site injuries, “safety first” remains a priority. A new ranking, however, is shedding light on what jobs may be the least safe in the nation. In an interactive graphic titled “The Deadliest Jobs in America,” Bloomberg ranked 51 jobs according to their deadliness. The rankings were based on […]

IGMA Releases Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin

May 28th, 2015

-+*The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced the release of a new Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin. The bulletin is intended to assist residential or commercial insulating glass and window manufacturers on the topic of vacuum insulating glazing (VIG). “We feel it is very important to offer this document to the global IG industry,” says […]