Posts Tagged ‘ door ’

Housing Recovery Continues at Slow Pace

Aug 8th, 2014

Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have 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), which represents a net gain of seven markets over last year. The index’s nationwide score moved up […]

IGMA Hosts Summer Tech Conferences; Announces Complimentary Member Benefits

Aug 8th, 2014

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) hosted its Summer Technical Conference this week in Quebec City, Canada. The event included three days of insulating glass (IG) technical discussion, work and networking among industry leaders. Among the many discussions, the group also announced that “all insulating glass industry members could receive most benefits of membership in […]

Manufacturing Day Events Expected to Exceed 1,500 in 2014

Aug 8th, 2014

More than 1,500 manufacturing events are estimated to take place nationally on the third-annual Manufacturing Day, held on Friday, Oct. 3, according to event co-producers. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce people to the important role played by manufacturing in both local communities and the nation. The number of events has drastically increased, as Manufacturing […]

Deceuninck North America Hires Pat Dixon as Service Specialist

Aug 8th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has brought on Pat Dixon as a technical services specialist. In this role, Dixon’s primary responsibilities are with new customer start-ups, which includes the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He will also coordinate the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and customers. “Pat joins […]

Sierra Pacific Industries Hires One, Promotes Two in Windows Division

Aug 7th, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has made some personnel changes this week, hiring one and promoting two in their windows division. Tom Takach has joined the company as vice president of operations for the windows division of SPI. In this newly-created position, Takach will oversee manufacturing and operations for Sierra Pacific’s Red Bluff, Ca. windows plant […]

Rising Home Prices Have Prospective Buyers Wary

Aug 5th, 2014

Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The number of households affected varies across states and metro areas and largely depends on their population, income distribution and new home […]

Mid-Year Housing Report: Regional Differences Still Exist and Employment Plays Key Role

Aug 5th, 2014

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How is the housing recovery faring? Well it depends on where you live as major discrepancies still exist in different markets. Slow income growth is also prohibiting home purchases, while “part of the slow recovery has to do with slow recovery in employment,” says David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). […]

Window Companies Utilize 3D Printing Technology

Aug 4th, 2014

Crystal Windows' 3-D printer, shown with a finished prototype model in place, has been successfully utilized for the past three years.

While 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, the process has been getting more common in recent years, particularly in the architectural industry, and some window companies, including Crystal Window and Door Systems, are using this technology to their advantage. In fact, themanufacturer, based in Queens, N.Y., has been utilizing 3D printing in its […]

In the Year 2030: Part 2

Aug 4th, 2014

Welcome to the third blog in a series about the DOE’s Roadmap for Emerging Technologies and its potential impact on the future of the fenestration industry. In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: Chasing the Next Low-E In the Year 2030: Part 1 As discussed in my last blog, the […]

AAMA Releases Updated Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances

Jul 31st, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances” (AAMA 902-14), which establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications. “The original goal was […]