Fensterbau Ends with Resounding Success

Mar 31st, 2014

When talking to exhibitors and attendees at the fensterbau/frontale trade fair held last week in Nuremberg, Germany, not one had a negative thing to say. The halls were packed, the products were in abundance and the parties brought attendees together in a fun and festive atmosphere. While U.S. attendees comprise a very small portion of [...]

Jeld-Wen Closes Dubuque Plant

Mar 31st, 2014

According to local reports, Jeld-Wen Inc. completed the closing of its wood-fiber production facility in Dubuque, Iowa, Friday, March 28. The company’s 52 employees in Dubuque initially were invited to transfer to other Jeld-Wen operations, including the company’s door and window manufacturing facilities in Grinnell, Iowa. In January, the company stated in a release that, [...]

January Construction Employment Increases in 37 States from a Year Ago

Mar 31st, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 37 states over the past 12 months and in 30 states between January and February, according to an analysis released last week by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of Labor Department data. “Considering the mix of states adding and losing construction jobs for the month and year, it [...]

NSG Announces Board Changes

Mar 28th, 2014

The Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd. (NSG) announced that George Olcott is retiring from its board of directors. He has served as an external director of the board since June 2008 and is retiring after completing a six-year term. The NSG board has nominated Günter Zorn as his successor. Zorn is a German executive who [...]

Power Home Remodeling Group Named a Top Midsized Company in Philadelphia

Mar 28th, 2014

Power Home Remodeling Group™ was named number two on The Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Top Workplaces 2014″ list in the midsized company category. This marks the third time Power has received a top five distinction on the “Top Workplaces” list. Ninety percent of Power’s 451 locally based employees completed a detailed questionnaire about their job, management and [...]

MI Windows and Doors Employees Honored at MAEA Luncheon

Mar 28th, 2014

On March 11, eight team members of MI Windows and Doors (MIWD) manufacturing teams were recognized for completing the training for the management development certificate offered by the Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) Manufacturers and Employees Association (MAEA). A luncheon was held at the Schuylkill Country Club where employees from seven NEPA companies were represented. The courses [...]

Is a Formula an Acceptable Substitute in Place of Use Phase Results?

Mar 28th, 2014

At the recent Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Meeting held in San Francisco, the idea of using a formula in place of use phase results was addressed. Jeff Haberer, director of technical services for Trulite Industries, and a developer of the formula, discussed how regression equations can be used in place of use phase results [...]

ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

Mar 27th, 2014

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. This is the third edition of the standard and the first [...]

Chelsea Building Products Hires Stephen Kriss and Jason King

Mar 27th, 2014

Oakmont, Pa.-based Chelsea Building Products hired Stephen Kriss as a sales trainee and Jason King as business development manager for the specialty products division. As a part of Chelsea’s sales department, King will focus on increasing sales through customers and prospects by focusing on specialty building product markets as well as other fabrication distribution markets [...]

Quanex Celebrates 35 Years of Warm Edge Technology

Mar 27th, 2014

Quanex Building Products introduced its flexible, non-metal-based spacer 35 years ago to the insulating glass industry. The concept of reducing thermal conductivity at the edge seal for improved thermal performance inspired further innovations, including the introduction of Super Spacer® in 1989 and, more recently, the Dura Spacer platform, which includes Duralite®. “The last 35 years [...]