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 […]

Roto Frank Works with State Senator on Window Legislation

Feb 6th, 2015

State Senator Art Linares.

An effort is underway to make public housing in Connecticut safer for children. Roto Frank of America and state Senator Art Linares, a Republican who represents Connecticut’s 33rd District, worked together to develop SB169: An Act Concerning Public Housing and Child Safe Windows. The bill would require the installation of child-safe windows during new construction or […]

Andersen Will Share Profit With Employees Again

Feb 6th, 2015

Another sign the recession is lifting is evident at the Andersen Corp. The company has announced it will pay out more than $8 million in profit sharing to all eligible employees, who will each receive $1,080. In 2014, the company announced it would reinstate profit sharing after the program was suspended for a few years […]

Housing Markets Continue to Make Modest Gains Nationwide

Feb 6th, 2015

For housing, things are getting back to normal—and then some—in a lot of places. Markets in 63 of the nearly 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the recently released National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American […]

Miami Home Receives City’s First LEED Platinum Rating

Feb 6th, 2015

Moreland Trapp home in Miami, Fla.

An architect’s “dream home” recently earned a LEED Platinum for Homes status—partly due to its choice in windows. Moreland on Trapp, located in Miami, Fla., is the first single-family home in the Miami area to receive the award. Architect Randall Moreland designed the home—which also happens to be his—with the intent to live in it […]

ISC Employees Receive Fenestration Education

Feb 6th, 2015

One company is working hard to ensure its employees are masters at their trade. Tom Dlugosh, Victor Germakian, Jim Dickensheets, Joe Horning, Walter Horning, Brad Horning, Donny Dupuis, Beau Jasmer, Mark Wolonsky, Jim Bassett and Tom Miner at Industrial Sales Corporation (ISC) have completed the FenestrationMaster coursework, elevating their expertise in fenestration. The program, administered […]