AAMA to Host FenestrationMasters Contest and Game Show

Aug 15th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host an online contest on LinkedIn and Twitter every Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 5 through Sept. 3. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program. Each Tuesday, one quiz question will be asked in AAMA’s LinkedIn group and a different quiz [...]

REPORT: U.S. Residential Window Market to Grow by nearly 20 Percent by 2015

Aug 14th, 2014

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The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released the Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, which shows continued growth for the residential window market through 2015. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts an overall residential window market growth of 9.1 [...]

Second Quarter Increases in Home Values Affect Housing Affordability

Aug 14th, 2014

Nationwide housing affordability dipped in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 62.6 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of April and the end of June were affordable to [...]

IBHS: Hurricane Charley Research Still Relevant

Aug 14th, 2014

Following Hurricane Charley, which hit southwest Florida 10 years ago, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) researchers conducted a post-disaster research project. Several recurring lessons are still applicable today for consumers living in hurricane-prone states. The research found that stronger building codes improve the performance of houses during a hurricane. IBHS conducted a [...]

AAMA Releases Report on Wind Load Determination for Fenestration

Aug 12th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA TIR-15-14, “Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems.” This report discusses the determination of design wind loads on curtain walls and other building cladding systems. The document originally was published in 1985, when Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT) testing was a relatively new field, [...]

Mid-Am Building Supply Expanding in Missouri

Aug 12th, 2014

Mid-Am Building Supply will expand its manufacturing operations in Moberly, Mo with a 30,000 square foot distribution space. The new site will make room for a state-of-the-art interior door finishing facility and the expansion will result in 20 new full-time jobs. The total investment in building and equipment will be nearly $3 million. “This new [...]

Eastern Metal Supply Begins Construction of Ft. Myers Plant

Aug 12th, 2014

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), headquartered in Lake Worth, Fla., broke ground on the 172,000 square foot assembly plant in Ft. Myers, Fla., for their door and window division, Eastern Architectural Systems (EAS). The new building is designed to eventually expand to 250,000 square feet to accommodate future growth and will replace a 60,000 square foot [...]

Aluminum Industry Responding to New Window PCR

Aug 12th, 2014

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The aluminum industry is challenging a new window Product Category Rule (PCR) developed by the Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE). PCRs are the guidelines used to create comparable Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) among products that serve similar functions. An EPD could be considered a “nutrition label” for a products’ Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). [...]

Kodiak Building Partners Acquires AO Inc.

Aug 11th, 2014

Denver-based Kodiak Building Partners has purchased all the assets of AO Inc., a Dallas-based manufacturer and distributor of doors, frames and hardware to commercial contractors for the office market. “We are very excited about having the AO team join forces with us. Their expertise in serving the market for both new office facilities and tenant [...]

Masonite International Corp. Exceeds Second-Quarter Expectations

Aug 11th, 2014

Masonite International Corp. issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, reporting $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, which was on par with expectations, according to AmericanBankingNews.com. The company outperformed its revenue estimations, bringing in $490.20 million for the quarter, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $484.03 million. Last year, the company posted [...]