AAMA Updates its Aluminum Finishes Documents

Jun 25th, 2015

AAMA building.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two documents specific to aluminum finishes. AAMA 612-15 (Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements, and Test Procedures for Combined Coatings of Anodic Oxide and Transparent Organic Coatings on Architectural Aluminum) and AAMA 2603-15 (Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions […]

Rapid Change Defines State of the Nation’s Housing Market

Jun 25th, 2015

Millennials are increasingly becoming renters, according to the report.

The focus of the U.S. housing market might be shifting in a big way — from owning single-family homes to renting multi-family units, according to the annual State of the Nation’s Housing report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, released Wednesday. The U.S. home-ownership rate slumped to 63.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015. That’s […]

Caldwell Manufacturing Joins WDMA

Jun 25th, 2015

Caldwell Manufacturing is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the organization announced this week. Caldwell Manufacturing is a global supplier of  residential and commercial fenestration solutions, including window balances, multi-bar hinges, butt hinges, automation systems and other door and window hardware. Founded in 1888, Caldwell Manufacturing Company North America, LLC has over […]

Tanglewood to Distribute Brombal Products in Mid-Atlantic

Jun 25th, 2015

Tanglewood Conservatories of Denton, Md., which designs and builds conservatories, greenhouses, pool enclosures, skylights and domes, is now the exclusive Mid-Atlantic dealer of Brombal doors and windows. The new partnership expands Tanglewood’s product line and gives its customers greater access to hand-crafted, custom-designed products. “Tanglewood is thrilled to partner with Brombal in offering their products to our […]

Roofing Contractor’s Indictment Shows Importance of Fall Safety

Jun 23rd, 2015

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A roofing company owner charged with lying to federal authorities investigating the death of an employee illustrates why door and window installers must take falling hazards seriously.  James J. McCullagh of  Philadelphia was recently indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on four counts of making false statements, one count of obstruction of justice […]

Huttig Appoints Two New Board Members

Jun 23rd, 2015

Huttig Building Products Inc. has expanded its board of directors with the appointment of James Hibberd and Patrick Larmon. Hibberd is currently the senior vice president of Gexpro Electrical Distribution, a division of Rexel. Gexpro, formerly GE Supply, is an international distributor of electrical supplies and apparatus. Hibberd previously held leadership positions in management and […]

Are You in Sales? Then Stop With the ‘Pop-In,’ Expert Says

Jun 22nd, 2015

Rick Davis of Davis of Building Leaders Inc., gave the keynote address at last week’s summer meeting of the Northeast Window & Door Association in Vernon, N.J.

If you think being a good salesperson involves dropping in on customers without calling first, you’re doing it all wrong, says Rick Davis of Building Leaders Inc., who gave the keynote address on strategies for increasing sales at last week’s summer meeting of the Northeast Window & Door Association in Vernon, N.J. Davis’ presentation was based […]

Which Industry-Related Companies Made the Fortune 500 Cut?

Jun 19th, 2015

Fortune 500

The 61st Fortune 500 list was recently released, with the 500 companies accounting for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits and 26.8 million employees. Among them are a handful of glass and glazing industry-related companies. 3M, which recorded $31.8 billion in revenues and $5 billion in profits last fiscal year, moved up a few […]

PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Level Out in May

Jun 19th, 2015

Flat glass prices edged down 0.1 percent in May, following a 1.1-percent dip in April and a 0.8-percent spike in March, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output, according […]

Transportation Drives Conversation at NWDA

Jun 18th, 2015

Photo: Maverick Transportation

North America encompasses countless industries and markets, all with their own unique challenges. But most of them share one concern that affects everything from the early stages of production to the end user’s ability to use the product: transportation. That was a topic of discussion this week during the Northeast Window & Door Association’s (NWDA) […]