Posts Tagged ‘ door and window ’

The Heat is On

Aug 26th, 2014

Now is the time of the year that we put the efficiency of our manufacturing operations to the true test. Orders are pouring in, and there are only so many hours in the day. One cannot afford to get too far behind and disappoint our customers, yet one also cannot afford to let quality slip [...]

Window Company Develops Correction for Alcatraz

Aug 22nd, 2014

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America’s most famous former correctional facility needed a correction of its own, and a window company came to the rescue. Indow Windows (IW) has created a window solution for Alcatraz that opens up greater public access to the former federal penitentiary. The gun gallery in the New Industries Building, a part of Alcatraz previously off-limits [...]

Association of Millwork Distributors Celebrates its 50th Annual Convention & Tradeshow

Aug 19th, 2014

The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) will hold its 50th Annual Convention & Tradeshow October 19-23 in Tampa, Fla. The event will take place in the Tampa Convention Center and Marriott Waterside Hotel. “For 50 years, the Annual AMD Convention has been a vital tradeshow and conference for all facets of the millwork industry, with [...]

National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

Aug 18th, 2014

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The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate in the U.S. in [...]

SIW Windows & Doors’ Website Gets a Makeover

Aug 18th, 2014

SIW Windows & Doors has launched its newly redesigned website. The site now enables potential clients to browse products by category, learn about the testing process used and view comparative analyses against other manufacturers’ products. Abe Lopez, CEO, views the website as a strategic way to set SIW apart from the competition. “Our new website [...]

Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Aug 18th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August, released today. This third consecutive monthly gain puts the index at its highest level since January. The HMI gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home [...]

PPI Report Shows Dip in Flat Glass Prices for July

Aug 15th, 2014

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Flat glass prices dropped in July, in contrast to how they’ve been trending for most of the year. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued today by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dropped 0.2 percent from June to July, their first decrease since January. The flat glass index sits at [...]

REPORT: U.S. Residential Window Market to Grow by nearly 20 Percent by 2015

Aug 14th, 2014

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The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released the Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, which shows continued growth for the residential window market through 2015. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts an overall residential window market growth of 9.1 [...]

Second Quarter Increases in Home Values Affect Housing Affordability

Aug 14th, 2014

Nationwide housing affordability dipped in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 62.6 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of April and the end of June were affordable to [...]

AAMA Releases Report on Wind Load Determination for Fenestration

Aug 12th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA TIR-15-14, “Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems.” This report discusses the determination of design wind loads on curtain walls and other building cladding systems. The document originally was published in 1985, when Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT) testing was a relatively new field, [...]