Pleotint to Partner with Soft-Lite’s Distribution Centers

Mar 26th, 2015

-+*Soft-Lite Windows will now be offering Pleotint products. The result of a recently announced partnership, Pleotint is partnering with Steetsboro, Ohio-based Soft-Lite’s distribution centers to offer its Suntuitive glass. Tyson Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing at Soft-Lite, says his company has been exploring dynamic glass options in response to customer demand. “We are […]

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

Mar 26th, 2015

-+*One of the results of its spring meeting, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has formed a new leadership team. Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows will serve as the association’s 2015-2017 chair. Babiuk replaces outgoing chair Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows. “During the past year WDMA has continued to demonstrate its […]

Integrity Accepting Submissions for Best Project Competition

Mar 26th, 2015

-+*Is remodeling an art? Integrity Windows and Doors thinks so. The company is inviting trade professionals to submit their best residential and commercial projects for this year’s Red Diamond Achiever Awards program. “The quality of RDA entries goes up every year, and choosing the winner is often a challenge for our judges,” says Becky Felling, […]

AAMA Updates Architecturally Finished Aluminum Documents

Mar 24th, 2015

-+*The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two aluminum-specific documents—the combined AAMA 609/610-15, “Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for Architecturally Finished Aluminum” and CW-10-15, “Care and Handling of Architectural Aluminum from Shop to Site.” AAMA 609/610-15 spells out methods, equipment and materials applicable for cleaning architecturally finished aluminum after construction and for subsequent periodic […]

New Home Sales Up in February

Mar 24th, 2015

-+*Sales of newly built, single-family homes were up a hearty 7.8 percent in February to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 539,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This marks the highest sales pace since February 2008. “Most sales activity continues to […]

WDMA Legislative Conference Day 2: Time to Get Down to Business

Mar 24th, 2015

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said the EPA has too many regulations.

-+*From congressional speakers to Capitol Hill visits, the second day of the spring meeting and legislative conference for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) epitomized the organization’s mission to be the fenestration industry’s voice in Washington. Republicans Rail Against Regulation Tuesday began with the Washington Briefing Breakfast, which featured Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and […]

WDMA Aims to Amplify Industry’s Voice in Washington

Mar 23rd, 2015

-+*Codes and advocacy were the focus on Monday as the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) opened its spring meeting and legislative conference at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The annual gathering is held in conjunction with the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the Northeast Window & Door Association […]

Milgard to Host Grand Opening at New Texas Manufacturing Plant

Mar 23rd, 2015

-+*Milgard Windows and Doors will soon be opening the doors of its newest operation to builders, dealers and the press. The company hosts the grand opening of its new manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie, Texas, on April 9. Guest speakers will include the mayor of Grand Prairie, Ron Jensen, and Milgard President Gary Gessel. Training […]

Technology and the State of the Industry Fill Out Fenestration Day

Mar 20th, 2015

-+*Fenestration Day might have ended on Thursday, but there’s still plenty of news to report from the big door and window event in Irvine, Calif. The gathering, hosted by DWM magazine, attracted industry attendees to the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center for a day of networking and educational seminars. Fenestration Day runs concurrently with Glass Expo […]

Clearview in the Clear for Azon Applicator Program

Mar 20th, 2015

-+*Azon announced that Clearview Industries is now an approved Azo-Brader Applicator, and that the company is working closely with Azon to follow the processing guidelines for producing structural thermal barriers with a mechanical lock as applied in its patio door systems. “We are convinced that a pour and debridge thermal barrier with an Azo-Brader mechanical […]