WTS Paradigm’s New Headquarters Balances ‘Work and Fun’

Feb 12th, 2015

Here's a look at the new WTS headquarters.

There’s always something exciting about new things. That’s the case for WTS Paradigm and its new headquarters. “It was done in a way that gives us a good balance of work and fun,” one employee says. “I feel like it is a much better expression of who we have working for us and what we […]

Canadian Fenestration Study to Receive Update

Feb 12th, 2015

Fry Consultants Inc., an Atlanta-based market research and consulting firm, will update its ongoing Canadian Residential Window and Exterior Door Multi-Client Study. The study will provide data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2015 through 2017, alternative (e.g. hybrid/composite) windows, sales channel changes, provincial/regional differences, emerging trends and threats and other market […]

Fenestration Canada Hosts the Windows Seminar

Feb 10th, 2015

On March 31, Fenestration Canada will host the Windows Seminar at the Thornhill Golf & Country Club in Thornhill, Ontario. The all-day session aims to provide builders, architects, engineers, and fenestration industry professionals with a solid understanding of the critical issues  they face on a daily basis.  The seminar will focus on five key areas: The […]

Simonton Windows Launches National Rebate Program

Feb 10th, 2015

Starting this week, homeowners who want  new vinyl windows are eligible for Simonton Windows’ first-ever manufacturer’s rebate promotion, which is worth up to $200. Here’s how to do it: Visit www.simonton.com/rebates/PresDay. Enter your ZIP code and click submit. A new page appears listing local contractors for your area. Check at least one (though you can select more […]

Veteran Salesman Guy Walker Dies

Feb 10th, 2015

MGM Industries is sad to announce the death of veteran salesman Guy Walker, who died on January 21.  He was 50. Based in Villa Rica, Ga., Walker had been a part of the MGM family for 10 years through his independent sales company, GLW Sales, which covered the Southeastern United States. According to his obituary […]

Glass Manufacturers Talk Safety at IGMA Conference

Feb 10th, 2015

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Safety continues to be an area of focus for the fenestration industry. Mike Burk with Intigral stressed this point last week during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference, which concluded Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Burk, who leads the association’s Glass Safety Awareness Council, gave a presentation about workplace safety. He emphasized […]

IGMA Goes Green: Experts Weigh in on Industry Sustainability Efforts

Feb 9th, 2015

IGMA 2015 Winter Conference attendees gather for the general meeting breakfast Friday.

There’s no way to discuss the modern manufacture of building products and construction without hitting on the topic of sustainability. That point was not lost on attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week. All the trending acronyms were discussed—LCA (life cycle assessment), EPD (environmental product […]

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market at a Record Level in Fourth Quarter

Feb 9th, 2015

The fourth-quarter results of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) show that builders are feeling quite positive about the market. All segments of the market—single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental—registered increases compared to the same quarter a year ago. The single-family index increased six points to 54, which […]

Construction Employment at Highest Level Since 2009

Feb 9th, 2015

Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total since February 2009, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The sector’s unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent. “Contractors have stayed busy this winter and expect to keep hiring through 2015—if they can find […]

Tiltco Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award

Feb 9th, 2015

Tiltco, a division of Windoworld Industries of Canada, has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for customer satisfaction. The company was chosen by the users who make up the Houzz community—home building, remodeling and design-industry professionals. “Houzz provides homeowners with a 360-degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the […]