Second Quarter Single-Family Home Builder Confidence is at Highest Level Since 2008

Aug 11th, 2014

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for the second quarter was up over last year, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). Compared to the second quarter of 2013, the single-family index increased three points to a level of 56, which is the highest second-quarter [...]

Window World Hit with Lawsuit for Alleged Leaky Windows

Aug 8th, 2014

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Two residents of Beaumont, Texas have filed a lawsuit against Window World and Window World of Houston for allegedly replacing their old windows with ones that have begun to leak. According to the complaint filed with the Jefferson County District Court, Arthur and Connie Berry say they hired Window World to replace their existing windows [...]

Housing Recovery Continues at Slow Pace

Aug 8th, 2014

Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), which represents a net gain of seven markets over last year. The index’s nationwide score moved up [...]

IGMA Hosts Summer Tech Conferences; Announces Complimentary Member Benefits

Aug 8th, 2014

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) hosted its Summer Technical Conference this week in Quebec City, Canada. The event included three days of insulating glass (IG) technical discussion, work and networking among industry leaders. Among the many discussions, the group also announced that “all insulating glass industry members could receive most benefits of membership in [...]

Manufacturing Day Events Expected to Exceed 1,500 in 2014

Aug 8th, 2014

More than 1,500 manufacturing events are estimated to take place nationally on the third-annual Manufacturing Day, held on Friday, Oct. 3, according to event co-producers. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce people to the important role played by manufacturing in both local communities and the nation. The number of events has drastically increased, as Manufacturing [...]

Deceuninck North America Hires Pat Dixon as Service Specialist

Aug 8th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has brought on Pat Dixon as a technical services specialist. In this role, Dixon’s primary responsibilities are with new customer start-ups, which includes the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He will also coordinate the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and customers. “Pat joins [...]

Randy Nagle Joins La Loma Windows & Doors

Aug 8th, 2014

La Loma Windows and Doors has hired Randy Nagle as vice president of sales and marketing. Nagle has lead local market, regional and national companies as sales manager, regional manager, general manager and national director. Nagle’s hiring comes at a time when La Loma is expanding with new steel and wood products, exclusive metal coatings [...]

Energy Star Updates its Recognition Criteria for Windows

Aug 7th, 2014

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Energy Star Updates its Recognition Criteria for Windows The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 and the proposed Energy Star Most Efficient 2015 recognition criteria for windows. The proposed recognition criteria for 2015 was developed in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy based on an analysis of [...]

BLOG: A Proud Pennsylvanian

Aug 7th, 2014

Two weeks ago, I visited the PPG float glass plant in Carlisle, Pa. Being new to this industry, it was only appropriate that I see how glass is actually made. I thought I had a bit of an idea about the process. After all, I’ve seen the movie Sweet Home Alabama in which lightning hits [...]

Ty Pennington to Use Viwinco Windows in New TV Show, Pays Company a Visit

Aug 7th, 2014

Ty Pennington, former host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, visited Viwinco Windows’ Morgantown, Pa., plant in order to see how storm-resistant windows are manufactured and tested. Pennington will be using the windows in his TV show, NextGen Home’s First of the Future. The specific episode has him working on an energy-efficient, weather-ready home in Palm [...]