AmesburyTruth Hires Steve Klein for Balance Systems Sales

Aug 20th, 2015

AmesburyTruth has named Steve Klein as its U.S. western region solutions sales manager for balance systems. Klein has more than 29 years of experience in the architectural glass and hardware industries serving the residential and commercial markets. “We are pleased to welcome Steve to the AmesburyTruth family,” Cindi Freidhof, AmesburyTruth regional sales director for the western U.S., said in […]

AAMA Updates Requirements for Coatings on Steel Hardware Components

Aug 19th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a document specifying requirements for corrosion-resistant coatings on carbon steels used for hardware components in door, window and skylight applications. The document previously was updated in 2012. According to Jeff Dorsch  of AmesburyTruth, chair of the AAMA 907 Update Task Group, “Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings […]

New Association Challenges Florida Building Code

Aug 18th, 2015

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A newly formed association, the Impact Window Affordability and Safety Association (IWASA), is fighting the implementation of part of the Florida Building Code that relates to doors and windows, citing severe impacts on businesses. The latest version of the code, which increases the energy requirements for impact doors and windows, went into effect on June […]

Are You a Door and Window Dealer? Please Take Our Survey!

Aug 18th, 2015


Attention, door and window dealers: DWM needs your feedback for an upcoming article on diversification — as in, extra services you might perform or extra products you might sell. (Think siding, gutters, etc.) Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the short survey below. Your feedback is needed and greatly appreciated. Thank you. […]

Interlock, Slide Clear Partner to Distribute Screen Systems

Aug 18th, 2015

Interlock USA, a door and window hardware supplier, will work with Slide Clear, a designer and developer of moving wall, enclosure, partition and screen systems, to distribute their retractable screen solutions throughout North America. Slide Clear screen systems are available as cut-to-size or custom sizes accommodating openings of up to 50 feet wide and 10 […]

MI Windows’ QMS Exceeds AAMA Certification Requirements

Aug 18th, 2015

MI Windows and Doors (MIWD) reports that it is now using a Quality Management System (QMS) that exceeds the recently announced American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA) 103-15 procedural certification program. According to the company, manufacturers must exhibit a comprehensive and stringent quality management program in each of their manufacturing facilities to be accepted into the program. […]

Associated Materials Names New Vice Presidents

Aug 18th, 2015

Associated Materials LLC, a U.S. and Canadian manufacturer and distributor of exterior building products, announced the appointment of Stephen DeMay as senior vice president of U.S. distribution and Curtis Dobler as executive vice president of human resources. DeMay previously served as vice president of sales for Formica North America, a division of Fletcher Building Group. […]

Housing Starts Hit Highest Level Since 2007  

Aug 18th, 2015

Housing starts climbed 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.206 million units in July, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. That’s the highest level since October 2007. Single-family starts rose 12.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 782,000 units after June’s […]

August Newscast: How a Glass Manufacturer Stays Ahead

Aug 17th, 2015

In this month’s newscast, DWM takes a look at one company’s approach to new product technology and development. Also, we look ahead to the upcoming August-September issue — and even further ahead to November’s Win-door show in Toronto. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

See What the Industry is Posting Online

Aug 17th, 2015

Last week, DWM magazine started its #DWMSocial project to show off what industry members were doing around the world. Here’s some of what’s been going on. Keeping up with the trends, here’s a home in the U.K. with the latest in window technology:   Kitchen window inspiration #interiordesign #decor #ideas #interior #design #kitchen #window […]