YKK AP Launches New Career Development Program for Engineers

Apr 11th, 2014

YKK AP America launched a formal career development program for its existing and future engineering employees. The program provides a means by which engineers can foster personal and professional development as well as grow within the company and the fenestration industry, according to the company. The engineering program sets clearly defined requirements for employees to [...]

Holly Biller Named to Women’s Leadership and Networking Council

Apr 10th, 2014

Holly Biller, vice president of digital media services for Key Communications Inc., publisher of DWM magazine, has been named to the prestigious American Business Media’s (ABM) Women’s Leadership and Networking Council. Biller has been with Key Communications for 19 years, and has been instrumental in the development of Key Communication’s Inc. digital products and services [...]

Industry Educates Regarding Window Safety Week

Apr 10th, 2014

This week, April 6-12, is National Window Safety Week, sponsored by the National Safety Council, and some in the industry are doing their part to educate homeowners regarding this important topic. Simonton Windows reminds parents to be extremely cautious with open windows in the home. “Adults can never be too vigilant when it comes to [...]

AAMA Forms Sustainability Steering Committee

Apr 10th, 2014

Mark Silverberg

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors recently voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee. It will oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability, from component development to structural integrity. “This decision reflects the vital strategic importance that AAMA believes sustainability-related [...]

Construction Employment Increased in 175 Metro Areas

Apr 10th, 2014

Construction employment expanded in 175 metro areas, declined in 106 and was stagnant in 58 between February 2013 and February 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted, however, that despite the gains construction employment remained below peak levels in all [...]

AEC Announces New Vice Chairman and Four New Extruder Directors

Apr 9th, 2014

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) held its annual election of officers and directors at the 65th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference on March 19 in Coral Gables, Fla. Richard A. Merluzzi, CEO of Pennex Aluminum Co. in Wellsville, Pa., was re-elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the AEC. Matt McMahon, president of [...]

Vi-Lux Building Products Expands Extrusion Capacity

Apr 8th, 2014

In response to the increase in customer demand over the past several years, Vi-Lux Building Products Inc., based in Napanee, Ontario, increased its extrusion capacity to meet the growing demand and ensure production’s ability to support the new requirements. In the last several years, extrusion capacity has increased by 60 percent. In March of 2014 [...]

Kodiak Building Partners and Factory Builder Stores to Join Forces

Apr 8th, 2014

Colorado based Kodiak Building Partners announced today an agreement in principle for the purchase of substantially all the assets of Factory Builder Stores, a large independent specialty distributor of appliances and cabinets based in Houston, Texas. Kodiak chairman Paul Hylbert told DWM magazine, “We expect to expand our window distribution, our major product at Gulf [...]

YKK AP America to Open New Texas Facility in July

Apr 8th, 2014

YKK AP America announced plans to launch a new manufacturing center in the state of Texas. The new facility, set to open in July 2014 in Coppell, Texas, will be the company’s first major manufacturing and logistics center outside of the state of Georgia, where its flagship plant is located. “The new operation in Coppell [...]

Northern Building Products Changes Name to Northern Architectural Systems

Apr 8th, 2014

Northern Building Products adopted the name of its subsidiary, Northern Architectural Systems. The name change occurred concurrently with the merging of the two related companies. “The merger of our operations will make our entire portfolio of windows, doors, curtain[wall] and window walls, and storefront and entrance doors available to our customers from a single platform, [...]