Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

Glass Manufacturers Talk Safety at IGMA Conference

Feb 10th, 2015

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Safety continues to be an area of focus for the fenestration industry. Mike Burk with Intigral stressed this point last week during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference, which concluded Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Burk, who leads the association’s Glass Safety Awareness Council, gave a presentation about workplace safety. He emphasized […]

Thoughts on My First International Builders’ Show

Jan 26th, 2015

When I joined DWM a little more than a month ago, one item on my busy calendar for 2015 really intrigued me — the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, which wrapped up last week. I’d read about it, and I knew that even though it isn’t as huge as it was in the […]

Fenestration Day™ Reveals Seminar Line-up

Jan 15th, 2015

Fenestration Day™ has announced its 2015 seminar line-up, and it’s one you will definitely not want to miss! The event will be held March 19 at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. Sponsored by Door and Window Market (DWM) magazine, the fifth annual event brings door, window and other fenestration industry leaders together […]

Window World Helps Customers Burned by Store’s Sudden Closing

Jan 15th, 2015

Window World says it’s doing everything it can to help customers left high and dry when the company’s Springfield, Mo., outlet closed recently with no explanation. As DWM reported on Tuesday, the Window World outlet in Springfield recently stopped answering phone calls and locked its doors. Angry customers, who paid for windows they never received, […]

The Law of Supply and Demand

Jan 15th, 2015

With the price of oil down significantly, people have more money in their pockets to spend. It’s almost like everyone is getting a tax rebate every time they go to the gas pump. It seems that this drop in gas prices is going to last a while, and I think people in the replacement window […]

Window World Store in Missouri Shuts Doors, Angers Customers

Jan 13th, 2015

The owners of the Window World store in Springfield, Mo., reportedly walked away from their business recently with no explanation, leaving customers wondering what happened to the money they’ve spent on products they haven’t received. Local TV station KY3 reported last week that the Window World outlet in Springfield, which has been open since the […]

HERS RESNET Program: Something for Marketing to Consider

Jan 13th, 2015

This week, I got a letter in the mail from Columbia Gas of Ohio with a very colorful chart which immediately caught my attention. It showed my home’s natural gas usage vs. similar homes in the area, as well as compared to efficient similar homes. The similar homes are defined as 100 nearby homes that […]

Roto North America Adds Marketing Communications Specialist

Jan 13th, 2015

Roto North America has hired Jon D’Arpino for the newly created position of  marketing communications specialist, where he’ll be responsible for the marketing efforts of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada. D’Arpino has more than 15 years of experience as a marketing and communications professional. He’ll report directly to Chris Dimou, president and CEO […]

From the Home Office in Garrisonville, The Top Stories of 2014

Dec 30th, 2014

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2014 was another eventful year for the door and window industries, and dwmmag.com was there to cover every aspect of it. So as we prepare for the start of 2015, let’s look back at the most-clicked stories of the past 12 months. The most-read story of the year was an item from August about a class […]

New Green Building Code Revises Glass, Fenestration Requirements

Dec 23rd, 2014

ASHRAE, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society recently released the 2014 version of the green building standard. The new version, Standard 189.1-2014, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” has implications for the glass and fenestration industries. “One change was in how they set the […]