Northern Building Products Changes Name to Northern Architectural Systems

Apr 8th, 2014

Northern Building Products adopted the name of its subsidiary, Northern Architectural Systems. The name change occurred concurrently with the merging of the two related companies. “The merger of our operations will make our entire portfolio of windows, doors, curtain[wall] and window walls, and storefront and entrance doors available to our customers from a single platform, [...]

Technoform Glass Insulation Expands Service in Western Canada

Apr 8th, 2014

Technoform Glass Insulation North America Inc. (TGI NA) is now working with Coniston Products Ltd., based in Delta, British Columbia, to provide service throughout Western Canada. Coniston is wholesale supplier of glass, mirrors, IG spacer bars and screen components, as well as related door and window components. “We’re looking forward to working with Coniston to [...]

ANSI Revises Several Door-, Window- and Wood-Related Standards

Apr 7th, 2014

ANSI released several door-, window- and wood-related standards revisions, which are all part of the International Green Construction Code: ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES – Standard 189.1-2011 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings. The standard was originally published in 2009, so the current 2011 version is a revision. A supplement was published in 2013, and there is [...]

Quanex Promotes Vince Warne to Technical Services Director

Apr 7th, 2014

Quanex Building Products promoted Vince Warne to director of technical services. Warne is an industry veteran, previously working as part of the Quanex Insulating Glass Systems team and serving in many roles, including production supervisor, standard spacer business unit manager, operations manager and process engineering manager. “Quanex has always focused on advancing the technical support [...]

Latest NAHB Index Shows Recovery Spreads to Additional Markets

Apr 7th, 2014

Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 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), released today. This represents a net gain of 11 metros year over year. The index’s nationwide score ticked up to [...]

Colorado Distributor Moves into New Facility

Apr 7th, 2014

Denver-based Colorado Sunroom & Window Distributors moved into a brand new centrally located Denver facility at 641 South Jason Street. “Our new facility takes us to a new level of professionalism,” says company founder, Tom Thompson Jr. “The showroom features state of the art window, door, sunroom and patio cover products.” The company plans to [...]

PGT Industries Selected to Barron’s 400 Index

Apr 7th, 2014

PGT Industries has been selected to the 2014 Barron’s 400 Index for the second consecutive semester. The measure of U.S. securities is made up of the 400 strongest and most promising stocks in North America, out of more than 6,000, that score the highest when evaluated against the rigorous and fundamentals-based criteria. “PGT Industries’ recognition [...]

Construction Industry Sees Increase of 19,000 for March 2014

Apr 7th, 2014

Construction employers added 19,000 workers to payrolls in March, bringing industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, while the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest March level in seven years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “The rate of construction hiring continues [...]

Jeff De Lonay Promoted to Kolbe President; Joins Board

Apr 4th, 2014

Wausau, Wis.-based Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. named Jeff De Lonay as company president and appointed him to the board of directors, reporting to Judy Gorski, CEO. Michael Salsieder retired from this position at the beginning of April. De Lonay has served as executive vice president for the last four years, as president of Kolbe’s subsidiary Point Five [...]

Stephen Selkowitz Honored for Green Building Research

Apr 4th, 2014

Stephen Selkowitz of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received the 49th Award of Excellence, Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) highest honor. Selkowitz received the award in front of more than 800 industry leaders at a black-tie awards gala in New York City. He was among ENR’s 2013 Top 25 Newsmakers, who were also honored for their achievements. Selkowitz sparked [...]