Posts Tagged ‘ door and window ’

NIST Calls for Performance-Based Standards for Tornado-Resistant Building Design

Apr 10th, 2014

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 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report includes clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations and individuals from across the nation in response to the request for comments on the [...]

Industry Educates Regarding Window Safety Week

Apr 10th, 2014

This week, April 6-12, is National Window Safety Week, sponsored by the National Safety Council, and some in the industry are doing their part to educate homeowners regarding this important topic. Simonton Windows reminds parents to be extremely cautious with open windows in the home. “Adults can never be too vigilant when it comes to [...]

Bend Your Demand Curve

Apr 10th, 2014

Many window manufacturers are reporting that sales this year are off to a slow start due to one of the worst winters we have seen in some time. Windows built in January and February piled up in warehouses as customers called to postpone installations. Installation crews were slowed down or some just postponed the job [...]

AAMA Forms Sustainability Steering Committee

Apr 10th, 2014

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The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors recently voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee. It will oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability, from component development to structural integrity. “This decision reflects the vital strategic importance that AAMA believes sustainability-related [...]

Construction Employment Increased in 175 Metro Areas

Apr 10th, 2014

Construction employment expanded in 175 metro areas, declined in 106 and was stagnant in 58 between February 2013 and February 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted, however, that despite the gains construction employment remained below peak levels in all [...]

AEC Announces New Vice Chairman and Four New Extruder Directors

Apr 9th, 2014

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) held its annual election of officers and directors at the 65th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference on March 19 in Coral Gables, Fla. Richard A. Merluzzi, CEO of Pennex Aluminum Co. in Wellsville, Pa., was re-elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the AEC. Matt McMahon, president of [...]

Vi-Lux Building Products Expands Extrusion Capacity

Apr 8th, 2014

In response to the increase in customer demand over the past several years, Vi-Lux Building Products Inc., based in Napanee, Ontario, increased its extrusion capacity to meet the growing demand and ensure production’s ability to support the new requirements. In the last several years, extrusion capacity has increased by 60 percent. In March of 2014 [...]

Do I Need New Doors and Windows?

Apr 8th, 2014

I received an unusual question from a client last week. They scheduled an appointment with me to get a price to replace the windows in their home. During my evaluation of their project I asked, “Why do you need new windows?” and “What do you want your new windows to do that your existing windows [...]

Kodiak Building Partners and Factory Builder Stores to Join Forces

Apr 8th, 2014

Colorado based Kodiak Building Partners announced today an agreement in principle for the purchase of substantially all the assets of Factory Builder Stores, a large independent specialty distributor of appliances and cabinets based in Houston, Texas. Kodiak chairman Paul Hylbert told DWM magazine, “We expect to expand our window distribution, our major product at Gulf [...]

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, [...]